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Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.


    We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we study natural history    


Members' Night - Thursday 7th December

A TFNC tradition is the last meeting of the year having a number of short presentations by members. In the last few years, this has often been by committee members. It would be great to have some new blood! If you have something that you would like to share, please contact the President so he can sequence you into the presentations. We always look forward to something different!

The final sale of books will be held at the end of the meeting. For more information about procedure and lists of titles, visit our Library page here

Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th December

Christmas BBQ at Tinderbox

This year’s Christmas BBQ will be held at Tinderbox either on Saturday 9th December or Sunday 10th December. More details will be available closer to the date.

2024 Easter Excursion - Advance notice

2024 Easter Excursion to Mt Cameron Field Study Centre

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024

For next year’s Easter excursion, the club has booked the Mt Cameron Field Study Centre in Tasmania’s far North-east . It is about four and a half hour’s drive from Hobart (that’s about one and a half hour’s drive east of Scottsdale). It is a biologically, scenically, and historically interesting area, featuring small granite mountains and has easy driving access to coastal reserves. More details and bookings will be available early in the New Year.

Meetings and Excursions

Non-members are welcome to attend General Meetings and field excursions.

Our General Meetings include a guest speaker who presents an illustrated talk on a topic of their particular interest or expertise. Members also contribute and discuss their recent observations of nature.

General Meetings are held at the University's Sandy Bay Campus in the Law Building Seminar Room (Room 132) located off Grosvenor Crescent near the University sports grounds. Being held after university open hours, meetings use the back entrance to the building, located off the laneway on the northern side of the building. General Meetings are usually held at 7:30 PM on the first Thursday of the month and access is available from 7:15 PM.

Here is a map of the venue and instructions for access

Wearing of masks is optional. If you want to wear a mask, please bring your own. If you are unwell, or have flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. We follow the Tasmanian Government's latest safety guidelines for Coronavirus.

Field excursions are usually held on the weekend following a General Meeting. These are generally to a site in Southern Tasmania and are often related to a topic of the previous General Meeting's presentation. TFNC excursion guidelines, including the use of car sharing, are available from .

A Little Bit about Us

Our members are both professionals and amateur naturalists who share a common interest in the natural world. We encourage the study of all aspects of natural history and advocate the conservation of our natural heritage.

The club was formed in 1904 and we are associated with other Field Naturalist clubs throughout Tasmania and beyond.

As well as monthly meetings and excursions, our quarterly information bulletin covers our activities and provides information that may be useful to members. We produce a respected journal, The Tasmanian Naturalist, which is released annually. We publish books about our natural heritage, and you can discover more about them here .

New members are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member, please use this link .

You can find out more about the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club here.


Postal address:

Tasmanian Field Naturalists' Club            
Hobart 7001

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