COMMUNITY LANDCARE

COMMUNITY LANDCARE
CARING HANDS AT WORK

Test Alt TextLandcare is a national network of thousands
of locally-based community groups who
care for our country.

Australia is proud to boast more than 4000
community landcare groups and many thousands
of landcare volunteers in most towns across
the country.

Through Australia’s people and communities, the Landcare movement is making a big difference in caring for our country.

All around Australia, Landcare volunteers are proving that together we can repair and viably
manage our precious natural resources. This unique partnership between communities,
government and organisations is achieving great things.

Improving our farmlands
Many primary producers are active participants in landcare. They make significant contributions to combating soil salinity and erosion through sound land management practices and sustainable productivity. More than 40 per cent of farmers are involved in landcare and many more practice landcare farming.

Breathing new life into waterways
Rivercare groups work to conserve, rehabilitate and better manage our river systems.

Around the coast
Coastcare groups are active in improving local coastal and marine environments.

Bringing back trees
Each year landcarers plant many millions of native trees, shrubs and grasses for a range of benefits, including better soils, water and air quality. They restore bushland and conserve sensitive areas in public and on private land.

Restoring wildlife habitats
Landcare volunteers have provided protection for thousands of native species, including threatened and endangered flora and fauna.

Urban action – protecting our urban environment
Active landcare groups in Australia’s towns and cities invest inestimable time and effort each year working to tackle local environmental issues of most concern to their communities.
For detailed information about landcare, Coastcare, Rivercare, Indigenous landcare and Bushcare, check out our information on Community Care Groups.