Native plants

Native plants
Photo of pink flowers on a tree
Our unique local plants rightfully call the area their own, and we make every effort to protect native plants which assist in our eco-system. Local Plants biodiversity canterbury bankstown Our unique local plants rightfully call the area their own, and we make every effort to protect native plants which assist in our eco-system. Environment
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Native plants are a good choice in gardens as they use less water than many non-natives and establish quickly. They are also great at attracting native animals and insects back into our area by providing shelter and food.​

Every year, Council offers free native plant seedlings to residents and schools to help our community create habitat.


Event Date Location/s Details
Annual schools giveawayOrders due by 12 June 2019

Plants will be delivered Week 1 to 4 in Term 3
 Seedlings are available to all schools in the Canterbury-Bankstown. A letter of offer will be emailed to all local principals in May 2019. Interested staff should contact Council for further information.
National Tree Day28 July 2019
  • Band Hall Reserve
  • Auburn Road, Birrong
Native seedlings will be available as part of NTD celebrations. Come along to help plant a few trees and enjoy a free BBQ from 11am.
Spring community giveaway31 August-6 September 2019
  • Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Riverwood Library and Community Hub
Limit of four native plant seedlings per household.
Your Native Garden Talk​31 August 2019
  • ​Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre

​Ever wondered what plants would thrive best in your garden? Join us for a talk to learn how to incorporate native plants into your garden.

Native gardens for small spaces talk

​5 September 2019
  • ​Riverwood Library and Community Hub

​Interested in growing native plants in small spaces? Join us for an information session on growing native plants in small spaces. Bookings are essential. Book online here, or call 9707 9708 or 9707 5436.


Plant giveaways are promoted in local newspapers, through Council's social media channels and on For library opening hours, please visit the locations and memberships page.

Native plants are available for purchase throughout the year from these local nurseries:

Creating a native garden​

Our local area is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and your garden is an important habitat haven for them. A new guide is available to help you create habitat at home.

PDF iconYour native garden: A guide to bring native plan​ts and animals back to your garden​

Map of CBCity Planting zones

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Our Clean and Green E-newsletter is the best way to keep up-to-date on the latest news and events about environmental events and free events in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

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For more information, call Council's Natural Resource Management team on 9707 9000.