Following the announcement from Prime Minister, Scott Morrison on Tuesday, 24 March 2020, the Sutherland Shire Volunteer Bushcare Program is temporarily suspended until further notice as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19. We apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience at this time. For more information about Council’s response to the evolving issue of COVID-19, and current impacts on Council facilities and services, please visit: https://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Public-Health
Council's bushcare program has more than 700 volunteers participating and involved in caring for over 120 bushland reserves within the Shire.
With approximately 3,000 hectares of natural areas in the Shire, community involvement is essential to help restore and preserve natural areas.
We value our volunteers. By volunteering to particpate in bushcare you:
- Gain valuable experience by being actively involved and learning new skills to manage our bushland.
- Learn about local environmental issues and how to minimise impact.
- Keep your mind and body active.
- Get a hands on educational experience.
- Meet new people!
Volunteers work under the direction of council staff using recognised bush regeneration techniques and help with:
- Protection of indigenous flora, fauna and remnant vegetation.
- Rehabilitation of natural areas for future generations.
- Active community involvement to manage bushland areas
Induction and training
To safeguard both the individual and Council, it is necessary for volunteers to be formally registered with Council and appropriately trained. This includes a compulsory on-line induction, with details being provided via email on receipt of your Bushcare Volunteer Application form.
Become a volunteer
Choose a Bushcare Group that operates when you are available. View Bushcare Groups by Suburb Advise the Bushcare Group (not suburb) on the application form. Once we get you started you can attend as many scheduled sites as you like.
Bushcare Volunteer Application Form
Policies and documents
Policies and Documents
Bushcare Volunteer Application
Enquiries can be directed to Buschare Unit on 9524 5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org