Phillip Island Nature Parks is delighted to invite the Bass Coast community to a COVIDSafe Community Open Day on Sunday 14 March 2021.

Community Open Day is one of the many special things about being a Bass Coast Shire resident and includes free entry and exclusive activities with the Nature Parks team.

Discover your Island home and all of the Nature Parks’ attractions on this special annual day. You will receive free entry to the evening Penguin Parade (general admission), Koala Conservation Reserve, Churchill Island and Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre.

Entry to all activities and Nature Parks’ attractions (including the evening Penguin Parade) is free throughout the day for residents, students and landholders of the Bass Coast Shire and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community members. Bookings are essential for the evening Penguin Parade.

The full program and booking information will be listed here, on our Facebook event and in local papers the week before the event. If you have any queries regarding the Community Open Day or the Nature Parks’ Locals Pass, please call 5951 2830 during business hours or email

Bookings essential for the Penguin Parade (free entry to general viewing only).

Locals can book tickets from 1 March 2021 by emailing or in person by visiting our friendly teams at Churchill Island, Koala Conservation Reserve or the Nobbies Centre. 

Note: Proof of residency will be required at the first point of entry for all visitors including those with pre-booked tickets.


Community Open Day 2021