Arthurs Seat State Park koala habitat project 2020

Arthurs Seat State Park


Our koala habitat restoration project is in Arthurs Seat State Park at the end of Seamists Drive, Arthurs Seat (see aerial map). The designated site is on Parks Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Shire owned land, with both organisations fully supporting our work.

1,600 trees were planted over a weekend in June when a small group of members and volunteers came together to kick off the project.

Despite the COVID restrictions placed upon us, our remaining trees have now been planted by one of our contractors. We will now monitor them closely in this beautiful location and look forward to watching them grow.


Arthurs Seat tree planting aerial map

Arthurs Seat site prior to tree planting

Tree Planting Day at Arthurs Seat State Park


This map shows biolinks auspiced or run by the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network. Biolinks from the following projects are included:
1) Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) – this project, 2012 – current
2) Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat, 2016 – current
3) Koala Conservation 2020 – current
In 2012, assisted by Mornington Peninsula Landcare Facilitator Jacqui Salter, representatives from nine Landcare groups on the Mornington Peninsula developed a map of  proposed biolinks covering the entire Peninsula. The proposed biolinks are based on an analysis of  vegetation quality of the Peninsula produced by the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research. Input was sought from local natural resource management professionals and ecologists to ensure scientific integrity.