Knox Environment Society


Knox Environment Society Objectives 


To actively promote sustainability within Knox and the wider community. 

To engage in projects and activities that monitor, protect and enhance the environment. 

To work with stakeholders including government, the community and business to advance environmental and sustainability policies, programs and practices. 

Our motto: "Principle before profit."

KES Indigenous Nursery

In 1985, the Knox Environment Society established what is believed to be one of the first indigenous nurseries in Australia. The Indigenous Nursery is completely volunteer run and most of the money the Society earned through plant sales goes back into the community for environmental campaigns and  projects, both locally and globally, such as the Sword-grass Brown Butterfly project, local wildlife carers, lobbying for better public transport and donations to other groups striving for similar objectives.

To find out more about what our Nursery volunteers do, please please see our Volunteering at the KES Nursery page. 

If you would like to become a volunteer, please see our Membership page. 

If you would like to visit us or buy plants, please see our Location and Open Hours

News and Events

The Knox Repair Cafe meets monthly (excluding January) to fix your broken items, stopping them from going to landfill.

No bookings required, just bring along your items for repair!

Knox Nature Discovery Passport

Grab your copy of the Knox Nature Discovery Passport and head on out to 50 of the best bushland reserves in Knox!

How to join in on the fun:

1. Head out to your local Eastern Regional Library, visit the KES Nursery or head to the Knox Council Civic Centre and grab your Passport.

2. Flip through and pick somewhere that looks fun!

3. Grab the kids and/or your friends and head out to explore somewhere new!

4. Fill out the passport as you go. What did you see? What did you love about the reserve? How did it make you feel?

It's that simple! But wait! There's more!

20 of the locations have hidden Geocache's for your to find! Inside each Geocache is a unique stamp to mark off that location in your Passport. For every 5 stamps you collect, you get fee plants from us! You could collect up to 36 plants by visiting all 20 of the reserves!

Download the free Geocaching app and look for Geocahse's marked KNDP.

The pest part is, this isn't just a school holiday event, so why not visit a different reserve every weekend, that's a whole year of things to do!

Check out our Calendar for more events!

The Knox Environment Society acknowledges the traditional custodians of the foothills of the Corhanwarrabul Ranges; the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

The Knox Environment Society is an inclusive space.  

No matter your gender, orientation, ethnicity, religion, colour, age, level of ability or skillset, you are very welcome in our community. 

Cover Photo by Melissa Allen: Burchardia umbellata - Milkmaids