Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program
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 of Gold Coast’s Natural Areas Management Unit.
You can play a part in protecting these areas by joining a group and participating in activities such as tree planting and environmental weed control. Each year, through the program, volunteers cover many hectares of natural areas and plant over 40,000 native trees.
Download and print the calendar to view group locations, dates and times.
- 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.
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.
Meeting on the last Sunday of the month from February to November, 8am to 10am.
Visit Austinville Landcare Group for further information.
Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group
Meeting on the first Saturday of the month from February to November, 8am to 10am, at Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Court, Bonogin Valley.
Visit Bonogin Valley Bushcare Group for further information.
Carrara Landcare and Boonooroo Bushcare Group
The two groups meet monthly but rotate between sites on the third Saturday of the month. Please view the calendar for further dates.
Visit Boonooroo Park Bushcare Group for further information.
Visit Carrara Floodplain Landcare Group for further information.
Currumbin Creek Care
The group meet on the third Saturday of the month from February to November, 8am to 10am, at various locations along Currumbin Creek within the Ecovillage estate on City-managed land. Please contact email@example.com for exact location details.
Visit Currumbin Creek Care Group for further information.
Elanora Wetlands Bushcare Group
The group meet on the first Tuesday of the month from February to November, 8am to 10am, and rotate between Elanora Wetlands and Schusters Park, Tallebudgera. Refer to the calendar.
Visit Elanora Wetlands Bushcare Group for further information.
Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group
The group meet on the first Saturday of the month from February to November, 8am to 10am, at Hinterland Regional Park, Hardys Road, Mudgeeraba, meeting at the amenity building.
Visit Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group for further information.
Nerang Riverkeepers Group
The group meet on the second Saturday of the month from February to November 2016, from 8am to 10am.
Meeting at Swift Park, Centurion Crescent.
Visit Nerang Riverkeepers Group for further information.
Tarrabora Reserve Bushcare Group
The group meet on the second Saturday of the month from February to November, from 8am to 10am.
Meeting at Palm Beach Parklands, Gold Coast Highway near the amenity building.
Visit Tarrabora Reserve Bushcare Group for further information.
South Stradbroke Island Landcare Group
For dates, times and locations on the South Stradbroke Island Landcare Group, contact our Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 1537.
Individual Bushcare and Landcare Projects
City of Gold Coast (City) 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, hat, gloves and to bring some water.
- Queensland Landcare award finalist for 'Partnering with Landcare' - 2013
- Healthy Waterways Government Award finalist - 2014
- 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.