We hope you enjoy learning about the attractions and history of our beautiful urban lake and forest park.

 Following the AGM in August, there is a new Committee line-up. Go to About Friends of Newport Lakes page for details.

   Click on this link to see the events calendar for 2019   resources/WorkingBeeCalendarfor2019.pdf

Next Event

  • Sunday  February 10th at 10 am
    Meet in the car-park and join the Rangers on a walk around the park to learn about the birds and plants that are found in different parts of the park.
    Note: the event will be cancelled if it is a Total Fire Ban day.

 Last Event  

On Friday December 7, members and supporters of FoNL enjoyed food and fellowship in Pavey's park. Our new President, Gaye Witney, in her introductory talk, invited members to think about what would like the Friends Group to focus on in the coming year.

FoNL has been active for 21 years!!

Congratulations to all the winners in our photographic competition.

Open Section
First prize:  Gepff Swanton (with Superb Fairy Wrens)
Second prize: Kirsten Broere
equal Third prize: Geoff Swanton; Steven Walsh
Highly recommended: Rex Brown
                                     Ingrid Dodd


Junior section
First prize:  Alex Gatt (with a most unusual "Drone view")
Second prize:  Noah Cheswick
Third prize:  Eva Duke
Encouragement:  Amos Sudiana
:                            Alyssa Hanson
                             Autumn-Grace Gliddons

                            Jemima Fincke

2018 Working Bee Calendar

The dates for the 2018 Working Bees have been confirmed and details are available here.       

  • Feb 11: Walk ,talk and gawk - bird and plant life
  • March 4: Clean-up Australia Day (9.30 -11.30)
  • April 8: Conservation activity
  • May 13: Planting Activity - Mothers' Day
  • June 10: Planting Activity
  • July 8: Planting Activity
  • August 12: Pruning Activity
  • September 9: Conservation Activity
  • October: End of year HBCC event
  • November 11: Conservation Activity
  • December: End of Year Get Together for members

Updated Resource Booklet - 

          Birds of Newport Lakes

An up-dated copy (now also covering 2017 sightings)is available at our working bees and there is a copy at the Newport Lakes Native Nursery for park visitors to consult if they have seen a bird they can't identify.

Update on Night-life Project:

FoNL Member Carolyn Dean has taken on the task of placing the night camera in the park. Thanks Carolyn and good luck with it. Carolyn is also going to document the presence of cats in the park at night.


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