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Get involved in Bushcare
Bushwalks in Lane Cove
Backyard Habitat Program

Bush Kids

(activities for children)

Sustainability tips


Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko, a shy nocturnal creature


Exploring Batten Reserve


Mountain Devil, a Sydney sandstone plant species

aboriginalwalkjan06webphoto_000.jpgExploring rock shelters with an indigenous guide

bushcaretrainingwebpic_001.jpgLearning to identify common weeds and native plants at the Bushcare training workshop

gompholobiumlatifoliumwebpic_001.jpgGompholobium latifolium - a local species from the Fabaceae family


Walks and Talks


Wild About Lane Cove Photo Challenge

You're invited to join Council's Wild About Lane Cove Photo Challenge from the comfort of your own home! 

Explore your home, backyard, garden or balcony to find one or more of the items on the list below. Then take a photo, upload it to your Instagram account and tag @lanecovecouncil_ and #WildAboutLaneCove to go in the draw to win great prizes!

Each photo uploaded and tagged is considered one entry. Enter up to ten times.

How many of these natural features and creatures can you find outside?

  • A native flower
  • A native bird
  • Life-giving water 
  • Something that feels soft
  • Something that feels hard
  • A small creature
  • Fungi or lichen
  • A close up of nature
  • A natural landscape scene 
  • An outdoor path 

Get the kids involved and see how many items they can find in the backyard, or if you are unable to get outside see how many items you can find from home. 

Remember to keep yourself and others safe by following current Government advice on social distancing, self-isolation and #stayhome. More information on local changes due to COVID-19 is available here

Terms & Conditions

Entries will be accepted between 1 April and 30 April 2020.

Entrants must tag @lanecovecouncil_ and #WildAboutLaneCove to be eligible.

Entrants' Instagram profiles must be set to public to be eligible to win. Council cannot view photographs uploaded to a private account.

The photographic subject matter depicted in entries must be located within the boundaries of the Lane Cove local government area.

Each photo is considered one entry. A maximum of ten entries is permitted.

Participants own the copyright of their photos. In entering the competition, the participant gives Lane Cove Council authority to reproduce, publish, communicate or display the work online (including social media), in presentations, videos, publications and, if selected, for public display at various venues.

Where possible, entrants will be credited with the photographs when they are used, however this is not guaranteed.

The winners will be drawn and announced in May. Maximum of one prize per Instagram account. You must be a Lane Cove resident to enter.

 *Our scheduled events series will not be taking place due to Covid-19 restrictions. Stay safe and we look forward to bringing you more bushcare events soon *


HarbourCare is Council's new volunteer program aimed at collecting litter before it is lost into the waterways and harbour. To find out more about upcoming Clean Up Kayak Trips and other information, visit


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Events & Activities are updated throughout the year so check back here regularly for new information.‚Äč

Unless otherwise specified, please contact the Bushland Interpretation Officer either via telephone (02) 9911 3566 or email for more information about upcoming events and activities.

The Aboriginal Heritage Office runs aboriginal cultural and educational events in the North Sydney area. Visit their website:

Lane Cove Bush Kids (Activities for children) provides fun outdoor nature-based activities for children aged 2 - 5 years! Keep up to date with Lane Cove Bush Kids activities. Families that are members of Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society receive two free family vouchers each year of membership.  To find out more, go to  Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society  web page.