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Bush regeneration at Kamay Botany Bay

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Become a bush regeneration volunteer in the La Perouse section of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Sydney. Help us protect this park’s native vegetation, meet new people, get fresh air and exercise.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

Every 4th Saturday of the month (excluding December and January), 8am to 11am.

Join up

Volunteer for bush regeneration at La Perouse, the northern section of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, to help preserve this historically significant site. Join a friendly group of like-minded individuals to eradicate invasive weeds, such as bitou bush, which threaten natural vegetation and animal habitats.

NSW National Parks staff and volunteers have been fighting the bitou bush infestation by all means necessary, including hand removal, aerial spraying and introducing insects to eat the plant. Other targeted weeds are:

  • Pampas grass
  • Asparagus fern
  • Ludwigia
  • Blackberry
  • Alligator weed
  • Lantana
  • Buffalo grass
  • Coral trees

Results have been promising. The group is protecting endangered eastern suburbs banksia scrub and themeda grasslands. Volunteers have also collaborated with a local school to construct sand dune fencing and propagate native grasses for revegetation.

Learn more about identifying plants. Tools and training are provided.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Volunteer for bushfire recovery

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.

Volunteers planting in Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE


Saving Our Species program

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.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH
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Park info

  • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 

    7am–7.30pm April to October.

    La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.

    Buy annual pass
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