Free at the Library
Borrow a variety of items including books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines and even a Save Power Kit.
Access audiobooks in CD and MP3 format, large print books, ebooks, magazines and books in Chinese, Hindi, Korean and other languages on request.
Enjoy free activities including book clubs, knitting and craft groups, children’s story times, baby bounce and toddler times.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘library’
Free @ Environment Centre
The Community Environment Centre has a free on-site water-wise garden demonstration site, information and research materials and practical sessions for residents.
Opportunities exist to volunteer at the Community Environment Centre.
Enjoy free workshops from art classes, bird-attracting garden classes, edible and medicinal plant workshops and more.
Free Bush Walks
Explore the bushland corridors of The Hills Shire. Walk amongst tall trees, along cool valleys and past lakes and creeks.
Suitable for all ages – some are pram friendly.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘bush walks’
Free @ the Nursery
Bidjiwong Community Nursery is a place where volunteers can learn about native flora, participate in propagating native plants and attend workshops.
Residents can take home four free native plants for their yards per calendar year.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘community nursery’
Free Child Restraint Fitting
Free child restraint fitting days are held each year to assist families with the correct use and fitting of child restraints in their cars to ensure the safety of young children.
The use of the correct child car restraint and its correct fit by an RMS approved restraint fitter is vital to ensure the safety of young children in the event of a car accident.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘child restraint’
Bring along your pruned trees and shrubs and have them mulched to take home and use on your garden.
Mulching days are held on the first and third Saturday of every month (excluding January) from 9.30am – 2pm at the Bidjiwong Community Nursery at Ted Horwood Reserve in Baulkham Hills.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘free mulching’
Free Business Visits
Access Hills Shire Council’s Business Visit Program, which has been developed to aid businesses with development and growth in The Sydney Hills.
Businesses are provided with a range of economic/industry and demographic information to assist with starting a business, business planning, growth strategies and marketing strategies.
The program offers businesses with a free confidential one-on-one service with a member of the Economic Development team.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘business visits’
Free historic house Tours
Explore Dural’s “hidden gem” – historic Roughley House and hear about its history from the convict days up to now.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘Roughley House’
Take a free tour of Bella Vista Farm’s historic homestead on Open Days – held on the first Sunday of the month.
Free waste education and workshops
Learn about waste avoidance, re-use and recycling and apply those new skills to your everyday life.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘waste education’
Free outdoor gym
Move over expensive gym fees! Get fit with free outdoor gym equipment in Crestwood Reserve, Baulkham Hills including a cross trainer, spinning bike, chest press and more.
Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au search for ‘Crestwood Reserve’