Celebrating a day to restore and maintain
Australia’s remaining bushland.
Held annually in spring, Bushcare’s Big Day Out (BBDO) is a national day of community participation to restore remnant bushland. BBDO is a day designed to give every one of us the opportunity to find out more about our bushland. What is being done? What can be done in the bush where we live, so that it thrives?
The next BBDO will take place on Sunday September 15 2019.
It’s a fun day where anyone can get involved and learn alongside experts. Activities can include weed removal, tree planting, mulching or even follow up maintenance on sites where rehabilitation has already begun. BBDO events are also a fantastic opportunity for sharing knowledge and expertise through activities like bird watching, plant identification workshops and species monitoring. Come along, and bring a friend!
Register Your 2019 BBDO Event here
Find a BBDO Event Near You on the National Event Map
Sign up for e-news updates about BBDO 2019
If a different date around the same time suits your group better, please still get involved and register your event. Local councils, land owners and community groups are encouraged to host an event at a locally important site.
In 2017, Bushcare’s Major Day Out merged with Conservation Volunteers Australia, and in 2018 we updated the event’s name to Bushcares BIG Day Out, or BBDO. By combining Bushcare’s leagues of dedicated volunteers with our network of 18 offices and over 100 staff, we are mobilising communities to roll up their sleeves and take part in caring for their local, urban and regional bushlands, wetlands and parks.
Established in 2009, Bushcare’s Major Day Out, now Bushcare’s Big Day Out, has seen thousands of dedicated volunteers take part in restoring and maintaining local bushland, even a former Prime Minister! You can find out more about the history of this national day of Bushcaring action in the short film below: