Our bushland is made up of native plants which form different vegetation communities that cover large areas of the Northern Beaches. They provide vital habitat and habitat connectivity for native animals, from the threatened Pygmy Possums and Powerful Owls, to the Common Swamp Wallaby and Ring Tail Possum.

Bushland areas clean the air we breathe, regulate our climate and filter the water running into our creeks, rivers and the ocean. Our unique bushland ecosystems that have evolved over thousands of years are also important for their aesthetic and recreational values such as exercise, relaxation and inspiration.  

    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 300 bushland and wetland reserves. 


    Threatened Ecological Communities

    The Northern Beaches contains threatened ecosystems that are in danger of being lost.


    Wildlife Protection Areas

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