Australasian Bat Night
Australasian Bat Nights are back for 2023!
Register your Bat Night event here
What is an Australasian Bat Night?
The inaugural Australasian Bat Night programme was held in 2012. Each year since, bat specialists have teamed up with community and local government groups to hold over 100 bat events during March, April and May throughout Australia, New Zealand and the rest of Australasia.
Join this fantastic community event where we debunk the myths and fears associated with bats, and demonstrate how better conservation measures can not only help protect our native bats but also assist people to live alongside our nocturnal neighbours!
Want to hold a Bat Night but don't know how?
Have a great idea for a bat night event but don't know how to get it started? Or are you an organisation or community group who are ready and rearing to go and just need to advertise your event?!
Contact our Bat Night Coordinator Maree Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or ideas.
All events must be COVID safe according to current regulations for your state. The Australasian Bat Society encourages hybrid and online formats and pre-booking for events. Contact the Australasian Bat coordinator (email@example.com) if you need more information.
Please note that if your event includes bat handling, that all persons handling bats must be vaccinated and that handling should comply with guidelines from Wildlife Health Australia and the ABS. Please do not use photos of bats being handled in bare hands to promote your event or for publicity.
Help make our Bat Nights even better!
There are so many things to do on a Bat Night! How about a bat walk looking for microbat activity or watching a fly-out from a flying fox colony! Building bat boxes is always fun or even better hold a Bat Festival! We are inviting everyone from local councils and community groups to zoos and museums to participate by running bat activities. Need ideas or further information? Contact the bat night coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Each year the ABS invites community and local government organisations and individuals to register events and activities but we need your help to make it even better and bigger through promotion of Bat Night through your networks and social media.