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What is the National Landcare Directory?
Who should register on the National Landcare Directory?
How will your group benefit from registering on the National Landcare Directory?
How do NSW group registrations differ from other states?
How does the National Landcare Directory differ from the LandcareOnline e-Mailing List?
How do I search for a group or regional NRM organisation on the National Landcare Directory?
Information sheets about the National Landcare Directory
The National Landcare Directory Privacy Policy and Protocols
Disclaimer
What is the National Landcare Directory?

The National Landcare Directory is a new service which will bring contacts for Australia’s 6,000 landcare and coastcare groups into the one location. It aims to facilitate a national contact network for all those with a professional or personal interest in landcare. Volunteers and people with an interest in landcare can search the National Landcare Directory for groups in their region and their regional NRM organisation.

The National Landcare Directory is administered by Landcare Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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Who should register on the National Landcare Directory?

The National Landcare Directory is for community landcare groups and supporting organisations.

Community Groups
The basic criteria for verifying community group registrations are that the group is community based and undertakes sustainable agriculture and/or has environmental objectives. The following groups should register on the National Landcare Directory:

Care groups, including bushcare, coastcare, dunecare, landcare, indigenous landcare, junior landcare, rangecare, rivercare, streamwatch and riverwatch, and urban landcare. NOTE: NSW groups may be pre-registered – click here for more information.
Landcare networks
Landcare resource centres
Schools with a junior landcare group
Regional NRM Organisations
Regional NRM organisations on the National Landcare Directory, and will be able to access and update their own details. Please contact registrationhelp@landcareaustralia.com.au if you require further information.

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How will your group benefit from registering on the National Landcare Directory?

Your group can update its contact details at any time by logging in at the Group Access Point for the National Landcare Directory. Changes in your group’s positions are easily updated to ensure landcare information is sent to the correct person
Your group has the option to make its description, objectives, volunteering needs, contact details and a link to your group’s website publicly available for volunteers and other people with an interest in landcare in your region
Your group can place information about local landcare events on the Events Calendar to attract volunteers and support
Your group will be notified of Landcare Australia’s grant programs, such as the Australia Post Community Development Grant, Westpac Operation Backyard and Kennards Hire funding opportunites
ourcommunity.com has a special offer for registered groups of $5 off the first year’s subscription to Easy Grants and $10 off the first year’s subscription to Raising Funds or The Board Builder via the link on LandcareOnline.
Landcare Australia will use combined group details to understand the current needs of care groups across the country, with the aim to build greater support for your efforts. This information (non-identifying statistics) will assist Landcare Australia, corporate partners, and federal, state and local government partners to better support communities.

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How do NSW group registrations differ from other states?

Landcare Australia has received the complete list of NSW landcare groups from the Department of Natural Resources (NSW DNR) to add to the National Landcare Directory. Landcare Australia will administer this list from now on. NSW groups that were previously on the list maintained by NSW DNR are “pre-registered” for the National Landcare Directory and do not need to register again. Please note, however, that it is important for NSW groups to log-in to the National Landcare Directory at the Group Access Point to activate your pre‑registration and:

Select which group information will be viewable on the National Landcare Directory (ie group description, objectives, volunteering needs, contact details and link to your web address) – only your group name is currently viewable on the National Landcare Directory
Select whether to receive information updates about your areas of interest, including notification of Landcare Australia’s funding opportunities
Cancel your listing (eg if your group has disbanded).
Each pre-registered group was sent a letter in December 2005 with a username and password to log-in to the National Landcare Directory. If you are a pre-registered group, but have not received or have misplaced your username and password, please email your group name and contact details to registrationhelp@landcareaustralia.com.au to receive your log-in details again.

To check whether your group is pre-registered:

Go to the National Landcare Directory
Click “Advanced Group Search”
Enter the first word in the name of your group (eg “Hawkesbury”)
If the name of your landcare group appears in the search results, your group is pre-registered.
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How does the National Landcare Directory differ from the LandcareOnline e-Mailing List?
The similarity between the National Landcare Directory and the LandcareOnline e‑Mailing List is that both registered parties have the option to receive:

information updates about their areas of interest
Pulse, Landcare Australia’s free quarterly newsletter.
The differences are:

The National Landcare Directory lists care groups on LandcareOnline and registered groups can be searched for at the National Landcare Directory Find a Care Group page. The LandcareOnline e‑Mailing List is simply a mailing list for other interested individuals and individuals are not listed on the National Landcare Directory.
Groups can select to have their group description, objectives, volunteering needs, contact details and a link to their web address viewable to the public to attract volunteers. The LandcareOnline e-Mailing List is not viewable on-line.
Registered community groups have additional benefits, such as the ability to place local landcare events on the LandcareOnline events calendar and eligibility for special offers to care groups.
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How do I search for a group or regional NRM organisation on the National Landcare Directory?

Basic Group Search
To find a group in your region using the Basic Group Search, simply enter your postcode and click search. The search results will return care groups with the same postcode. If you can’t locate an appropriate care group, your regional NRM organisation is highlighted in a box at the top of the search results. Please call your regional NRM facilitator for more information.

Advanced Group Search
The Advanced Group Search enables you to narrow down the search results by selecting a combination of your postcode, NRM region, group issues (eg salinity), state and group type (eg landcare, coastcare).

NOTE: New registrations are being received from groups every day.

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Information sheets about the National Landcare Directory

Information Sheet for NSW Community Support Officers
Watch this space for further information sheets!
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National Landcare Directory Privacy Policy and Protocols

Please click here to view the National Landcare Directory Privacy Policy and Protocols.

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Disclaimer

The National Landcare Directory contains contacts for independent, community-run landcare and other environmental community groups. Landcare Australia is not a peak representative body for these independent groups. Landcare Australia does not accept responsibility for the content of their sites, for their projects or campaigns. People using the Directory to find a group to volunteer with or support can enquire further about a group by contacting their regional NRM facilitator (eg Catchment Management Authority) or local council.