Celebrating 30 Years of Landcare Tasmania

10th May 2023 | 

On 30th May 2024 Landcare Tasmania will celebrate its 30th year as an incorporated association supporting the grassroots Landcare movement.

Help us celebrate 30 years of Landcare Tasmania!

This year we are taking the opportunity to look back and reflect on how Landcare has come in Tasmania - and where we want to go. 

We shamelessly love birthday pressies, too! So, if you'd like to celebrate where we've been and help us get to where we are going, why not make a donation to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund? 

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Where we have been

When we turned 10: Our 10th Birthday Cake in 2004

For over 30 years Landcarers in Tasmania have been protecting and restoring the soils, waterways, flora, fauna, climate and communities that make up lutruwita/trouwunna/Tasmania. 

Our original logo: did you know that Landcare Tasmania (formerly known as Tasmania Landcare Incorporated/the Tasmanian Landcare Association) was the first independent peak body for Landcare in Australia?

Since Landcare Tasmania became incorporated on 30st May 1994, we have made it our mission to strengthen, support and grow community Landcare so that all Tasmanian communities are empowered and enabled to care for the land and water of lutruwita/trouwunna/Tasmania.

Blast from the past: Landcare Tas at AgFest 2005

We have come a long way since our incorporation, and as we enter our 30th year we are proud to say that we have 303 groups and 144 individual members statewide, all working to care for their local patch.

Timeline of Landcare milestones

Celebrating 25 Years - Timeline of Community Landcare in Tasmania 1994-2019 


You can check out Our History page for a timeline of highlights throughout the years, including the 1996 Red Tree Campaign, our first conference, award winners of the years and other milestones. 

Our First Conference: 1997 Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference, Deloraine. Theme: "Landcare - Not Just Trees"

Yes, we still have the banner: 2021 Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference, Launceston. Theme: "Restoration: Reconnecting People, Place and Nature" 


This birthday we are prompting our community to think:

  • What has been your favourite Tasmanian Landcare moment in the last 30 years?

    Image: Kingston Beach Coastcare Group working bee with CVA vollies. Photo Credit: Waiwun Wang

It's so important for us to recognise our achievements. To look at our landscapes and people and see what might have been if our local patches had not been cared for by this dedicated community. If care had not been taken over the last 30 years, what would our patches look like? Our ecosystems, our soils, and waterways have been given a fighting chance thanks to the work of Landcarers.  What's your highlight? 

  • What does the next 30 years of Landcare in Tasmania look like?

Image: Clean Up at Kingston Beach 2024

We are at a critical time for the environment - and we believe that grassroots Landcare is the most important environmental movement of our time.  We believe that we have a chance at reversing the degradation and disconnection that impacts our environment. Our strong, existing network of over 5,000 Landcarers statewide are ready and waiting to step up and do the most we canto protect our biodiversity, food, fibre, and natural areas. What do you think? 

Give a birthday gift to Tassie Landcarers

Image: Habitat connectivity planting at ZooDoo. Photo Credit: Priscilla Richards

Will you help the Landcare movement strengthen and grow with a gift to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund on our 30th Birthday? 

Donate now

Your generous donation to Landcare Tasmania will help the growing Landcare community with the necessary support to make sure we future-proof the Landcare movement at a time when it is needed most.

Here’s to 30 more years of Landcare excellence in Tasmania!