2022 National

Landcare Awards

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Celebrating Landcare Champions

Wednesday 24 August 2022, 6.30pm to 11pm

Costa Georgiadis 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.

Award Categories

Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award

The Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award acknowledges the significant contribution made by an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to landcare. There are many people who, through their actions, have had a positive impact on improving land management practices through practical on-ground activities, and/or by creating awareness of landcare in their local community.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to an individual who may be a farmer, landowner, Landcare facilitator or coordinator, Traditional Owner, teacher, or a volunteer from or member of a Landcare group/network or any other environmental care group.National Landcare Program Logo

Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award

The Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award acknowledges a partnership of individuals, groups, networks, or organisations that has demonstrated leadership and achievement in landcare-related activities as a result of the partnership.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to partnerships that include Landcare groups/networks groups, natural resource management regional organisations, other government agencies, research organisations, local government, environmental groups, farmers, landowners, community groups, schools and youth groups.National Landcare Program Logo

Australian Government Landcare Farming Award

The Australian Government Landcare Farming Award acknowledges an individual, group, network or organisation that has demonstrated excellence and leadership in implementing sustainable and integrated land management practices on a farm property, or properties, that protect soils, water, vegetation and biodiversity. The award also recognises practices that deliver improved natural resource management and farm productivity outcomes.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to farmers, Landcare groups/networks, farming systems groups, primary producers and/or farming enterprises.National Landcare Program Logo

Coastcare Award

The Coastcare Award acknowledges a community group or network that has contributed to the significant improvement of a coastal or marine environment. This may include estuaries, coastal and marine wetlands, river systems and salt marsh ecosystems. The Coastcare activities may include sand dune restoration, protection of threatened species, removing invasive species that are impacting on native flora, plastics and waste removal, education and volunteer engagement, and mitigating urban impact on marine environments like storm water pollution or the control of access to sensitive and vulnerable areas.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to a community group or network, including Coastcare and Landcare groups/networks, Dunecare, Rivercare, Bushcare, ‘Friends of’ groups, youth groups and other community groups responding to local environmental issues.

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ACM Landcare Community Group Award

The ACM Community Group Award acknowledges an outstanding community group that is improving sustainable land use and/or is undertaking on-ground action to protect, enhance or restore the natural values of an area on behalf of the wider community.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to a group only. This includes environmental community groups that include Landcare groups, youth groups, Coastcare, Dunecare, Rivercare, Bushcare, ‘Friends of’ groups, youth groups and other environmental community groups.

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Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award

The Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award acknowledges a school, youth organisation or young community landcare team that contributes to raising awareness, sharing knowledge and promoting participation of landcare amongst young people. The award recognises Junior Landcare teams who implement landcare practices within the local community or school.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to young people aged 18 or under, eligible groups include primary schools, secondary schools, Scouts, Girl Guides, youth organisations or young community landcare teams.

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KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award

The KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award acknowledges an outstanding Indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to an individual and/or Indigenous community groups.

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Steadfast Young Landcare Leadership Award

The Steadfast Young Landcare Leadership Award acknowledges an individual or a youth group* between the ages of 15 – 35 years who promote excellence in landcare through on-ground projects and/or awareness raising activities.

Who can be Nominated

Nominations are open to an individual or youth group who can demonstrate their capacity to lead and encourage the wider community to engage and participate in managing the environment and natural resources in their local area.

*The majority of the group’s membership must be between the 18-35-year age range.

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Thank you to the 2022 National Landcare Award sponsors

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