2023 Conference Day

Building Momentum: Turning Knowledge Into Action


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The Conference Day is part of a three-day epic weekend that will bring together the grassroots community of Landcarers from across the State.  The Saturday program showcases a wide range of speakers, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Our program themes are informed by our 2022-2027 Strategic Intent:

  • Healthy Landscapes - The environmental impact of land management and sustainability challenges in Tasmania
  • Empowered Communities - Building the capacity of the Landcare community to be well-resourced, confident, competent, and committed
  • Supportive Network - Collaboration with partners, donors, and supporters
  • Collective Voice - Effective advocacy, broad publicity and engagement
  • Strong Foundations - Effective governance, safety, and planning for the future

Read more about the conference here: www.landcaretas.org.au/conference2023


The Saturday program showcases a diverse lineup of speakers, each with a unique perspective and some that extend beyond the borders of Tasmania. Our speakers bring global and local perspectives to the forefront (of our conference), addressing environmental challenges sharing insights, experiences, and solutions that we hope will inspire action and collaboration.


We are thrilled to present two insightful panels at the conference, join us for these informative and engaging discussions, where expertise meets action for the restoration of Tasmania’s environment.

The Tasmanian Seed Resilience Network Panel, hosted by Ruth Mollison, will engage attendees in a comprehensive discussion on seed resilience in Tasmania. This panel discussion will provide valuable insights into preserving the state’s unique plant biodiversity, fostering collaboration among experts and enthusiasts, and motivating collective action to protect our natural environment and how Landcarers can play an active role in securing our native seed sources.

The Managing Ferals Panel, hosted by Gillian Basnett, the National Cat and Fox Management Coordinator for the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS). This session offers a platform for a meaningful discussion on feral cat management. This important discussion aims to facilitate knowledge exchange, encourage audience engagement, and inspire collective efforts to address this pressing ecological issue. As an island, Tasmania has some of the most significant feral cat impacts compared with mainland Australia and even the world. Due to the cool, wet climate in Tasmania, cat-borne diseases like Toxoplasmosis and Sarcocystosis are able to remain viable in the environment for a lot longer, increasing their potential to infect. These diseases, together with wildlife predation, make cats one of the most significant threats to our natural ecosystems and production landscapes.


Roll your sleeves up and get some hands-on experience at our conference through immersive workshops that offer active learning and knowledge sharing.

From mastering bird monitoring and river ecosystem health assessment to cultural awareness and sustainable tree planting techniques, these workshops empower you to make a tangible impact on the environment.

Dive into seed collection, processing, and storage techniques to safeguard native flora, learn tool care for equipment longevity, and discover strategies for developing your Landcare group. Furthermore, explore the power of spatial data with The LIST map session, and gain the skills needed to effectively address the pressing issues of feral cat management.

These workshops provide practical experiences and insights, ensuring you leave the conference equipped to drive meaningful change in conservation efforts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

October 14, 2023 at 9:00am - 5pm
Spring Bay Mill
555 Freestone Point Rd
trayapana/Triabunna, TAS 7190
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Landcare Tasmania · · 03 6234 7117
$175.00 AUD · Purchase tickets