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Birdsland Reserve

Birdsland is a 75ha bushland reserve with a long history. The Wurrundjeri people lived in the region around Birdsland, then around 150 years ago the land was cleared for grazing and crop production. The Birds family owned the site from about 1940 and used it for sheep farming. In 1981 in order to save the site from urban development, the Shire of Sherbrooke purchased Birdsland. The site opened to the public in 1984 as a community bushland reserve.

Birdsland has a large variety of walking, riding and mountain biking trails. The Dargon Trail connects trail users to Lysterfield Lake Park.

Many species of native wildlife find sanctuary at Birdsland. Over 130 different native birds have been identified in the reserve including the Wedgetail Eagle and Powerful Owl. Birdsland supports over 200 species of native plants.

Birdsland is located around 50 minutes from Melbourne. The park opens at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary seasonally, please check signs at park entrance for closing time. Birdsland is closed on days of Total Fire Ban.

Southern Dandenong Community Nursery is located at Birdsland and is open at the following times

Tue: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Fri: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Sun: 9.00am – 12 noon

Contact details for the nursery are: or 0408 966 278

Venue Type

  • Bushland Reserve
  • Equestrian
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Recreation Reserve
  • Trails


  • Bike riding
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking


  • Toilets
  • BBQ
  • Picnic Tables
  • Rotunda
  • Lawn Area
  • Shade Areas
  • Venue for Hire
  • Seats
  • Parking

Accessible features

  • Paths
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Organisations operating here


Birdsland Reserve, Mt Morton Road, , VIC  3160

-37.923415, 145.336702
Mt Morton Road , Belgrave South VIC  3160

Birdsland Reserve

Mt Morton Road , Belgrave South VIC  3160