Shorebirds 2020 Count

As part of Birdlife WA’s Shorebirds 2020 project, we will be holding bird counts in Port Hedland! Amateur or experienced – all welcome!

Join us to see some of the rare and unique bird species found in town and learn how to recognise your curlews from your sandpipers.

If you are an experienced birder, we are looking for leaders for a future birdwatching group in Hedland, so please come along and chat to us if you’re interested!

If you have a scope or binoculars, please bring them along!
We are yet to decide the location – stay tuned for details!

Adopt-A-Spot Clean Up

Adopt-A-Spot clean ups run on the third and fourth Saturday of every month. Help out at Hamilton road on the third Saturday of February to beautify the town and make a difference to our environment!

7am-8:30am. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle!

Clean Up Australia Day

Join Care For Hedland to help clean up around town! You will be part of a national movement helping to make a difference to our great Aussie environment.


Save the date – 3rd March – further details to be announced soon!

End of Season Volunteer Dinner 🐢

2018-19 has been another massive season for turtle monitoring and we will be celebrating with dinner, presentations and awards for our top volunteers! If you’ve volunteered over the season, RSVP to Jo at and join us for our end of season dinner!

Location: Pilbara Room

Date: Saturday 23rd February

Time: 6pm

RSVP essential.

Quiz Night!


Care For Hedland will be holding our Quiz Night Fundraiser on 24th November – more details to come!

Location: Masonic Lodge on Acton Street, Port Hedland
Theme: TBA
Cash bar available, no BYO

Turtle Training Weekend

Care For Hedland will be holding its annual turtle training weekend on the 27th and 28th October, to prepare Hedland residents for Flatbacks who nest on our beaches! The two sessions are separate and very different, so please try to attend both! 

All welcome to attend, including children. Training is free!
RSVP to Association Coordinator Jo Smith at by Monday 22nd October.

Theory session – MUST RSVP
Date: Saturday 27th October
Location: Gateway Village, 901 Nimingarra Court South Hedland
Time: 10am-2pm (lunch included)
Hear from this season’s turtle coordinators and learn about the plight of our Flatback turtles, what the monitoring program involves and what to expect as a turtle volunteer! Turtle merchandise and volunteer shirts available for purchase on the day.

Practical session
Date: Sunday 28th October
Location: Cemetery Beach (meet at turtle interpretive centre)
Time: 8-9am
Morning track monitoring training led by the morning turtle coordinator, followed by breakfast at the Ibis Styles Hotel

West End Markets

Care For Hedland will be holding a stall at the West End Markets in the historic West End of Port Hedland. Come see us for everything about turtles, gardening advice, recycling info and to check out our great merchandise for sale!

13th October, 2-8pm on Edgar Street, Port Hedland.

Staircase to the Moon markets

Watch the amazing phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon each month while perusing local wares at the nearby markets. One of Port Hedland’s biggest tourist attractions happens every month between April and October – not to be missed! See Care For Hedland’s stall for turtle merchandise and plenty of goodies from 5-8pm. The markets are held at Discovery Parks, on Taylor Street Port Hedland.

Market dates:
30th April
30th May
29th June
28th July
27th August
25th September
25th October