January 12, 2018

Latest National Landcare Network newsletter

Please find a link to the December issue of the Fairywren, the newsletter of the National Landcare Network.

NLN Newsletter Dec 2017

December 13, 2017

20 million trees round three

20 Million Trees Competitive Grants Round Three

Congratulations to all the successful applicants.
HQ Plantations Pty Ltd, Private Forestry Service Queensland, Bundaberg Regional Council, City of Gold Coast, Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association, Gympie Regional Council, Diane Lucas, Ngyangabarra Traditional Aboriginal Corp, Brettacorp Inc., and Noosa & District Landcare Group.
187,425 trees and $939,997.00
This Round was the third, and final, competitive grant round of the 20 Million Trees Program.
Grant funding of $4 million was approved for 52 projects. Round Three will deliver 1,220,851 million native trees towards the 20 million trees target.
The Australian Government sought applications from eligible groups or individuals interested in undertaking a tree planting project as part of the 20 Million Trees Program. Applications were sought for projects seeking funding between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive)

November 30, 2017

Member Group Insurance Update

Just a reminder that insurance coverage for member groups is current until 31st March 2018

Due to the changes earlier this year the annual membership and insurance survey will be distributed in late January 2018.
As you know this survey is an important part of the life of QWaLC members and provides essential information to us that is used to negotiate better insurance premiums and cover as well as provide a valuable insight into many aspects of member groups activities.

November 27, 2017

Queensland Landcare Awards 2017 Winners

It was a great afternoon on Friday as we celebrated the work, and heard the great stories of land and water carers from around the state

We would like to thank the sponsors of each of the categories



Congratulations to all the 2017 Queensland Landcare award winners.

Bob Shepherd   Australian Government Individual Landcarer

Seqwater   Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare

Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group and Peter Stevens   Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices

Clover Hills Cluster Group   Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management

Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc   Sure Gro Coastcare

Noosa and District Landcare Group Inc.   Fairfax Landcare Community Group

Gilroy Community Sustainable Gardening Project   Junior Landcare Team

Bunya People’s Aboriginal Corporation and Burnett Mary Regional Group   Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management

Ashley Volz Austcover Young Landcare Leader

Our thanks to all those who nominated and especially to the runners up.

A new national Landcare organisation is in the making

The boards of the National Landcare Network and Landcare Australia met in Canberra on the 23rd November to re-affirm their commitment to move forward with the formation of a new national Landcare organisation. They agreed on the next steps to make this happen, with the due diligence to be completed by Christmas and the new entity to be established before the end of this financial year.

Once formed, the new organisation will give the Landcare movement a single national organisation working on its behalf, which will combine and build on the representative capacity and voice of the NLN and the marketing, education and fundraising and program delivery skills of Landcare Australia. Both organisations are committed to doing what is best for community Landcare and recognise that they will have a greater impact together.

October 24, 2017

NLP Phase 2 Applications open for Smart Farms SMALL GRANTS

The Smart Farm Small Grants $5000.00 to $100,000.00 through the National Landcare Program  are officially open for application as of today.

Applications close 7th December 2017

Grant Connect
Community Grants Hub

October 20, 2017

New round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Eligible member groups are encouraged to submit applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund online grants portal. The fund is open to organisations that have not-for-profit objectives and are community based.

Groups have until midnight November 30 to submit their application.

For more information and to apply, visit

October 19, 2017

NLP Phase 2 Applications open for share of $60m Smart Farming grants

Smart Farming Partnerships is now live on Community Grants Hub and Grants Connect.
Applications close 21 December 2017

Community Grants Hub

Grant Connect

Final documents can be downloaded from the websites.

Applications are now open for a possible share of $60m Smart Farming grants.

The Na​tional Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.

The Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources web page has been updated to reflect this ( and DOEE will shortly have updated.

Small Grants will follow soon.


September 14, 2017

Queensland Local Landcare Forums 2017

‘Keeping it Local’, this year Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) have moved away from one central conference to allow greater opportunities for participation, sharing and celebrating what makes our local Queensland groups great.

2017 Local Landcare Forums

Brisbane, 24 November
QWaLC Annual General Meeting, Local Groups Expo, Queensland Landcare Awards 2017
Brisbane International Hotel Virginia
Sandgate Rd and Zillmere Rd Boondall Qld 4034
8.30am to 5.00pm

Guest Speaker at the Queensland Landcare Awards
Dr Cameron Murray is an economist with a passion for improving society. He specialises in property markets, resource and environmental economics, and corruption. His research on grey corruption in Australia has been transformed into a book called Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation. The book explains how the Game of grey corruption is played, how much it costs us, and what we can do about it.

To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Darryl Ebenezer,

Rockhampton, 1 December
To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Jeff Krause,

Cooktown, 6th December
Working with Young Landcarers
Jabalbina Ranger Base
8.30am to 4.00pm
To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Ali Ward,
South Cape York Catchments, Jabalbina and QWaLC

These one day events, supported by QWaLC and local member groups, will give groups the opportunity to share:

– their best project over the past 12 months,
– how they plan to reinvigorate their group in coming months,
– how they have linked up with other organisations to achieve local priorities.

QWaLC’s local Board Members will share the work that QWaLC does in advocating on behalf of volunteer groups and highlight the services and benefits available to member groups.

Mount Isa Community Landcare Forum, 23 September (Completed)
Mount Isa Civic Centre
10am – 3pm
To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Mark van Ryt,

Dalby, 14 October (Completed)
Dalby Senior Citizens Hall
To register as a speaker or attendee, contact: MaryLou Gittins,

Cairns, 18 October (Completed)
Cairns Yacht Squadron
Topic: ‘Eco Tourism opportunities for rainforest and coastal management groups’
Contact: Melissa,
EcoCulture Forum Flyer

September 13, 2017

Commonwealth Government GrantConnect

Want to know were to find information about Australian Government Grants

Go to GrantConnectGrantConnect

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