What is Bushcare?

Bushcare is a volunteer program with the aim of preserving and regenerating bushland on council land. Volunteers work under the direction of council's Bushland Unit in accordance with recognised bush-regeneration techniques. It is a hands on volunteering program.

The environmental benefits of Bushcare are that it:

  • protects indigenous flora, fauna and remnant vegetation
  • rehabilitates natural areas for future generations
  • encourages active community involvement to manage bushland areas.

Bushcare Volunteers

The Sutherland Shire Bushcare program is one of the largest in Sydney with more than 700 volunteers involved in caring for over 120 bushland reserves. With approximately 3000 hectares of natural areas in the shire, community involvement in Bushcare is essential to help restore and preserve natural areas. Gain experience, keep your mind and body active, meet new people.  

Bushcare volunteers are benefited by:

  • getting actively involved and learning skills to manage Sutherland Shire's bushland
  • learning about environmental issues and methods used to minimise their impact
  • getting hands-on experience to enhance further education or a career change.

Bushcare Locations and Work Days 

To see the list of Bushcare site work days, view page 6 of the latest edition of Bushcare Bulletin

Join Bushcare as a volunteer

Complete your on-line expression of interest.

Contact Details

Bushcare Unit
Email: Bushcare@ssc.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 9524 5672
Fax: (02) 9526 6610
Mail: Locked Bag 17, Sutherland NSW 1499


Tradies has a sponsorship agreement with Sutherland Shire Council Bushcare and their continued support is much appreciated.


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