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Council runs a range of environmental and sustainability events and programs for Woollahra residents.

Design a Native Habitat Garden

Habitat Garden ImageMake your backyard a haven for native animals with this helpful guide.

The design of your garden and the plants you choose to grow will influence the animals and birds that visit your backyard. Your garden can provide important resources for native wildlife including food, water, and protective habitat for birds, lizards, possums, frogs and beneficial insects. Well-designed gardens can help protect native animals from introduced or over-aggressive native species and act as important stepping stones between bushland reserves in the Woollahra area.

Compost Revolution

compost_revThe Compost Revolution supports residents in composting and worm farming to reduce their waste to landfill. Through both face-to-face workshops and online resources, you can learn more about turning your food waste into valuable, free fertiliser. Residents of Woollahra are also eligible for a discounted compost bin or worm farm.

Become a Bushcare volunteer

bushcareGet involved in caring for our precious native spaces!

Bushcare is a great way to:

  • learn about our native bushland, weed management and native animals
  • meet like-minded people and enjoy relaxed social events
  • participate in healthy, outdoor activities.

National Tree Day

ntd_2015_250Every year Council supports community members to get their hands dirty on National Tree Day. Come and get involved! In 2019 our Tree Day planting event will be held on Sunday 28th July.

Sustainability Workshop Series

Holdsworth workshopCouncil runs monthly, free events and workshops on a range of sustainability topics including organic gardening, bird watching, waste reduction, upcycling and more.

All residents are invited to attend and learn new sustainability skills and ideas.

To receive monthly updates on our sustainability events subscribe to Our Environment E-News here.

Garage Sale Trail

Garage_Sale_Trail_ImageGarage Sale Trail is one big day of Garage Sales right across Australia. It's all about sustainability, meeting the neighbours, having fun, and making money while you’re at it!

Report a Wildlife Sighting

report_sightingLet us know if you spot an interesting native plant or animal so we can monitor and protect our local biodiversity. What birds, frogs, lizards and other creatures have you seen lately?

Convert your Pool to a Pond

pool_to_pondConvert your unused swimming pool into a pond with expert help and advice. Save on maintenance and power costs, and if you want your pool back to use or sell your property, it's a fully reversible process!

Barrett House

barrett_houseWoollahra Municipal Council, Randwick City Council and Waverley Council joined forces to develop a sustainable demonstration house, which provides residents, visitors and students the opportunity to see working examples of practical sustainability measures.

Join Hollows as Homes

Galah in tree hollow J Turbill OEHFind out how you can report and monitor tree hollows in our area to provide habitat and increase local biodiversity.

Second Hand Saturday

second_hand_sundaySecond Hand Saturday is a popular community event held in the Paddington area that encourages residents to hold garage sales and sell their unwanted, pre-loved goods.

Garden Circle for Parents and Children

circles_of_learningParents and children (and grandparents) can learn how to grow and eat healthy foods, do creative activities and more as part of this free program for babies and toddlers. Discover nature at its best every Wednesday at the Holdsworth Communal Garden from 9:30am - 11am.

For more information contact Judith Schulz from Circles of Learning on 9327 7750 or at

Save Power Kits

save_power_kitYou can borrow a Save Power Kit from Council. It's a fun and educational way for you to learn more about the power you use and how to reduce your power bills and impact on the environment.

Native Christmas Tree Program

native_xmas_treeHave a living Christmas tree this Christmas, then donate it to one of our local parks!