National Bilby Day 2021

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.

Isabella Golighty designs has the most gorgeous bilby pattern to download. Susan, the owner, has supported us for years with her time and designs – Thank you Susan!

Click here

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.

Not only are the SHP Family supporting us as a Mate of the Bilby, they also make a donation for all their bilby themed products. Their re-usable night day nappies and bilby beanies are just the cutest!

Click Here

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!

Crochet anyone?

We have these adorable patterns for crocheting your own cute bilby or for a gift for a bilby lover in your life.

If you want to crochet to help raise money for National Bilby Day, then we often sell handmade bilbies in our online shop.

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

The wonderful Kaye Kessing and Ali Garnett book – buy her book from our online shop.

Kris Sheather

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.

Lyn Blanch,  Save the bilby Fund supporter for many years, is a delightful children author and a long term supporter of bilby conservation.

This can also be bought in our online shop or click here to check out the author.