Sydney Region

Humpback whale and Sydney skyline

Contact: David Stead (President) 


Meetings: Monthly. All welcome. NPA Office, Suite 1.07, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont

About Sydney Region Branch

Our Branch covers the Inner West, The 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 interests:

  • Environmental Book Club
  • Bush Regeneration
  • Urban Bushland
  • Marine Conservation
  • Friends of Kosciuszko
  • Management of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Stop Warragamba Dam flooding the Blue Mountains

Please let us know what interests you.


Sydney Region Conservation Conversations

Connect with NPA members and friends in stimulating conservation talks that celebrate our natural world and inspire new ways to experience our country. Bring along your friends, connect with old friends and make new friends as we learn from the experts and each other.

Wed 20th November 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Manly Vale Community Centre, Lovett St Hall (272 Condamine St, Manly Vale).

Topics: Underwater Sydney; National Parks NOT for Sale; Urban Bushland – Favourite walks in Sydney Metro.

Tues 24th March 2020, Where: Blue Mountains, Topics: tba

Wed 22nd July 2020, Where: Inner West, Topic: Sydney Region Branch AGM and committee election

Environmental Book Club

The NPA environmental book club is a place for members 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.  We meet from 6-8pm NPA office, Suite 1.07, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont. 

Wed 13th November Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia, by Billy Griffiths

Contact: Anne Dickson 


Our bushwalking program has something for everyone, from short urban walks to overnight wilderness experiences. Explore NSW with like-minded people from around the state and see all of the amazing natural places it has to offer. See

Sat 14th December, Christmas walk and party see walks program for details:  Walk Cowan to Crosslands, party at Crosslands, Walk to Ku-ring-gai or Berowra Station.

Bush Regeneration Walk

Join Conny Harris for a Bush Regeneration Walk in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment. Specifics will be advised closer to the date. 

Sun 24th November, 7-11:30am contact Conny on

Urban Bushland 

If you are interested in seeing an increase in urban bushland, please come along to a Special Interest Group kick-off meeting to explore what we might do to achieve this. 

Contact: Anne Dickson on

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 work about the benefits of protecting a healthy marine environment. 

Contact David Stead