Friends of National Park logo


Closing the linked page will return you to this Website.


We are proud to display the ACNC 'tick' as a Registered Charity in Australia. Our listing can be viewed here.

Registered Charity logo

We are a member of "Friends of Parks Inc

Friends of Parks logo

Find us on Facebook


Department for Environment and Water


The Friends of Belair National Park Inc.

Volunteers working together for conservation.
We are a volunteer group (of about 200) which works in close cooperation with the Park staff for the benefit of the Park and the people of South Australia.

Scenery, Activities, Flora and Fauna at Belair National Park

1 / 14
Weeding Group
Weekly Weeding Group - October 2016
2 / 14
Old Government House
Old Government House - Belair National Park
3 / 14
Karka Pavillion
Karka Pavillion
4 / 14
Wildflower walk
Wildflower Walk
5 / 14
Kangaroo crossing the Adelaide - Melbourne Line
6 / 14
Kookaburra arriving at the nest with food
7 / 14
8 / 14
Upper Waterfall
9 / 14
Eastern Rosella
10 / 14
Commissioner's Hut
The Commissioner's Hut
11 / 14
Tree Planting
12 / 14
Thelymitra x brevifolia.ixiodes
13 / 14
Jumping Ants
Myrmecia pilosula (Hopper/Jack jumper ant)
14 / 14
Belair Track in the morning mist
Belair Track in the morning mist

The Friends of Belair National Park Inc are part of a SA wide 'Friends' network that ranges from the Simpson Desert in the far north to Dingly Dell at the bottom tip of the state.The group seeks to further the basic philosophy of the Park - that it should be regarded primarily as a place preserving the natural environment in which users can see and experience that environment.

The objectives of the The Friends of Belair National Park as stated in our Rules are:
  1. to provide voluntary assistance in the conservation and management of the Park in close co-operation and liaison with the staff of DEWNR and/or its successors;
  2. to provide cultural and social activities for the enjoyment of Members and the public;
  3. to raise funds for special projects to benefit The Park and for administration and social activities of the Association;
  4. to provide support for the protection and preservation of the natural and historic values of the Park.

A copy of the Rules of Incororation can be downloaded from here.

South Australia leads the nation with its Friends of Parks network. At the instigation of the State Government and the Nature Conservation Society, volunteer Friends groups were encouraged from the early 1980s to allow community members to assist in the management of the State's parks and reserves, and to encourage enjoyment of the State's natural and cultural heritage.When an average hourly rate of pay is placed on the work that the Friends carry out each year, an estimated $5-6 million worth of work is performed on behalf of the Parks system each year. This includes all hands on work in the field and anything that is carried out in support of this activity.



If there is an Extreme or Catastrophic level Total Fire Ban in the Mt Lofty Ranges announced after 4-30pm on the previous day, all events scheduled by the Friends in Belair National Park will be cancelled, except for the AGM, which would be rescheduled for the following month..

If there is a Severe level fire ban, meetings will go ahead but it will be your personal responsibility to ensure that you have a communication plan in place.

There will no working bees if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or over.

For all official functions planned by The Friends of BNP ask at the Ticket Office, Belair National Park for free vehicle entry.

For general park enquiries NOT relating to Friends of Belair National Park activities, please call 08 8278 8279. After hours emergency only: call 0427 556 676.

The next Monthly Meeting of the Friends of Belair National Park will be held on Saturday 3rd June at 1pm at the Volunteer Centre
Instead of a Speaker the meeting will be presented with a comprehensive draft Strategy embracing the on going activities of The Friends of Belair National Park. Members are welcome to attend and to make comments.
Following the presentation there will be afternoon tea followed by a General Meeting of The Friends of Belair National Park.

Inaugural Friends of Belair National Park ‘Emerging Environmental Steward’ Award
The Friends of Belair do lots of fund raising and get generous donations, and we have always been conscientious to see these funds go back to help the Park. The aim of this award is to inspire interest from young, motivated, enthusiastic, educated people, who can help promote us and our aims. So hopefully the award raises awareness to us, and that awareness will spread and lead to more people coming to care for Belair National Park. The criteria for the ‘Friends of Belair National Park: Emerging Environmental Steward Award’ is:

  • completed a Certificate 3 Conservation and Ecosystem Management,
  • a demonstrated commitment to conservation industry,
  • a conservation ethic, passion, and enthusiasm for environmental issues.
The Winner for 2023 We are pleased to announce of the 2023 Friends of Belair National Park: Emerging Environmental Steward Award is Maisie Brown.
Details of the announcement.

Member Subscription for 2023 Notice

Member Annual Subscriptions for 2023 are due from 1st January 2023. Payment via EFT is easy, and is the preferred method of making your membership renewal, or joining as a new member. (refer Membership Page for details)

June 2023 Newsletter is now available through Publications Page