Sydney Region

Humpback whale and Sydney skyline

Contact: David Stead (President) 


About Sydney Region Branch 

Our Branch covers a large geographic proportion of the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area, bounded by the Hawkesbury River to the north, Georges River to the south, from the Blue Mountains to the coast, including marine protection. This broad area includes the: Inner West, Hills District, Eastern Suburbs, Parramatta, North Shore, Outer West, Northern Beaches, Hawkesbury District, Northern Districts, and Blue Mountains. We also work with other branches on issues of common interest. 

Branch members participate in our bushwalking program and take part in special interest groups that cover a wide range of topics: 

  • Environmental Book Club 
  • Bush Regeneration 
  • Urban Bushland 
  • Marine Conservation 
  • National Park and protected area advocacy 
  • Save Kosciuszko National Park 
  • Stop Raising the Warragamba Dam Wall from flooding the Blue Mountains 

Please let us know what interests you. 


Environmental Book Club 

The NPA environmental book club is a place for members across NSW to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment. At our friendly gatherings we discuss books with an environmental theme and shares ideas.  Please register by email to as only confirmed attendees will be able to access the online session. 


The bushwalking program is in full swing with interesting local walks across the Sydney basin, Blue Mountains and beyond. With something for everyone, from short walks to overnight or multi-night experiences, it’s a great way to explore NSW, meet new people and find new amazing natural places. The walk program and details can be found at


The branch provides support and advocacy to help protect our natural environment. We regularly contribute to NPWS reviews of Plans of Management and development of Masterplans that affect protected areas within the Sydney region. Work also contributes to protection of natural corridors, urban bushland that may be under pressure from our growing built environment. 

Let us know if you have an area of interest you would like us to help support, or contact us if you would like to be involved in advocacy work across the Sydney region. 

Marine Conservation 

Marine parks share the same essential purpose as our national parks, nature reserves and regional parks- to safeguard our most powerful legacy to future generations, a diverse, sustainable and resilient environment. Our marine conservation special interest group will be spreading the word about the benefits of protecting a healthy marine environment.  

Contact David Stead  


Our work relies solely on the dedicated efforts of volunteers. These rare people join us to help our work, to protect nature, for a variety of reasons and contribute in large and small ways. Regardless of whether you can only give an hour a month or have much more time to support our work, contact us for more information on volunteering with National Parks Association.