Bushcare Volunteer

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

Bushland Threats

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

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

Volunteer with Bushcare

Get involved! Complete the expression of interest form below. 

Bushcare Volunteer

Interested in becoming a Bushcare Volunteer?

Email list

Interested in joining City of Parramatta's Bushcare email list?

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

p: 9806 8280

e: bushcare@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

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

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

Tree Planting

Get involved in your own back garden! You can give back to our local environment by planting trees on your property. Trees aid in cleaning the air of pollution, providing habitat for wildlife and can also lower energy costs by providing shade to buildings.