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The City of Hobart's Bushcare program provides an opportunity for the community to work with us to make Hobart's bushland a better place.

Joining Bushcare is a great way to meet people, be part of something meaningful and learn about the native plants and animals that live in Hobart's bushland reserves. So why not get involved?

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Our story

Founded in 1993, Bushcare is coordinated by the City of Hobart. Each week, we provide direct support to volunteers working with Bushcare groups across the city, from Cornelian Bay to Wellington Park, Sandy Bay and beyond.

On average, 120 people volunteer for Bushcare each month. With additional field days and special events, Bushcare volunteers contribute over 3000 hours each year to regenerating local bushland and raising awareness of the issues in their local area. Bushcare also provides support to schools and other organisations undertaking community-based care of the city's bushland.

Bushcare volunteers are making a huge difference to the bushland areas they work through bush regeneration, track development and maintenance, and community engagement. Bushcare provides volunteers with a sense of purpose and an opportunity to be part of something meaningful, while having fun, making friends and learning something new.

In 2023 we celebrated 30 years of Bushcare. In the same year Bushcare volunteers contributed more than 3000 hours worth of environmental restoration work as part of 14 Bushcare and Landcare groups working on bushland reserves across the city.

Bushcare is the City of Hobart’s largest volunteer program, with more than 700 registered volunteers on its books.

Learn more in the publication Bushcare: Celebrating City of Hobart's Bushcare Success Story: