Statewide Gathering 2021

Local and Regional Coordinators and host organisation representatives are invited to attend the Statewide Gathering in Dubbo on 8-10 June 2021. Information relating to this event will be updated here as information becomes available.

The State Gathering for the NSW Landcare Program is a critical part of supporting our networks and participants in the NSW Landcare Program. Historically state gatherings are structured over 2 half days in addition to one full day to allow for travel.   

When and Where

Confirmed for the 8th -10th June at the Dubbo RSL.  

Who should attend

It is mandatory for local and regional coordinators engaged under the NSW Landcare Program to attend as per the Funding Deed under the Community of Practice. Also, one host organisation representative from each participating host organisation.

Themes for the Gathering  


Accommodation arrangements and travel assistance:

  • The NSW Landcare Program will provide all Local and Regional Landcare Coordinators engaged in the NSW Landcare Program and for one member from each of the Host Organisations, with a travel/accommodation bursary.
  • The bursary amount is $450.00 per participant. This amount is to assist with two nights accommodation (estimated at $150 per night), travel and breakfasts.  Lunch and dinner will be covered by the Program for the duration of the stay.
  • To receive the bursary, each Host Organisation would submit a Tax Invoice after the event based on the number of individuals who registered and attended. Information on invoicing will be provided in the near future.
  • Please be aware that all responsibility for selecting and booking accommodation rests with those attending.
  • There are over 67 accommodation providers in Dubbo and surrounds. A small number of these have been notified of this event and may offer special rates, but we cannot guarantee either room rates or availability when you make your booking. 

 COVID-19 Considerations

    Current advice regarding COVID is only one participant per room. You are encouraged to keep current on the current COVID situation and undertake your own additional risk assessment. To stay up to date, view the NSW Public Health directions

    You are also encouraged to check with your accommodation venue the cancellation policy associated specifically with COVID.  

    If there is a COVID incident resulting in travel restrictions the gathering will be cancelled.


    An email has been sent to all relevant stakeholders with a link to the registration form.  If you did not receive this email (sent 21/4/21) and need access to this registration form please contact the Program Team contacts listed below. It is essential to register and check all applicable boxes on the registration form so that we can accurately structure the logistics and content and capture your dietary needs.

    To help you with the registration questions, we are providing a brief overview of the draft agenda. 

    Please note this may be subject to change and is meant as a guide only. 

    Day 1 – Tuesday 8th June

    12-12.30pm       Arrive at the Dubbo RSL for COVID check-in. Please make sure you have some lunch as the first meal break will not be until 2.45pm 

    1pm                    Official Welcome to Country – smoking ceremony on the balcony at the RSL 

    1.30pm               Move to Auditorium for Welcome Address 

    Short break 

    1.50-2.40pm       Key-Note Speaker (TBA) 

    2.40pm               Group photo 

    Afternoon Tea 

    3-4pm                 Regional Showcase of Landcare across the State 

    4-4.45pm            Adrian Zammit (LNSW) and Erlina Compton (LLS) host a combined session on the joint partnership with question time. 

    5pm Close of Day 1 

    5.45pm               Assemble for bus to special event at the Devils Hollow (we have the microbrewery all to ourselves) with drink/nibbles on arrival followed by dinner. It is important to let us know if you are attending this (in the registration). This will be a great chance for a catch up. 

    Devils Hollow is a 10 minute drive from the Dubbo RSL.  Buses have been organised from pick-up and drop-off locations near the two main 'clusters' of accommodation providers, one outside the Dubbo RSL Motel and another on the western side of town outside the Cattleman’s Country Motor Inn.  

    9.00pm               Bus departs for accommodation from the dinner venue. 

    Day 2 - Wednesday 9th June 

    8.00am-8.30am               Program Team Interactive Session 

    8.30-10.30                      Interactive Workshop – With guest presenter 

    10.30-11.30am                The Resilience Advantage  

    Afternoon Workshop Regional Design of a new Landcare Support Program 

    Hot Topics – as per the Registration List 

    5pm Close of Day 2

    Dinner at the RSL 

    Day 3-Thursday 10th June 

    9.00- 10am                       The evaluation of the Program and how your work is involved 

    10- 12.00pm                     Aboriginal Program 

    12-12.30pm                      Wrap up

    Finish 12.30pm 



    SliDO will be used throughout the gathering.  

    See here for more on SliDO. We encourage you to download the app before you arrive. 


    Event link will be provided to registered participants.


    We will be sending an email nearer the time with further information and updates. 

    Any questions please email Natasha English, - or Julie Busuttil,  


    We are looking forward to seeing you all. 

     The NSW Landcare Program Team