about the conference


Landcare Australia, together with the 2022 National Landcare Conference Steering Committee, are proud to host the 2022 National Landcare Conference from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 August, 2022. 

The Steering Committee

The 2022 National Landcare Conference Steering Committee members include representatives from the Australian Government, the National Landcare Network, Landcare NSW, Local Land Services in NSW and Landcare Australia. The Committee have been involved in providing advice to Landcare Australia in the development of the 2022 National Landcare Conference program.

Get Involved In Person or Online

Landcare champion and ABC TV presenter Costa Georgiadis, will host the three-day conference event at the International Convention Centre Darling Harbour in Sydney.

The National Landcare Conference is the largest knowledge sharing convention for people involved in landcare activities. This national event brings together landcare groups and volunteers, landholders and farmers, Indigenous land and sea managers, landcare facilitators and coordinators, educators, research agencies, universities, 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.

You can register to attend the event in-person in Sydney, or register for FREE as a virtual delegate and participate online (all sessions will be live streamed and recorded).

Speakers and Topic Areas

With over 100 speakers, including plenary, panel and stream speakers, the topics areas include:

There are four panels:

  • Landcare Farming
  • Cultural Land Management
  • Landcare Back to the Future
  • Emerging Environmental Markets

There are six streams:

  • Landcare Farming and Emerging Environmental Markets
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Landcare Impact
  • Community Partnerships in Action
  • Urban Landcare
  • First Nations
Field Trip Program

Delegates can experience the diversity of landcare in the Greater Sydney region with the 2022 National Landcare Conference Field Trip Program. From sustainable farming to natural resource management projects, the field trips are an opportunity for landcare groups and volunteers to showcase the conservation and changing land use in the Greater Sydney region.

The field trip program has been developed with the generous support of the Field Trip Committee, made up of representatives from Garguree Swampcare Greater Sydney Landcare Network, Hawkesbury-Nepean Landcare Network, Community Environment Network, Local Land Services, North Sydney Council, Northern Beaches Council, Hornsby Shire Council, Sutherland Shire Council and Landcare Australia.

2022 National Landcare Awards

Costa will host this very special event to recognise the diversity of landcare across Australia, and celebrate the achievements of the 61 Landcare Awards nominees. The award nominees were winners in the 2021 State and Territory Landcare Program, and are now finalists for the 2022 National Landcare Awards. A winner will be announced for the following categories:

  • Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
  • Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
  • Australian Government Landcare Farming Award
  • Coastcare Award
  • ACM Landcare Community Group Award
  • Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award
  • KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award
  • Steadfast Young Landcare Leadership Award

The winners of the Bob Hawke Landcare Award and the General Jeffery Soil Health Award will also be announced.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, Australian Community Media, KPMG, Steadfast and Woolworths.

Covid 19

The 2022 National Landcare Conference Steering Committee will be monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the planning for the conference. The program format will be hybrid offering delegates an opportunity to attend in person or online as a virtual delegate. We will continue to work closely with the venue and the professional conference organiser to ensure that we produce an event that is a safe environment for our delegates, speakers, Landcare Awards finalists, sponsors and exhibitors.

Early Bird conference tickets are on sale now.

Registrations to be a virtual delegate and participate online is FREE.

The 2022 National Landcare Conference and the 2022 National Landcare Awards are supported by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.