A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare


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Our purpose

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the independent, representative body for landcare in Victoria. We work for increased recognition, resourcing and support for resilient and productive landscapes and communities.

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the state peak body for Landcare whose purposes include:

  • Encouraging and facilitating community-based, cooperative, multi-disciplinary approaches to caring for the land, by groups of like-minded people, using Landcare or similar purposes for Member Groups
  • Providing a strong voice on behalf of Landcare in Victoria
  • Promoting sustainable land and water management practices which balance economics and ecology as well as productivity and resource protection

 The following activities support these purposes:

  • Supporting the formation and operation of autonomous, self-reliant voluntary groups and networks of groups to undertake action on a local, regional and state wide basis
  • Advising on the formation of new groups and the on-going management of existing groups
  • Providing an overarching legal structure, through which Member Groups can operate their local branches with efficiency
  • Offering services and support to groups including but not limited to incorporation, insurance and management matters
  • Disseminating relevant information to groups
  • Offering training and up-skilling opportunities to paid staff, executive and general group members
  • Providing professional services to paid staff, in either a group, Network or agency setting
  • Participating actively in policy development matters which pertain to the sector and to represent the sector in relation to these matters in an apolitical manner
  • Communicating the sectors actions and achievements
  • Representing Victoria at the national peak body for landcare and other organisations
  • Forming strategic alliances with other relevant public/government, private and community organisations as applicable
  • Supporting the ongoing education of the community with regard to the issues pertaining to land and water and biodiversity management

 

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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.