Manning Coastcare’s focus is the conservation of the biodiversity of the coastal habitat and wildlife corridor on the mid-north coast of NSW in publicly owned coastal Crown Reserve Land /State Park between Crowdy Head and Hallidays Point. We are particularly concerned with protecting the littoral rainforests of the area and are a community-based, not-for-profit Incorporated Association made up of member groups and individuals. We also organize field days and workshops on a range of topics. Sometimes the restoration work we support is voluntary and sometimes we pay suitably qualified contractors. We strive to develop our skills in the control of high priority weeds such as Asparagus weed and Bitou Bush. Our funding is mostly from the State government through Landcare NSW and the Hunter Local Land Services. In 2006 Manning Coastcare was incorporated as Manning Coastcare Group Inc - a not-for-profit legal entity # 9885445 under the Associations Incorporation Act of NSW (ABN 73302754263).


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Our new Landcare Coordinator, Helen Kemp, is funded to work the equivalent of one day a week.

Helen may be contacted on 0410 606 463 or



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We welcome new members and it's just $1 a year.

Money can be transferred to our St George account - BSB 112 879 Account 0337 5588.


Our Strategic Plan 2016 to 2019 can be viewed here.


Check out our Constitution.


Manning Coastcare Group takes governance of our not-for-profit organisation seriously and has a number of policies in place with respect to our management. Members may find the following policies of interest.

Code of conduct

Communications Policy

Copyright Policy

Delegation of authority Policy

Financial management Policy

Employment Policy

Grievance Policy

Privacy Policy

Private Vehicle use policy

Records management policy

Social media policy

Sun protection policy

WHS policy

New Committee members Induction Kit

Check out our constitution and policies on this page as well as the Duties of Office Bearers 


A number of subgroups, as follows,  are associated with Manning Coastcare and more can form as required. All subgroups are represented on the Manning Coastcare Committee. 

Harrington Coastcare

Manning Point Coastcare

Old Bar Coastcare

Wallabi Point Coastcare

Hallidays Point Landcare

In addition, Manning Coastcare Supports:


Old Bar Beach Sand Replenishment Group

As the name suggests, this group is focused on increasing the sand on Old Bar Beach. The Old Bar group of Manning Coastcare work closely with this group and Midcoast Council to erect sand trapping fences, pedestrian fences and install signage as appropriate.

Check out their Newsletters to keep up to date on what's happening to address the beach issues at Old Bar:

Contact: Elaine on 0407 229 145 or

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