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Woy Woy Bay bushcare

Brisbane Water National Park


Join up

Woy Woy Bay is nestled in the backwater of Brisbane Water National Park. The Woy Woy bushcare group gathers there once a month to weed and restore part of the open forest community. Volunteer to be part of this rewarding bush regeneration experience in the Gosford area.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

4th Saturday of every month, 9am–12pm.

Brisbane Water National Park
Join up

Join NSW National Parks in this volunteer work and you’ll meet new people and work alongside like-minded individuals. You’ll also play an active role in encouraging the growth of Australian plants and protecting the habitat of Australian animals.

Australian animals native to the area include:

  • Lyrebird
  • Powerful owl
  • Goanna
  • Swamp wallaby
  • Glossy black cockatoo

Tools and training are both provided for this volunteer work. NSW National Parks and Woy Woy Bay bushcare group look forward to you joining them.

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 Brisbane Water National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Two picnic areas within the park close of an evening:

    • Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day
    • Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times

    Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies at Girrakool and Somersby Falls picnic areas. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Other fees:

    You will need a permit to hold a wedding or undertake commercial photography within the park.

    Buy annual pass
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Wondabyne to Patonga walk, Brisbane Water National Park. Photo: John Spencer