Bushland Volunteer (Bushcare)

Parramatta Bushcare

What is Bushcare?

Bushcare is a voluntary program where residents can join a local community group that work together to look after a nearby bushland reserve. Bushcare volunteer groups meet about once a month on weekends, and participate in a number of activities to help protect our local bushland, including Weeding exotic species and Planting native species.

Why is Bushcare important?

Bushcare is an important program because it:

  • Removes weeds from bushland reserves
  • Allows native plants to thrive
  • Improves habitat for local wildlife
  • Encourages community spirit 
  • Allows community members to be actively involved in protecting our remaining bushland

Why volunteer?

There are lots of reasons why people become Bushcare volunteers, including wanting to:

  • Learn about the local natural environment
  • Look after and protect the environment
  • Meet new people
  • Get outdoors and stay active
  • Give something back by volunteering

Want to get involved?

If you are interested in joining Parramatta Bushcare or would like more information, please complete the Bushcare Volunteer Expression of Interest Form below.

Interested in becoming a Bushcare Volunteer?
Interested in joining Council's Bushcare email list?

For more information, contact Council's Natural Resource Team on 9806 8280 or by email at bushcare@parracity.nsw.gov.au

Bushcare Group Schedule

1st Week of Month
ThursBeecroft - Little Ray ParkRay Park, between Magnolia Ave and Casben Close8.30am-12pm
Beecroft - BambaraBewteen Calool Rd & Midson Rd, Beecroft. Meet at Ray Park Reserve in carpark on Plympton Rd, Carlingford1-4pm
SatBaludarri BushcareCorner of Broughton and Pemberton Streets, Parramatta8.30-11.00am
Epping - Donald Avenue/CoatesMeet behind townhouse complex at 6-8 Donald Ave, Epping8.30-11.30am
Northmead Bushcare GroupNorthmead Reserve. Watson Place, Northmead9-11am
Bruce Cole BushcareMeet in reserve near corner of Kindelan Rd and Kilian St, Winston Hils1-4pm
Beecroft - Calool CornerCorner of Calool Rd & Plympton Rd (working towards Rosalea Scout Hall)1-4pm
SunSeville Reserve Bushcare GroupSeville Reserve. Plymouth Avenue, Tallwood Drive or Cambridge Avenue, North Rocks8-11am
Lake Parramatta Reserve BushcareMeet at rear of 94 North Rocks Road, North Rocks9am-12.30pm
Robin Hood BushcareRobin Hood Park adjacent to 76 Sherwood Street, Northmead9-11am
2nd Weekend of Month
ThursBeecroft - Bambara DarmaninPioneer Track behind 1st Rosalea Scout Hall, Plympton Rd  10.30am-1pm
FriBeecroft - Bambara RoseleaEasement/walkway between 5 & 6 Nallada Place Beecroft, Orchard Road Park, entry via Norwood Ave, Marron Place or Nallada Place9am-12noon
SatMcCoy Park Bushcare Group (Parramatta Radio Control Aircraft Club)Meet at entrance to Reserve, end of Tucks Road off Powers Road (north of Toongabbie Creek), Toongabbie - Model Aeroplane Flying Club & Bushcare Group 8-11am  every second month from February 2016
Excelsior Park Bushland Society Bushcare GroupExcelsior Reserve. Winton Avenue, Northmead8am-2pm
Impeesa Bushcare Meet at steps at Baden Powell Place, Winston Hills 8.30am-12pm
Randal Crescent Bushcare GroupExcelsior Reserve. Meet on Randal Cres, opposite Hackett Pl, North Rocks.9am-12pm
Goliath Avenue BushcareIn front of number 26 Goliath Avenue (corner of Esther Street), Winston Hills1-4pm
SunCamcor Bushcare GroupHunts Creek Reserve. Between Camelot Court and Coronet Court, North Rocks9am-12pm
Daranggara Corridor BushcareOakes Reserve end of Baxters Drive (off Oakes Road), Winston Hills9am-12pm
Model Farms BushcareMeet at bridge next to 99 Model Farms Road, Winston Hills9am-12pm
Epping - Gloucester RoadBehind 40 Gloucester Rd, Epping9am-12pm
Epping - Stanley RoadCul de sac outside 10 Stanley Rd, Epping  1-4.30pm
Mobbs Lane BushcareMobbs Lane Reserve off Mobbs Lane, Epping1.30-4pm
3rd Weekend of Month
MonBeecroft - Bambara/Marilyn Between Midson Road and Plympton Road9am-12pm
WedBeecroft - Lynbrae AvenueAt the end of Lynbrae Ave (Behind 33 Lynbrae Ave), Beecroft9am-12pm
Habitat HavensEnter site on walkway between 37 & 39 Magnolia Ave (meet at sitting area on left)1-4pm
SatEdna Hunt Sanctuary BushcareMeet near 10A Hillside Crescent, Epping8.30-11.30am
Daranggara Corridor BushcareThird Settlement Reserve, at corner Oakes Road and Edison Parade, Winston Hills9am-12pm
Beecroft - Midson RoadMeet next to 226 Midson Rd, Beecroft9am-12pm
Vineyard Creek BushcareCorner of Robert and Tintern Streets, Telopea9am-12pm(1-4pm in winter) 
SunEpping - Pembroke StreetEnd of Pembroke St, Epping (to find group: don't cross creek, RHT onto track - group work 100m up track)8-11am
Lake Parramatta Reserve Bushcare Bourke Street (opposite Jeffery Avenue), Parramatta9am-12.30pm
Epping - Burnt BridgeMeet opposite 104 Esex St, Epping OR opposite 116 Albeura Rd, Epping12-3pm
4th Weekend of Month
SunPye Ave Bushcare GroupExcelsior Reserve. Lodore Place, Northmead8.30-11.30am
Daranggara Corridor BushcareGallery Gardens at Picasso Crescent, Old Toongabbie9am-12pm
Carlingford - Ray ParkMeet at Ray Park Reserve in carpark on Plympton Rd, Carlingford9am-12pm
Last Sunday of Month
SunGollan Bushcare GroupBurnside Gollan Reserve. Kerrie Road, Oatlands9am-12pm
Every 2nd Wednesday
WedEpping - Abuklea RoadMeet Opposite 38 Abukea Road, Epping2-4pm (next meeting 12/10/2016)
Bi-monthly - approximately every 2 months
SatSpeers Rd Bushcare GroupSpeers Road Reserve. End of Speers Road, North Rocks9.30am-12.30pm

For further details please give Natural Resource Officer at Parramatta City Council a call on 9806 8280.

Last updated on 30 Sep 2016