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Bushcare Program


Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, all Bushcare volunteer groups and activities have been suspended until further notice. Council will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on when Bushcare volunteer activities and events will resume.


What is Bushcare?

Join over 270 local residents currently supporting Bushcare and the Community Nursery in Lane Cove! You can partner with Council to actively care for, and restore, our bushland reserves.  

Join Bushcare!

Interested? Contact the Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or 

You can also  Register for Bushcare – simply return these forms to the Bushcare Co-ordinator via email or post to PO Box 20, Lane Cove, NSW, 1595.

Most groups meet for 3 hours each month, on a set day of the week. A Council supervisor provides training for all skills levels. No previous experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Bring a hat, water and wear suitable clothing and sturdy shoes.


Point Lane:
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month
From: 8:30am - 11:30am
Meet: outside 9A Point Lane, Northwood.

Lane Cove Golf Course: 
Varying meeting times, contact the Bushcare Co-ordinator for more information.

Contact Council's Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or email 


Corporate volunteer groups are also welcome.

Subscribe to the Golden Whistler, our Bushcare Newsletter, available as an electronic or hard copy.

Bushcare Benefits

Council provides Bushcarers with:

  • Information Pack
  • On-site guidance and training in bush regeneration and plant propagation
  • tools and gloves
  • training workshops
  • annual Bushcare Volunteer recognition event to acknowledge your achievements of the volunteers
  • a quarterly newsletter "The Golden Whistler"

Other great reasons to join Bushcare: 

It's fun!

  • Make friends with like-minded people
  • Enjoy a cuppa and chat at Bushcare, refreshments are provided at each session
  • Relax in the great outdoors 

Boost your health!

  • Spending time in nature reduces your blood pressure and the stress-related hormone cortisol, as recent scientific studies show.
  • Improve your mood, increase your energy levels and even boost your immune system! 

Explore and Protect your Bushland

  • Help our wildlife – Bushcarers have seen Powerful Owls, Echidnas and Lyrebirds, returning to  Lane Cove reserves after a long absence
  • Explore the bush near your home, watch birds, discover native wildflowers!
  • Plant trees, uncover native seedlings and watch them grow 

Develop new skills and knowledge

  • Learn to identify weeds, native plants, trees and grasses
  • Practise effective weeding techniques for different types of plants – useful for your garden too!
  • Understand the threats to bushland and wildlife
  • Learn and apply bush regeneration principles; this helps you understand and contribute to your Bushcare site work plan.

Become part of an important group who have helped protect Lane Cove's bushland since the late 1960's. You can transform the bush near you!​

Find out more about upcoming environmental walks, talks and other fun activities!

Bushcare Updates

For more information and to join Bushcare, simply contact the Bushcare​ Coordinator on 9911 3579 or via email:


Read past copies of "The Golden Whistler" below:


Summer 2017 - 2018  

Summer 2016 - 2017  Summer 2015 - 2016  Summer 2014 - 2015Summer 2013 - 2014
 Autumn 2018  Autumn 2017Autumn 2016Autumn 2015 Autumn 2014
  Winter 2018 Winter 2017Winter 2016Winter 2015Winter 2014
Spring 2018 Spring 2017Spring 2016Spring 2015Spring 2014