Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2023

In 2023, 27 councils across metropolitan Melbourne are collaborating to represent Greater Melbourne and compete with cities from around the world in the 2023 City Nature Challenge.

The City Nature Challenge is an annual global citizen science event coordinated by the California Academy of Sciences and the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, which was first run in 2016.

How to get involved

You can contribute by using iNaturalist to log photos or sound recordings of wild plants and animals you find anywhere in metropolitan Melbourne between Friday 28th of April to Monday 1st of May 2023. Start getting familiar with iNaturalist now and be ready to show the world the incredible biodiversity of Melbourne.

To learn more about how to use iNaturalist watch one of the many online webinar recordings, such as: