Join a Community Group

Rewards beyond helping the environment. 

Joining a community group is a great way to lend your skills to something meaningful, while making new friends. There are many active community groups in the Geographe Bay Catchment that work hard to protect and conserve our natural areas. These groups are essential supporters in our work to care for the Catchment. 

Busselton Community Garden

Provides a place for people to come together and grow their own fruit and vegetables, using only organic methods.

Contact : 9754 1603 / website

Busselton Dunsborough Environment Centre (BDEC)

A not for profit environmental organisation which aims to promote community awareness and participation within the natural environment.

Contact: 9754 2049 / website 

Busselton Naturalists Club

The largest conservation group in rural WA! The Club’s objective is to encourage interest in, and conservation of the natural environment in the south west of the state.

Contact: 9727 2474 / website

Capel Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC)

Volunteer members undertake many projects to preserve good remnant bush areas and rehabilitate degraded areas including gravel pits, working with the Capel Shire. Meetings on 4th Tuesday of the month at the Capel Community Hall at 7.30 pm.

Contact: 0400 731 614/ 0459 272 027 / email

Dunsborough and Busselton Wildlife Care

A registered not-for-profit organisation dedicated to wildlife conservation by caring for sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife, with the ultimate goal of being rehabilitated back to its native environment.

Contact: 0404 235 437 / website

Dunsborough Coast and Land care (DCALC)

DCALC was formed in response to coastal erosion and development on the Dunsborough foreshore. DCALC also plays a part in maintaining  reserves in Dunsborough and in the Cape Naturaliste corner, which has included the protection of possum habitat, as well as coordinating DCALC’s part in on-going monitoring of whales in the Dunsborough area.

Contact:  website

FAWNA (Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid)

FAWNA is a government approved wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation for sick, injured and orphaned native fauna.

Contact: 0438 526 660 / website

Friends of Reserves

There are a number of local groups within the City of Busselton that help conserve and protect our natural environment. These include the Ludlow Forest Restoration Group, Friends of Wonnerup Beach, Friends of Broadwater Foreshore and many more. Find out if there is one at your local wetland or reserve! 

Contact: City of Busselton Environment/Volunteer Officer Kay Lehman on email or call 9781 1721.

Geographe Community Landcare Nursery

Local provenance indigenous native plants for landcare, revegetation, ecological, biodiversity projects and environmental restoration. 

Contact: 0429 644 885 / website

Leschenault Catchment Council

Catchment management, Natural Resource Management group working north of Dalyellup to protect and restore the natural environment. 

Contact: 9791 4773 /website

Lower Blackwood Catchment

A not-for-profit, community managed, constituted and independent Landcare organisation with a membership representative of landholders with an interest in sustainable agriculture, catchment management, the broader environment and river health in the Lower Blackwood catchment.

Contact: 9758 4021 / website

Meelup Regional Park Committee 

Responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Park. It is also the repository for a large body of knowledge about the Park and instigates research work required to manage the Park to preserve the Parks values.

Contact: 9781 0444 / website

Nature Conservation Margaret River

An incorporated community-based catchment management group, working in partnerships to co-ordinate Natural Resource Management in the region bordering from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin.

Contact: 9757 2202 / website

Possums R Us

Group dedicated to the care and conservation of the Western Ringtail Possum. 

Contact: 0438 931 488 / Facebook

Toby Inlet Catchment Group 

Non-profit community group, whose aim is to protect, preserve and repair Toby Inlet and Geographe Bay.

Contact: 9755 3384 / website

Western Ringtail Action Group (WRAG)

A not-for-profit community-based group of individuals and organisations who aim to protect, enhance and create Western Ringtail Possum habitat; raise public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Western Ringtail Possum; work with local, state and federal government agencies, conservation/environmental groups and like-minded individuals to assist in the conservation of the Western Ringtail Possum and its habitat; and assist people and organisations involved in the rehabilitation of sick, injured, displaced and orphaned Western Ringtail Possums. 

Contact us for more information.