The Chandlers Hill Parkcare Group is a small group of dedicated individuals who are interested in caring for the environment around the hill, which is in the southern part of the greater Dandenong Ranges National Park.
We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in helping out please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963. They will be able to put you in touch with us. Or contact us directly by email:
In 1990 Gordon Carter and Bruce Thompson, two Boronia residents who were concerned about the unchecked weed proliferation on Chandlers Hill, approached Parks Victoria and as a result the Chandlers Hill Parkcare Group was formed.
We normally work every Monday for 2 1/2 hours from 8.30am (daylight saving) or 9.00am (rest of the year). We take a break in January mostly because of the summer heat.
Our group aims to promote community awareness of the flora and fauna of the area, and so we have created a website which contains a plant list and an image library here. However, our main task is still the removal of environmental weeds (with much appreciated material support from Parks Victoria).
Chandlers Hill is located close to the outer eastern suburbs of Boronia, Ferntree Gully and The Basin in Victoria (Melway ref. 65 E10). There are various walking tracks which allow easy access to the hill and other parts of the national park. September and October are probably the best times to look out for wildflowers. Do not be afraid to walk off the beaten track occasionally. You never know what you might find.