Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program
Download and print the Beaches to Bushland program to view group locations, dates and times. You can also find out more about the support the groups receive and the benefits of joining.
The Gold Coast's beautiful natural environment allows us to enjoy a lifestyle like no other city. By volunteering in a Bushcare or Landcare group you can help protect, maintain and enhance our natural areas and make a difference to your local natural environment. Meet like-minded people and learn new skills that can be applied in your own backyard.
The aim of the program is to provide a platform for the local community to foster a connection with their natural environment, and to encourage active community involvement and ownership of our natural assets. Group works are coordinated by the City’s Natural Areas Management Unit.
The program aims to:
- Connect community and conservation
- Improve the integrity, structure and health of Gold Coast native vegetation so that ecosystems can function sustainably
- Encourage active community involvement to manage bushland areas.
You can play a part in protecting these areas by joining a group and participating in activities such as;
- Planting native trees where required
- Identifying and controlling environmental weeds
- Identifying and encouraging native species
- Maintaining your site
See below for further information on dates, times and locations for each group. You can also view the full history, aims, objectives and progress they are making.
- Austinville Landcare Group
- Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group
- Boonooroo Park Bushcare Group
- Carrara Floodplain Landcare Group
- Coombabah Lakelands Bushcare Group (to be advised)
- Currumbin Creek Care Group
- Elanora Wetlands Bushcare Group
- Friends of Rainbow Bay Society (to be advised)
- Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group
- Nerang Riverkeepers Group
- Tarrabora Reserve Bushcare Group
For dates, times and locations on the South Stradbroke Island Landcare Group please contact Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 1537.
The City of Gold Coast also support individual Landcare projects at Batten Reserve (Nerang), Lower Halfway Creek Parklands (Ormeau), Pleasant Parklands (Oxenford), William Duckett White Park (Pacific Pines), North East Albert Landcare Group and Burleigh Ridge (Burleigh).
Through the program groups participate in other Landcare initiatives including Landcare Week, Connect to Your Creek Week, National Tree Day, World Wetlands Day, Bushcare’s Major Day Out and Clean Up Australia Day.
Please remember to wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, pants, gat, gloves and to bring some water.
- 2013 QLD Landcare award finalist for 'Partnering with Landcare'
- 2014 Healthy Waterways Government Award finalist
- Tarrabora Reserve Bushcare Group 2014 City of Gold Coast Australia Day award winner
If you are a school, university or TAFE student or student group looking for ways to gain experience in the conservation field this would be suited to you. Large groups will need to book prior to the day to ensure there is availability.
If you are a corporate organisation, school or community group looking to be involved in caring for our local environment, you may also be interested in our Community Planting Program, which specifically caters for larger groups.
For further information on how to join, or the most suitable group for you, please contact the Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 1537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of other City supported environmental volunteering opportunities visit our Environmental volunteering page.