Bouddi National Park
Our volunteer activities are being assessed for risk on a case-by-case basis. We need to determine which activities can operate safely within COVID-19 guidelines. Many volunteer bushcare activities have now recommenced. Check the Volunteer Information Portal to confirm the status of your volunteer activity.
Bouddi National Park’s natural coastline is under threat from invasive weeds. If you’re interested in helping to restore the native vegetation along this section of NSW coast, then volunteer to join a local bushcare group. Work is carried out in various sections of the park, including MacMasters Beach.
- Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
- Bouddi National Park
- Entry fees
Park entry fees apply in the Putty Beach area of the park
Without proactive bushcare, the natural habitat of native Australian animals and birds along Bouddi National Park’s coastline will eventually be destroyed. If you’d like to help tackle invasive weeds, then volunteer to join one of the bush regeneration groups that work across the park in locations such as:
- MacMasters Beach
- Lobster Beach
- Wagstaffe/Half Tide Rocks
- Maitland Bay
One group, for example, are the Bitou Bashers. They've successfully carried out weed removal along Maitland Bay's beachfront since 1980.
All volunteers are trained in weed identification and removal techniques including:
- Cut and paint with poison
- Scrape and paint with poison
- Pull out by hand
- Bag seed heads
If you're of moderate fitness, happy to get your hands dirty, and would like to work alongside friendly, like-minded locals, then join us for this rewarding volunteer work.
Following this season's unprecedented bushfires, you can register your interest to help the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Saving our Species program rehabilitate and protect our threatened animals and plants.
Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.
- in Bouddi National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Bouddi National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day only in the Putty Beach area. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.Buy annual pass