The Dirty Hands - Nov 2019


Conference Review | Project Bank Update | Give for Christmas

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25th Anniversary Conference Weekend Extravaganza


Over 300 people participated in the various weekend events, most of which were sold out or booked to capacity. We were thrilled by the turnout and all the smiling faces! This amazing weekend was only made possible thanks to our generous SPONSORS.  We are proud of what has been achieved through the hard work of the 5 Landcare Tas staff members, with contributions from the 13 Conference Steering Committee members, 7 Board members, 17 Members Councillors, and 22 incredible conference and office volunteers! Special thanks to the official conference photographer Natasha Mulhall and our volunteer photographers.

Click on a photo to see all the photos and highlights from each event!

Highlights included 27 deserving Tasmanians being recognised at Government House including the inaugural Tasmanian Premier’s Landcare Award, Welcome to Country with official welcome ceremony on the Hobart Domain on Friday night.


The Saturday conference at Blundstone Arena included 43 presentations on an enormous variety of topics, our first ever stream dedicated to 10 – 11 years old school students, inspiring trade stalls and displays and a Landcare Tasmania 25 year historical timeline.

Our favourite feedback quote:

"I think it was the best conference I've been to in ages, not only for the content and the energy in the room, but because people left not only feeling positive but with a real sense of direction for where to go and what to do next. Positively inspiring!" 


The venue looked fantastic thanks to thousands of plants donated by The Plants of Tasmania nursery, which were arranged by event stylist Natalie Holstbaum who generously volunteered her time and talent.

Saturday night our State Awards Dinner was hosted by the Guardian’s cartoonist First Dog on the Moon (Andrew Marlton), with 9 awards presented to Landcarers who are now the Tasmanian finalists in the 2020 National Landcare Awards, and finishing with a fantastic raffle of generously donated prizes.


The weekend was rounded off with 5 inspiring field trips to Landcare sites around southern Tasmania on the Sunday.


Our hearts are warm and filled with joy, pride, and excitement for the future! Let's get started on the next 25 years of Landcare!


We welcome Conference feedback from everyone in the Tasmanian Landcare community.

We would love to hear from everyone who was able to attend, but also from people who were not able to attend this year's event, so please pass this on to anyone who would like to give us feedback. It will take between 4 - 15 mins to complete depending on your answers. All answers will be anonymous, unless you would like us to respond to particular compliments or issues.

Please add your feedback - the good & the bad - using the button below.

Feedback Link


Thank you 

The Landcare Tasmania Board and Members Council are vital parts of our organisation, delivering strong governance and effective representation for our membership.  All Directors and Members Council work in a voluntary capacity, contributing countless hours, often behind the scenes, to supporting community Landcare in Tasmania.

As happens from time to time, we say goodbye to people who are moving on to other things in their life, and give wholehearted thanks for their generous contributions.  This month we say goodbye to Directors David Skipper and Kate O'Shannessey and Members Councillor Amanda Blakney. All have given willingly and generously to Landcare and are thanked warmly for it.


We will shortly be advertising to fill the vacancies left by David, Kate and Amanda. If you or someone you know might be interested in a role on the Board of Members Council, please get in touch on [email protected] so we can ensure you get the nomination pack when finalised.

For Members:

Landcare Tasmania's Project Bank

20191120_EOI_map_screenshot.PNGSince it's inception in January 2019, we have been able to assist with full or partial support for a whopping 53 projects!

Plese remember, the Project Bank is open year-round, so as you or your group are planning for next year, remember to get your project Expressions of Interest submitted early to be considered as new rounds of funding open up. This year, donations to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund have supported 14 projects with TLF grants, and 28 revegetation projects with over 3500 plants sponsored by Fifteen Trees. A further 11 projects were funded through the State Government's Landcare Actions Grants. Read more about how the Project Bank works HERE.

