Scotch Broom control at Barrington Tops
Barrington Tops National Park
If you enjoy the satisfaction of weeding and bush regeneration, join up for our battle with the formidable Scotch Broom. You’ll spend up to 4 days volunteering and camping in Barrington Tops National Park.
- Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
- Thursday 9 November to Sunday 12 November 2023
- Thursday 22 February to Sunday 25 February 2024
- Thursday 30 November to Sunday 3 December 2023
- Thursday 1 February to Sunday 4 February 2024
This activity runs for up to 4 days, and you can choose how many days you volunteer within that time frame.
- No wheelchair access
- Medium. You'll be working with secateurs, saws or pole saws (if you're chainsaw-certified).
- Please note
You’ll camp for free each night near your work area. There are 2 volunteer locations
Barrington Tops National Park needs your help in its war against Scotch broom. This Weed of National Significance is one of the major weed threats to the alpine and sub-alpine areas of Australia. It's highly invasive, spreads rapidly and can overpower whole ecosystems.
When you volunteer, you’ll be based in areas heavily impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires and sub-alpine wetland environments. You'll be giving these habitats and the threatened species that rely on them a chance to recover. Some of the wildlife you’ll help are the broad-toothed rat and the Polblue eyebright.
You’ll be doing something great for the environment, in the company of friendly, like-minded people. You’ll also get a great education about Barrington Tops, while working alongside NPWS staff. You don’t need any specific skills, just a willingness to get in and help. We’ll give you all the training that you need.
Bring long-sleeved clothing and wet weather gear. We’ll supply the PPE and tools needed for this work.
Find out more
- in Barrington Tops National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.