All Australians caring for the land and water that sustain us.
To raise awareness of the landcare movement and build capacity for landcare communities to better manage the land and water assets that sustain us.
To provide services to the landcare community, including knowledge-sharing, education, promotion, participation, capacity building, funding, expertise and knowledge, major project delivery, recognition programs and protecting the ‘caring hands’ for the benefit of all.
About Landcare Australia
Landcare Australia is a national not-for profit that works in partnership with multiple stakeholders to support the Landcare community with funding and capacity building for on-ground projects. The Landcare community is made up of approximately 6,000 Landcare, Coastcare, Bushcare, ‘Friends of’ and other community environmental care groups across Australia.
Landcare Australia develops campaigns in partnership with its stakeholders to
- recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Landcare community
- encourage participation in Landcare activities and the recruitment and retention of volunteers
- attract government, corporate and philanthropic funding and support for good quality, hands on projects and programs that will improve environmental outcomes.
Custodian of the ‘caring hands’ logo, Landcare Australia is a multi-partisan organisation that manages the Landcare, Coastcare and Junior Landcare brands on behalf of the Landcare movement.
Landcare Australia is also a service provider and delivers major projects including the Federal Government’s 20 Million Trees program.
Established in 1989 by the late former Prime Minister, the Hon. Bob Hawke AC, Landcare Australia was a foundation component of the national Landcare movement – bringing farmers and conservationists together to resolve environmental issues.
For 30 years, Landcare Australia has worked collaboratively with federal, state and local governments, Landcare peak bodies, corporate and philanthropic partners, sponsors, other environmental agencies, community groups and individuals to support the Landcare community.
The funding raised from partnerships and sponsors supports Landcare Australia to develop programs that are practical, deliverable and community focused.
The in-kind contributions and funding support the Landcare community to achieve a diverse range of positive outcomes. These include
- a sustainable approach to integrated land management
- natural habitat restoration
- enhancing biodiversity
- building resilience in Australia’s food and farming systems
- creating social cohesion and wellbeing in communities.
What makes Landcare Australia unique to any other national not-for-profit environmental organisation is effective partnerships and people. Across Australia, our partnerships support thousands of people involved in Landcare who are volunteering to protect local ecosystems that contribute to the sustainability and productivity of our land and water assets for the benefit of all Australians.