Environmental groups

Central Coast Council’s Landcare Program invites the community to take a hands on-role in conservation, protection and remediation of our rich environmental heritage.

We have a range of volunteering opportunities in bushland, coastal areas, lake foreshores, parklands, cemeteries and high conservation areas such as wildlife corridors and the Coastal Open Space System.

Each group’s volunteer activities and unique purpose are identified by Landcare, Bushcare, Coastcare, Dunecare, Tidy Towns or Friends Of groups.

The common thread is an appreciation and understanding of the value of green spaces to the community, the value of habitat connection to larger remnants and the intrinsic value of healthy, functional ecosystems. Our volunteers play an essential role in making this happen.

What do volunteers do?

Activities are based on using the best technique to restore the unique characteristics of the site. We tailor a program of activities to protect habitat for fauna, fungi, threatened species and endangered communities while enhancing the natural values important to the local community.

Activities are:

  • bush regeneration
  • weed control
  • planting
  • seed collection
  • propagation
  • erosion control
  • park maintenance
  • landscaping
  • litter reduction
  • fauna monitoring
  • education
  • training

This program is a lot more than just pulling out weeds! The social and health aspects of volunteering should not be overlooked.

When volunteers commit to their site, they see it as a chance to get outdoors, to be active and to socialise. Long-standing friendships are often formed and people enjoy the opportunity to discuss issues with some like-minded new friends.

How to I join?

Have a look at the list of groups and meeting times below and contact one of our friendly team members.

Alternatively, you can email us at:

Bushcare Officers: bushcare@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

Landcare Officers: landcare@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

Training and access to special events are available for all registered and active volunteers. Get in touch now!

