Get involved

Nature conservation is a team effort.

We work in partnership with many community groups and organisations such as Trees For Life and the Department for Environment and Water. This ensures that we get the best possible conservation outcomes while making sure that volunteers and our community are supported and stay safe.

There are hundreds of passionate people who work in partnership with us across our city to take part in activities such as:

  • removing and controlling weeds that can push out native plants, wreck homes for wildlife and increase the risk of fire 
  • monitoring the health of an area of native vegetation and native animals that live there
  • growing and planting local native seedlings to improve homes for wildlife, stabilise soil and bring back native plant species that have disappeared from an area
  • protecting and monitoring the nesting sites of an endangered beach nesting bird called the Hooded Plover
  • planting events held across our city each winter 
  • attending a Sustainable Onkaparinga workshops or event.

Your time and effort as an conservation volunteer will not only be rewarding, but it will make a real difference. There are many ways to get involved.

You can contact community groups and organisations direct to find out more about volunteering and get more information: 

You can also register your interest by contacting our Nature Conservation team on 8384 0666. 

You can also join our volunteer program. City of Onkaparinga volunteers are individuals who are approved by, and registered with us to support our programs. For current opportunities within our city, please click the below button. 


We work in partnership with other groups to provide a variety of opportunities to learn about and get involved in nature conservation


South Port Noarlunga Coastcare group after a working bee in the dunes to remove weeds and plant local native seedlings


YACCA (Youth and Community in Conservation Action) volunteers helping look after their local nature reserves. They are an environmental youth group based at the Willunga Environment Centre