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Seabird habitation restoration project

Montague Island Nature Reserve


Volunteer at Montague Island Nature Reserve to help NSW National Parks restore numbers of vulnerable and protected species of nesting seabirds that use the island as a seasonal breeding site. Take part in activities such as weed control, surveying and monitoring while enjoying the scenic ocean views.

Bush regeneration
Montague Island Nature Reserve
Meeting point
Narooma Wharf, Narooma.
What to
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, snacks, knee pads, gardening gloves
More information

This volunteer program is not accepting applications at this time. To enquire about NPWS volunteer activities, email the Volunteering unit.

Would you like to be involved in conservation volunteer work at one of the most remarkably beautiful locations in the state? Montague Island Nature Reserve, home to a colony of seals, lies just off the NSW south coast near Narooma. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service invites you to join them there.

Take part in one of the island’s conservation projects to actively help restore numbers of vulnerable and protected nesting seabirds, including:

  • Little penguins
  • Short-tailed shearwaters
  • Wedge-tailed shearwaters
  • Goulds petrels
  • White-faced storm petrels

There are so many different activities you can do to lend a hand during your stay on Montague Island, including:

  • Vegetation and weed control
  • Seabird surveys
  • Monitoring of little penguin nest boxes

Free accommodation on Montague Island is available to volunteers and you’ll also be provided with training, tools and support. Bring a sleeping bag or other bedding when you volunteer. Contact us for more information about this exciting and unique volunteering opportunity.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Montague Island Nature Reserve in the South Coast region
  • Montague Island Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Please note that Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks & Wildlife contracted commercial vessel tour operators (go to for details).

    • Narooma
      (02) 4476 0800
      Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4476 0833
See more visitor info
Montague Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Stuart Cohen/OEH