Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary
  • Last updated:
  • 26 Mar 2019

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary is a green oasis of eucalypt and paperbark forests, rainforest and mangrove wetlands fringing the Maroochy River at Bli Bli. Enjoy the soft calls of the local birds while volunteering within the Sanctuary.  

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group members staff the Discovery Centre each Sunday and also on some public holidays. Through the Committee, members have the opportunity to promote the Sanctuary within the community and assist council in event planning and management of the Sanctuary. 

Typical duties

  • Visitor information desk – welcome visitors and assist them to enjoy their time in this special coastal reserve. You may like to encourage visitors to enjoy the wetland displays, historical and educational activities found in the historic Canecutters’ barracks
  • Guided educational tours – research, on ground learning and training opportunities will be provided to volunteers wishing to enhance visitor and student experiences by providing information on the special features of the Sanctuary
  • Community education – volunteers enjoy participating in annual community events which are always a great opportunity for you to encourage residents or community groups to visit or arrange a special educational tour to discover the plants and animals of the Sanctuary
  • BushCare – if you prefer to have a “hands-on” role in protecting the diverse ecosystems within the reserve then you are welcome to join the regeneration and revegetation activities carried out by this group who meet each month.

How to apply

Register online to volunteer.

For more information on volunteering at this reserve please contact council on (07) 5475 7272.