Environmental groups

COVID-19 Update

Council’s Landcare Program is currently suspended as we take precautionary measures to protect staff and the community against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For any information relating to Council’s Landcare Program please contact us at landcare@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

For the most up-to-date information on changes to Council events and services visit our frequently updates news page.

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.

COVID19

The information on this page may not be correct during this unprecedented health event. Essential services are still being provided to the community, however many Council services and programs have been placed on hold while facilities and some open spaces are closed.
Our COVID-19 information area details all impacts to Council services, facilities and programs as well as the local response to coronavirus.

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!

Suburb

Group Name

Monthly Meeting Day/s

Meeting Times

Meeting Location

Avoca Beach

Bulbararing Bushcare

4th Monday

9am-12:30pm

End of Reynolds Road

Avoca Beach

Willdenow Bushcare

2nd Monday

8:30am-11:30am

Willdenow Road

Bateau Bay

Mini Park Landcare

1st Friday

8am-10am

Tower Street

Bateau Bay to Long Jetty

Stepping Stones Bushcare

1st and 3rd Monday

9am-12noon

EDSACC Tennis Courts Car Park

Bensville

Doyle Street Bushcare

3rd Saturday

8am-11am

End of Doyle Street near gate

Berkeley Vale

Berkeley Vale Tidy Towns

3rd Tuesday

8am-10am

Various sites

Blackwall

Blackwall Mountain Bushcare

3rd Saturday

8:30am-11:30am

Sliprail end of Mullbong Road

Blue Haven/San Remo

Northlakes Landcare

1st Saturday

8:30am-11:30am

Alternate between two locations Birdwood Drive, Bluehaven or Wandewoi Ave, San Remo

Budgewoi

Budgewoi Beach Dunecare

Tuesday and Friday

8am-11am

Compund North of Caravan Park on Mimosa Road

Budgewoi

Budgewoi Island Landcare

2nd and 4th Wednesday

8:30am-11:30am

Mackenzie reserve, Budgewoi Footbridge

Buff Point

Buff Pointers Landcare

Tuesday

9am-11am

Behind 204 Buff Point Avenue

Chittaway Bay

Chittaway Bay Landcare

Wednesday

9am-12 noon

End of Kalua Drive

Copacabana

Copacabana Dunecare

1st Saturday

2pm-4pm

At the viewing platform

East Gosford

Cappers Gully Bushcare

3rd Saturday

8:30am-11:30pm

End of White Street

East Gosford

Friends of East Gosford Community Reserve

2nd Thursday and 4th Saturday

Thurs 2pm-4pm Sat 9am-11am

Corner Wells and Coburg Streets

Ettalong

Peninsula Dunecare

1st Saturday and 3rd Thursday

8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)

Intersection of Barrenjoey Rd and The Esplanade

Forresters Beach

Forresters Beach Dunecare

3rd Sunday

8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)

End of Crystal Street

Forresters Beach

Malkana Ave Reserve Bushcare

4th Saturday

8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)

Intersection of Malkana Ave & Binang Ave

Fountaindale/Glenning Valley

Fountaindale Ridge Conservation Area Landcare

2nd and 4th Friday

8:30am-11:30am

Brush Road - opposite no. 343

Gorokan

VVAA Tidy Towns

Wednesday TBA

8:30am-11:30pm

Vietnam Veterans Park, Wallarah Road

Green Point

Green Point Bushcare

2nd Thursday

8:30am-11:30am

Kenmare Road, near the sign

Green Point

Three Creeks Bushcare

1st Sunday

9am-12 noon

Retention Pond near Quattroville Reserve

Gwandalan

Gwandalan Earth Care

2nd and 4th Monday

7am-10 noon

Various locations

Gwandalan

Gwandalan Landcare

1st and 3rd Monday

7am-10noon

Winbin Street next to Community Garden

Holgate

Katandra Reserve Bushcare

2nd Monday

8:15am-11:15am

Carpark at the end of Katandra Drive

Jilliby

Friends of Jilliby Cemetery

Thursday

8:30am-10:30am

Jilliby Cemetery, Jilliby Road

Jilliby

Mount Alison Landcare

2nd Tuesday

9:30am-12:30pm

End of Pedaman Close

Kanwal

Craigie Park Landcare

2nd and 4th Saturday

8:30am-11:30am

End of Parklake Close

Killarney Vale

Killarney Vale Saltmarsh Landcare

1st Saturday

8am-11am

Intersection of Trelawney St & Lucinda Ave

Killarney Vale

Tumbi Creek Bridge Bushcare

Thursday - every 2 weeks

9am-11am

End of the Peninsula

Killarney Vale

The Peninsula Landcare

1st Saturday

9am-12pm

End of Adelaide St

Killcare

Putty Beach Dunecare

Thursday

9am-12 noon

Car park at Putty Beach

Lake Haven

Lake Haven Tidy Towns

Monday

9am-11am

Various locations

Long Jetty

Long Jetty Landcare

2nd Saturday

8am-11am

Intersection of Willow St and Tuggerah PDE

MacMasters Beach

Allagai Bushcare

Friday

8am-10am

Tudibaring parade

Magenta

Magenta Coastcare

Tuesday

8am-12noon

Car Park at the end of Magenta Drive

Mannering Park

Mannering Park Tidy Towns

Thursday

7am-11am

Warwick Ave, Depot (next to Men’s Shed)

