Peak bodies for Landcare exist in each state and territory, and are run by volunteer committees with support from a small number of paid staff. Their purpose is to represent Landcare groups, landholders and others involved with managing and caring for our environment at the state level. They support this membership through sharing information and opportunities, promoting collaboration and sharing of skills and resources, advocating for local Landcare, and promoting the work of Landcarers in their state or territory. Each peak body also has representatives on the National Landcare Network, acting as a conduit between local, regional and national levels for sharing information and ensuring that the NLN provides a truly representative voice for Landcare across the country.
Find out more about your peak body below.
Landcare ACT represents over 60 Landcare groups in the ACT region including urban Landcare, Parkcare Groups, rural, junior and Aboriginal Landcare groups, Waterwatch and Frogwatch volunteers, rural landholders and Aboriginal traditional custodians. It is a very new organisation which only came into being in 2015, so watch this space for more information soon or contact them directly.
Contact: Anne Duncan on 0466 108 432
NLN Board Member: Jonathan Miller
Landcare Association of South Australia has a commitment to linking people with their landscapes and communities. LASA was founded in 1999 and continues to take a leading role to reinvigorate Landcare in South Australia. LASA contributes to the management of natural resources in South Australia with the development of Regional Landcare Networks, Regional Forums and Conferences to enhance networking, working community groups, farmers and land managers, and through indigenous partnerships.
Contact: Glenn Gale on 0418 817 270 or email@example.com
NLN Board Member: Gerry Butler
Landcare NSW is coordinated by a volunteer council of 22 members supported by a small team of part-time staff, and represents around 3000 groups and 60,000 individual Landcarers with a wide range of interests and from many diverse backgrounds. The organisation has been operating since 2007. In addition to its quarterly council meetings, Landcare NSW runs a statewide muster every two years to provide a forum to discuss issues, and generate and share ideas. Landcare NSW aims to enable the building of skills, capacity, strength and connections among its members.
Contact: Sonia Williams on 0411 113 590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Find your local Landcare group: http://landcarensw.org.au/your-region/
NLN Board Member: Rob Dulhunty
Landcare NT is a brand new peak body which started operations in 2015. Check back soon for more updates or contact them directly.
Contact: Anna Boustead on 0476 516 631 or email@example.com
NLN Board Member: Sue McKinnon
Landcare Tasmania is the longest-standing Landcare peak body, founded in 1994, and represents over 200 groups as well as landowners across the state. Landcare Tasmania aims to:
Promote community Landcare.
Connect people and organisations with an interest in Landcare.
Support landcarers with administration, information and funding.
Represent community Landcare as an advocacy body.
In order to achieve these goals the organisation has a small, dedicated team of staff who work hard to support their Landcare community. Landcare Tasmania works in partnership with a wide range of organisations, supporters and funders to deliver its work
Find your local Landcare group: http://www.landcaretas.org.au/get-involved/join/
NLN Board Member: Anthea Ferguson
Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) was founded in 2004 and is managed by a board made up of a volunteer from each of the 14 NRM regions of Queensland. Its membership is made up of groups and volunteers involved in Landcare, Coastcare, Waterwatch, Bushcare, catchment associations, conservation groups regional bodies and sub-regional organisations. QWaLC’s extensive network of NRM groups, regional bodies, government representatives and industry personnel is an important factor in enabling it to deliver its work supporting member groups. QWaLC also provides insurance to members to cover their volunteering activities.
Contact: 07 3844 4032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Find your local Landcare group: http://qwalc.org.au/groups/group-listing/
NLN Board Member: Geoff Elliot
Victorian Landcare Council was established in 2008 and has a management council made up of up to 60 volunteer delegates, six from each of the 10 NRM regions across Victoria. The Council has a strong track record in advocacy for and promotion of Landcare in the state, and of fostering collaboration between a diverse range of partners. Its objectives are:
Encourage governments, other organisations and the public to recognise and resource Landcare as an organisation that promotes community learning and action on natural resource management.
Participate in developing government policy on natural resource management, and build a stronger relationship between Landcarers and policy makers
Facilitate collaboration between Landcare, Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs), local government, and State and Federal governments to plan and take action on natural resource management issues
Provide and promote ongoing training for Landcare volunteers and staff.
Contact: Kaye Rodden on 0438317499.
Find your local Landcare group: http://www.landcarevic.net.au/regions
NLN Board Member: Terry Hubbard
WA Landcare Network was incorporated in 2014 and has over 30 member groups, supported by an executive officer. The network provides a collective voice for Landcare and helps groups to share their skills and experiences. It also gives its members collective buying power, helping them to cut costs and improve efficiency in doing their important work on the ground. The WA Landcare Network defines Landcare as: any activity contributing to the improvement of the natural environment, including urban and rural bush, waterways, wetlands, natural parks, reserves, agricultural landscapes, and soils.
Contact: 0467232121 or email@example.com
Find your local Landcare group: https://sites.google.com/a/landcarewa.org.au/landcarewa-org-au/members/map
NLN Board Member: Keith Bradby
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