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Community planting days

Our Natural Areas Management Unit (NAMU) is one of the many departments aimed at protecting the natural values of the Gold Coast. NAMU's role is to increase the liveability of the city through the management and enhancement of over 13,000 hectares of natural area estate.

NAMU works with the community by providing the opportunity to be actively involved in caring for our local environment through the Community Planting Program.

What is the Community Planting Program?

The program encourages schools and community groups to actively participate in native tree planting at various locations across the Gold Coast. Corporate groups can participate in the event but some charges may apply, please contact the provider for further details.

All plants, materials and tools are supplied with supervision by one of the City's qualified Bush Regenerators.

How can your school or community group get involved?

You will need to choose a suitable site from the locations listed and call to confirm a date and time.

  • Groups must book six weeks in advance
  • Minimum of 10 participants with a maximum of 40 per session
  • Must wear long pants, long shirt, sturdy boots, gloves, hat, and please bring some water
  • All sessions go for 1.5 hours to two hours
  • Bookings are essential
  • Maximum of two sessions per group in a one year period

Natural area planting locations

Planting dates are between August to early November and February to early April. Dates are subject to availability and weather conditions.

Contact our Natural Areas Management Unit to book a place on 07 5581 1537 or email

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