Wiley Park
Volunteering with Bushcare is an opportunity to be involved with an important initiative, make new friends, learn new skills and network. Bushcare canterbury bankstown bushland georges river Volunteering with Bushcare is an opportunity to be involved with an important initiative. It’s also a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and network.  
Wiley Park

Canterbury-Bankstown is rich in natural bushland areas, especially along the along the riverine corridors of the Georges River and its tributaries. These areas are important for stabilising soil, improving water quality and providing valuable habitats for our native wildlife. In addition, natural areas are also important for their beauty, and the educational and recreational opportunities they provide. 

Council works hard to protect these special places, restoring their ecological function and preventing any further degradation or loss of species. ​This includes:

  • Supporting volunteers to care for and improve the bushland through the Bushcare Volunteer Program;

  • Supporting community groups to restore and revegetate native vegetation;

  • Engaging commercial bush regeneration contractors to carry out works to improve our bushland reserves. In addition, Council obtains funding from sources such as Local Land Services for further on-ground works;

  • A Council-run Bushcare team to carry out works at more than 30 bushland reserves;

  • Protecting community assets from the risk of bushfire by maintaining firebreaks and a network of fire trails; and 

  • Integrating the management of bushland with other council policies such as the Bushfire Risk Management Plan, the Biodiversity Strategic Plan, Plans of Management for the various parks and reserves, and tree preservation and weed control policies.​

Bushcare Volunteer Program

Our bushland is precious - many areas are listed as Endangered Ecological Communities, and contain rare or threatened species of plants and animals. ​Introduced invasive weeds also pose an ongoing threat to our bushland as they replace native plants and degrade natural resources needed by birds and animals.

To help with conservation efforts and the management of our valuable bushland, we're calling on Bushcare Volunteers to lend a hand!

Bushcare Volunteers help to remove trees and weeds, plant native vegetation and maintain the wetland in various areas. On average, Bushcare volunteers meet for about three hours each month​ (although you can choose how many hours you can commit to) and no experience is necessary.

The more people who join, the more work we can get done – and that will ensure our local environment thrives!​


For more information, or to get involved, contact Council's Bushcare Officer​ Peter Goss on 9707 9233.

Bushcare sites


GroupDay of the MonthTimeMeeting Place
Irene Jones Bushland1st  Thursday9.30am–12.30pm  

Padstow Park

Banks Street, Padstow

Meets in the car park

The Yeramblers1st  Saturday9.30 am–12.30pm  

Amberdale Reserve

Amberdale Ave, Picnic Point

Meets at the end of Amberdale Ave

Morgan's Creek 1st  Saturday1 -3.30pm  

Morgan's Creek Reserve

Prince Street, Picnic Point

Meets in Prince Street near the corner of River Road

The River Reserve1st  Sunday8.30 am – 11.30 am  

The River Reserve

Sandakan Road, Revesby Heights

Meets between 123 – 125 Sandakan Road

Lambeth Reserve 3rd Monday9.30am–12.30pm  

Lambeth Reserve

Henry Lawson Drive, Picnic Point

Meets in the car park

Cup & Saucer Creek Wetland3rd Tuesday



Cup & Saucer Creek Wetland

Heynes Reserve

Berna Street, Canterbury

Meets at the viewing platform

Lansdowne Park  3rd Friday 9.30am–12.30pm  

Lansdowne Park

Hazel Street, Lansdowne

Meets in Hazel Street near Lucinda Ave

Norfolk Reserve 4th Friday 9.30am–12.30pm  

Norfolk Reserve

Norfolk Road, Greenacre

Meets at the corner of Norfolk Road and Ron Scott Circuit   

Curzon Road4th Saturday 9.30am–12.30pm  

Little Salt Pan Creek Reserve

Curzon Road, Padstow Heights

Meets at the end of Curzon Road

East Hills Park 4th Saturday 1–3.30pm  

East Hills Park

Cook Crescent, East Hills

Meets at the entrance gate in Cook Crescent

Band Hall Reserve

4th Sunday of

Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov


Band Hall Reserve

Auburn Road, Birrong

Meets in the car park

Carysfield Park  

4th Sunday of

Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec

9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Carysfield Park

Johnston Road, Bass Hill

Meets in the park adjacent to the SES building in Johnston Road

Rorie Reserve 4th Sunday1–3.30pm  

Rorie Reserve

29 Alma Road, Padstow

Meets at the reserve entrance