Bushcare

Connecting people to place, leading to action.

Bushcare volunteers
Bushcare news
Bushcare news 
Become a Volunteer

Who are the Bushcare team?

The Bushcare program has been running since 1989 and is one of the largest of its kind in New South Wales. It's a group of volunteers who restore the bushland, helping to create a better natural environment for current and future generations. They work at more than 100 sites across Hornsby Shire, stretching from Epping in the south to Wisemans Ferry in the north and Brooklyn in the east. 


What do they do?

The main goal of the Bushcare team is to conserve our unique natural ecosystem, promoting native plants and providing habitat for native animals. They transform weed-infested areas into healthy bushland, allowing the natural bush to bounce back.


Upcoming Events

Bushcode Workshop
Saturday 17 February, 9am-3pm
The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

Book online


Native Bees Talk
Saturday 1 April, 1pm
Join Megan Halcroft from Bee Business to talk about the importance of native bees in our eco systems.

Book online


Bushcode Workshop
Thursday 19 April, 9am-3pm
The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

Book online


Bushcode Refresher Workshop
Thursday 17 May, 6pm-9pm
The Bushcode Refresher Workshop is a requirement to renew your membership in the Bushcare program (for already qualified volunteers only).

Book online


Birds in the Backyard Talk
Saturday 26 May, 2pm
Learn about common birds and some of the more unique and uncommon species.

Book online


Bushcode Workshop
Friday 20 July, 9am-3pm
The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

Book online


Brush Turkey Talk
Saturday 11 August, 2pm
Brush turkeys are generally wary of humans. However, they can become very tame around picnic grounds and homes, particularly if they are fed.

Book online


Bushcode Refresher Workshop
Wednesday 19 September, 6pm-9pm
The Bushcode Refresher Workshop is a requirement to renew your membership in the Bushcare program (for already qualified volunteers only).

Book online


Bushcode Workshop
Thursday 11 October, 9am-3pm
The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

Book online


Bushcode Workshop
Saturday 24 November, 9am-3pm
The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

Book online