Membership Renewal

Heads up! All memberships expire annually on 31 January (unless you just signed up in the last couple months). For groups, your annual membership registration includes the 2020 Insurance application, the 2020 Landcare Assistance Program Grant application, and a rough estimate of the number of events held and volunteer hours contributed. We will send every Group Primary Contact a link to the online registration form in January, so please be on the lookout for this important email. Please let us know if your primary contact details have changed, as only the primary contact's email address can be used to log in to the online form.

Landcare in the News

cat_kills.jpgCat Management Update: The Amendments to the Cat Management Act have been tabled in State Parliament and will probably be debated next week. Landcare Tasmania put a submission on the proposed Cat Management Act amendments in October and although we welcome the initiatives of the draft amendments, our submission highlighted several gaps not addressed by the changes that will continue to allow cats to have impacts across Tasmania's landscapes. Click the heading for more info.

Circular Head Chronicle Cartoon

MichaelNichols_Redbank_Awards_TheExaminer_20191103.jpgThe Examiner: Landcare Tasmania's Awards Night

Landcare Residents Recognised in Kingborough

Dr Graeme Stevenson awarded 2020 Tasmania Senior Australian of the Year


20191003_TheAdvocate_GraemeStevenson_MadelineWells.jpgTwo Coasters nominated for Australian of the Year Awards



Welcome to our New Member Groups!

Community Landcare is continuing to grow! New member groups are a great demonstration of the generosity of the Tasmanian community to get involved in caring for our bush, land, coasts, rivers and wildlife. They're contributing to our vision for all the land and coasts of Tassie to be cared for by the community.

Check out the latest new members. Get in touch and get involved if they are in your area.

Pulchella Community Nursery

Kingston Primary Landcare Group

Daly Potato Co.

Friends of Bicheno Penguins

Gaias Garden Parent and Child Playgroup

Pipe Clay Coastcare

MacKillop Catholic College

East Derwent Primary School (Jordon River Learning Foundation)

Rosetta Primary School

Trethewie Farm Landcare

Harvest Farms

Rivesdale Farm

How do I join a group?

Not sure where to start? We can help you find a group that suits your interests, or even help you start one if there isn't one local. Call the office on (03) 6234 7117 or send an email to [email protected]

Click to get involved


For Christmas, give a gift to the Land!

Donations to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund can now be made with a preference to earmark the funds for a particular project or Care Group. Simply write-in the group or project you'd like to support on the online donation form. We currently have over 120 project proposals statewide looking for funding. View them all here.

Platypus_swimming.jpg*Christmas Special* - This Christmas, send a card with a donation towards a Landcare project made on their behalf - the perfect environmentally sustainable gift for your loved ones who are passionate about supporting the environment and caring for the land and coasts of Tasmania.

How it works:

  1. Click the DONATE button below
  2. Under 'Donation Preference' select an option for what you would like your donation to support (general support, a member group, a type of project, or other).
  3. Under 'Donation Preference Details' write in details of your donation preference and a personalised message, which we will put in a hand-selected card by watercolour artist David Hopkins (or leave blank, and we will add our own "Thank you for your donation" message).
  4. We will post the card to you, to send on to your gift recipient. 


Please note that we may retain up to 5% of any donation to cover payment processing fees, and also to help maintain our project database and platform for promoting projects to potential donors.


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There's a Landcare event near you

There are Landcare groups all over Tasmania, and every year they run thousands of community events, working bees, and information stalls.

They're also a pretty friendly lot and always looking for new members and volunteers to share the fun and satisfaction of making a difference to our bush, land, coasts and rivers.

Events Page

Upcoming Events

Thursday 21 November 2019

Friday 22 November 2019

Saturday 23 November 2019

Sunday 24 November 2019

Monday 25 November 2019

Thursday 28 November 2019

Sunday 1 December 2019

Monday 2 December 2019

Thursday 5 December 2019

Sunday 8 December 2019

Monday 9 December 2019

Thursday 12 December 2019

Monday 16 December 2019

Thursday 19 December 2019

Monday 23 December 2019

Sunday 29 December 2019

Monday 23 March 2020

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Wednesday 25 March 2020