The City of Hobart Bushcare program currently supports 13 Bushcare groups working throughout Hobart. You can find a group near you by using our interactive map (Bushcare group map).
Cornelian Bay Bushcare
Meet: Usually meet the fourth Sunday of the month, between 10 am and 12.30 pm
Our group works to protect Hobart’s rare coastal vegetation around the picturesque Cornelian Bay, in an area that encompasses views of the River Derwent to kunanyi/Mount Wellington, and extends into the open grassy woodland of the Queens Domain.
Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare
Meet: Usually meet the third Sunday of the month, between 2 pm and 4.30 pm; and first and third Thursday, between 9 am and11.30 am
We are one of Hobart’s oldest Bushcare groups and have helped to transform the city-fringed bushland of Knocklofty Reserve from a once degraded state into a biologically diverse place. Our work has changed the face of Knocklofty, helping to reinstate its true beauty.
South Hobart Bushcare
Meet: Usually meet the third Sunday of the month, between 10 am and 12.30 pm
We look after a resilient bushland remnant of rare black peppermint forest nestled in the middle of South Hobart at Wellesley Park. Our group is working on removing weeds such as gorse and cotoneaster to enhance the bushland values of this area, and has revegetated some of the more degraded areas of the park for wildlife.
Waterworks Valley Landcare
Meet: Usually meet the first Sunday of the month, between 10 am and 12.30 pm
We are restoring this urban fringe for people and wildlife, from the sides of the Waterworks Valley to the banks of the Sandy Bay Rivulet. To achieve this, we work on public and private land, tackling weeds and educating the local community.
Friends of Wellington Park
Meet: Usually meet the first Tuesday of the month, between 9.15am and 1.30 pm
We are an intrepid bunch who usually combine a bushwalk with a weeding expedition. We work all over kunanyi/Mount Wellington, targeting small weed outbreaks before they can impact the mountain environment. We aim to maintain and enhance the native flora and fauna of the mountain and to educate Park users of the high biodiversity values and ways to protect them.
Fern Tree Bushcare
Meet: Usually meet the second Sunday of the month, between 10 am and 12.30 pm
We work in the beautiful, cool, deep forests at the base of kunanyi/Mount Wellington. Our aim is to control invasive weeds such as holly and cherry laurel that reduce the habitat available to native plants and animals. To do this, we work on public and private land. We reward ourselves each working bee with a scrumptious morning tea!
Meet: Usually meet the first Sunday of every second month, between 10 am and 12.30 pm
Ridgeway Park forms a continuous stretch of bushland from kunanyi/Mount Wellington to Waterworks Reserve. It has several distinct eucalypt communities supporting a rich and varied natural environment. The group have been working to reduce the impact of weeds on this beautiful area of Hobart bush.
Friends of McAulay
Meet: Usually meet the second Sunday of the month, between 2 pm and 4.30 pm
We come together to protect and improve the conservation values of this suburban, locked jewel. McAulay Reserve contains threatened native grasslands and thick trunked white gums that are big, rare and magnificent. It is not uncommon to find masked owls and ring-tail possums in this reserve, showing us the value of our work.
Mt Nelson Bushcare
Meet: Usually meet the second Sunday of the month, between 10 am and 12.30 pm, and the last Thursday, between 10 am and 12.30 pm
We work in and around Bicentennial Park, in an extensive forest environment that is home to a diversity of vegetation types, from tall open eucalypt woodland to dense scrub. Our group is helping to enhance and protect important habitat for species like the endangered swift parrot.
Lambert Gully Bushcare
Meet: Usually meet the fourth Sunday of the month, between 2 pm and 4.30 pm
We work along the slopes of the Lambert Creek waterway under a canopy of giant blue gums. Flanked by the urban boundary, the impact of stormwater weeds and garden escapes threaten to infiltrate this habitat corridor to Bicentennial Park. The aim of our work is to maintain the habitat corridor of Lambert Gully.
Meet: Usually meet the third Sunday of the month, between 10 am and 3 pm
We work throughout the City of Hobart bushland areas to develop and maintain a sustainable mountain bike track network.
Bushcare Walking Book Club
Meet: Meet the first Sunday of the month, between 2 pm and 4.30 pm
Gain a deeper understanding of environmental stewardship through books. For more information, visit the Bushcare Walking Book Club Facebook page.
Meet: As required
Help care and maintain our local Hobart crags.