(c) Cassandra Nichols - Lily Smith and James Wood collecting seeds compressed

Bush Blitz is a globally unique cross-sector partnership drawing on the knowledge and expertise of government, non-government organisations, industry and science to document the biodiversity of the oldest continent on earth and provide an international benchmark for biodiversity knowledge.

Bush Blitz is an initiative of:

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, and Parks Australia

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water provides half of the funding for the Bush Blitz program.

Parks Australia, a division within the department, provides overall project management of Bush Blitz. Bush Blitz works closely with the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), the department’s focal point for species discovery.


BHP, an Australian icon and leading global natural resources company, is proud to be Bush Blitz’s major corporate sponsor. The Bush Blitz partnership represents a significant investment in biodiversity conservation for the company. BHP employees have the opportunity to participate in the hands-on experience of Bush Blitz field work. BHP aims to deliver benefits to the environment and communities by improving natural resources management and supporting biodiversity efforts.

Earthwatch Institute Australia

Established in 1971, Earthwatch is a leading international not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting the understanding and action for a sustainable environment. Earthwatch involves people from all walks of life in science-based, on-the-ground research projects and experiential education to build a global network of people who are informed and inspired to take action.

Earthwatch coordinates the participation of BHP employees and the Bush Blitz TeachLive project.