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Frogs Vic 2023 Annual General Meeting

Official notice of the Frogs Victoria Annual General Meeting at
The Elgin Inn, Hawthorn

9th March 2023



The AGM is an opportunity for members to hear a summary of Frogs Vic’s 2022 and to help direct the 2023 year. It is also the best time of year to get involved in the committee, either as a member, or by voting for the elected members.

Please forward agenda items to by 1st March 2023.


Previous AGM minutes can be found at


All are welcome to attend the meeting, but only financial members are eligible to vote or be nominated to a role. You can apply for membership at If you are a member unable to attend the meeting but wish to vote, notification of proxies can be sent to before the meeting. Your proxy does not need to be a Frogs Vic member.

If you are interested in nominating for a position on the committee (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Ordinary Members, Events Sub-committee), please have a look at our Committee Roles and Responsibilities document at or email for more details. We encourage anyone to nominate as we have lots of positions to fill. In the event that more than one person is interested in any role, an election will take place. 


Please join us Thursday 9th March 2023,

From 6 pm - Meeting starts 7:30 pm

at Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122


Dr Kirsten Parris is a Professor of Urban Ecology at the University of Melbourne and previously led the NESP Hub for Clean Air and Urban Landscapes. She loves all things frogs and is passionate about making cities more frog-friendly. In addition to her academic work, she writes both fiction and creative non-fiction pieces about ecology.

​This talk explored the diverse impacts of sensory pollutants – including noise, light and chemical pollution – on urban frogs.

We have no video from this event.

Frogs Vic is currently seeking technological support - to assist with sound and video at events. Please e-mail if you might be interested in helping.

Professor Ben Phillips, from the University of Melbourne's School of Biosciences provides a quick tour of work his group has been conducting across northern Australia in the last five years. We will be pondering Cane Toads and how to stop their spread across the landscape, as well as quolls and how to prevent them being poisoned by toads. There will be tales from the field and lab as we ponder the idea of targeted gene flow for conservation.

Join Craig Cleeland, self-confessed Southern Toadlet groupie who has been studying the species for over 20 years, for an immersion into this rapidly declining frog, with particular reference to Greater Melbourne. Craig will explore the dynamics of a population of Southern Toadlets in an effort to understand more about their breeding biology and life history. He will also report on at the results of toadlet occupancy surveys in the Shire of Nillumbik in 2018, along with data from four years of intensive surveys of the last remaining populations in the outer urban areas of Melbourne.

Spoiler alert: we're warned the ending's not great and not to expect too many answers!

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