Greater Sydney Landcare (GSL) is made up of Landcare groups, Local Councils (Bushcare groups), National Parks and Wildlife Service, private landholders, Streamwatch groups, businesses and other care groups and individuals. GSL members are offered support and assistance in all voluntary operations and additional large-scale collaborative projects.

About Greater Sydney Landcare

Greater Sydney Landcare (GSL) is a membership-based community organisation, incorporated in 2014 with an elected committee of volunteers and professionals. We represent the interests of those working, voluntarily or otherwise in natural area restoration, in metropolitan Sydney, greater western Sydney, Central Coast and the Blue Mountains.

We are an umbrella network working with close links to Hawkesbury Landcare Network, OceanWatch, Cooks River Association and the Parramatta River Catchment Group. We value our major partnership with Greater Sydney Local Land Services (NSW Government) who support our staff and projects significantly.

Specifically, our members are groups and individuals engaged in protecting and caring for the natural environment of our region, including volunteers and professionals. Members include council bushland managers, representatives of Botanic Gardens, environmental event organisers, local Landcare and Bushcare groups, community organisations, regional networks, professional bush regeneration companies and individuals.

GSL members can enjoy benefits including:

  1. Grant administration
  2. Training – FREE or subsidised
  3. FREE attendance at Science Seminars
  4. Access to regular (monthly) on-ground environmental events across Greater Sydney
  5. eNewsletters (monthly)
  6. Large scale / collaborative environmental project participation
  7. Promotion of member news and events
  8. Advisory for individuals, groups and organisations re:
    1. grant availability
    2. connecting you to the right volunteer group
    3. restoring your land
    4. supporting your environmental concerns or issues
    5. assisting in accessing equipment and materials for on-ground works

Membership applications can be made through the website

Refer to our website for upcoming events, or download an incentives brochure here


The Greater Sydney region has over 1000 Landcare and Bushcare groups. To find a group near you, visit the Landcare in NSW Map here.

Please note that there may be Landcare and Bushcare groups in Greater Sydney that are not listed on the Landcare in NSW Map. If you would like to list a group, please contact us.


Greater Sydney Landcare Network was successful in getting a Saving our Species grant to facilitate with the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The grant includes ecological and cultural burning across eight sites in western Sydney. It also includes vegetation management to improve habitat.

Monthly Friday meetings to discuss and support conservation across the Cumberland Plains and Western Sydney.

Creating Canopies is part of the Million Trees Program that was an election promise by the Berejiklian Government to cool the state by planting canopy species in areas that need more shade. GSLN have entered into a partnership with LandcareNSW to facilitate the planting of 100,000 of these trees in the Greater Sydney area. Would you like some free trees? Read on...

Volunteers contributing to conservation outcomes across the threatened Cumberland Plain Woodland.

Intrepid Landcare is a great way to grow the number of young adults in Landcare and Bushcare. GSLN is bringing Intrepid Landcare to Greater Sydney with a number of retreats, new groups and on-ground activities.

This project integrates practices to conserve biodiversity and deliver low-impact sustainable grazing activities across multiple properties; by capacity building local communities to develop and implement a landscape-scale framework in the catchment.

Streamwatch is a region-wide program which has been going for 30 years. Approximately 20 volunteer groups actively monitor waterways in the Sydney area for water quality accountability. This is a great way to ensure we, as members of the public, are aware of the quality of our local waterways. Are you concerned about your local waterway?

Lake Parramatta Bushcare Kayaking is bringing adventure to Bushcare and offering volunteers a unique way of getting to the weeds on the beautiful Lake Parramatta.

Related Networks

Cooks River Valley Association

Peter Munro
0405 549356
Mail - H150 Hurlstone Park Hurlstone Park
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