Raising awareness about Victoria's critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater

The Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater formed in May 1989 when the population of the Helmeted Honeyeater’s reached a critically low level of 50 birds. We share a concern for the future of our critically endangered Victorian bird emblem and want to contribute to the conservation of Australia’s unique flora and fauna.

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Our Aim


  • To protect existing habitat and plant future habitat for the Helmeted Honeyeater
  • To raise awareness about the plight of the Helmeted Honeyeater and enlist broad community support for the Recovery project.

Indigenous Plant Nursery

Drop in and visit our community nursery for a wide range of local indigenous plants at very affordable prices...

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There are various ways to get involved. Not everyone can make a financial contribution, but everyone can contribute in some way...

Education Program

Schools, community groups, corporate volunteers and individuals can take positive action to help the endangered species in our community...

Where we’re based

Our activities are based in and around Yellingbo Nature Conservation Area, approximately 50km east of Melbourne, Victoria (Melway reference 305 G11).

Critically Endangered

You can get involved by volunteering, becoming a member of the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, showing support by purchasing some of our merchandise or organising a group planting day and help make a difference to the survival of this critically endangered bird.


Helmeted Honeyeaters in the wild

Plants grown last year

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