Australian Bilby Appreciation Society

Mr Bilby 
welcomes you 
and invites you 
to learn more 

Bilbies and the
Appreciation Society

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This site was last updated on 
Monday, 28 February 2011.

The contents of this web site
is the work of 

The Australian Bilby
Appreciation Society

unless otherwise noted.

All Bilby photos and videos are © Bruce Gayleard (unless otherwise noted)

If you would like more information (or you find any problems with these pages) please e-mail the webmaster at:
bilbies at optusnet . com . au

You can also contact us at:
PO Box 2002
Rangeview, VIC 3132

© 1997-2011
The Australian Bilby
Appreciation Society

Come in and see the Bilbies and you're sure to Appreciate them too!

Bilby from the Charleville captive breeding program Bilby at David Fleay Wildlife Park
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Australia now has a National Bilby Day.  Beginning on Sunday 11 September 2005, National Bilby Day will be celebrated on the second Sunday of every September.  You can see a photo of the launch here.

Important note:
As of November 2004, The Australian Bilby Appreciation Society is winding back activities.  Unfortunately, due to lack of resources (mainly time) we will no longer be replying to emails, recording member details etc.  This web site will be left online as it contains useful Bilby information for students etc., however, only minimal maintenance of the site will be performed.

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks the 500 members who joined online during the 6 years we kept membership records.  Special thanks to the 100 groups and individuals who joined us and made a donation to the Save the Bilby Fund during the two and a half years we ran the Bilby Bonus Pack offer - your total contribution to the fund was over $2300.

Finally, extra special thanks to the Save the Bilby Fund people, who do such great work for Bilbies, and treated us so well when we visited them in Charleville, and have provided much useful information since.

Australian Bilby Appreciation Society supports the work of
Frank Manthey and Peter McRae and the the Save the Bilby Fund.

We also support the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Western Australia and the Arid Recovery Project in South Australia.

We encourage all Bilby lovers to support the Save the Bilby Fund, Kanyana and the Arid Recovery Project by making a donation and/or purchasing their products etc.  More information here.

Every Easter
when shopping for chocolates...

Bilby drawings by Simone Lorenzen

Bilby Brothers is a documentary that tells the story of the work of Frank Manthey and Peter McRae in their efforts to Save the Bilby.  The DVD is available from the Save the Bilby Fund.
(Visit their website to find out more and place an order).

Frank Manthey was awarded the Australian Geographic Society's 2002 Conservation award.

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