Bushcare volunteers

Join our Bushcare Program and make a difference!

Our Bushcare program is a partnership between local volunteers and Waverley Council. It is an essential part of caring for our precious pockets of native vegetation that provide vital habitat for animals, birds, and insects.

With stunning ocean views and whale-watching opportunities, our Bushcare sites are among the most spectacular in Sydney.

The Bushcare Experience

Bushcare volunteers contribute to the restoration of Waverley's natural areas, transforming once-degraded, weed-infested lands into healthy ecosystems. Volunteers control weeds, improve native animal habitat, and plant local native species. Our Bushcare sites are nestled right here in the eastern suburbs, offering you a unique opportunity to connect with nature without leaving the neighbourhood.

Five Bushcare groups operate in the area during the week and on weekends. You're welcome to try different groups to find the one that suits you best. You can participate as frequently as you wish – it's all about what works for you.

When you become a Bushcare volunteer, you can expect:

  • A warm welcome from our community of like-minded individuals.
  • Training and guidance from our experienced and qualified supervisors.
  • To get involved with controlling weeds and planting local native species.

Get Involved

Join the growing number of locals who are improving our beautiful coastal reserves and bushland to encourage local plant and wildlife populations to thrive.

“I love learning about the native fauna and flora from some very knowledgeable people”. Lisa from Diamond Bay Bushcare (pictured above).

Benefits of Bushcare

  • Studies show that spending even a short amount of time in nature lowers your stress levels and improves your mood and memory.
  • It’s a great way to socialise with like-minded locals and give back to the community.
  • Helps to keep you mentally and physically active through hands-on experience in nature.
  • You will gain new skills such as learning to identify weeds and native plants.
  • It’s not just about plants. You’ll discover and learn about native animals, reptiles and birds too.

“I love coming to Bushcare as I find it relaxing as well as energising” Christina from Diamond Bay Bushcare (pictured above).

Joining a volunteer Bushcare group is easy

Simply complete Waverley Council's online Volunteer Registration Form and we’ll be in touch with you!

Find out more

To find out more about Bushcare email us at bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9083 8119.

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