In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this volunteer program is currently on hold. Apologies for the inconvenience. 

Have you ever thought about getting involved in your local community, meeting new people and helping the environment? We can help you achieve these goals through our Bushcare program.

Blacktown City Council would like to form four new bushcare groups commencing in 2020.  We are seeking “Expressions Of Interest” by the 13th December 2019 at the following reserves:

Click on the link of the area you are interested in, download, print and return the completed form to us.  For further information contact our Bushland Officer on 02 9839 6000 or email us at ourenvironment@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

Bushcare groups in Blacktown City

Volunteer Bushcare groups meet monthly at various reserves across Blacktown City, and complete bush regeneration activities such as planting locally native plants, removing weeds, and tasks which improve the natural surroundings.

Bushcare groups involve residents that have an interest in the local environment, and who enjoy the outdoors, working with other like-minded people in the community to improve local bushland reserves. Download the 2020 Bushcare calendar(PDF, 182KB).


Become a bushcare volunteer

Watch our short film to hear from our bushcare volunteers on what motivated them to join. New bushcare volunteers are always welcome. It's a great way to spend some time outdoors, and meet like-minded people. No experience necessary, all you need is a passion for getting outdoors and learning about our local environment.

All Bushcare groups in Blacktown City are supported by Council through the provision of bush regeneration training, supervision, plants, tools, technical advice and information on grants and other special projects. Volunteers generally work for 3 hours, one weekend a month.

For further information contact us on 02 9839 6000 or if you want to join a bushcare group complete our volunteer registration form.