Golden Secateurs and Trackcare Legend awards


Every year the City of Hobart recognises an outstanding Bushcare volunteer who has made a positive and lasting contribution to the conservation of Hobart’s bushland reserves and who inspires others to do the same.

These conservation heroes are given a Bushcare Legend Golden Secateurs Award and go into our Golden Secateurs Hall of Fame.

In 2019 we awarded our first Trackcare Legend Award, which recognises the contribution from volunteers to the maintenance of the mountain bike and bushwalking tracks on kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Jeff Thomas won our inaugural Legend award for his ability to inspire and engage other volunteers and help grow the Trackcare program.

Nominations for this year's legend are now open and must include: 

  • how the Bushcare volunteer has made a positive and lasting impact on Hobart’s bushland 
  • how they have inspired others to contribute to caring for Hobart’s bushland. 

Nominations can be emailed to or posted to Bushcare GPO Box 503, Hobart 7001 and must be submitted by Friday 8 November, 5 pm. 

Bushcare legends

The awards began in 2008 and our first Golden Secateurs Legend was Antony Ault, a stalwart of the Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare group who was recognised for his role in helping to rid Knocklofty Reserve of gorse and other environmental weeds.

Antony has always been meticulous about documenting the work carried out at Knocklofty Reserve, a skill now considered best practice for managing the health of our bushland reserves.

Bushcare will always be deeply grateful for the work of its Bushcare Legends:

Golden Secateurs award winners

2019 - Rodney Arnold 

2018 – Janet Stone

2017 – Gavin Wright

2016 – Astrid Wright

2015 – Ingrid Colman

2014 – Greg Summers

2013 – Andrew Hingston

2012 – Greg Kidd

2011 – Sue Gillespie

2010 – Peter Franklin

2009 – Sue Drake

2008 – Antony Ault


Trackcare Legend award winners

2019 - Jeff Thomas