Matcham

Matcham 360 Bushcare

3rd Monday

9:30am-12:30pm

360 Matcham Rd

Narara

Narara Creek Bushcare

1st and 3rd Thursday

9am-12 noon

Intersection of Manns Rd & Showground Rd

Niagara Park

Niagara Park Bushcare

2nd and 4th Saturday

9am-12 noon

Behind Niagara Park Sports Stadium

Norah Head

Norah Head Coastcare

2nd Sunday, 3rd and last Wednesday

8am-11am

Bush Street Reserve

Norah Head

Jenny Dixon Coastcare

2nd Monday & 4th Saturday

8am-11am

Jenny Dixon Reserve, Bungary road

Noraville

Friends of Noraville Cemetery

3rd Monday

8:00am-10:30am

Noraville Cemetery, Oleander Street

Noraville

Hargraves Beach Dunecare

Wednesday

8am-11am

Werepi St

North Avoca

North Avoca Bushcare

2nd Saturday

8:30am-11:30am

The Park at Lakeshore Drive

North Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach Coastcare

3rd Saturday

8am-12 noon

Car Park off Oaks Ave

Ourimbah

Palm Grove / Ourimbah Creek Landcare

Monday and Thursday

7:30am-12:30 pm

Ourimbah Creek Road right hand side after freeway underpass

Patonga

Patonga Bushcare

1st Monday

8:30am-11:30am

Camp ground at Patonga near Tennis courts

Pearl Beach

Pearl Beach Bushcare

1st Saturday

8:30am-11:30am

Coral Crescent

Pearl Beach

Pearl Beach Dunecare

2nd Saturday

9am-12 noon

Pearl Parade opposite shop

Phegans Bay

The Bays Bushcare

2nd Sunday

8:30am-11:30am

Phegans Bay road & Raymond Road

Point Clare

Goodaywang Reserve Bushcare

3rd Saturday

8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)

Kurrawa Avenue

Point Frederick

Pioneer Park Bushcare

2nd Saturday

8:30am-11:30am

End of Albany Street

Pretty Beach

Pretty Beach Bushcare

every Monday

1pm-4pm

Araluen Drive Dog Track

San Remo

San Remo Tidy Towns

1st and 3rd Sunday

9am-11am

Various locations

Spencer

Spencer Bushcare

3rd Friday

8:30am-11:30am (9:30am- 12:30pm in Winter)

Spencer Community Hall or Richard Woodbury Reserve

Springfield

Rumbalara Ramblers

4th or 5th Monday

8:15am-11:15am

End of Dolly Ave, Rumbalara Reserve

Summerland Point

Summerland Point/Gwandalan Tidy Towns

Tuesday

7:30am-12:30am

Various locations

Terrigal

Terrigal Lagoon Bushcare

3rd Tuesday

9am-12 noon

Rotary Park Reserve carpark

The Entrance

South Picnic Point Landcare

1st Saturday

7am-11am (8am-12pm in Winter)

Tuggerah PDE between Fairview Ave and Lentara Walk

The Entrance North

Coastcare T.E.N.

last Saturday

9am-12 noon

Behind Glenvale School

Tumbi Umbi

Tumbi Wetlands Bushcare

Thursday - Various

9am - 11am

Tumbi Creek Community Hall

Umina Beach

South Street Umina Bushcare

4th Wednesday

8am-11am

Cnr South Street & Esplanade

Umina Beach

Umina Community Group Dunecare

4th Thursday

8am-11am

Cnr Berith Street & Esplanade

Umina Beach

Umina Ettamalong Creek Landcare

3rd Sunday

8am-11am

Etta Road

Various Central Coast reserves

Bushcare Seed collectors

1st Monday

12:30pm-3:30pm

Roving to various reserves

Wadalba

Wadalba Wildlife Corridoor

1st Saturday

9am-12pm

Cnr Orchid Way & The Ridge

Wamberal

Wamberal Lagoon Bushcare

2nd Saturday

8:00am-11:00am (8:30am-11:30am in Winter)

Wamberal Surf Life Saving Club car park

Woongarrah

Mataram Ridge Park Landcare

2nd Saturday

8am-10am

Mataram Ridge Park, Mountainview Drive

Woy Woy

Burrawang Bushcare

4th Tuesday

8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)

Opposite intersection of Hillview Street & Florida Ave in the Reserve

Woy Woy

Everglades Wetlands Lagoon Bushcare

2nd & 4th Saturday

8am-11 am (9am-12pm in Winter)

End of Kerrawah Bvd

Wyong

Porters Creek Landcare

Wednesday

9am-12 noon

Alison Road, near school carpark

Wyong

The Swamp Landcare

3rd Sunday

9am-11am

Corner of Bowman Cl and Rockleigh St

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Last updated : Tue 31 Mar 2020