4. Surf and coastal conservation cameras
Surf cameras keep a constant eye on Victoria's spectacular coastline. Check in on daily conditions at beaches and surf spots on Phillip Island, and the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas. Bookmark spots for fun in the sun later, when the time and weather are right.
Nature Conservancy Australia has set up two webcams, monitoring the residents of the rocky reefs of Port Phillip Bay. An above-reef camera streams a live-feed from Pope's Eye, which has been claimed by Australasian gannets and black-faced cormorants. Dive deep with the Reef Cam's underwater camera to keep up with Port Phillip Bay's marine life. Look out for fish, seals and even dolphins.
5. Dolphin Watch TV
Speaking of dolphins, don't miss your chance to see some very special guests via YouTube with See All Dolphin Swims, Queenscliff. Immerse yourself in the underwater world of dolphins on Port Phillip Bay and along the Bellarine Peninsula coast.
6. Mt Burnett Observatory in the Dandenongs
You don't have to travel far for a clear view of the night's sky. Thanks to the Mt Burnett Observatory, in the state's Dandenong Ranges, you don't even need to leave your house. The observatory has a live fish-eye camera set atop their "chook shed", offering 360-degree-views of the sky, day and night.
7. Birds in your backyard
There are plenty of ways you can help your feathered friends through Birdlife Australia – without leaving home. Create a bird-friendly space in your backyard and record the birds you see as part of a seasonal survey. Get the kids involved, with activity books containing puzzles and board games. Read stories, join campaigns, and help protect the birds you love.