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Eucalypt Australia is a grant-making Charitable Trust that focuses on eucalypts, an Australian icon and a significant aspect of Australia’s natural environment and biodiversity. We envisage a public inspired by and appreciative of eucalypts.

Australia’s 2023 Eucalypt of the Year is the… Angophora costata the Sydney Red Gum!

It’s no wonder the tree is so well-loved, with those fantastically wiggly limbs that capture the imagination, and that smooth red bark that calls out to be touched! Read more here.

 This year’s runner-ups are the Lemon-scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora) and the Red Flowering Gum (Corymbia ficifolia).

Image:  Katherine Sellers

National Eucalypt Day Events

2024 National Eucalypt Day events will be happening all through March and April 2024.

Underneath the Gum Trees

As part of its strategic educational vision, Eucalypt Australia funded the Among the Gum Trees unit developed by Primary Connections.  Primary Connections is an innovative program developed by the Australian Academy of Science with the objective of linking the teaching of science with the teaching of literacy in primary schools.

This video Underneath the Gum Trees supplements the Among the Gum Trees unit and addresses science understanding through the context of the interdependent relationship of eucalypt trees and animals.

More information on Among the Gum Trees and Primary Connections can be found here.

Dahl Medal 2023 – Dr Don Franklin

We are pleased to award Dr Donald Franklin the Bjarne K Dahl Medal for 2023, in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion, education, appreciation and identification of eucalypts, particularly in Queensland.

Of particular note is Dr Franklin’s recent work, “A field study of the eucalypts of North-east Queensland” which he has generously made available as an online, freely available resource at

Congratulations, Dr Franklin, and thank you for your significant contribution to the science and conservation of Queensland’s eucalypts.

Don is pictured with Eucalypt Australia Board Chair Professor Ros Gleadow at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

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Covid-19 Update: Eucalypt Australia acknowledges the serious health concerns of the Coronavirus.  Eucalypt Australia has instituted a series of operational protocols for the coming months to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, Board Members and the organisations and individuals with which we work. These protocols will remain in place until further notice.

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