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Bushcare Program


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.

Corporate volunteer groups are also welcome.


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.


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!


Do you want to help regenerate and conserve the bushland behind your block or have an interest in planting out your nature strip? Please contact for more info on Lane Cove Council’s Bushfriends program!


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.

Send an email request to subscribe to the Golden Whistler, our Bushcare Newsletter, available as an electronic or hard copy.


Summer 2021-22
Autumn 2022Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Summer 2020-21
Autumn 2021Winter 2021Spring 2021
Summer 2019-20Autumn 2020Winter 2020Spring 2020
Summer 2018-19​Autumn 2019Winter 2019Spring 2019
Summer 2017 - 2018  Autumn 2018 Winter 2018Spring 2018
Summer 2016 - 2017  Autumn 2017Winter 2017​Spring 2017
Summer 2015 - 2016  Autumn 2016Winter 2016Spring 2016
Summer 2014 - 2015Autumn 2015 Winter 2015Spring 2015
Summer 2013 - 2014 Autumn 2014Winter 2014Spring 2014