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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) 8586 1628 or email info@kingston.vic.gov.au

National Tree Planting Day - 1 August 

NOTICE: Council's National Tree Day events have been postponed due to the limitations of current COVID restrictions. With so many of you keen to join us in helping green Kingston, we look forward to planting together at bigger and better events around the City soon. New dates will be released when restrictions ease further.

 Visit National Tree Day for further information.


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.

  • 17 July. Revegetation
  • 21 August. Revegetation
  • 18 September. Revegetation site maintenance.
  • 16 October. Revegetation site maintenance.
  • 20 November. Revegetation site maintenance.


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 August. Revegetation with Bushland team.
  • 3 October. Revegetation with Horticulture team in Botanic Garden.


Friends of Mordialloc Catchment

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  •  3 July - Mordialloc Creek Reserve. Meet at Jack Grut Reserve Car Park, Cnr of Governor Rd and Lamana St, Mordialloc for revegetation.
  • 7 August -  Mordialloc Creek Reserve. Meet at Jack Grut Reserve Car Park, Cnr of Governor Rd and Lamana St, Mordialloc for revegetation.
  • 4 September - Yammerbook Reserve. Meet at Yammerbook Lake. Carpark off Wells Rd, Aspendale Gardens for revegeation.
  • 2 October - Epsom Wetland. Meet at cnr of Jack Holt way and Jenkins St for revegetation.
  • 6 November. Meet at Jack Grut Reserve Car Park, Cnr of Governor Rd and Lamana St, Mordialloc for revegetation site maintenance. 


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. Due to significance of this reserve the focus of working bees is weed control only.

  • 10 July
  • 14 August
  • 11 September
  • 9 October (Wedding Bush Festival-Reserve Tours)
  • 13 November


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. Due to significance of this reserve the focus of working bees is weed control only.

  • 21 August
  • 16 October


Friends of Aspendale Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 10 July - Meet at Parana St for revegetation
  • 7 August - Meet at Bayview Ave for revegetation
  • 11 September - Meet at Groves St for revegetation.
  • 9 October - Meet at Coleman Rd for revegetation site maintenance.
  • 13 November - Meet at the Bonbeach Depot Nursery, southern end of Scotch Parade, Bonbeach. Next to SES for propagation

November working bee is TBC closer to date, due to proposed nursery relocation.



Friends of Carrum Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 1 August – Meet at Carrum Lifesaving Club, Old Post Office Lane (National Tree Day site)
  • 3 October - Meeting at the Bonbeach Depot Nursery, southern end of Scotch Parade, Bonbeach. Next to SES for propagation.

Please note: October working bee is TBC closer to date, due to proposed nursery relocation.



Friends of Bonbeach/Chelsea Foreshore

Working Bees run from 10am-noon

  • 1 August - Meet at The Glade, Bonbeach (National Tree Day site)
  • 19 September - Meet at Monica Ave, Bonbeach for revegetation and spinifex direct cutting trial.             
  • 17 October – Meet at Victory Park, Chelsea (meet on the sand) for revegetation.
  • 21 November Meet at the Bonbeach Depot Nursery, southern end of Scotch Parade, Bonbeach. Next to SES for propagation,

Please note: November working bee is TBC closer to date, due to proposed nursery relocation.


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