Arthur Rylah Institute

The Arthur Rylah Institute is the biodiversity research arm of Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The Institute has lent us bat detectors and assisted with bat identification. Special thanks to Lindy Lumsden.


Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE), sadly now defunct, led two community events to trap and identify microbats in Cheltenham Park in 2012 and 2013. They lent us bat detectors on several occasions, and helped us with bat identification. Special thanks to Tanja Straker. We also remember with gratitude the help we received from the late Jo Ainley. 

Bakers Delight Cheltenham

Bakers Delight Cheltenham generously provided bread for our microbat trapping event in Cheltenham Park in March 2013.

Bayside Community Hub

The Bayside Community Hub Business Directory supports and promotes local businesses working within Bayside.

We thank Bayside Community Hub and its members for their generous grant with funds raised by their Christmas in July event.


Bramwells Floor Coverings

Bramwell's Floor Coverings provided offcuts of carpet to line our bat boxes.


Bunnings Warehouse Mentone kindly donated paint, hinges and PVC pipes for our wildlife boxes.

Cheltenham Bakery

Cheltenham Bakery have supplied delicious cakes and pastries for several of our events. We thank them for their support.

Coherent Digital

Coherent Digital provide hosting and support for our web site.

Norman Wettenhall Foundation

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation provided a grant to support the Batting4Bayside project in 2014-15. The Foundation's generous support enabled us to obtain bat detectors, several inspection cameras, and banners to help our public outreach.


Parmaker, manufacturers of fine powered golf buggies, have supplied us with webbing for our Batting4Bayside project.