Landcare near you

Landcare is a community-based approach to managing and protecting our natural resources – creating more productive and sustainable farms, conserving our environment and building more cohesive and resilient communities. This iconic Australian institution, represented by the distinctive symbol of the ‘caring hands’, has transformed the landscape, enabling farmers, landowners and conservationists to work together at a local level on local issues. The replication of Landcare in over 20 countries demonstrates how a voluntary, grassroots movement can have global impact.

In NSW there are over 3000 groups – ranging from small groups working on local reserves, beaches or farmland to larger district and regional scale Landcare groups and networks that support their members and member groups.  You can learn more about Landcare in your Region by clicking on the map.

Supporting Landcare in NSW

Landcare NSW was established in 2007 by Landcarers for Landcarers as the peak representative body for Landcare in NSW and works with and through these regional Landcare networks to support Landcare groups in NSW.

In many areas across NSW,  Local Government plays an important role in supporting local groups, in particular, Bushcare groups.

Landcare is also supported via Natural Resource Management bodies, which in NSW are the 11 regionally based branches of Local Land Services. Local Land Services also provides State based support to Landcare, through the delivery of the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative.

At the National Scale Landcare is supported through both the National Landcare Network, the peak representative body for Landcare, and Landcare Australia – a not for profit company established to support the work of Landcare right across Australia