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Conservation and Revegetation Programs for Landholders

Revegetation and conservation activities can have many benefits for landholders. Surprisingly, the benefits aren’t purely ecological. Revegetating a landscape can play an important role in a landholder’s own wellbeing and even lead to improved production outcomes.

There are many programs available to you, so it’s important to choose the right program to suit you and your landscape. We have compiled a list of government, NGO and charity programs both nationally and at a state level to help you find the program you need. Click the tiles to learn more about the programs.

National Programs

Greening Australia is an environmental enterprise that tackles the challenges facing Australia’s unique and diverse landscapes in ways that work for communities, economies and nature. Click the link for the landholder registration form, where you can register your interest and be contacted by Greening Australia.
Landcare Australia is a national not-for profit that works in partnership with multiple environmental care groups. To find a group that can assist in your revegetation project, click below to find the National Landcare Directory where you will find groups by name, suburb, or postcode.
Greenfleet is a not-for-profit organisation that enables landowners to use carbon offset funding to establish biodiverse native forests on their land. As a landholder, Greenfleet will partner with you to revegetate your land at no cost.

Explore programs by your state:

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Land For Wildlife is an organisation in South East Qld who support landholders manage or revegetate bushland. Learn more about the process of becoming a member and a part of the program below.
Landholders can play a vital role in protecting Queensland’s biodiversity by establishing a nature refuge on their property. Learn more about landholder programs like NatureAssist and the Nature Refuge Landholder Grant using the link below.
The Queensland Government’s $500 million Land Restoration Fund aims to expand carbon farming in the state by supporting land-sector projects that deliver additional environmental, social and economic co-benefits.

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The Land for Wildlife Scheme is a program for landholders to conserve special features on their properties without signing a legal agreement. If you want to learn more about conserving your property without signing a legal agreement, click below.
The BCT’s Conservation Management Program is aimed at encouraging and supporting private landholders to participate in conservation. Some restrictions apply. Click the link below for more details.
Wildlife refuge agreements are an entry-level option for landholders who wish to protect the biodiversity on their property but do not wish to enter into a permanent agreement.


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Land for Wildlife is a state government program supporting landholders or managers who provide habitat for native wildlife on their land. Landholder participation is free. For assistance and advice click below.
Trust for Nature, through statutory powers, plays a unique role in protecting the diverse range of native plants, animals and habitats on private land in perpetuity. it plays a key role in biodiversity conservation in Victoria. Click below for information about conservation covenants.


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The Private Land Conservation Program works with landowners to sustainably manage and conserve natural values (e.g. native flora and fauna, natural wetlands, geoconservation​ areas) on private land.
The Tasmanian Conservation Trust works to preserve Tasmania’s biodiversity, natural values, built and cultural heritage. A big part of their daily work is helping Tasmanian farmers protect the places they love.
The Tasmanian Land Conservancy works alongside committed landholders across Tasmania to identify, protect and manage important areas on their own properties through the establishment of conservation agreements.

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Trees For Life revegetates and protects bushland and farmland. With local knowledge, they raise awareness about native plants and animals. To learn about their tree scheme and how you can be involved, click below.
The Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia program allows the State Government to work in partnership with private landholders to conserve native vegetation and deliver practical outcomes. Click below for the guidelines for applicants.

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The National Trust of Australia (WA)’s conservation covenant program has been assisting private landholders in the protection of natural values on their properties for more than 35 years. Learn more about how you can be involved in their covenant program.
The WA Landcare network is a network of all organisations contributing to landcare efforts in Western Australia. To find your local group or to learn more about their initiatives, click below.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions offers landowners the opportunity to use conservation covenants to protect the nature conservation values of their properties.

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Territory Conservation Agreements support land managers in protecting areas of conservation importance on their properties. TCAs are a 10-year voluntary agreements with the landholder.
Landcare NT is the Northern Territory’s peak body for community Landcare groups. They help community Landcare groups develop ideas, knowledge, resources and resilience to improve the long-term health of the environment. Click below to find your nearest landcare group.

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The Conservation Council ACT region has a variety of members including landcare groups, catchment management authorities and recreational clubs. Click here to learn more about conservation in the ACT and how you can get involved.
Landcare in the ACT Region works with landholders taking steps to sustainably manage their farms and reach stewardship goals, to learn more about their programs click above.

Know about any other conservation or revegetation programs for your state and want to share? Contact us

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