Backyard Biodiversity


You can help us increase biodiversity in Stonnington by creating a wildlife haven in your backyard. By providing birds and animals with food, nesting, shelter and water, they’ll be drawn to your garden and add a whole range of benefits to both your garden and the wider community.  


Support backyard biodiversity

You can help us support backyard biodiversity by:

  • planting indigenous plants (local to Melbourne)
  • ensuring pet food is not left outside for foxes or Indian Myna birds
  • installing a nesting box for a feathery friend
  • keeping cats inside and only let dogs off leads in specified areas
  • removing weeds
  • use natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals in your garden, like worm casting's or compost.  

Meet some of our local birds: Rainbow Lorikeets using a nesting box

Listen out for our frogs: southern brown frog

Further information:

If you find any injured native wildlife please contact Wildlife Victoria on toll free 1300 094 535 or visit


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