Native Plants of Oatley Park

Oatley Flora and Fauna Society have produced a photographic guide to the native plants of Oatley Park.

Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation SocieOatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society would like to acknowledge the Bidjigal people of the Eora nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Oatley Park is situated and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Oatley Bushland Park occupies a promontory at the junction of Georges River and Lime Kiln Bay in Southern Sydney. Its 45 hectares consists mainly of sandstone woodland with shrubby understory. Over 310 plant species have been recorded in the park. The park is an important regional sanctuary protecting a number of plant species not found anywhere else in the St George area.

There is some shale influence near the main gate. Most of the north-facing Lime Kiln slope is steep and dry. The south-facing slope has a line of small cliffs with some sheltered habitats for shade-loving plants. A good example of this is below Websters Lookout. Mangroves line the bay’s shoreline.

Over 310 plant species have been recorded , including ferns, grasses, sedges and smaller ground cover not illustrated in this brochure. All are described in the publication Native Plants of OatleyPark (2000). Digital copy Alan F ??

  • For printed copies of the photographic guide published by the Society – phone Secretary on (02) 9580-6621 or email us at

For More information on the Flora of Oatley Park and Sydney Region check out the publications below:

  • Seasonal Blooms of Oatley Park
  • Native Plants of Oatley Park Compiled by Alan Fairley, copies available at Oatley Flora and Fauna monthly meetings.
  • Native Plants of the Sydney District an identification guide, by Alan Fairley & Philip Moore, available in book shops.
  • D’harawal Seasons and Climatic Cycles, Compiled by Frances Bodkin & Illustrated by Lorraine Robertson 2008

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