VHS Meetings, News

Mike Swan

22nd April 2021

We are excited to announce our next meeting is set! On Wednesday July the 7th we will have Mike Swan as a guest speaker. Mike was previously a senior herpetofauna keeper with Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary and was part of captive breeding programs covering the Fijian Iguana, Broad-headed Snake, Corroboree Frog, Stuttering Frog, Philippine […]

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Scott Eipper

20th November 2019

We are very excited to announce the speaker for our December meeting, herpetologist, author and photographer, Scott Eipper, down as our guest speaker. Scott will be talking all things Australian snakes and have his three most recent titles (Snakes of Australia, Frogs of Australia and Dangerous Creatures of Australia) available for purchase on the night. […]

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Brian Barnett & David Mercecia

20th August 2019

Join us for our September meeting which will take place on Wednesday the 25th of September at the usual venue, The Anglers Tavern. We will kick things off at 7.15pm with our auction. We are ecstatic to announce that we will have two guest speakers; Australian herpetological icons Brian Barnett and David Mercecia. Join Brian […]

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Ballarat Wildlife Park!

1st April 2019

We are in for a treat with three guest speakers from The Ballarat Wildlife Park!     Assistant director/projects manager Stuart Parker and reptile keepers Adam Elliot and Riley Morris will be joining us on the night. The talks will be broken up as follows Stuart Parker: The history of Ballarat Wildlife Park. Adam & […]

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Brad Walker

13th November 2018

We are very excited to announce the speaker for our December meeting Brad Walker. Brad will present on the keeping, breeding and husbandry of carpet python. For over 30 years, Brad Walker has been crazy about Carpet pythons. As a professional Herpetologist, he has worked in the zoo industry for over 30 years and also kept […]

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Chris Daly

8th September 2018

We are very excited to announce the speaker for our September meeting Chris Daly from Tasmania who will be giving a presentation titled ‘The island of the Giants, Chappell Island‘ which will detail a field trip to the infamous Chappell Island. Chappell Island is famous for its inhabitants of large tiger snakes. We will also […]

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James Haberfield, Trent van Zanten and Shane Simpson

6th June 2018

Our next meeting is all set for Wednesday the 18th of July. We are extremely lucky to have three of Australia’s best reptile vets giving three separate presentations! James Haberfield, Trent van Zanten and Shane Simpson will be our guest presenters for the night! James Haberfield will be doing “The R Word… Reptile Reproduction Problems”, […]

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Brendan James Marray

20th April 2018

We are pleased to announce Our guest speaker for the next meeting is  Brendan James Murray Author of the well known book Venom. Venom is an examination of European settlers troubled and often antagonistic relationship with the land seen through the lense of the desperate scramble for an antivenom, and highlighted by the story of George […]

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Rob Ambrose and Andrew Melrose

16th October 2017

We are very excited to announce our next guest speakers for the Decemeber meeting on the 6th of Demember. Rob Ambrose and Andrew Melrose Their presentation will be about the history of the La peruse snake show and snake catching in the Sydney area. The La Perouse Show has been a weekend and holiday fixture […]

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Dr Marion Anstis- 6TH September 2017

17th July 2017

We are very excited to announce the speaker for our September meeting on Wednesday the 6th of September. As usual the meeting will be held at the new venue, the Anglers Tavern, 2 Raleigh Rd, Maribyrnong. For something a little different we are having Dr Marion Anstis as our guest speaker who is an expert […]

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