August 26, 2020

Supporting Australia’s Volunteers and Building Resilient Communities

2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants round now open

Funding of between $1000 – $5000 is available under the 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants Program to help community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers.

The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, amongst other things.

Applications close 20 September 11:59pm

For more information about the Volunteer Grants and contact details for your state and territory volunteering peak body, see Volunteering Australia’s website at:

October 18, 2019

QLD Threatened Species $1.4 million in funding announced for 29 projects.

September 4, 2019

Volunteering Queensland and QWaLC Conference 10th and 11th October 2019

QWaLC is proud to continue our partnership with Volunteering Queensland. We are the major sponsor of the State Volunteering Conference, to be held 10 – 11 October at the Mercure Brisbane.

This event is designed to inspire, unite, invigorate and challenge Queenslanders who manage volunteers.

It will be a fantastic occasion to learn from a wide variety of thought-provoking keynotes, expert presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops, all to advance your cause.

The overarching conference theme is around: 

•  Aspiring to be the best we can be and provide the best possible services, outcomes and impact

•  Adapting in a dynamic, complex, ever changing contemporary environment

•  Acting to address needs and issues and to grow and future proof volunteering across Queensland

View the program and speaker profiles at:

Special offer 

The first 20 QWaLC members to register will receive $50 off the conference ticket price. This means 2 jam-packed days of learning is only $445.

To take advantage of this offer, simply select ‘QWaLC members (special offer)’ when you are registering

August 7, 2019

Communities Environment Program The Australian Government

The Communities Environment Program provides each of the 151 electorates across Australia with up to $150,000 to fund small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant.

July 22, 2019

National Farm Safety Week

This week is National Farm Safety Week designed to raise awareness of farm safety issues and highlight practical steps farmers can take to improve work health and safety on farms. Some great resources. Have a look.

May 29, 2019

Community Sustainability Action Grants Round 3 Protecting Queenslands Threatened Species

It’s time to start writing.

This round has a focus on protecting and benefiting Queensland’s threatened species with activities funded included habitat protection and improvement, fencing, population surveys, fire management and disease management.

A total of $1.5 million is available with grants of up to $100,000 provided.

Applicants are advised to start their applications early as there is an emphasis on obtaining technical advice regarding a proposed project and ensuring that project activities are informed by advice provided in recovery plans, conservation advices and similar or scientific research/technical documentation where such documents don’t exist.

Applications close 4:00pm on 2 July 2019.

More information (guidelines, application form) can be found here:

May 2, 2019

Celebrate National Volunteer Week 20 26 May 2019

National Volunteer Week Small Grants Initiative
Would you like funding to support your National Volunteer
Week event?

The inaugural National Volunteer Week Small Grants Initiative provides an opportunity for Queensland volunteer-involving organisations to participate in National Volunteer Week 2019.

The initiative is managed by Volunteering Queensland with funding received from the Queensland Government. Small grants of up to $500 will be made available to eligible Queensland volunteer-involving organisations able to meet the conditions of the grant.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to thank your volunteers, fill in the short online application form today.

Grant applications must be received by 5.00pm Friday 10 May 2019.

December 5, 2018

International Volunteer Day on the 5th December

Today is International Volunteer Day, the day dedicated to recognising over one billion volunteers globally (714,138 in Queensland including 30,000 QWaLC volunteers) This year’s theme is ‘Volunteers Build Resilient Communities’. An especially appropriate theme for this year in Qld.

QWaLC acknowledges and thanks all our member group volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy to making our environment healthier, our communities more resilient and Queensland a better place to live.

Read more about International Volunteer Day

Next year National Volunteer Week 2019 – “Making a world of difference”, will be held from 20-26 May

November 21, 2018

National Agriculture Day 21st November 2018

 Don’t forget to wear your green shirt.

Celebrating the good that our farmers do each year.

I like the #paws4climate

November 14, 2017

Landcare Forum and Awards Brisbane

Brisbane, 24th 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 4.30pm

QWaLC AGM 8:30am-9:15am

Displays and Presentations by member groups. 9.30am to 1pm

Lunch from 1pm – 2pm

Queensland Landcare Awards from 2pm – 4:30pm

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.

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