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The Avicultural Society of Australia Inc. supports its members in the breeding and conservation of aviary held birds.
It has over 1000 members throughout Australia and Overseas.
Monthly meetings are held in Melbourne and at various country branches within the state of Victoria.

The Society meets at 8pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
(Except December) at our meeting place in
"The Pines Learning Centre" 520 Blackburn Road, East Doncaster Melway Ref 34 D5
Enter via Entrance South Side of the building
The Hall is located just north of Reynolds Road in Blackburn Road
behind the Pines Shopping Complex
Visitors are Always Welcome at our Monthly Meetings

BirdLife Australia campaign in response to the Australian Government proposed changes to our national environmental laws
Click here for more...

from The Victorian Avicultural Council Inc

Download the Code Of Practice For Bird Sales here

Download the Wildlife Amnesty Revised here
(Record book must be with you when doing any bird sale transation)

Our Ballarat Branch recently donated $250
to Bush Heritage Australia.

This donation will be used to protect the Night Parrot which was recently rediscovered in a small area in Western Queensland. Donations will help to protect these birds from feral cats and wild fires. Monies will also be used to conduct further field research to better understand this extremely rare species. If any members or other Branches wish to send a donation it can be sent to
Bush Heritage Australia Reply paid 329 Flinders Lane VIC 8009.
Information is also available on their website

If at any time you do not receive your MONTHLY magazine,
Please contact the Editor Colin Riddiford on (03) 9795 2981/ 0418 420 164, Email criddiford@dodo.com.au,
Please do not wait for months like some members have

Results of the 3rd NFSA Finch and Softbill Census

News Loro Parque Fundación

Moonlit Sanctuary

Moonlit Sanctuary Spring newsletter

Notices/Newspaper Articles that may be of interest

Members Birds For Sale OCTOBER 2015

The fight to save the very superb parrot

World-first study into meat-eating rainbow lorikeets finds more herbivorous birds changing diets

One of Australia's most endangered birds facing threat from maggots

Less is more for tropical songbirds

Endangered WA black cockatoos fitted with solar-powered GPS trackers to help monitor behaviour

Environment group wins legal battle to protect habitat for threatened powerful, sooty, masked owls

Magpies, kookaburras and willie wagtails among common Australian birds 'starting to disappear'

Birds follow their beaks, using smell for navigation,
new research finds

Swift parrot population declining due to habitat losses,
expert says; birds migrate to Melbourne

Global seabird decline greater than expected

Federal Government set to announce $525,000
rescue package for orange-bellied parrot

Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Breeding

Click here for the latest video from Ben Pearce
Western Rosella Man


BirdLife Australia e-news

Every full member (with journal) receives the monthly journal Australian Aviculture. Which contains a comprehensive range of articles of interest to aviculturists written by both Australian and international aviculturists and veterinarians.

The Society and its branches

•  hold annual bird sales,

•  organise aviary visits,

•  provide a range of avian items for purchase at
competitive prices

•  facilitate the meeting of private buyers and sellers of birds

•  generate a range of other activities that encourage,
support and educate aviculturists.

Are You Interested In Keeping Birds.?
Why not join the Society,

The Avicultural Society is always looking
for guest speakers
Please contact Barrie Wicks 9735 5462, or 0407 865 779
Email barriewicks40@gmail.com

As you can see on this web site there is an Application form to join the society, The Society have Branches in most areas of Victoria (see the list also on this web site for your closest branch). By attending any of the meetings you will be amazed of the information and ideas that you can gain

Are you an Amateur Photographer.
Have you any photos that you feel could be ideal for the Front Cover or the Inside pages of the Journal,
Especially Finches
If so please forward them in High Quality Digital Format to The Editor
(Details on the contact page)
Photo must be vertically taken to suit the front cover of the journal
and I will put them into the Journal.
If you do not want your name attached please mention this when you send your photos AA
This web site contains many of the features of Australian Aviculture. The Society invites people who are interested in aviculture and wish to expand their interests and knowledge of birds to join.

Please Click here to view
Past Journal covers

The Society is pleased to announce
that the progam for
October 28 th
meeting will be

"Gadget Night"

Members with any ideas please
contact Barrie Wicks on 9735 5462
or 0407 865 779
email barriewicks40@gmail.com,
to discuss involvement

Visitors are Always Welcome at Monthly Meetings


November 25 th,
December 9 th,


January 27 th,
February 24 th,
March 23 rd,
April 27 th,
May 25 th,
June 22 nd,
July 27 th,
August 24 th,
September 28 th,
October 26 th,
November 23 rd,
December TBA,

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