2021 National

Landcare Conference

Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 AUGUST, 2021
International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Key activities in the 2021 National Landcare Conference program:

Wednesday 4 August 2021

  • Field Trips across the Greater Sydney area
  • National Landcare Youth Conference
  • Welcome Reception Sponsored by Weedtechnics

Thursday 5 August 2021

  • Conference Plenary and Stream Sessions
  • 2021 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner

Friday 6 August 2021

  • Conference Plenary and Stream Sessions

THE 2021 NATIONAL LANDCARE CONFERENCE

The National Landcare Conference is the largest knowledge sharing convention for the Landcare community. This national event brings together Landcare groups and volunteers, landholders and farmers, Indigenous land and sea managers, landcare facilitators and coordinators, educators, research agencies, natural resource management professionals, and other community environmental groups and individuals to share insights, learn and connect. The conference attracts delegates from around the world, and from rural, regional and urban communities in Australia with a common purpose – a vision to actively restore and protect the environment in their local community through sustainable land management and conservation activities.

Hosted by Landcare champion and ABC TV host, Costa Georgiadis, the 2021 National Landcare Conference program includes keynote and plenary speakers, panelists, session streams and a comprehensive field trip program around the Greater Sydney region. A highlight of the conference program is the 2021 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner to celebrate the 69 finalists from the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards, where winners of the nine National Landcare Awards categories will be announced. The winners of the Bob Hawke Landcare Award and the General Jeffery Soil Health Award will also be announced.

We were to host the National Landcare Conference and National Landcare Awards (with the finalists from the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards) in 2020, however due to the ongoing global pandemic, both events will be hosted in August 2021. The National Landcare Conference and National Landcare Awards are biennial events. This means that we will host the 2022 National Landcare Conference and 2022 National Landcare Awards (with the finalists from the 2021 State and Territory Landcare Awards) in 2022.

We want all Australians to be involved in the 2021 National Landcare Conference and 2021 National Landcare Awards.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 National Landcare Conference and 2021 National Landcare Awards will be hybrid events with both in-person and online delegate options.

Landcare Australia is working with the venue to ensure that the 2021 National Landcare Conference and 2021 National Landcare Awards are safe events for delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

The venue is working with the NSW Government to ensure they manage the number of people who can attend the plenary and stream sessions. To manage the expectations of all delegates, we will be monitoring the number of tickets sold, and making more tickets available in the lead up to the event subject to the advice from the venue. For information about the venue’s COVID-19 safety guidelines, please refer to the ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Guide

To keep informed, we recommend that you subscribe to our National Landcare Conference and Awards newsletter here.

For delegates who can attend in person:

Early Bird Registrations are available until Saturday 1 May, 2021 or until sold out (prices are inclusive of GST).

For online delegates:

We will provide online delegates with access to live streaming, recorded plenary and stream sessions, speaker presentations, networking opportunities and other conference resources via Landcarer, a FREE online platform that helps the landcare community and people interested in natural resource management to connect, collaborate and communicate. You will need to be registered on Landcarer to access the Conference information and resources. For information about the Landcarer digital platform please contact us on hithere@landcarer.com.au

About the Conference

Further your knowledge and engage with your fellow Landcarers at the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards to be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre between 10 – 12 October. We invite you – our Landcarers – to join us in Brisbane for three days of knowledge sharing and insightful discussion, as well as informative presentations by pioneers, leaders of NRM bodies, scientists, academics, government, and environmental, climate and biodiversity experts. A full program will be released featuring keynote addresses, workshops and panels, a welcome reception, networking events and the 2018 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner which will be held on Thursday, 11 October 2018. Supported by Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Speakers

Information on the speakers will be released soon.

Program

A full program has been produced featuring keynote addresses, workshops and panels across a number of streams.

Sponsorship

To become a sponsor of the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards take a look at our Sponsorship Prospectus here.

Program

With opportunities to learn about the latest trends and technology driving the industry, network with peers, or take part in robust discussion, there’s something for every Landcarer at the 2018 National Landcare Conference.

This year’s theme is ‘Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow.

Four streams will be available covering:

  • Sustainable Agriculture – Innovation and Conservation in a Changing Landscape
  • Community in Action – Grassroots with a Purpose
  • Partnerships – Collaboration for Successful Outcomes
  • Environment – Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets
 

The program has been released, for more information visit the Program page.

Sustainable Agriculture – Innovation and Conservation in a Changing Landscape

Farmers manage over half of the Australian landscape, and, in order to ensure a better tomorrow, innovation and conservation are critical for managing land and water assets. This stream will focus on how agriculture is adapting to an ever increasing range of challenges, including climate change, and, how Landcare is developing and implementing innovative farming practices to sustainably manage our productive natural assets.

Environment – Improving and Protecting our Natural Assets

Australia’s natural resources are unique, irreplaceable and finite. As stewards of the Australian landscape we are obligated to develop innovative and diverse approaches to protect our natural assets for a better tomorrow. This stream will demonstrate how various Indigenous, Bushcare, Coastcare and other Landcare community groups are contributing to successfully meet these challenges.

 

Community in Action – Grassroots with a Purpose

Community participation is at the heart of Landcare. This stream will showcase the achievements of individual Landcare community groups and projects that demonstrate the value delivered from investing in communities.

Partnerships – Collaboration for Successful Outcomes

The significant local knowledge, experience and commitment within the grassroots Landcare movement is a proven valuable resource. This stream will focus on successful partnerships that leverage collaboration and investment for greater impact.

Wednesday 10 October Field Trips to various locations Welcome Reception 6.30pm – 8.00pm Thursday 11 October First day of Conference (plenary and streams) Junior Landcare Excursions National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner 7.00pm – 11.30pm Friday 12 October Second day of Conference (plenary and streams) We look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane and celebrating you, our Landcarers.

Field Trips

 

Experience firsthand local natural resource management across Queensland, through a number of field trips to sites and projects. You can select from 12 field trips – register today.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the fantastic field trips on offer.

Geelong / Inverleigh
Macedon/ Maribyrnong Valley
Western Port
Moorabool / Woady
Kinglake
Dandenong Ranges
Ballarat / Rowsley
Coastal Bayside
Healsville / Glenburn
Mornington Peninsula

Delegate Information

Pricing

Registrations are now open.

Venue

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct.

Accommodation

We have partnered with Corporate Traveller to assist with your accommodation requirements. Visit the accommodation page to check out the special rates.

Registration Types

Professional Registration Both 2 Day and 1 Day registrations will be made available For delegates who are attending the conference as part of their salaried employment, and their conference costs are being paid for. This includes those employed by a local, federal or state government organisation, Natural Resource Management regional organisation, an industry body or consultants Inclusions: access to all conference sessions on the selected dates. Two day registrations also gain access to the Welcome Reception
Community Registration Both 2 Day and 1 Day registrations will be made available For delegates who are volunteers and are not attending as part of their salaried employment. This category is also open to part-time employees. Inclusions: access to all conference sessions on the selected dates. Two day registrations also gain access to the Welcome Reception

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards is proudly supported by the Australian Government. To become a sponsor of the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards take a look at our Sponsorship Prospectus here.

Conference Sponsors

The 2018 National Landcare Conference is proudly supported by the Australian Government.

Awards Sponsors

The 2018 National Landcare Awards are proudly supported by the Australian Government.

View our exhibitors

Be a part of Australia's key knowledge sharing event for the Landcare movement.

View the Award Finalists

Acknowledgement

Landcare Australia is proud to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we live and work. We value and respect their deep and continued spiritual and cultural connections to the land, waters and seas, and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders past, present and future.

Proudly supported by:

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Weedtechnics
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