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How you can help

The City of Kingston has temporarily placed all activities on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you when we have further information about resuming activities.

Volunteer events

Our team of dedicated volunteers help protect and preserve Kingston's beautiful natural environment. 

Join in at a park near you for an enjoyable day out in the great outdoors meeting people in your community while helping make a positive difference to the environment. 

Volunteer events are held at a number of locations across Kingston throughout the year including:  

  • Bradshaw Bushland Reserve, Mordialloc
  • Kingston Heath Reserve, Heatherton
  • Mordialloc Catchment (activities are undertaken at Mordialloc Creek Reserve, Yammerbook Nature Reserve & Epsom Grassland & Wetland)
  • The Grange Reserve, Clayton South
  • Rowans Woodland, Dingley Village
  • Aspendale Foreshore, Aspendale 
  • Carrum Foreshore
  • Bonbeach and Chelsea Foreshore

See dates and meeting points for each venue below.

For further information, contact the Natural Resources Area team on (03) 9776 0403 or email info@kingston.vic.gov.au


Friends of Bradshaw Bushland Reserve

Working Bees run from 10am-Noon

Bradshaw Bushland Reserve located at the intersection of White Street and Nepean Highway, Mordialloc. Meeting at the reserve shed unless otherwise stated.

  • 15 February
  • 21 March
  • 18 April
  • 16 May
  • 20 June


Friends of Kingston Heath

Working bees run from 10am-noon

Kingston Heath Reserve located off Centre Dandenong Rd in Heatherton. Meet in the Car Park located at the end of Farm Road unless otherwise stated.           

  • 1 February Propagation @ Bonbeach Depot Nursery. Southern end of Scotch Parade
  • 5 April
  • 4 June


Friends of Mordialloc Catchment

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 1 February Propagation @ Bonbeach Depot Nursery. Southern end of Scotch Pde.
  • 1 March Clean Up Australia Day. Mordialloc Creek Reserve. Meet at Jack Grut Reserve Car Park, Cnr of Governor Rd and Lamana St, Mordialloc, Mordialloc
  • 4 April Mordialloc Creek Reserve. Meet at boat ramp Car Park, Off Governor Road, Mordialloc
  • 2 May - Yammerbook Reserve. Meet at Yammerbook Lake. Carpark off Wells Rd, Aspendale Gardens
  • 6 June - Epsom Wetland. Meet at cnr of Jack Holt way and Jenkins St


Friends of The Grange Heathland Reserve

Working Bees run from 9am-noon

The Grange Heathland Reserve located off Osborne Avenue, Clayton South (Melway ref 79 F8). Meeting at the Notice Board located at the entrance to The Grange Heathland Reserve for all working bee dates.

  • 8 February
  • 14 March
  • 4 April
  • 9 May
  • 13 June


Friends of Rowans Woodland Reserve

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

Rowans Woodland Reserve located off Teralba Close, Dingley Village, behind the tennis, netball, and baseball facilities on the corner of Springvale and Westall Road extension. Meeting at the Notice Board located at the entrance to Rowans Woodland Reserve of Teralba Close, Dingley Village for all working bee dates.

  • 22 February
  • 18 April
  • 27 June


Friends of Aspendale Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 29 Feb, Meet at Parana St Aspendale, Litter
  • 4 April, Meet at Bayview Av Aspendale, Revegetation
  • 2 May, Meet at Coleman Rd Aspendale, Revegetation
  • 6 June, Meet at Bayview Av Aspendale, Revegetation


Friends of Carrum Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 22 March, Meet at the southern end of Carrum L.S.C, Litter
  • 24 May, meet at the Southern end of Carrum L.S.C, Revegetation


Friends of Bonbeach/Chelsea Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 1 March, Meet at Victory Park Chelsea, Litter
  • 5 April, Meet at The Glade Bonbeach, Revegetation
  • 3 May, Meet at Victory Park Chelsea, Revegetation
  • 14 June, Meet at The Glade Bonbeach, Revegetation

Bay Watch Committee

Council has created a Bay Watch Committee which will guide the development of the new Coastal and Marine Management Plan, as well as monitoring ongoing integrated water management and pollution reduction programs involving Kingston City Council.

The Committee is made up of Councillors, local MPs, relevant state agency staff and community representatives and meets quarterly.  

Bay Watch Committee Terms of Reference