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Landcare Victoria Incorporated

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the independent representative body for Landcare in Victoria and exists to secure increased recognition, resourcing and support for Landcare. We serve the broader Landcare community within Victoria and we represent paid members.

Victoria's Peak Body for Landcare

Landcare Victoria Inc. (LVI) is the result of the merger in April 2017 of the Farm Tree and Landcare Association and the Victorian Landcare Council. It is the State Peak Body for Landcare, incorporating the administration, systems and services of both organisations under one banner.

LVI's commitment to Victorian Landcare groups:

  • We advocate, together with our partners, for recognition, resourcing and support to ensure Landcare action on the ground
  • We provide incorporation protection, insurance cover, grant support, advice and training to groups

LVI achieves this by:

  • fostering community learning and action
  • participating in government policy development
  • facilitating collaboration between Landcare, Catchment Management Authorities and local and state Government
  • representing Victorian Landcare nationally via its membership of the National Landcare Network
  • supporting members and member groups in activities which promote sustainable land and water management practices

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LVI Forum: People, Partnerships and Produce 25-27 October 2019 - One week to go!
Next week is the fourteenth Regional Landcare Victoria Inc. Forum near Trafalgar on 25th – 27th October and we’d love for you to join us. All landcare members, volunteers, professionals and partners welcome! The spectacular program highlights the “People, Produce & Partnerships” that make for vibrant communities, click into news item for a detailed agenda and to register, we look forward to seeing you there!

Not-for-profit law - Upcoming training webinars - October/November 2019
Justice Connect Not-for-profit-law run training webinars on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them. Upcoming topics in late October and November include: “Auspicing for Not-for-profits”, “Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status - what it is and how to apply”, "Employment Law for Not-for-profits" and “Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits”. Click into news item for further details, to register and/or to view a further list of topics available anytime via Webinars on Demand.

Community-led deer monitoring via DeerScan
A new feature of the popular Centre for Invasive Species Solutions FeralScan digital community surveillance program, DeerScan, has had more than 1,700 sightings reported in its first 6 months of use, helping to inform biosecurity agencies and community groups where to prioritise management action. Click into the news item for further information and details for how to set up your Landcare Group within the program.

Communities Environment Program Grant Applications - Closing Date Extended to 17 October 2019!
Due to the high volume of nominations received in the past week, the closing date for applications for the Communities Environment Program has been extended. Applications for this program are via invitation from your local MP’s office only, if LVI sponsorship is required please contact the LVI office regarding your group’s application. Click into news item for further details.

Victorian Volunteer Strategy Survey - Open until 24 November 2019
The Victorian Government has committed to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria. Have your say - as community members, volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers or community organisations! Click into news item for further details.