Volunteering at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Bushfire Recovery – Register your interest (Statewide)


Register your interest to help!

Following this season’s unprecedented bushfires, volunteers can register their interest to assist NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and help the Saving our Species program to rehabilitate and protect our threatened animals and plants.


Details of how and when you can contribute to the recovery process will be provided after you register, and following the extensive assessment, research and logistical planning needed for the recovery activities. Please note the identification of bushfire recovery activities for volunteers may take some time so we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.


Depending on the area or species affected, there may be a range of roles available and various skills needed. Each national park and region of NSW is also likely to have different needs. Please note that NPWS' current focus is our fire response so it may be some time until further updates are provided regarding volunteer activities and registered people are contacted.


Should your area of interest be NSW's wildlife, find out how you can help injured wildlife or find a wildlife carer organisation.

Photo credits: A Grey Fantail nests in Lane Cove National Park. The Friends of Lane Cove National Park was formed after the devasting fires in 1994. Now it is one of our largest volunteer groups and recently celebrated its 25 year anniversary.  Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

Habitat regenerated after bushfires in the Newnes State Forest by Saving our Species and volunteers – home of the endangered persoonia hindii. Photo: Amanda Jowett /DPIE