The Green Army

There are two streams under this Round:

Stream 1 is for Heritage Projects which may commence from 1 January 2016.
Stream 2 is for all eligible (non-Heritage) Projects which may commence from 1 July 2016. All Projects approved under Round Four must be completed by 30 June 2017. Applicants who were unsuccessful through previous rounds may re-apply under this round.
The Green Army, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of the Environment, is a hands-on, practical, grassroots action program that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

By getting involved in a Green Army team, groups can host teams of young Australians aged 17-24 can to work on environmental and heritage conservation fields and gain experience in conservation management.

Projects typically last 20-26 weeks and are guided by local community needs.

Landcare Australia and ManpowerGroup are joint service providers for the Australian Green Army Programme.

How to get involved

Become a Green Army Host:

If you or your group have a project where a Green Army team could complement your work and achieve great environmental outcomes, we encourage you to contact our Green Army project officer directly on 02 8440 8805 or [email protected] and we can help you through the project development and application process.

Be involved in a Green Army Team:
Visit Manpower and register your interest to be a Green Army Participant and they will let you know as soon as projects are open for applications in your area.

Landcare Australia’s role

Our aim is to ensure that where possible the Landcare community benefits from the program by creating pathways for community participation. We want to help the Green Army support smaller projects: projects that are sustainable, and that encourage increased youth involvement in Landcare to help support the future of the movement.

Landcare Australia is providing support to ManpowerGroup to ensure the effective on-ground delivery of proposed projects, working with project hosts to help achieve the best results, and communicating with the Landcare community about opportunities and outcomes.

Links to the 20 Million Trees grants

Through Round Two of the 20 Million Trees Programme, the Government is providing Applicants an opportunity to apply for up to three Green Army Teams to assist in the delivery of their 20 Million Trees Project. Applicants can apply for up to three Green Army teams per 20 Million Trees project. Applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to applying through Round Two of the 20 Million Trees Programme. Applicants including a request for a Green Army Team or Teams must provide a contingency plan as part of their Application. This is to provide assurance that the Project will be completed in the event that the Application for a 20 Million Trees Project is successful, but the Application for a Green Army Team or Teams is unsuccessful in this round.

To ensure you can qualify for both, please contact us today.

The Green Army and NRM Regions

Landcare Australia is keen to work with and encourage Landcare Groups and National Resource Management (NRM) agencies to put forward project applications. There may be the potential for NRM organisations to help local Landcare Groups and act as overarching Project Hosts for 2-3 community Landcare groups to submit an aggregate of smaller projects, which in total provide 26 weeks of work for Green Army participants.

Want to know more?

Contact Landcare Australia via the form below to register your interest in submitting a Sponsor application or find out more about the Team Supervisor and Participant positions.