Dress Up For Wildlife

Nominate your school to Dress Up For Wildlife

We’re very excited to invite you to #DressUpForWildlife; a nation-wide campaign to inspire the next generation of passionate conservationists!

National Threatened Species Day occurs on 7 September each year, and commemorates the passing of Australia’s last Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, which died in captivity in 1936. This tragic event continues to catalyse conservation organisations, including AWC, to take action to reverse the tide of species decline occurring in Australia, and to ensure other native species don’t suffer the same fate.

To raise awareness for our threatened species, AWC is inviting primary schools to participate in a dress-up or free-dress day on any day across the week from 5 to 9 September. Students are asked to make a gold coin donation and can come dressed as their favourite Australian animal or plant or wear free dress in support of our wildlife.

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or have any kids in your life, we’re asking you to nominate primary schools to Dress Up For Wildlife!



Childcare providers and other childhood education providers are also encouraged to participate

All schools will receive a fundraising pack including a poster to share with parents and students and some examples of the printable costume designs available to download below.


Bring your dress-up ideas to life with our selection of printable masks

The AWC team have designed a selection of printable masks which are now available to download


We can’t wait to see all of the creative costumes and encourage you to share photos on social media by tagging #DressUpForWildlife and @australianwildlifeconservancy!