If you would like to find out more about some of the groups helping to make a difference in the City of Armadale, please contact council's Environment Services Team on (08) 9394 5000.

The City of Armadale is committed to assisting Bushcare Community Groups in conserving and restoring our natural bushland in council-owned environmental reserves. It's a fantastic opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment while also meeting new people, staying healthy and active, learning new skills, and reconnecting with nature. Bushcare Volunteers make a valuable contribution towards biodiversity conservation.

Through the provision of support and advice, the City is dedicated to assisting Bushcare Volunteers in achieving agreed-upon goals for the preservation and improvement of natural areas.

About Bushcare Volunteers and what they do

Reserve custodians, individual volunteers, informal groups of a few people or formal incorporated bodies are all examples of Bushcare Volunteers. 

All of them have a goal to preserve and safeguard a natural area within the City of Armadale.

The level of commitment and activities conducted by volunteers are determined by the reserve's specific needs, as well as the individual's or group's aims and expertise.

Bushcare Volunteer activities typically include:

  • Weed control/removal
  • Dieback injections
  • Rubbish clean-up
  • Planting of locally native species
  • Guided nature walks
  • Monitoring and recording of flora and fauna
  • Seed collection
  • Community education (talks and presentations)
  • Fire prevention
  • Passive surveillance, and reporting of any issues that may be affecting a reserve.

Benefits of being a Bushcare Volunteer

Some benefits of becoming a City Bushcare Volunteer include:

  • Contributing to the preservation and conservation of natural areas
  • Helping to restore a natural area in your local community
  • Meeting new people who share a common interest
  • Learning about local flora and fauna
  • Getting active outdoors
  • Raising community awareness of the values of natural areas
  • Providing input to the City’s natural area management strategies.

Become a Bushcare Volunteer

If you would like to become a Reserve Custodian, Individual Volunteer, or would like to establish a Bushcare Volunteer Group, the first step is to contact the City to find out if there are already active volunteers in your area of interest.

If a group already exists, the City will put you in touch.

If there is no existi​ng Reserve Custodian, Individual Volunteer or Bushcare Volunteer Group for a specific reserve that you are interested in, then your registration will be encouraged.

Call the City on 9394 5000 or send an email.

Page Last Reviewed 20 July 2022