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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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Latest News

Victorian Landcare Magazine Online
The Spring 2019 issue (#76) of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine, which is a feature of the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards, is now available online. Read the inspiring stories on each of the 15 award winners that were announced at the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony at Government House, Melbourne, on 30 August. Click into news item for link.

VFF invitation for Landcarers to the 40th Birthday Celebration
On Thursday 21 November 2019, to coincide with National Ag Day, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will celebrate its 40th Birthday with a gala dinner for all our members, guests, friends and stakeholders and has extended an invitation to Landcarers to attend at VFF member ticket prices. Click further into news item for full invitation and to RSVP.

Community climate change initiatives to be explored at regional hearings
The Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee will be looking into local community initiatives to tackle climate change at a series of public hearings in regional Victoria during November/early December. Click into news item for further details.

7th National 2019 NRM Knowledge Conference: 17 - 20 November 2019, The Cube, Wodonga
Creating Resilience through Natural Resource Management – how do we do it? This conference is for everyone - no matter where you come from or how you contribute to natural resource management – in your local bush group, on your tractor, crunching data, managing Indigenous lands or running grants programs. Registrations are still open, click into news item for more details!

National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3 Now Open!
The purpose of the Smart Farms Small Grants round is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations. Grants of between $5,000 & $50,000 (excl GST) for eligible projects of up to 2 year duration are available. Applications close at 11.00pm AEDT on 19 December 2019. Click into news item for further details and application instructions for member groups operating solely under LVI incorporation.