2021 National Landcare

Conference And Awards

Thursday 5 to Friday 6 AUGUST, 2021 



Don’t worry if you have missed out on attending this year’s online conference, the sessions were  recorded and are now available. Check out the Education Resources for links to the recordings, presentations, and project posters.

These resources will be available here until the end of September. We encourage you to register for a free Landcarer account to access these resources long term.


2021 National Landcare Conference MC Costa G

Conference MC, Costa Georgiadis

Conference Keynote Speaker John Anderson AO

Conference Keynote Speaker, The Hon. John Anderson AO FTSE

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 John Anderson, guest speaker David Lindenmayer and plenary and panel speakers. They will be joined by a hugely diverse range of speakers from the landcare community, government representatives and academics in 40 sessions across the four conference streams: Sustainable Agriculture; Environment and Climate Change; Community Partnerships in Action; and Landcare Impact.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend panel discussions on a variety of topics sure to be of interest to so many involved in Landcare:

Landcare Farming: Landcare and farming, is the connection still valued?

Bushfire Recovery and Resilience: Landcare’s role in recovery of communities, natural assets and farms after bushfire events

Wellbeing and Mental Health Panel: Landcare Is ALL about trees right?

Cultural Land Management Panel: Integrating Indigenous Perspectives for better land management

Author, filmmaker and Indigenous fire practitioner, Victor Steffensen will be a special guest speaker along with Barry Hunter, for an engaging talk on Country, sharing the advantages and benefits that embracing cultural burn methods can bring to help the Landcare community tackle climate change. The panel will include a conversation on how farmers and landowners can get started and have conversations with Traditional Owners. The Cultural Land Management panel has been scheduled at a very special time of Friday afternoon to close the conference along with young landcare leader and Kalari Wiradjjuri woman, Dhani Gilbert.

A highlight of the conference program is the 2021 National Landcare Awards 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.

Included in your online conference registration, is access to watch LIVE the 2021 National Landcare Awards event. From the comfort of your own home, or with family, friends or your local landcare or community group – you can support the finalists and learn more about their projects. You may feel inspired to nominate for an award for someone you know – nominations for the 2021 State & Territory Landcare Awards are open! Click here for more information.

Do something this Landcare Week and get connected to Landcarers across the country with the 2021 National Landcare Conference & Awards and be inspired to do something in your community.



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If you have a question please contact us


We are pleased to announce the 2022 National Landcare Conference and 2022 National Landcare Awards will be held at the International Conference Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 August, 2022, with the gala dinner hosted on Wednesday 24 August, 2022.

This event will feature a new program of speakers with the campaign to call for abstracts to open later this year. To keep informed about this activity please subscribe to our newsletter LANDLINK. We hope to see you there!


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.

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