SWIFFT seminarsVideo Conferences

SWIFFT have been running quarterly seminars for over 16 years with increasing popularity. These interactive sessions help connect researchers, land managers, government agencies and community groups and allow a platform for us to share our stories. The seminars are free and anyone with an interest is welcome to join in. Due to Covid-19 the 2022 seminars will be conducted online.

2022 seminar program

SWIFFT seminar 1 2022 Nature at home and in my landscape

Nature at home and in my landscape

Nature is all around us. Learn how we can connect with nature, personal, within families or through groups and conservation projects and the benefits to our health and wellbeing.

24th March

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SWIFFT seminar 2 2022 Small mammal conservation

Small mammal conservation

Small mammals are hard to see and are easily overlooked. Learn about some of Victoria’s small native mammals, their habitats, life stages and conservation measures required for their survival.

26th May






SWIFFT seminar 3 2022 Arthur Rylah Institute - science that matters

Arthur Rylah Institute – Science that matters 

ARI is at the forefront of many research initiatives designed to improve our understanding of species and the natural environment. Learn about the role of ARI, the variety of work and the breadth of expertise within the organisation.

28th July

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SWIFFT seminar4 2022 Behaviour change

Behaviour change

We might think about nature sometimes, always or never but how can we change people’s behaviour towards nature? This seminar will look at ways of influencing people to engage with nature and include nature conservation in their everyday lives. 

27th October

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Seminar video conference venues:

Due to Covid-19 the 2022 seminars will not be run through any venues but conducted online only.


Barkly St
DELWP Office
Old Shire Offices
Video Conference room
Contact: Jane Moorfoot
(03) 5355 0521

574 Main St
DELWP Offices
Video Conference Room
Ground floor, Rm 02
Contact: Mick Bramwell
(03) 5152 0450
or Faye Bedford
(03) 5152 0400

402 - 406 Mair St
State Public Offices
Level 4
Video conferencing room
Contact: Donna McMaster
(03) 5336 6856

89 Sydney Rd
DELWP Office
Room 13
Video Conference Room
Contact: Dave Smith
(03) 5761 1514

Cnr Midland Hwy and Taylor St, Epsom
DELWP offices
Room 3
Video Conference Room
Contact: Peter Johnson
(03) 5430 4358

83 - 85 Gellibrand St
DELWP Offices
Room 2
Video conference Room
Contact: Sylvia van der Peet
0427 568 838

Cnr Fenwick and Little Malop St
DELWP Offices
Contact: Donna Burns  
or Amanda Bush
(03) 5226 4667


PVI Mt Napier Rd
Video conference Room
Yvonne Ingeme or 
Contact: Reto Zolliger
(03) 5573 0900

Heywood / Portland
12 Murray St,
DELWP Office
Contact: Rachel Pritchard
0418 382 465 


Redgum Room in the Walmer Building, 110 Natimuk Road
Contact: Annie Hobby

Irymple / Mildura
Irymple Koorlong Ave
DELWP Offices
Rm 01
Video Conference Room
Contact: Shirley Wagstaff
(03) 5051 4500

Melbourne - CBD
8 Nicholson St
DELWP Offices
Level 5, Room 6
Contact: Vanessa Craigie
(03) 9637 9851

Melbourne - Heidelberg
Arthur Rylah Institute
123 Brown Street, Heidelberg
Level 02, Room 301
Contact: Arn Tolsma
(03) 9450 8645

Melbourne - Knoxfield
609-621 Burwood Highway
DELWP Office
Contact: Paula Nink
(03) 9210 9386

171 - 173 Nicholson St
DELWP Office
Contact: Marc Perri
(03) 5161 1326

71 Hotham St
DELWP Office
Video Conference Room
Contact: Kylie Singleton
(03) 5172 2123

Henna St
DELWP Office
Video Conference Room
Contact: Mandy Watson
(03) 5561 9961

1 McKoy St
DELWP Office
Rm 01
Video Conference Room
Contact: Glen Johnson
(02) 6043 7924

310 Commercial Road
DELWP Office
Level 2, Room 4
Contact: Susan Taylor
(03) 5183 9104



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