What we're doing

Coffe cup with weeding tools and gloves
Coffee and weeds

Join us for great company over a coffee then a weeding session amid gorgeous scenery. Free a tree from getting smothered. You’ll help rehabilitate our beautiful Yarra embankment and prepare it for planting. Check out the wildlife too. Tools supplied or bring your own.

Newly planted trees
Plant one for the Yarra

Come down and plant one for the Yarra! You’ll be putting back indigenous vegetation that hasn’t grown here for 150 years. We supply the bushes, grasses, climbers, covers and trees. You do the planting and get the satisfaction. We’ll keep an eye on progress for you. Tools and plants supplied.

Coffee and plog

If plogging is your thing, there are plenty of reed beds and marine life along the lower embankment that need you. Every good plog should start with a coffee, so join us for a drink and come on down. We’ll supply bags, pickers and gloves or bring your own.

Man lifting heavy tree branches
Muscle and haul

If you’re up for something a bit more ‘heavy duty’, we need strong arms to haul and firmly stake branches for terracing. This work packs a powerful punch – it keeps the embankment from eroding, helps plants grow and helps improves the soil. Tools supplied and also welcomed, if you can contribute.

Sharing economy

Sometimes we need to borrow an SUV, a power tool or a heavy hand tool like a mallet. Or just a good old helping hand with a carrying cart to shift rubbish bags or plants. We’re all for sharing resources, so if you can help out with equipment, give us a hoy!

Mark and map

Help us identify the existing (and new!) plants and fungi along the Yarra River in Abbotsford and map it to the Atlas of Living Australia or inaturalist. A historic bit of tracking and sleuthing, this!

Latest Happenings


Our Mission


Abbotsford Riverbankers was formed to advocate for and nurture our Yarra riverlands in Abbotsford.
Our mission is to help transform this degraded, weed-infested ribbon of riverland into a healthy riparian corridor as part of Melbourne’s most important river system.

Our Friends

Abbotsford Riverbankers acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of this land on and in which we carry out our activities. We acknowledge that their sovereignty of this land has never been ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and future.