Who is Landcare Tasmania?

We work to represent, support, strengthen and grow community Landcare. 

Our vision is simple but ambitious –

for all the land & coasts to be cared for by the community.

It’s about empowering people to make a difference.

 

Community Landcare is a unique movement in which individuals and groups work together to improve the health of our natural and working landscapes. Landcare’s approach to environment and sustainability issues is ‘bottom up’, with the community taking ownership of the problem and being actively involved in the solutions.

We are the peak body that works to represent, strengthen, support and grow Tasmania's Landcare movement. We have over 200 members groups plus individuals who work on projects in their area to improve the health of our natural and working environments. The work of our members includes eradicating invasive weeds, revegetating bushland, managing farms to improve sustainability, controlling erosion, cleaning up beaches and much more.

We deliver a range of core functions and vital services that support the work of our members including distributing grants for on ground projects, providing cost effective group insurance,  and representing the interests of our members to all levels of government. 

Get Involved

Would you like to be involved with community Landcare? There are different levels of involvement to suit every lifestyle, lend a hand on occasion with your local group, become an individual member and start your own project or organise your community and form a group of your own. Click here to see all of your options

If you only have a second today, enter your details below to join over one thousand Tasmanian’s who are interested in rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty with community Landcare projects like planting trees, eradicating weeds, building tracks and looking after wildlife. Our newsletters include information on volunteering, grants and good news stories about the community Landcare movement in Tasmania.

Looking For Money?

Several times a year grants are available for on the ground landcare projects. We offer one round of funding to our member groups through the Tasmanian Landcare fund every year and also offer the Landcare Assistance Package (LAP) with the support of the Tasmanian Government. To learn more about our grant opportunities for this year and other grant opportunities click the button below. 

Learn More About Grants

Renew your Membership here

Need to renew your membership? This year groups can renew online, the renewal includes updating contact details, applying for the LAP, a newly simplified acquittal and application/renewal of insurance. Click below to log into the member's toolbox (includes individual membership renewals). 

Members Toolbox

Find a group near you

Interested in getting involved with Landcare in Tasmania? Look for a group near you and let them know you're keen. There is no big commitment, just help out when you can. Most groups have regular working bees which you can drop into. Roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty.

Find a group near you

Vicki Campbell, Volunteer

"Volunteering is an adventure - it's taken me to places I would otherwise never have seen."

Sarah Medwin, conservation landholder

"We are stewards of the land and it feels good to protect and restore the natural areas on our property."

Anne Booth, Friends of Maria Island

"I find it inspiring to do something practical and it gives me the opportunity to meet others with a passion for important natural places."

John Atkinson, Farmer

"It’s good to know that a weed is being tackled with neighbouring properties. It pushes you to keep going."

Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF)

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In 2003 Landcare Tasmania was approached by a retired farmer, Mr John Roberts, who wanted to make a bequest that would make a difference. He believed that if we looked after our land we would be able to produce healthy food and therefore healthy people – it was that simple!  This fabulous vision to provide support for hands-on, practical projects to be undertaken on farms, in schools and with community groups to improve Tasmania’s water, land, plants and animals has been realised through the Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF). Donate to this fund and your contribution will continue to support the work of Landcare in Tasmania.

Give To Fund