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Landcare and Bushcare volunteers play an essential role in helping our community appreciate and understand the value of green spaces.


Central Coast Council’s Environmental Volunteering Program invites the community to take a hands on-role in

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.

Central Coast Council Environmental Volunteer Program Strategy

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 flora, 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 join

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

Alternatively, you can email us at:

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 Monday9am-12noonEDSACC Tennis Courts Car Park
Berkeley ValeBerkeley Vale Tidy Towns3rd Tuesday8am-10amVarious sites
BlackwallBlackwall Mountain Bushcare3rd Saturday8:30am-11:30amSliprail end of Mullbong Road
Blue Haven/San RemoNorthlakes Landcare1st Sunday8:30am-11:30amAlternate between two locations: Oct-May at Birdwood Dr, Bluehaven and Jun-Sep at Yuruga Ave, San Remo
BudgewoiBudgewoi Beach DunecareTuesday8am-11amCompound North of Caravan Park on Mimosa Road
Buff PointBuff Pointers LandcareTuesday9am-11:30amBehind 204 Buff Point Avenue
Chittaway BayChittaway Bay LandcareWednesday9am-12 noonEnd of Kalua Drive
CopacabanaCopacabana Dunecare1st Saturday2pm-4pmAt the viewing platform at Del Monte Pl
East GosfordCappers Gully Bushcare3rd Saturday8:30am-11:30pmEnd of White Street
East GosfordEast Gosford Bushcare2nd Thursday and 4th SaturdayThurs 2pm-4pm Sat 9am-11amCorner Wells and Coburg Streets
EttalongPeninsula Dunecare1st Saturday and 3rd Thursday8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)Intersection of Barrenjoey Rd and The Esplanade
Forresters BeachForresters Beach Dunecare3rd Sunday8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)End of Crystal Street
Forresters BeachMalkana Ave Reserve Bushcare4th Saturday8am-11am (9am-12pm in Winter)Intersection of Malkana Ave & Binang Ave
Fountaindale/Glenning ValleyFountaindale Ridge Conservation Area Landcare2nd and 4th Friday8:30am-11:30amBrush Road - opposite no. 343
GorokanVVAA Tidy TownsWednesday TBA8:30am-11:30pmVietnam Veterans Park, Wallarah Road
Green PointGreen Point Bushcare2nd Thursday9am-11amKenmare Road, near the history sign
Green PointThree Creeks Bushcare1st Sunday9am-12 noonRetention Pond near Quattroville Reserve
HolgateKatandra Reserve BushcareLast Monday of the month8:15am-11:15amCarpark at the end of Katandra Road
JillibyFriends of Jilliby CemeteryThursday8:30am-10:30amJilliby Cemetery, Jilliby Road
JillibyMount Alison Landcare2nd Wednesday9am-11amParkridge Drive, Jilliby, various locations
KanwalCraigie Park Landcare2nd and 4th Saturday8:30am-11:30amEnd of Parklake Close
Killarney ValeKillarney Vale Saltmarsh Landcare1st Saturday8am-11amIntersection of Trelawney St & Lucinda Ave
Killarney ValeTumbi Creek Bridge BushcareThursday - every 2 weeks9am-11amEnd of the Peninsula
Killarney ValeThe Peninsula Landcare1st Saturday9am-12pmEnd of Adelaide St
KillcarePutty Beach DunecareThursday9am-11amBeach Dr, 1st car park at Putty Beach
KillcarePutty Beach East DunecareTuesday8am-11amCCC Carpark, Putty Peach Drive
Lake HavenLake Haven Tidy TownsMonday9am-11amVarious locations
Long JettyLong Jetty Landcare2nd Saturday8am-11amIntersection of Willow St and Tuggerah PDE
MacMasters BeachMacMasters Beach BushcareFriday9am-11amThe corner of Tudibaring Pde and Lakeside Dr
MagentaMagenta CoastcareTuesday8am-11amCar 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 ParkGarden Grove Landcare2nd Sunday8am-11am (8.30am-11.30am in Winter)Cnr Sylvan Valley Close & Alan Street