SuburbGroup NameMonthly Meeting Day/sMeeting TimesMeeting Location
Avoca BeachBulbararing Bushcare4th Monday9am-12:30pmEnd of Reynolds Road
Avoca BeachWilldenow Bushcare2nd Monday8:30am-11:30amWilldenow Road
Bateau BayMini Park Landcare1st Friday8am-10amTower Street
Bateau Bay to Long JettyStepping Stones Bushcare1st and 3rd Monday9am-12 noonEDSACC Tennis Courts Car Park
BensvilleDoyle Street Bushcare3rd Saturday8am-11amEnd of Doyle Street near gate
Berkeley ValeBerkeley Vale Tidy Towns3rd Tuesday8am10-amVarious sites
BudgewoiBudgewoi Beach DunecareTuesday and Friday8am-11amCompund North of Caravan Park on Mimosa Road
Buff PointBuff Pointers LandcareTuesday9am-11amBehind 204 Buff Point Avenue
Chittaway BayChittaway Bay LandcareWednesday9am-12 noonEnd of Kalua Drive
CopacabanaCopacabana Dunecare1st Saturday2pm-4pmAt the viewing platform
East GosfordCappers Gully Bushcare3rd Saturday8:30am-11:30pmEnd of White Street
East GosfordFriends of East Gosford Community Reserve2nd Thursday and 4th Saturday9am-11amCorner Wells and Coburg Streets
EttalongPeninsula Dunecare1st Saturday and 3rd Thursday8am-11am (9am-12 noon in Winter)Intersection of Barrenjoey Rd and The Esplanade
Forresters BeachForresters Beach Dunecare3rd Sunday8am-11am (9am-12 noon in Winter)End of Crystal Street
Forresters BeachMalkana Reserve Bushcare4th Saturday8am-11am (9am-12 noon in Winter)Intersection of Crystal Street & Kalakau Ave
FountaindaleFountaindale Ridge Conservation Area Landcare2nd and 4th Friday8.30am-11.30amBrush Road - opposite no. 343
GorokanVVAA Tidy TownsThursday9:30am-12:30pmVietnam Veterans Park, Wallarah Road
Green PointGreen Point Bushcare2nd Thursday8.30am-11:30amKenmare Road, near the sign
Green PointThree Creeks Bushcare1st Sunday9am-12 noonRetention Pond near Quattroville Reserve
GwandalanGwandalan Earth Care2nd and 4th Monday7am-12 noonVarious locations
GwandalanGwandalan Landcare1st and 3rd Monday7am-12noonWinbin Street next to Community Garden
HolgateKatandra Reserve Bushcare2nd Monday8:15am-11:15amCarpark at the end of Katandra Drive
JillibyFriends of Jilliby CemeteryThursday8:30am-10:30amJilliby Cemetery, Jilliby Road
JillibyMount Alison Landcare2nd Tuesday9:30am-12:30pmEnd of Pedaman Close
KanwalCraigie Park Landcare2nd and 4th Saturday8:30am-11:30amEnd of Parklake Close
KariongKariong Eco Bush4th Sunday9am-12 noonReserve entry off Oaks Street
Killarney ValeKillarney Vale Saltmarsh Landcare1st Saturday8am-11amIntersection of Trelawney St & Lucinda Ave
Killarney ValeThe Salties1st Saturday8am-11amEnd of Cornish Ave
Killarney ValeTumbi Creek Bridge BushcareEvery 2nd Thursday9am-11amend of the Peninsula
Killarney ValeThe Peninsula Landcare1st Saturday9am-12pmEnd of Adelaide St
KillcarePutty Beach Dunecareevery Thursday9am-12 noonCar park at Putty Beach
Lake HavenLake Haven Tidy TownsMonday9am-11amVarious locations
Long JettyLong Jetty Landcare2nd Saturday8am-11amIntersection of Willow St and Tuggerah PDE
MacMasters BeachAllagai BushcareEvery Friday8am-10amTudibaring parade
MagentaMagenta CoastcareTuesday8am-12noonCar Park at the end of Magenta Drive
Mannering ParkMannering Park Tidy TownsThursday7am-11amWarwick Ave, Depot (next to Men’s Shed)
MatchamMatcham 360 Bushcare3rd Monday9:30am-12:30pm360 Matcham Rd
NararaNarara Creek Bushcare1st and 3rd Thursday9am-12 noonIntersection of Manns Rd & Showground Rd
Niagara ParkNiagara Park Bushcare2nd and 4th Saturday9am-12 noonBehind Niagara Park Sports Stadium
Norah HeadJenny Dixon Reserve Coastcare2nd Monday, 4th Saturday8am-10amJenny Dixon Reserve, Bungay road
NoravilleFriends of Noraville Cemetery3rd Monday8:30am-10:30amNorahville Cemetery, Oleander Street
NoravilleHargraves Beach DunecareWednesday8am-11amWereepi St
North AvocaNorth Avoca Bushcare2nd Saturday8:30am-11:30amThe Park at Lakeshore Drive
North Shelly BeachShelly Beach Coastcare3rd Saturday8am-12 noonCar Park off Oaks Ave
OurimbahPalm Grove / Ourimbah Creek LandðcareMonday and Thursday7:30am-12 noonOurimbah Creek Road right hand side after freeway underpass
PatongaPatonga Bushcare1st Monday8:30am-11:30amCamp ground at Patonga near Tennis courts
Pearl BeachPearl Beach Bushcare1st Saturday8.30am-11:30amCoral Crescent
Pearl BeachPearl Beach Dunecare2nd Saturday9am-12 noonPearl Parade opposite shop
Phegans BayPhegans Bay Bushcare2nd Sunday8.30-11.30Phegans Bay road & Raymond Road
Point ClareGoodaywang Reserve Bushcare3rd Saturday8am-11am (9am-12noon in Winter)Kurrawa Avenue
Point FrederickPioneer Park Bushcare2nd Saturday8:30am-11:30amEnd of Albany Street
Pretty BeachPretty Beach Bushcareevery Monday1pm-4pmAraluen Drive Dog Track
San RemoNorthlakes Landcare2nd Wednesday9am-11amCorner of Yuruga and Wandewoi Avenues
San RemoSan Remo Tidy Towns1st and 3rd Sunday9am-11amVarious locations
SomersbyDeodar Rd Bushcare3rd Tuesday10am-12 noonWisemans Ferry Road & Deodar Rd
SpencerSpencer Bushcare3rd Friday8.30am-11.30amSpencer Community Hall or Richard Woodbury Reserve
SpringfieldRumbalara Ramblers4th or 5th Monday8:15am-11:15amEnd of Dolly Ave, Rumbalara Reserve
Summerland PointSummerland Point/Gwandalan Tidy TownsTuesday7am-11amVarious locations
TerrigalTerrigal Lagoon Bushcare3rd Tuesday9am-12 noonRotary Park Reserve carpark
The EntranceSouth Picnic Point Landcare1st Saturday7am-11am (8am-12 noon in Winter)Tuggerah PDE between Faiview Ave and Lentara Walk
The Entrance NorthCoastcare T.E.N.Monday, Wednesday and last Saturday9am-12 noonBehind Glenvale School
Tumbi UmbiReconciliation Landcare3rd Saturday9.00am - 12.00amEnd of Pelican Street
Tumbi UmbiTumbi Wetlands BushcareThursdayTo be advisedTo be advised
Umina BeachSouth Street Umina Bushcare4th Wednesday8am-11amCnr South Street & Esplanade
Umina BeachUmina Community Group Dunecare4th Thursday8am-11amCnr Berith Street & Esplanade
Umina BeachUmina Ettamalong Creek Landcare3rd Sunday8am-11amEtta Road
Various Central Coast reservesBushcare Seed collectors1st Tuesday12noon - 3pmRoving to various reserves
WadalbaWadalba Wildlife Corridoor1st Saturday9am-12pmCnr Orchid Way & The Ridge
WamberalWamberal Lagoon Bushcare2nd Saturday8:00am-11:00am (8:30am-11:30am in Winter)Wamberal Surf Life Saving Club car park
WoongarrahMataram Ridge Park Landcare4th Saturday8am-10amMataram Ridge Park, Mountainview Drive
Woy WoyBlackwall Mountain Bushcare3rd Saturday8:30am-11:30amEnd of Mullbong Road
Woy WoyBurrawang Bushcare3rd Tuesday8am-11 am (9am-12pm Winter)Intersection of Hillview Street & Florida Ave in the Reserve
Woy WoyEverglades Wetlands Lagoon Bushcare2nd & 4th Saturday8am-11 am (9am-12pm Winter)End of Kerrawah Bvd
WyongPorters Creek LandcareWednesday9am-12 noonAlison Road, near school carpark
WyongThe Swamp Landcare3rd Sunday9am-11amCorner of Bowman Cl and Rockleigh St
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Last updated : Thu 22 Aug 2019