We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21-23 September 2016.

Themed ‘Collaborative Communities – Landcare in Action’, the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards is your opportunity to contribute to, engage with, and learn from your community and peers.

Held over three exciting days, the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards will deliver an engaging programme, as well as offer you the opportunity to attend a variety of informative and educational field trips within close proximity to Melbourne CBD. To recognise the hard work and innovation of the Landcare community, the Landcare Awards gala dinner provides you the chance to let your hair down and celebrate the achievements of peers with the announcement of the National Landcare category winners, the People’s Choice Award winner, and the ultimate acknowledgement of the 2016 Bob Hawke Landcare Award and $50,000 prize winner.

We officially welcome Landcarers across the country, who grow our food and protect our environment, to register for the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards. The Conference represents the diversity of Australia’s leading volunteer movement, providing an opportunity for all to join in the discussion on how we can build a resilient agricultural and environmental future.

The diverse conference programme focuses on the theme of Collaborative Communities – Landcare in Action, with keynote speeches being delivered by Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd), as well as Don Bourke, Presenter and Executive Producer of Australia’s beloved Burke’s Backyard.

Register now for your Early Bird discount and save. For further details or to register, go to the official National Landcare Conference website.

The National Landcare Conference is being delivered by Landcare Australia, in collaboration with National Landcare Network and NRM Regions Australia, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the Victorian Government.