Our bushland is made up of native plants which form different vegetation communities that cover large areas of the Northern Beaches. Our bushland is vital habitat for native animals, from the threatened Pygmy Possums and Powerful Owls, to the Common Swamp Wallaby and Ring Tail Possum. The plants in bushland areas clean the air we breathe and together with the soil, filter the water running into our waterways.

    Bushcare volunteers

    Your bushland and the environment needs volunteers. Get involved and make a difference.

    Bushland management

    We care for our valuable bushland that is home to numerous plants and animals.

    Bushland reserves

    Northern Beaches Council is responsible for over 145 bushland and wetland reserves covering an area of 1700ha. 

    Vegetation communities

    The Northern Beaches contains ecosystems that are in danger of being lost due to some threatening processes

    Photo: Jayden Walsh

    Wildlife protection areas

    Wildlife Protection Areas are public places set apart to protect vulnerable native wildlife from the impact of cats and dogs.