Our Founder

Photo Christine Bull

Sat, 12 Aug 2023 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM AEST

Exploring Scribbly Gum Forest - Educational Walking Tour


Led by ecologist Susie Duncan, learn about native flora and fauna while enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Only 15 Spots Available. 

Saturday, 14 October 10:00 AM AEST

2023 Annual General Meeting


Come join us at the Hinterland Bush Links 2023 Annual General Meeting! Get ready to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for preserving our beautiful Hinterland bush.

Friday, 8th September , 8.30am – 11.30am

Road Ecology presentation by Chris Johnson

restoration ecologist at Roving Restorers

Koala Habitat Project Photo Christine Bull

Join the Roving Restorers and special guest speaker Chris on Friday the 8th of September to learn about the impacts of roads on habitat fragmentation and ecology, whilst contributing the maintenance of revegetation plantings in core koala habitat. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2023 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM AEST

Koala Habitat Community Tree Planting

By joining us, you will contribute to the restoration of koala habitat, which are crucial for their survival. No prior experience is necessary, as our friendly team will provide all the guidance and materials needed. A fantastic event and experience for the family. 

Free Event

Our Founder Susie Duncan

Susie Duncan

Susie Duncan had a vision to protect, connect and restore landscape-scale wildlife corridors on the Sunshine Coast.

She wanted to ensure the long-term conservation of all native plants and animals in the Sunshine Coast area.

In 2011, she established Hinterland Bush Links to see her vision into reality.

She set-out to support landholders to protect and restore their own land, and to create habitat connections with neighbours. She helped landholders by securing funds through grants and donations and building a community of committed volunteers, willing to help.  In 2021, Susie stepped down as Manager but is still involved and keeps an interest in the goings-on of Hinterland Bush Links.

Susie has over 40 years of experience as a wildlife researcher and successful hands-on conservationist.

Susie is a qualified Ecologist, passionate about involving local people to protect wildlife and re-connect habitat.

She moved from Chiltern in NE Victoria to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in 2003 and undertook a fauna survey at Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. This survey was the inspiration for establishing Hinterland Bush Links.

Prior to moving to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, she was involved in the creation of a series of National Parks to protect the flora and fauna of the Box-Ironbark country across northern Victoria.

Get Involved

As a community, we can achieve amazing things. Discover all the ways you can get involved with us today!
Education for Landholders

Roving Restorers


Hinterland volunteer hours


trees planted across the Hinterland and Noosa & District region.


of land weeded on the hinterland

3 years

of funding secured for Noosa Chapter Roving Restorers


Noosa Chapter working bees over 17 properties in the Noosa Shire.

447 hours

of labour provided by 60 Noosa volunteers


of labour provided by our Roving Restorers volunteers.

Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project

34 properties

with weeds treated

22 landoholders

worked with


chemically treated

5 sub-catchments

weed controlled of the Mary River

Community and Landholder Education

1 Ecology Course

Subtropical Rainforest Ecology Course

1 koala education event

Awareness talk with
Vanda Grabowski


monthly Email bulletins


Increased social media presence & educational content.

Koala Habitat Project


koala food and habitat trees planted across private properties


volunteer hours.

1 koala education event

Awareness talk with Vanda Grabowski

65 hectares

of weed management across

45 properties

Protection of riparian zones

18 km

of creek protected of weed-vine infestations

$110,000 Cash investment

in on-ground works

Subtropical Forests Ecology Course

provides education for 30 participants

45 property landholders

involved in our projects during the year

12 monthly

educational bulletins issued


volunteer hours @ $45/hour, total value


Our reach for sharing of knowledge and building a like-minded community

70 individual