About Us

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit society with no paid staff. To learn more about why we formed and what, in association with our partners, we hope to achieve, refer to the Rationale, Goals and Objectives document.

Goals and Objectives


We acknowledge the elders of the First People of the Awabakal Nation, as custodians of the land and creeks located at Munibung Hill.
We pay respect to community members past and present as trustees of the land and aspire to learn from traditional knowledge and customs so that, together, we can protect our environment and cultural heritage through conservation.

Affiliates, Associates, Collaborators, Partners

A GROUP OF CITIZENS represented by the Munibung Hill Conservation Society (MHCS) has taken on the job of speaking up for Munibung Hill. The Society in association with its affiliates believe that Munibung Hill is worthy of our care and protection.

When we don our various hats we get a big picture appreciation of the various roles Munibung Hill plays within our lives and the significance it has for the wider community.

OUR GEOLOGY PARTNERS would have us understand that Munibung Hill is a great example of the phrase ‘as old as the hills’ and worth appreciating that Munibung Hill emerged 251 million years ago in Gondwanaland time.

OUR INDIGENOUS PARTNERS would have us understand that Munibung Hill is a place of special significance and has been for over 65,000 years.

OUR CONSERVATION PARTNERS would have us pay particular attention to the many plant and animal species that make Munibung Hill their home. Find out more at various places within the website.

OUR LOVERS OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS PARTNERS would highlight the many tracks and paths and opportunities to take a stroll in the bush, a run the hill, a picnic in the park, a meet-up with family and friends. All in all a boost to our health and well-being.

OUR VISITOR ECONOMY AND BUSINESS PARTNERS would point out that the views from Munibung Hill are not to be missed, that every aspect is worth exploring and when taken as a whole, adds up to being a fantastic visitor experience, thoroughly worth the time when living in the local area or visiting from afar.

THE PLANT AND ANIMAL COMMUNITIES living at Munibung Hill can be revitalised, the tracks can be improved, the total experience can be enhanced, provided that people of good will, working with Lake Macquarie City Council and our local independent Member of Parliament, combine their efforts and speak as one.

TOGETHER, any perceived insurmountable obstacles can be overcome.

An invitation to join

The best and easiest way to show your support, is to join up.
There is no membership fee – simply fill out the form. This can be done in one of two ways: 
Join using the online Membership Form, click on About Us (at the above drop down menu),
click on Membership, complete the form, then click
Or, download the Membership Form
fill it in, copy, scan it back to us. 

MHCS a not-for-profit volunteer group.
Offers of assistance, including donations, are welcome. 
Cheques payable to: Munibung Hill Conservation Society.
Refer to the Membership Form for direct deposit details .


Munibung Hill is a dominant feature overlooking large parts of the city and the region, however it would be true to say that relatively few residents or visitors would give much thought to the views available from there. Well considered and sensitive use, or uses, of this prominent location could only be of benefit for the education and recreation of residents and visitors alike.
Greg Piper
MP Independent, Lake Macquarie
As a bush walker I often ramble about and over Munibung Hill. Have walked it many times and lead walks for my walking club.
In my view, it’s a hidden treasure! It can be developed into something that young and old enjoy on a regular basis.

It would attract visitors like the ANZAC walk at Bar beach, that is continuing to prove a very popular activity to do.
The views from the top are breathtaking and overlooking most of Newcastle and our beautiful lake.
Most local people I speak to have never been up the hill. Firstly, they don’t know you can, and secondly, it’s not easy to get up safely, due to the erosion on steep sections that makes it dangerous to negotiate.
A hill as beautiful as this with million dollar views should be treasured like Blackbutt Reserve and provide healthy exercise and enjoyment.
The Hill should be able to be enjoyed by everyone! Had this hill been in some other country, it would be treasured and cared for in a responsible way.
Let’s be positive and hope we can turn this around into something special for Lake Macquarie.
John Hagen
Watagan Wanderers
As a school community we are passionate teachers of conservation and rehabilitation in our local area. Munibung Hill is one of the few remaining green spaces in our community. It needs protection, rehabilitation and conservation from development and destruction.
I see St Pius X accessing the hill for future excursions specifically for Year 9 in the Changing Places and for our Landcare students to engage in Landcare projects on the hill. In addition Munibung Hill can be used in our Year 7 Geography classes identifying liveability factors in our local environment.
Our aim is to support the Munibung Hill Conservation Society to ensure the protection and rehabilitation of this important historical and culturally significant site.
Jennie Nemeth
HSIE and Aboriginal Education Teacher
We need to preserve and nurture every bit of remaining bush land we can, especially bush land within and between suburbs.
Jill Dean
Hunter Wildlife Rescue
Our family will forever be thankful for living in this area. It has afforded us wonderful memories, and provoked a lifestyle that
encourages outdoor leisure activities and a desire to discover nature. Munibung has given us so much for free. The only cost to us
has been that of taking the time to drink in her beauty.
Robyn Johnson