Friends of Coolbinia Bushland

Coolbinia Bushland

Coolbinia Bushland is a biodiverse remnant Jarrah and Banksia woodland on a limestone ridge among the inner northern suburbs of Perth, only 6kms from the CBD.  It is home to around 90 different species of native plants, and many different birds and animals.

To keep the bushland safe and preserve this precious piece of nature for the future, there needs to be a strong Friends group involving all sorts of different people from our community.  You can be part of it!

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Interested in knowing more about this tiny but glorious bushland nestled in the inner northern suburb of Coolbinia, Western Australia?

Good reasons to get to know Coolbinia Bushland

  • Spending time in a bushland in the city can be joyful, calming and restorative just like a bush holiday, but without the travel time.  You can visit whenever you like, as part of your normal routine.
  • Local bushland needs local people to care about it so we can keep it safe as habitat, for our enjoyment right now, and for future generations.  If we don’t take action to care for it, it will be lost.
  • As well as providing clean air and cooling for our city, urban wilderness plays an important part in our health, enriching our bodies, brains and hearts through our senses.  Come and feel it for yourself!
  • Understanding more about local places like Coolbinia Bushland connects us to our home, grounds us in a deeper understanding of the place we live, and helps us to feel we belong here.
  • In these uncertain times, it makes sense to focus our energy close to home, where we can have a real impact and enjoy the tangible benefits of knowing and looking after local places.

This project is supported by the Commonwealth Government through the Communities Environment Program.  Coolbinia Bushland is part of Coolbinia Primary School.


  1. Expert professional weeder Tracy has prepared a useful instruction sheet for the Veldt Grass Attack, which you can read here.
  2. Very soon there’ll be a helpful Occupational Health and Safety tip sheet prepared by group member Leonie, read here.

We’ll add to these to build a resource library for our work.  If you can help with this, please get in touch.

Weeding Days

We’re offering informal training and supervision for Perennial Veldt Grass removal every weekend through October and November. Make sure you wear closed shoes, hat and sunscreen and bring water.  No toilet facilities.  We have some gloves, bags, and bread knives but you can always bring your own too.

1 PM Sat 3 Oct                    9 AM Sun 11 Oct
1 PM Sat 17 Oct                 9 AM Sun 25 Oct
1 PM Sat 31 Oct                 9 AM Sun 8 Nov
1 PM Sat 14 Nov                9 AM Sun 22 Nov
1 PM Sat 28 Nov

Other groups tell us that a standard hour-long weeding session followed by a break and a chat is best, so people can stay longer if they wish but no one feels stuck.  While we’re training, allow 1.5 hours so you can get equipped and into a suitable spot for your hour of power.

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Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

(08) 9420 7207 (please leave a message)

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