National Malleefowl Recovery Group

About us

The role of the National Malleefowl Recovery Team is to implement actions from the National Malleefowl Recovery Plan.

The Malleefowl is listed nationally as Vulnerable and for every threatened species in Australia (listed in the EPBC Act) there is a Recovery Plan. The Recovery Plan sets out all of the actions necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of Malleefowl and aims to maximise the long term survival in the wild of the species. 

The National Malleefowl Recovery Team has members representing a wide range of interests. This includes farmers, scientists, community groups and government agencies. There are members from ACT, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.

Current membership (January 2016)



Sharon Gillam (Chairperson)

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA)

Joe Benshemesh

Consultant / Advisor (Vic)

Michael Bode

University of Melbourne, Qld Campus (Qld))

Peter Copley

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA)

Stephen Davies

Curtin University (WA)

Melanie Bannerman

Cindy Hauser

Office of Environment & Heritage, Dubbo National Parks Office (NSW)

University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus (Vic)

Chris Hedger

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Murraylands (SA)

Victor Hurley

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic)

David Kellett

Riverina LLS (NSW)

Milton Lewis

Jose Lahoz-Monfort

Lachlan CMA (NSW)

University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus (Vic)

Karen Moodie

Joy McGilvray

Mallee CMA (Vic)

Community Representative (WA)

Mal Norman

Adelaide Z00 (SA)

Manda Page

WA Department of Parks & Wildlife (WA)

Blair Parsons

Jessica Pink

Greening Australia (WA)

Commonwealth Department of Environment (ACT)

David Roshier

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (NSW)

Jessica Sackmann

Mount Gibson Iron, Extension Hill Operations (WA)

Peter Stokie

Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group (Vic)

Graeme Tonkin

Volunteer (SA)

Tim Burnard is the National Malleefowl Recovery Program Coordinator