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.
It is National Bilby Day on the second Sunday of September – this year the 11th. Frank Manthey, led the campaign for this – the only gazetted day in Australia that celebrates one of our amazing native species.
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.
Our Bilby loving supporters
Chocolate Box online bilby chocs
The team at Chocolate Box again this year are also ready to help celebrate National Bilby Day. You can purchase chocolate bilbies and bilby hampers and bilby chocolates online.
And remember the Chocolate Box will donate to Save the Bilby Fund the following on purchases of Bilby products:
- $1 for purchases under $20
- $2 for purchases over $20
- $5 for purchase over $50
THANK YOU Chocolate Box Team
CLICK HERE to purchase the National Bilby Day range.
Animalia Bilby garden art!
The great team at Animalia garden art have decided to go big this National Bilby Day and are over the moon to be offering Bilby Lovers and 25% off ALL bilby designs and a FREE mini Bilby with every order – PLUS the usual 10% donation of sales will be donated to Save the Bilby Fund
You guys at Animalia are the BEST 😍
CLICK HERE to order
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.
National Bilby Day activities for kids..or the young at heart
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.