2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards.

2019 Landcare Awards

From the coast to the country, and from cities to the outback, Landcare’s greatest asset is its people - all motivated by a shared vision to restore and protect the environment in their local community.

About the Awards

For over 20 years, the Landcare Awards have recognised and celebrated the achievements of groups and individuals in the Landcare community who have made a significant contribution to the environment, sustainable farming practices and natural resource management.

The 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards profiles individuals and groups from urban and rural communities who are working together to care for our country.

This prestigious awards program acknowledges Landcare projects that are focused on sustainable farming, biodiversity and conservation, community and wellbeing, Indigenous land management, Coastcare, youth participation and leadership.

Who can enter?

Nominations are encouraged for anyone involved in protecting and improving the environment and natural resource management, they include individuals, groups and organisations:

  • Landcare individuals, groups and networks
  • Sustainable farmers and professional farming systems groups
  • Indigenous landcare groups and individuals
  • Urban landcare groups including ‘Friends of’ and bushcare groups
  • Coastcare, Rivercare, Dunecare groups and individuals
  • Environmental groups
  • Natural resource management agencies
  • Local government
  • Research agencies
  • Agricultural co-operatives, industry associations, suppliers or individual primary producers
  • Junior Landcare (including day care centres, primary and secondary schools, youth groups)
  • Youth groups including Scouts and Girls Guides

National Awards Categories

There are nine national awards categories in the 2019 State & Territory Awards.

  • Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
  • Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
  • Australian Government Landcare Farming Award
  • Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award
  • Virgin Australia Coastcare Award
  • Landcare Community Group Award
  • Indigenous Land Management Award
  • Young Landcare Leader Award
  • Junior Landcare Team Award

 The winners from the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards go forward to the 2020 National Landcare Awards, held during the 2020 National Landcare Conference.

Victorian Categories

To further promote the great work of individuals and groups, selected states and territories also run other environmental award categories that you may nominate for.

There are six award categories exclusive to Victoria open for nominations:

  • Landcare Network Award
  • Dr. Sidney Plowman Travel and Study Award
  • VFF/Landcare Victoria Inc. Heather Mitchell Memorial Fellowship
  • Joan Kirner Landcare Award
  • Urban Landcare Award
  • Environmental Volunteer Award

Further Information

For more information on the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards, including details for each category, please visit the awards website.

For any questions relating to the Awards, please contact your state or territory awards coordinator.

Key Dates for Victoria

Nominations for the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards will close: 7 July 2019

Past Recipients

Details about the past recipients of the Victorian Landcare Awards can be found here.