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New South Wales / ACT has over 600 Parks and Reserves, as well as beaches, historic towns and outback areas. Conservation Volunteers programs start from Sydney, but projects generally take place away from the city and volunteers are transferred on arrival to one of Conservation Volunteers’ Regional Offices in Canberra (Australia’s capital city), Newcastle, or Wollongong. Volunteers can choose to travel directly to any of these offices to start programs, or simply choose Sydney as your starting point – Conservation Volunteers will allocate you to a region on arrival.
Examples of projects in New South Wales / ACT include:
- Planting trees in locations like Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve as part of the ongoing recovery for wildlife and habitats following the 2003 bushfires
- Nattai National Park is surrounded by spectacular sandstone cliffs and is virtually an untouched wilderness area. Our projects help to improve the biodiversity around the Park, including planting, weed removal, seed collection. Some projects also include rock wallaby surveys and fencing activities.
- Nobbys Beach is an icon of Newcastle and much loved – it’s a great location to spot dolphins frolicking in the waves. Our teams are helping to remove introduced weeds (Bitou Bush) and re-plant natives to enhance habitat.
- The Blue Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Area, and volunteers help on a number of walking track and trail projects