Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula has closed as an incorporated group from November 2020.

This website will remain live until the end of August 2021 and we encourage you to download any information that you wish to keep. The website will not be updated during this time. Some of the information, such as Plant of the Month, will be available online in future via the Venus Bay Community Centre website

The plants that grow on Venus Bay Peninsula

Coast Banksia Woodland is one of six Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) found on the Venus Bay Peninsula. EVCs are groupings of plants that grow together because of soil, aspect and climatic conditions. Two significant EVCs that once dominated the First, Second and Third Estates at Venus Bay are Coastal Dune Scrub Mosaic and Coast Banksia Woodland.

To read more, download  Vegetation Communities of the Venus Bay peninsula (PDF)

Download a list of common indigenous plants of Venus Bay peninsula

Common Venus Bay indigenous plants (PDF)

Coastal gardens

Your garden can help to nurture and sustain our wonderful native wildlife by retaining the natural vegetation on site and the use of indigenous species for plantings. Indigenous plants are those that have adapted through natural processes to an area’s soil, climate and topography over thousands of years, together with the native fauna. Because of this they are ideally suited for planting in the local environment.

Download a list of species suitable for planting in coastal gardens at Venus Bay

Plants suitable for coastal gardens at Venus Bay (PDF)

Environmental Weeds on Venus Bay Peninsula

Environmental weeds are plants that threaten the values of natural ecosystems. They can invade native plant communities and outcompete them, resulting in loss of plant diversity and loss of habitat for animals and birds.

Do not dump garden waste or other rubbish on the roadside or in the bush!

Download a list of the most common environmental weeds at Venus Bay as well as a list of local native (indigenous) alternatives. Environmental weeds table Venus Bay  (PDF)

Venus Bay Indigenous Plants

Download PDFs about each of these.