We continue to invest in a range of programs that build on and complement the National Landcare Program investment.
Further details about future funding opportunities including relevant funding/application guidelines are published on our website and relevant Australian Government websites such as:
Bushfire wildlife and habitat recovery funding
Helping native wildlife and their habitats recover from the devastating impacts of the 2019-20 bushfires across southern and eastern Australia.
Read more about wildlife and habitat recovery.
Environment Restoration Fund
$100 million over 4 years from 2019-20 to 2022-23 to tackle emerging and long-term national environmental priorities. Projects under the Fund will focus on the following priorities:
- Protecting threatened species and migratory species and their habitat.
- Protecting Australia’s coasts, oceans and waterways by addressing erosion, improving water quality and protecting coastal threatened and migratory species.
- The clean-up, recovery and recycling of waste.
Read more about Environment Restoration Fund.
Communities Environment Program
The Communities Environment Program is an environmental small grants program that is supporting small scale, community led environment projects that address local environmental priorities across Australia.
Read more about the Communities Environment Program.
Agriculture Stewardship package
To further strengthen agriculture’s role in improving Australia’s biodiversity, the $34 million package includes a pilot Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Program and Farm Biodiversity Scheme expected to commence in 2021.
Read more about the Agriculture Stewardship package.
Future Drought Fund
A $5 billion fund providing secure, continuous support for drought resilience initiatives. It will help Australian farms and communities prepare for the impacts of drought.
Read more about the Future Drought Fund.
Environmental Stewardship Program
Support for private landholders to maintain and improve the conditions of matters of environmental significance.
Read more about Environmental stewardship.
An innovative, targeted investment focused on improving water quality, restoring coastal ecosystem health and enhancing species protection in the Great Barrier Reef region.
Read more about the Reef Trust.
Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery program supported by pioneer partnership between the Australian Government, BHP and Earthwatch Australia.
Read more about Bush Blitz.
Visit the official Bush Blitz website.
Established Pest Animals and Weeds Management Pipeline Program
Building on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper Management of Established Pest Animals and Weeds initiative, the Australian Government has committed $30.3 million to the Established Pest Animals and Weeds Management Pipeline Program over four years from 2019-20. Funding will help combat some of Australia’s worst established pest animals and weeds to reduce their impact on Australian farmers, communities and the environment.
Read more about initiatives under this Pipeline Program.
Indigenous Protected Areas
Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) are areas of land and sea managed by Indigenous groups as protected areas for biodiversity conservation through voluntary agreements with the Australian Government.
Read more about Indigenous Protected Areas.