Friends of the Billabong (FOB)
Become a Friends of the Billabong (FOB) volunteer and help restore and preserve the unique native habitat of St Peters Billabong.
Just three kilometres from Adelaide CBD and a stone’s throw from the River Torrens, the St Peters Billabong is a local treasure which is home to a thriving ecosystem— and a popular place for families and friends to spend time with nature.
The Billabong and its surrounding natural landscape have been carefully nurtured over many years by a group of professional and passionate volunteers.
The Billabong is located in St Peters Park, adjacent to Linear Park.
Enter from Goss Court (off Harrow Road) or from River Street, adjacent to Tenth Avenue.
Become a volunteer
The aim of the Friends of the Billabong (FOB) is to restore native habitat, increase biodiversity and improve the quality of water flowing into the River Torrens.
FOB volunteers participate in regular working bees and are mainly involved in natural re-vegetation work and offer practical, hands-on assistance including planting, weed eradication, watering and general site improvement according to the agreed management plan.
Working bees are held at the St Peters Billabong twice a month on the first Saturday and the third Sunday of the month.
Register your interest
Register your interest online by completing and submitting the Volunteer Application Form
Once your registration of interest has been received, the Council's Volunteer Services Coordinator will be in contact to take you through the next steps.
Ask a volunteer
If you would like to find out more about Friends of the Billabong and their work, please submit your enquiry by clicking on the button below.
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- Read about Kingsley Turner, a passionate volunteer who worked tirelessly to restore and maintain the St Peters Billabong, visit: Remembering Kingsley Turner
- The Native Plants of Adelaide: Returning the vanishing natural heritage of the Adelaide Plains to your garden. Phil Bagust and Lynda Tout-Smith (2005).
- For photographs and descriptions of some local native plants found at the Billabong, download: Native plants of the Adelaide Plains brochure
- For general native plant information, download: Biodiversity in Your Backyard brochure
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