Niagara ParkNiagara Park Bushcare2nd Saturday8:30am-11:30amBehind Niagara Park Sports Stadium
Norah HeadBush Street Coastcare2nd Sunday, 3rd and last Wednesday8am-11amBush Street Reserve
Norah HeadJenny Dixon Coastcare2nd Monday & 4th Saturday8am-11amJenny Dixon Reserve, Bungary Road
NoravilleFriends of Noraville Cemetery3rd Monday8:00am-10:30amNoraville Cemetery, Oleander Street
NoravilleHargraves Beach DunecareWednesday8am-11amWerepi 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 LandcareMonday and Thursday7:30am-12:30 pmOurimbah Creek Road right hand side after freeway underpass
PatongaPatonga Bushcare1st Monday9am-11amBay St, meet at the beach access behind the Caravan Park shop
Pearl BeachPearl Beach Bushcare1st Saturday9am-11amCoral Crescent
Pearl BeachPearl Beach Dunecare2nd Saturday9am-11amPearl Parade opposite shop
Phegans BayThe Bays Bushcare1st Sunday8am-11am October to March, 9am-12pm April to SeptemberThe park at the eastern end of Taylor St, Woy Woy Bay
Point ClareGoodaywang Reserve Bushcare3rd Saturday9am-11amKurrawa Avenue
Point FrederickPioneer Park Bushcare2nd Saturday8:30am-11:30amEnd of Albany Street
Pretty BeachPretty Beach Bushcareevery Monday2pm-4pmAraluen Drive Dog Track
Norah HeadGravelly Beach Coastcare1st Tuesday7.30am-10.30amThe Stables, Norah Head Lighthouse
San RemoSan Remo Tidy Towns1st Thursday9.30am-12.30pmMeet at John Peter Howard Reserve, Liamena Ave
SpencerSpencer Bushcare3rd Thursday10am-1pm in Winter (Jun to Aug), 9am-12pm (Sep through to May)Woodbury Reserve in Winter (Jun to Aug) and Spencer Community Hall (Sep to May)
SpringfieldRumbalara Ramblers Bushcare2nd Monday8:30am-11:30amEnd of Dolly Ave, Rumbalara Reserve or Henry Wheeler Pl, carpark behind Red Cross building
Summerland PointSummerland Point/Gwandalan Tidy TownsTuesday7:30am-12:30amVarious locations
TerrigalTerrigal Lagoon Bushcare3rd Tuesday9am-12 noonRotary Park Reserve carpark
The EntranceSouth Picnic Point Landcare1st Saturday7am-11am (8am-12pm in Winter)Tuggerah PDE between Fairview Ave and Lentara Walk
The Entrance NorthCoastcare T.E.N.Last Thursday of the month9am-11amBehind Glenvale School
Tumbi UmbiTumbi Wetlands BushcareThursday - Various9am - 11amTumbi Creek Community Hall
Umina BeachOcean Beach Dunecare1st Wednesday8am-10am October to March, 9am-11am April to SeptemberEnd of Ocean Street, next to Umina SLSC
Umina BeachSouth Street East Dunecare4th Wednesday8am-10am October to March, 9am-11am April to SeptemberCnr South Street & Esplanade
Umina BeachSouth Street West Dunecare3rd Wednesday8am-10am October to March, 9am-11am April to SeptemberSouth Street beach access
Umina BeachBerith Street Dunecare4th Thursday8am-11amCnr Berith Street & Esplanade
Umina BeachUmina Ettymalong Creek Landcare3rd Sunday8am-11amEntry to Umina Oval off Mt Ettalong Rd
Various Central Coast reservesBushcare Seed collectors1st Monday12:30pm-3:30pmRoving to various reserves
WadalbaWadalba Wildlife Corridor1st Saturday9am-12pmCnr Orchid Way & The Ridge
WamberalWamberal Dunecare2nd Saturday7.30am-9.30am (Summer) 8am -10am (Winter)Wamberal Surf Life Saving Club carpark
WoongarrahMataram Ridge Park Landcare2nd Saturday8am-10amMataram Ridge Park, Mountainview Drive
Woy WoyBurrawang Bushcare4th Tuesday8am-11amOpposite intersection of Hillview Street & Florida Ave in the Reserve
Woy WoyEverglades Lagoon Wetland Bushcare2nd & 4th Saturday8am-10am October to March, 9am-11am April to SeptemberIntersection of Kerrawah Blvd & Boronia Ave
WyongThe Swamp Landcare3rd Sunday9am-11amCorner of Bowman Cl and Rockleigh St
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