Native plant giveaways scheduled for October

Published on 18 September 2020

Landcare coordinator Jason Harvey with seedlings destined for the Native Plant Giveaway.jpg

More than 3000 free native plants will be provided to Lake Mac residents next month as part of Council’s annual Native Plant Giveaway.

The event is usually held in conjunction with the Living Smart Festival in September, but the festival’s cancellation due to COVID-19 has prompted a series of smaller pop-up events held throughout the City from 6-24 October.

The events – open only to people who register online beforehand – will be held at Lake Mac Libraries branches, Lake Mac Landcare’s headquarters at Teralba and from the Rover mobile library van at multiple locations.

Landcare coordinator Jason Harvey said a range of native plant species would be available, including banksia, westringia and callistemon.

“Residents who register online are eligible for two free native plants per household,” he said.

“We’ll have a selection of eight species at each event, with a mix of trees, shrubs, ground cover, grasses and other seedlings to choose from.”

“This is a fantastic way to add colour and life to your garden, as well as create habitat and food sources for native wildlife.”

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, residents must register for a specific giveaway session time.

“These specific session times are in place to ensure this is a COVID-safe giveaway,” Mr Harvey said.

“That means you unfortunately won’t be able to collect your plants if you arrive earlier or later than your allocated time.”

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to offer the community this giveaway despite COVID-19 and are confident residents will understand and appreciate the measures we’ve had to take as a precaution.”

To register for one of the Native Plant Giveaway sessions, go to or contact Council’s Customer Service Team on 4921 0333.


Native Plant Giveaway 2020 dates and locations

Lake Mac Libraries branch/location



Tuesday 6 October

Redhead - Rover

Wednesday 7 October


Thursday 8 October

Warners Bay - Rover

Friday 9 October

West Wallsend - Rover

Friday 9 October

Cameron Park - Rover

Friday 9 October

Valentine - Rover

Monday 12 October

Mt Hutton - Rover

Monday 12 October


Tuesday 13 October


Wednesday 14 October


Thursday 15 October

Cooranbong - Rover

Tuesday 20 October

Wyee - Rover

Tuesday 20 October

Wangi Wangi

Wednesday 21 October


Thursday 22 October


Friday 23 October

Landcare Resource Centre Teralba

Saturday 24 October