Australian Pollinator Week

This year's dates for Australian Pollinator Week are 11th to 18th of November 2018, Sunday to Sunday

Next Year's dates for Australian Pollinator Week are 10th to 17th of November 2019, Sunday to Sunday

Australian Pollinator Week has been recognised by the Australian Government Department of the Environment.
Australian Government Dept of the Environment Calendar of Events

About Australian Pollinator Week

What is pollination?

Unlike animals, plants can’t move around in search of a mate, to reproduce. Therefore, plants need pollinators to transfer the male sex cells (pollen) to the female reproductive parts of flowers. This is called pollination, which leads to fertilisation. Good fertilisation helps plants develop seeds and fruit. The seeds and fruits that feed the countless animals in the world, including us.

Pollinators drive biodiversity, and over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on insect pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators provide these important ecosystem services in the natural landscapes as well as within agricultural/horticultural and urban environments.

The world is suffering from major pollinator declines, but through education and events such as Pollinator Week we can bring these usually-unnoticed insects to the forefront of peoples’ thoughts, with the goal of supporting and protecting their populations.

Why is Australian Pollinator Week important?

Communities in the northern hemisphere have been celebrating the importance of pollinators since June 2007, however, the seasonal differences in the south has restricted bilateral celebrations.

Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators during our southern spring (November). It is a designated week when community, business and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs.

Through group activities, community members can learn and laugh together as they help to support our pollinators. By engaging communities in schools, gardening clubs, community gardens, local council areas, Landcare groups and neighbourhoods we can increase awareness and act on our increased knowledge.

Back to the Top ⇧

Contact Pollinator Week Organiser.

To contact the organisers of Australian Pollinator Week please: Email.

Back to the Top ⇧

Exhibition held at Eskbank House

The images here, were part of the 2016 Australian Pollinator Week photo competition. The competition was hosted by the Facebook group, Bee Aware of Your Native Bees, and winners donated their images to the Eskbank House Australian Pollinator Week art exhibition.

The images were printed onto foam core boards and hung in the exhibition hall of Eskbank House Museum, in Lithgow, for the month of November. Printing was generously funded by the Western Sydney University, Office of Sustainability.

The images have been put up on this page to help inspire people to become more aware of the beauty of our insect pollinators. To venture out with camera, pencil or paint brush. Or simply observe and learn.

All images are copyrighted to the acknowledged photographer.

We sincerely thank the photographers for their generosity and talents.

Back to the Top ⇧