Meetings: 1st Friday of the month @7pm Lions Club Hall, Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie

Reptile and Amphibian Education & Community

The North Coast Herpetology Group Inc. is a Not-For-Profit Association, whose main purpose is the promotion of herpetology and conservation of species and environments in which they live. We achieve this by field trips, engaging with guest speakers, and education sessions of reptiles.

Based in Port Macquarie the group hosts a once a month meeting where fun and friendly discussions are had while sharing their extensive knowledge and experience.

NCHG Expo Returns in 2024!!

2024 will see the return of the NCHG Expo in Port Macquarie! Breeders, retailers and experts in herpetology will be present and ready to help with anything herpetology related.

When: 27th April 2024 9am-4pm

Where: Port Macquarie Panthers Auditorium.

Adults: $5

Children under 12: $2 (Under 4 Free)

EFTPOS facilities available.

Vendor enquiries welcome! Contact now for more info

Do you own a reptile or amphibian?
Or are you considering buying one?

As the only herpetology group in Port Macquarie and surrounding areas, the North Coast Herpetology group are dedicated to helping answer all questions about setting up, buying and caring for a new reptile or amphibian pet before it joins your family.

Are you interested in learning more about reptiles & amphibians in captivity or in the wild?

The North Coast Herpetology Group would love to help you with any and all of your questions regarding buying and setting up for your new pet, connecting with local and national breeders, and being part of a new community.

New and Experienced Owners Welcome

All families and friends are welcome to join, regardless of your knowledge or experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us about anything. We look forward to seeing you there.

Meeting Information

  • Held on the 1st Friday of each month @7pm Lions Club Hall, Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie

  • No unwanted commitments - affordable memberships

  • Friendly, open and helpful community

  • Talks & presentations

  • All kinds of help & guidance from people with decades of experience

  • Herping & field trips

  • Breeder contacts

  • Wheelchair accessible 

  • Inclusive community

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone come to meetings?

Yes, everyone is welcome, especially, families and parents with questions or reservations on what to expect when welcoming a new member to the house

When and where are the meetings held?

On the 1st Friday of each month @7pm Lions Club Hall, Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The venue has a ramp for access.

How much does a membership cost?

Memberships are $15 for an individual and $25 for a couple or family

What happens at meetings?

Talks & presentations from people with decades of experience

Tea, coffee, snacks, show and tell, talks, slides...

Do I need to own a reptile?

Nope! Anyone who is interested in learning more or meeting other reptile and amphibian enthusiasts are welcome

Do I have to attend every month?

Not at all... If you can't make it every month that is ok

Native reptiles are protected by law so if you want to keep a native reptile as a pet you’ll need a biodiversity conservation licence granted under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 from the Department of Planning and Environment (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

It is illegal to keep exotic (non-native) reptiles.

Native frogs and amphibians are protected by law so if you want to keep one as a pet you’ll need a biodiversity conservation licence granted under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 from the Department of Planning and Environment (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

The only non-native (exotic) amphibian that can be kept as a pet without a licence is the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. All other non-native frogs and amphibians cannot be kept as pets because they may become invasive and spread disease.

Have more questions?

Please fill out the form, email us at northcoastherp@gmail.com or message us on Facebook 

 

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