Scroll Top
The Friends of Eastern Otways is an organization whose members share an interest in the natural environment and who would like to learn more about the Great Otway National Park and its flora and fauna, particularly its Eastern section.

The Friends are committed to protecting the Park for all to appreciate and enjoy, working in partnership with Parks Victoria and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action. The Friends are involved in a variety of environmental activities:

  • Protecting flora and fauna and maintaining and enriching biodiversity through removal of environmental weeds and revegetation with indigenous species.
  • Monitoring flora and fauna within the Park through surveys, spotlighting activities and the use of remote cameras.
  • Developing awareness and educating the community about the environmental values of the Great Otway National Park through walks in various areas.
  • Developing our knowledge of the national park system through visiting other parks.

To become a volunteer, register with ParkConnect


Rules of Association


The Friends of Eastern Otways gratefully acknowledge the support of the Geelong Community Foundation and Rapid Ascent in the initial creation of this website.

Traditional Custodians of the land

We acknowledge the Aboriginal Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters upon which our activities are held and pay our respect to Elders both past and present.

The Wadawurrung People and the Gadubanud of the Maar Peoples are the Traditional Owners of the land around Anglesea and Aireys Inlet with Gadubanud country generally being to the west of Painkalac Creek and Wadawurrung country to the east.