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Lane Cove National Park bushcare

Lane Cove National Park

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In Lane Cove National Park, you’ll find a bush regeneration group working somewhere in the park just about every day of the year. Become a volunteer and get actively involved in conserving the biodiversity of this significant tract of Sydney bushland. Meet new people and enjoy the extra exercise in the great outdoors.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

Each group decides how often they volunteer. Most bushcare groups volunteer onsite from 9am–1pm, although there are some afternoon groups.

No wheelchair access
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
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Join in some volunteer work for bush regeneration at Lane Cove National Park, near Chatswood, and become part of a bushcare effort that’s been running since the early 1990s. Activities include weeding, plant propagation and tree planting, with all training and tools provided.

Lane Cove bushcare groups have helped to reduce the impact of invasive weeds choking our Australian native plants. But weeds still thrive in many areas and threaten to overcome new native growth. By taking part in this volunteer work, you can help reduce the impact of weeds that threaten the survival of Australian native plants and animals that rely on these plants for habitat.

Bushcare at Lane Cove is not just personally rewarding as you see what a difference your group can make to regenerating the native bushland. It’s also a great way to get outdoors and meet new, like-minded people. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, and bring along some insect repellent 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
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Park info

  • in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Lane Cove National Park Office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy annual pass
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