Friends of Kellys Bush

The movement to Save Kelly’s Bush (c.1971) has left a significant legacy which has directly contributed to other “Green Ban” and conservation efforts across Australia.

Previously the site of a tin smelter, there was a significant development proposal made to convert the area into multi-storey residential units. However, through the persevering efforts of local conservationists, the proposal was defeated and the area was dedicated to nature preservation. The excellent bushcare volunteers now, with pride and skill, carry on the legacy of “The Battlers for Kelly’s Bush”.

The site now boasts a magnificent array of native flora and fauna and is a credit to the efforts of the bushcare volunteers. However, the battle for Kelly’s Bush continues, by way of combatting the various weed species that threaten to overtake the native plants. The site itself is 4.8 hectares (~0.048km2) and presents plentiful opportunities to learn about a broad range of both native and non-native plant/animal species, as well as bushcare techniques.

Kelly’s Bush volunteers love to share their knowledge over a nice cup of morning tea, which you are very welcome to participate in! If you would like to get involved in conserving the natural majesty and cultural heritage of this treasured bushland, you will be very welcome to join!

Become a Bushcare Volunteer 

If you cannot participate in the bushcare activities, but would still like to show support to the volunteers contact

The Kelly’s Bush group meets every Monday, at 8.00am.