Landcare is a non-governmental community movement dedicated to preventing land degradation and achieving sustainable land management. It consists of a network of local volunteer groups of which there are over 1700 in New South Wales alone. Each group works to find local solutions to local problems such as salinity, soil degradation, animal pests, weeds, vegetation loss, waterside erosion, poor water quality, coastal degradation and urban land degradation. If you appreciate how lucky we are in the Helensburgh district to enjoy a relatively unspoiled bush environment you should also be aware that it is under serious threat. read more

Sunday 28 April 2024


We have been advised by Sydney Water, that after two dry, sunny weeks, sewage contamination is no longer a problem at the Glowworm Tunnel.

It is still wet, muddy and slippery at the site and in the tunnel. Gumboots are advised.

New signs have been installed near the car parking area. Please read these signs before entering.

The Helensburgh Glowworm Tunnel is looked after by unpaid community volunteers. It would be appreciated if you could take your muddy shoes, socks, plastic bags and wipes home with you, and not just drop them at the site for us to have to clean up if the bin provided is full.

Saturday 6 April 2024


 The Helensburgh Glowworm is closed due to flooding and contamination from sewerage overflow. It is not known at this stage when it will be safe to go in again.

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Clean Up Australia Day, 2024


Step Up to Clean Up with Helensburgh & District Landcare Group


Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 3 March, and we aim to clean up Helensburgh’s footpaths, creeks and parks. Register at the Old Mine Surgery, 78 Parkes Street, Helensburgh, between 10 am and 1 pm. 

We provide you with a bag to clean up an area of your own choice – your own street, the park across the road, local creeks, etc. Once you have finished, return the bag of rubbish.

Please wear long pants and shirt, sturdy closed-in shoes, and bring gloves and water. 

For further information, ring Merilyn on 0414 819 742, or email merilyn@helensburghlandcare.org.au