Sunday 12 September 2021
The bilby is the only Australian animal with an official gazetted day of celebration!
This is because the bilby is so incredibly important as a flagship species – if they survive, so do many other threatened species and so they are the perfect critter to front biodiversity month in September.
Our bilby lovers find many ways to celebrate National Bilby Day. Many of you hold fundraisers at schools or clubs whereas others may hold bilby parties.
Here are some ideas from our bilby loving community.
Please show us your celebrations by tagging us #nationalbilbyday
#savethebilbyfund on Instagram
Or post to our Facebook page
Beautiful sculpted Bilby garden art!
Yet again our fabulous and very creative friends at Animalia are getting behind National Bilby Day with a wonderful opportunity to own or gift one of their four new handcrafted corten steel bilby designs. They have added a Mama bilby to the three joeys.
Every bilby bought means 10% is donated to the Save the Bilby Fund to honour National Bilby Day.
CLICK HERE to pre-order now!!
The Chocolate Box online bilby chocs
The team at Chocolate Box are also ready to help celebrate National Bilby Day. You can purchase chocolate bilbies and bilby hampers online – maybe even play hunt the bilby in the garden with kids?
CLICK HERE to purchase the National Bilby Day range below.
More fabulous and beautiful bilby items
Our wonderful community of bilby lovers are also getting involved – and you can too! Buy any of these beautiful bilby items and the Fund will again receive a donation.
Earth Greetings natural bamboo bilbies are an absolute delight. They make great Easter and Christmas decorations but are also just perfect for National Bilby Day! They have supported the fund with a donation for all bilby product purchases for the last 5 years. Earth Greetings you rock!
Click here to see or buy beautiful Earth Greetings beautiful bilby items.
Or…. celebrate National Bilby Day by baking a bilby cake, having a bilby craft party or
going on a Bilby poo hunt!
We are going on a bilby poo (choc bullets) hunt…!
Here’s one the kids will love! But make sure the dogs aren’t around😬. Get some of our incredibly rare bilby poo and on National Bilby Day the kids (the friends, the family!) can hunt for them round the house or garden or wherever you have hidden them. Will you do little bags to find or maybe trails of poo? 😂
Or will you hide little poos in corners everywhere and the person who finds the most is crowned bilby king or queen – we even have a craft pattern for a bilby crown. Click here to get your bilby poo!
Can you bake a bilby?!!
This year’s Threatened Species bake off is focussing on ecological engineers. Well – which adorable little Aussie battler is one of the most efficient eco engineers of the outback? Yep the bilby.
If you are a cake maker then show your bilby love by entering – read more here!
Crafters – we have ideas for you too!
Make a bilby out of paper plates and a cup or a nature bilby, made out of found items. Also here is where you can find your bilby crown for the winner of the poo hunt!
If you make these or try your own construction we definitely would love to see them! Don’t forget to share.
Authors and their wonderful books that support bilby conservation
Kris Sheather, the author of Bedtime Bilby, has been a very generous contributor to Save the Bilby Fund since 2017 when Kris publish Bedtime Bilby and has been donating to the fund ever since.
Click here to purchase from our online shop.