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Landcare Victoria Inc. (LVI)  is governed by a volunteer Committee Of Management which oversees and steers LVI by setting strategic direction and providing governance.

The 2018/19 Committee of Management comprises the following members:

Terry Hubbard (Chair)

Goulburn Broken

Kaye Rodden


David Clark

Glenelg Hopkins

Christine Brooke

North Central

Alan Morton

Port Phillip & Westernport

Jane Carney

North East

Jenny Robertson

East Gippsland

Leanne Jackman


Beth Ripper

West Gippsland

Asha Benham-Bannon

Professional Landcarer

Kerri Robson

Professional Landcarer

LVI is managed by a small team comprising Susi Johnson, Executive Officer, Operations and Members Services, and Administration Assistant, Kelly Way. In addition to administrative duties and carrying out the day-to-day operations of the organisation, the team is also responsible for:

  • providing advice to the Committee of Management
  • implementing the decisions of the Committee of Management

LVI is a member of the national peak body for Landcare, the National Landcare Network (NLN), and is represented on the NLN Members Council.

LVI is a Child Safe organisation, with zero tolerance for child abuse and a commitment to children’s best interests.  All children who participate in our activities have a right to feel and be safe. We encourage children to express their views and we listen to their suggestions, especially on matters that directly affect them. Physical or sexual abuse of a child is a crime and will be reported to police, including grooming for sexual conduct with a child under the age of 16 years. All adults who form a reasonable belief that such a sexual offence has occurred have an obligation to report it to police.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Landcare Nationally
Marking the 30th anniversary in Melbourne today, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture launched the national Landcare 30-year anniversary celebrations to an audience which included local members, LVI Chair David Clark and many notable landcarers who have been involved since the formation of the moment in Victoria in 1986. Click into news item for further details, including links to the full media release and a feature on ABC's 7.30

Social media workshop - VEFN - 13 July, Melbourne
Social Media has become a major means of communication to the public for recruiting, activity event promotion, and information. LVI partners, the Victorian Environmental Friends Network (VEFN) are inviting Landcare groups to join their Social Media Workshop on 13 July. Click into news item for further information and/or to register.

2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Closing 21 June 2019!
Landcare Australia in partnership with DELWP are offering grants of up to $5,000 each in the 2019 round in support of Victorian schools, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups. The 2019 grants provide an opportunity to secure funding to engage young Victorians in outdoor, hands-on, on-ground projects and environmental learning activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and social benefits. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.

2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards: Reminder - Nominations extended until 11 July!
Landcare Australia is inviting nominations for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards which recognises individuals and groups across the country for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape. Click into news item or visit the Landcare Australia website for further details.

Landcarers recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
Landcare Victoria Inc. is delighted to congratulate members Mrs Eileen Collins (Chiltern Landcare Group) and Mrs Audrey Drechsler (Axe Creek Catchment Landcare Group) who were recognised in the recent 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Full details are available at honours.pmc.gov.au.