Calling All Landcare Champions for the 2023/2024 State and Territory Landcare Awards

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In a world facing unprecedented environmental challenges, the 2023/2024 State and Territory Landcare Awards serve as a beacon of hope and recognition for those dedicated to safeguarding our precious landscapes. The Landcare Awards are now open for nominations, and aim to recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals, groups and organisations involved in landcare.

Landcare continues to bring thousands of people together in communities across Australia, to unite for a common purpose – preserving, protecting, collaborating and innovating to restore and protect our natural assets. In the wake of global climate challenges and natural disasters like drought, bushfires and floods, Landcare has never been so important.

Each state and territory has multiple Landcare Award categories, recognising Australians who actively engage in climate action and work to create healthier, more resilient and productive
landscapes and resilient communities. From volunteers and farmers, to landholders, landcare groups, First Nations people, the next generation of landcarers, and environmental community groups, the Landcare Awards program acknowledges the diverse range of individuals and organisations committed to addressing local environmental issues.

Quote attributed to Co-Chief Author ‘State of the Environment Report 2021’, Dr Ian Cresswell:
“Many parts of the Australian environment are under pressure from the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and resource extraction. Landcare plays a key role in promoting environmental conservation and sustainable land management and helping repair and restore our natural environment.

Not only is that good for the environment but it’s good for us too – regenerative land management and Landcare volunteering have been shown to have human health and wellbeing benefits supporting improvements in mental and physical wellbeing, belonging and community resilience. Let’s celebrate all who participate and help to raise their profile in the community.
I urge us all to take this opportunity to celebrate the great work of Landcare and to nominate your local champion for the work they do for all of us.”

Quote attributed to environmentalist and former senator, Bob Brown:
“Landcare exemplifies the resilience of individuals coming together from all walks of life to safeguard and nurture our agricultural lands and natural environment. The Landcare movement is built on collective spirit and environmental stewardship: it is an inspiration on our planet where environmental loss is so prevalent.

It’s great to see the Landcare Awards program honouring the wonderful diversity of people involved in preserving our natural landscapes, strengthening communities and leading innovations in agriculture and conservation right across Australia.

So, I encourage everyone to join us in acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of the Landcare community by submitting nominations for the Landcare Awards.”

Quote attributed to Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish:
“Landcare represents the strength of people from all walks of life working together for a common purpose — to protect and manage our vital agricultural lands and natural environment.

The 2023 State and Territory Landcare Awards shine a light on Landcare’s greatest asset – the diverse range of people involved in landcare activities responding to local issues. Whether it’s their dedication to preserving the natural landscape, their commitment to their communities, or their leadership in the agricultural sector, these accomplishments remind us that the spirit of hands-on environmental stewardship that underpins the landcare movement is stronger than ever before.”

For over 30 years, the distinguished Landcare Awards program has honoured the unwavering dedication and efforts made by individuals and groups from rural and urban communities. Landcare is a grassroots movement with over 6000 groups and 140,000 volunteers that deliver a range of positive environmental and community outcomes.

What are the Landcare Award categories?

  • Australian Government Climate Innovation Award
  • Australian Government Sustainable Agriculture Landcare Award
  • Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
  • Australian Government Community Partnerships Landcare Award
  • Coastcare Award
  • First Nations Landcare Collaboration Award
  • Women in Landcare Award
  • NextGen Landcare Award
  • Woolworths Junior Landcare Award

For more information about each category, who can be nominated or to nominate individuals/groups for the awards, visit:

About the State and Territory Landcare Awards

Now in its 32nd year, the State and Territory Landcare Awards stand as a prestigious biennial national Landcare Awards program. The objective is to honour individuals, groups and organisations that are making outstanding contributions to caring for the environment in their local communities for the benefit of all Australians today, and for generations to come.
In each state and territory, the Landcare Awards will recognise the achievements that encompass climate action, environmental leadership, sustainable agriculture, First Nations, Women in landcare, youth, children and Coastcare.
The Landcare Award categories have been refreshed to align with the Australian Government priorities, and what is important to Landcarers on the ground.

About Landcare

Landcare is a grassroots movement of groups and individuals across Australia with a shared vision to protect, enhance or restore the natural environment in their local community through sustainable land management and conservation activities. Landcare enables people to actively care for the natural environment in their community.

About Landcare Australia

Landcare Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation established 35 years ago, that supports the landcare community with funding, capacity-building, on-ground projects, information, networking and promotion of landcare achievements. Landcare Australia also delivers major land restoration projects. Across Australia, our partnerships support thousands of people involved in landcare who are working to protect local ecosystems that contribute to the sustainability and productivity of our land and water assets. Together with the landcare community, our efforts improve biodiversity, build resilience in Australia’s food and farming systems, and create stronger communities. We are focused on supporting and working with First Nations, youth, women and engaging farmers and landholders in the emerging environmental markets. Landcare enables people to actively care for the natural environment in their community through sustainable land management and conservation activities. For more information, please visit

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