BushCare and LandCare

Local BushCare and LandCare volunteer groups provide an incredible service greening our city and improving the local environment. Why not join in a working bee, meet like-minded people and see what it's all about?

We support several groups across Shellharbour:

  • Tullimbah LandCare in Albion Park
  • The Watercourse BushCare in Albion Park
  • Blackbutt BushCare at Blackbutt Reserve
  • Currambene Reserve BushCare in Flinders
  • Oakey Creek BushCare in Oak Flats
  • Koona Bay BushCare in Oak Flats
  • Warilla Dunes BushCare in Warilla

For details of upcoming working bees, please see the latest Sustainable Shellharbour e-newsletter or contact our Natural Areas team on 4221 6111.


We manage and care for a range of bushland areas, from Blackbutt Forest to Bass Point and Croom Reserve. Many of these reserves have high environmental values, being home to threatened animals, plants, and ecological communities.

Our Natural Areas team, with the help of many volunteers in our Bushcare and Landcare groups, manage these valuable natural areas.

If you have further questions or enquires about our bushland areas, please contact our Environment team on 4221 6111.

Native plants

Did you know the Illawarra is home to around 2,500 species of native plants?

Many local native plants are great choices for landscaping, and they can be used for any style of garden. For more information about growing local native plants in your garden, please see our Grow Local Native Garden Guide.

Everyone (not just Shellharbour ratepayers) is welcome to buy native plants from our nursery in Oak Flats.


With the help of BushCare and LandCare volunteers, our Natural Areas team works hard to manage priority weeds in our important natural areas.

Weeds can be a major threat to our unique natural environment. You can help by managing invasive weeds on your property. For more information about local weeds, please see the Illawarra District Weeds Authority and the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

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Last updated : Fri 19 Jul 2019