Get involved with Bushcare


Our Bushcare program is filled with fun activities that connect people with nature.

Our volunteers care for and protect Hobart's native plants, animals, bushland reserves and waterways by:

  • removing weeds
  • creating and restoring local wildlife habitats
  • planting trees, shrubs and groundcovers
  • monitoring weeds, habitats and threatened species.

You don't need any experience or skills to become a Bushcare volunteer – just enthusiasm, commitment, good physical mobility and a sense of fun! It helps if you love getting your hands dirty too! 

Our experienced (and very friendly!) Bushcare Team Leaders will be on-site to provide training and technical advice. They will bring the tools and equipment and will even provide tea, coffee and biscuits!

Families and children are very welcome.

What's on

Autumn Program(PDF, 6MB)

Getting started

Just come along!

Our Bushcare team will be at each Bushcare group working bee and event, and you'll be able to register then.

We recommend following us on Facebook and signing up for email updates before you come, in case there are any last-minute changes:

Sign up for email updates

Aged 16-18?

If you are between the ages of 16 and 18 you can volunteer without a supervising guardian present as long as your parent or a guardian has signed the Registration Form. 

Please email the Bushcare team for a copy of the Registration Form, complete the mandatory sections, sign it and ask your parent or guardian to read and sign the form too. Then bring it with you to your first working bee.

Children under 16 must have a parent or guardian present and supervising at every activity.

What to bring

Come ready to help with fully-enclosed, sturdy footwear, a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, a hat, drinking water and sunscreen.

Don't forget your warm clothes in the cooler weather!

BYO mug if you'd like to join the group for a hot cuppa after the activity.

Please take your gloves and safety glasses home and bring them back to each working bee.

Why volunteer?

People join Bushcare for many different reasons. There are also lots of benefits including:

  • Meeting like-minded people.
  • Connecting with nature.
  • Having fun!
  • Learning about Australia's unique plants and animals.
  • Being active and spending time outdoors.
  • Getting involved in a meaningful project that gives back to the community.

The Bushcare Policy can provide you with more details of the City's Bushcare program.