A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
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, via https://www.landcarevic.org.au/landcare-magazine/spring-2019/. 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.
Guests at the recent 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony at Government House were asked why they volunteer for nature. A number of responses were then compiled into a short Show How You Care video that captures the spirit of environmental volunteers and Landcare values: I care, We care, Landcare Video. Click here to view - https://youtu.be/zFnNCD2Lrx4
The Winter 2019 Issue (#75) which is a feature on Landcare and Health is also now available online and includes stories on:
To read this issue of the magazine online (via Victorian Landcare Gateway) go to -
To download the PDF version of this issue (and back issues) of the magazine and to access the magazine's index go to -
Tier 1 On-farm Energy Grants Open!
Applications close March 2020 or until available funding is exhausted (whichever comes first). The grants will provide support to farmers to replace energy inefficient equipment, install more energy efficient systems and enable own-generation capacity. Click into news item for further information or to apply!
Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program - Open for applications
This Grants Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Any Victorian ex-service organisation, local council, school or community group is eligible to apply. Click into news item for further information or to apply.
Survey: State Volunteering Strategy
The Victorian Government has a 2018 election commitment to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria. The strategy will be informed by extensive consultation across the Victorian public and volunteering community, seeking deep insights into the challenges and opportunities for volunteers, community members, and managers of volunteers and organisations. Online consultation is now open until 31 May 2020, click into news item for link.
The Ripple Effect
Mental health is an on-going issue in our society. To better support our farming community, we need a better understanding of what people on farms are thinking. To help, click into this news item to complete the on-line, anonymous survey. The survey results will enable planners, researchers and government to fully realise the extent of the problem.
Happy International Volunteer Day!
This year’s International Volunteer Day celebrates the theme of “Volunteer for an Inclusive Future” to promote the pursuit of equality – including inclusion – through volunteerism. Today is a chance for us to raise awareness, celebrate and thank those volunteering in Victoria (an estimated +134,000 volunteers!), across Australia and the globe acting to protect, preserve and enhance the health of our natural environment and biodiversity. Click into news item for further information, volunteer stories and new resources.