Throughout September, Sydney Olympic Park is celebrating National Biodiversity Month with a program of tours and activities that celebrate and explore the Park’s rich natural environment and provide insights into how it is being protected and conserved. Biodiversity Month is a time to stop and appreciate the web of life that surrounds and sustains us, and to think about what we can do to reduce our environmental impact.
Threatened Species Day on 7 September marks the anniversary of the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger on 7 September 1936 and this day turns the spotlight on native plants, animals and ecosystems that are under threat of extinction and how a similar fate could await other species unless appropriate action is taken. In New South Wales alone there are close to 1000 animal and plant species at risk of extinction – if these become extinct, they are gone forever.
Sydney Olympic Park is home to three endangered ecological communities and to threatened plants and animals including the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog, and is actively working to safeguard their future.
Take action and learn more about the amazing biodiversity of Sydney Olympic Park during National Biodiversity Month.
Looking for some nature fun this September? We are challenging everyone to Live a Little Wild and explore the natural world on your doorstep
The Life Undercover project at Sydney Olympic Park aims to increase the understanding of wetland birds and their distribution to assist in the management of the wetland habitat for their benefit.
Watch our Mini Park Rangers virtual videos and explore the Park and nature from the comfort of your own home.
Download a map and take a self-guided tour that explores the protected habitats of Newington Nature Reserve
Download the new e-book 20 years of Healing: delivering the legacy of the Green Games for in-depth information about Sydney Olympic Park’s conservation work
Discover the many stories and experiences at Sydney Olympic Park, by visiting them yourself or explore from wherever you might be. Whether you are visiting the Park, are a resident or just curious to see what’s here, use the self-guided tours app to discover the Park at your own pace and in your own space.
Take a walk in the Park, and look, listen, smell and feel the natural world around you.
Ecologist Viveca McGhie answers some questions about our famous resident – the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog. Discovered during the development for the 2000 Olympic Games, and we have created frog habitat across the Park to ensure their survival. Come take a look at the frog habitat we created at Little Kronos Hill.
Did you know that more than 300 native Australian vertebrate species use tree hollows for breeding or shelter, including birds, microbats, arboreal marsupials, reptiles and frogs? Ecologist Tina Hsu answers some questions about the artificial tree hollows we have installed for possums, microbats and the Red-rumped Parrot.
Have you heard of Lantana? Ecologist Jen O’Meara takes us through the removal of this invasive weed, and hear about our plans to create habitat for woodland birds. It is one of 32 ‘Weeds of National Significance’ and has taken us 14 years to remove all the Lantana from the Brickpit.