Brisbane urban forest

View of river and Story Bridge from City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane City Council is committed to keeping Brisbane clean and green; making our city liveable and sustainable for future generations.

Brisbane’s community networks, non-profit organisations and volunteers are helping us create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Brisbane.


How to get involved


Community tree planting events


Community tree planting events

Council's Neighbourhood Shadeways program invites the community to plant street trees at these fun and informative events. Enjoy a barbecue and a cold drink while meeting your neighbours. All participating volunteers will receive three free plants and a pack full of sustainable living ideas with tips for caring for your own trees. For upcoming community tree planting and gardening events visit Council's website.


Community gardens and farms


Community gardens and farms

Brisbane City Council is part of a growing network of community gardens and city farms around Australia, providing residents with places to meet and grow healthy food in their neighbourhoods. Find out where your local community garden is located, how you can help your local community garden and learn valuable tips and advice. For more information about community gardens and farms visit Council's website.


Habitat Brisbane program


Habitat Brisbane program

The Habitat Brisbane program helps community groups restore natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland, wetlands and along waterways, as part of Brisbane City Council's Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Find a Habitat Brisbane group near you on Council's website.


Creek Catchment program


Creek Catchment program

Brisbane City Council's Creek Catchments program has officers based across Brisbane who work with community catchment groups to protect and restore catchments as part of the Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The program plays an important role in improving the health of Brisbane's waterways, through improved habitat and biodiversity and greater awareness of catchment issues in the wider community. Find more information about our creek catchment program on Council's website.


Resources and free plants


Free native plants program


Free native plants program

Council offers a variety of plants through the Free Native Plant Program suitable for all garden types and sizes. Descriptions, growing conditions and fauna attracting information has been provided to assist you in choosing the plants most suitable for your garden. Find out more information about Council’s Free native plant program.


Sustainable gardening


Sustainable gardening

Green gardening is about making easy, cost effective and sustainable choices in your garden that will save time and money, and support our native wildlife. Download Council’s Green Gardening Guide.


Protected vegetation


Protected vegetation

Council protects significant vegetation within the city using the Natural Assets Local Law. As a resident, you can lodge a nomination to protect an individual tree, a group of trees or an area of vegetation. Find out about protecting Brisbane’s vegetation on Council’s website.


Weed ID tool


Weed ID tool

There are more than 400 species of invasive weeds in Brisbane. Council’s Weed ID tool is a quick and easy resource to help you identify weeds and wipe them out. Find out more about the Weed ID tool.


Street trees


Street trees

Brisbane City Council plants and maintains street trees to ensure Brisbane residents receive all the benefits trees bring to our city and suburbs. You can tell us where you think Brisbane needs more trees by completing the street tree feedback form.



Community gardening guide


Community gardening guide

Council has created a Community Garden Guide to help residents with an interest in community gardens. This free guide contains valuable tips and advice about how to start, maintain and get the most out of a community garden. Download Council's Brisbane Community Garden Guide.


Brisbane City Council is committed to keeping Brisbane clean and green; making our city liveable and sustainable for future generations.

Brisbane’s community networks, non-profit organisations and volunteers are helping us create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Brisbane.


How to get involved


Community tree planting events


Community tree planting events

Council's Neighbourhood Shadeways program invites the community to plant street trees at these fun and informative events. Enjoy a barbecue and a cold drink while meeting your neighbours. All participating volunteers will receive three free plants and a pack full of sustainable living ideas with tips for caring for your own trees. For upcoming community tree planting and gardening events visit Council's website.


Community gardens and farms


Community gardens and farms

Brisbane City Council is part of a growing network of community gardens and city farms around Australia, providing residents with places to meet and grow healthy food in their neighbourhoods. Find out where your local community garden is located, how you can help your local community garden and learn valuable tips and advice. For more information about community gardens and farms visit Council's website.


Habitat Brisbane program


Habitat Brisbane program

The Habitat Brisbane program helps community groups restore natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland, wetlands and along waterways, as part of Brisbane City Council's Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Find a Habitat Brisbane group near you on Council's website.


Creek Catchment program


Creek Catchment program

Brisbane City Council's Creek Catchments program has officers based across Brisbane who work with community catchment groups to protect and restore catchments as part of the Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The program plays an important role in improving the health of Brisbane's waterways, through improved habitat and biodiversity and greater awareness of catchment issues in the wider community. Find more information about our creek catchment program on Council's website.


Resources and free plants


Free native plants program


Free native plants program

Council offers a variety of plants through the Free Native Plant Program suitable for all garden types and sizes. Descriptions, growing conditions and fauna attracting information has been provided to assist you in choosing the plants most suitable for your garden. Find out more information about Council’s Free native plant program.


Sustainable gardening


Sustainable gardening

Green gardening is about making easy, cost effective and sustainable choices in your garden that will save time and money, and support our native wildlife. Download Council’s Green Gardening Guide.


Protected vegetation


Protected vegetation

Council protects significant vegetation within the city using the Natural Assets Local Law. As a resident, you can lodge a nomination to protect an individual tree, a group of trees or an area of vegetation. Find out about protecting Brisbane’s vegetation on Council’s website.


Weed ID tool


Weed ID tool

There are more than 400 species of invasive weeds in Brisbane. Council’s Weed ID tool is a quick and easy resource to help you identify weeds and wipe them out. Find out more about the Weed ID tool.


Street trees


Street trees

Brisbane City Council plants and maintains street trees to ensure Brisbane residents receive all the benefits trees bring to our city and suburbs. You can tell us where you think Brisbane needs more trees by completing the street tree feedback form.



Community gardening guide


Community gardening guide

Council has created a Community Garden Guide to help residents with an interest in community gardens. This free guide contains valuable tips and advice about how to start, maintain and get the most out of a community garden. Download Council's Brisbane Community Garden Guide.


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