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Friends of Minnamurra Rainforest

Budderoo National Park

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You don’t have to be a weeding specialist to get involved in volunteer work at Minnamurra Rainforest. Join local experts and like-minded volunteers for bush regeneration in Budderoo National Park.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

1st Tuesday of every month (weather permitting), between 9am and 12.30pm.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
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Spend a few hours each month helping protect the beautiful pocket of Illawarra subtropical rainforest that is Minnamurra Rainforest. You’ll quickly develop skills in plant species identification and weeding methods. Your volunteer work will be rewarded with visible results, along with organised activities in the rainforest.

Budderoo National Park is located between Kiama and Kangaroo Valley and is only an hour’s drive (50km) from Wollongong, making it easily accessible. Morning tea is provided for all volunteers, so you can take a break from work to enjoy a refreshment while mingling with your fellow volunteers.

So, if you’re interested in bush regeneration of an important NSW biodiversity hotspot, contact Friends of Minnamurra Rainforest. It's a good idea to wear a long-sleeved top and thick long pants (gaiters optional) when you volunteer.

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