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Friday 31 July (9.00 AM - 2.00 PM)

National Tree Planting Day

National Tree Day is a special day where the community can contribute by planting new trees around the country.
Enjoy a day of social distancing in the outdoors, connecting with nature and helping restore the wild outer park.
Date: Friday 31 July 2020
Time: 9.00am-2.00pm
Where: Centennial Parklands, Sydney
Cost: FREE - bookings essential
Age: Adults
  • Spend time outdoors connecting with nature
  • Help create a new environment for local birds and wildlife
  • Help to maintain native vegetation
Centennial Parklands will provide a team leader to assist volunteers and ensure plants are treated with care and planted properly.
RESTRICTIONS due to Coronavirus: The group size is small, with twenty places available on this year’s planting day in the Parklands. We have created some social distance boundaries on the day. At this stage it has been decided that individuals who fit into the vulnerable or high-risk categories, as determined by the Australian Government Department of Health, will not be able to engage in volunteer programs until it is deemed safe for their return. Hand sanitiser will be provided. Volunteers will be required to bring in their own mug and water bottle.
Bookings are essential. To book, email

Project Description

The Southwest Corner of Centennial Park is affected by erosion and loss of native vegetation. Sandy soils in the park are easily eroded, particularly along informal tracks. The project site is a degraded area with little vegetation cover, and surrounding sections dominated by African lovegrass weeds and young self-sown exotic pines. However, elements of the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (ESBS) remain with small patches of native species occurring. The project aims to address these problems through soil stabilisation and native planting. We need to address the loss of vegetation and create an environment where biodiversity can flourish.


Where is the meeting location?
The meeting place for the day is Fearnley Grounds / The Greenhouse Café. We will then walk as a group to the planting location in SW Corner.

What time do I arrive?
Start time is 9:00am. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that you don’t miss out on the planting demonstration and instructions for the day.
What should I bring?
Drinking water, a hat, morning tea, reusable drinking mug, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Please wear long sleeve top, long trousers and sturdy enclosed shoes.
Bring gardening gloves if you have them, otherwise supplied.
Lunch plans?
BBQ lunch (sausage & roll) will be provided.
Alternatively, you may like to bring a picnic or there is the option to buy lunch at The Greenhouse Café.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us if you have any questions:
What happens if it rains?
The day will be postponed if bad weather is forecast. A confirmation email will be sent 2 days beforehand.
Are children welcome?
No, adults only.
Can I bring my dog/cat/pet?
No, pets are not allowed.


Friday 31 July


Fearnley Grounds
Grand Drive, Centennial Park


Adults, registration essential


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available