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Friends of Trial Bay Gaol

Arakoon National Park

Overview

Join up

The historic ruins of Trial Bay Gaol, in Arakoon National Park on the NSW Mid North Coast, are a significant heritage area. Friends of Trial Bay Gaol invite you to volunteer to help in the protection and promotion of this amazing piece of local history, especially during the annual Sculpture in the Gaol.

Work
Heritage
Where
Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
Join up

Ever thought of volunteering to go to gaol? What if there were ocean views, a sea breeze and every second person was a friend? The magnificent historic ruins of Trial Bay Gaol, in Arakoon National Park on the NSW Mid North Coast, are a significant heritage site. If you have some time to spare, we would appreciate assistance with cataloguing, customer service, fundraising, and cultural events. Volunteers are particularly needed during the annual 3-week springtime event Sculpture in the Gaol, for which induction, training, uniform and ice-creams are all provided.

Beyond the great view and crew, when you’re a registered Friend of Trial Bay Gaol, your entry to Trial Bay Gaol is free when you bring 2 or more visitors along to visit this heritage site. Better still, those who work there voluntarily get year-round free entry. Contact NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to get involved.

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
Little Bay Beach, Arakoon National Park. Photo: David Finnegan