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Bushland and Biodiversity

Bushcare Volunteer

Bushcare volunteer workdays follow a strict COVID safety plan. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated in order to attend a workday, and proof of vaccination will be required prior to attending.

For all Duke of Edinburgh (or similar) enquiries, please contact Councils Bushcare Team before attending a workday at 
All children under the age of 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian in attendance at every workday


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Helping our local bushland

Bushcare is a volunteer-based, environmental conservation program coordinated and supported by the City of Parramatta. Join a local bushcare group to care for a nearby bushland reserve.

Groups meet once a month to assist with:

  • Weed removal
  • Habitat restoration
  • Tree planting
  • Watering plants
  • Surveying
  • Habitat monitoring
  • Weed mapping
  • Community education
  • Plant propagation
  • Training / workshops
  • Restoration projects

Download the latest Bushcare Volunteer Charter and Bushcare Volunteer Calendar for more information.


Bushland threats

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Our bushland needs your help to ensure it survives for future generations from these ongoing threats:

  • Dumping of garden waste and rubbish
  • Non-native weeds and feral animals
  • Chemicals in stormwater run-off
  • Unauthorised removal of wood, bush rock and plants
  • Vandalism and illegal tree removal

Benefits of bushcare

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Become a part of something bigger than yourself. Involvement with bushcare not only allows you to give back to the environment, but also supports you to:

  • Learn about your local, natural environment and receive expert guidance
  • Meet new, like-minded people
  • Learn new skills, and learn how to use new equipment and tools
  • Protect and care for the environment with restoration training
  • Help educate the community
  • Get outdoors and stay active
  • Continue environmental education with Bushcare meetings and flora and fauna workshops.

Current Bushcare volunteers and Bushcare Supervisors

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To hear more about Bushcare, as well as Council’s other environment & sustainability programs and events subscribe to our Liveable Parramatta E-newsletter.

More information

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For more information, contact City of Parramatta's Natural Resource Team on:

Phone: (02) 9806 8280


New volunteers should contact City of Parramatta's Natural Resource Team before volunteering on the first day.

*Contact a Bushcare Officer above to confirm work days due to inclement weather.

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