Gecko CLaN




OHS Management Plan for Landcare Groups (2MB)

FTLA Landcare Governance Kit _Mar 2014 (2MB)



Revegetation Guide for the Goulburn Broken Catchment

Revegetation Guide

Observant Weather Stations and Farm Monitoring Equipment

Farm Monitoring Solutions

Map based tools for calculating fence lengths, materials and costs


Summary of current climate conditions and model predictions for Victoria in the next six months


Stipa – Native Grasses Association

Information for Volunteer based organisations







Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

Benalla Rural City Council

Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network

Landcare Victoria

Department of Environment Land Water and Planning


Open Food Network


Swanpool Environmental Film Festival a sold out success

The 2018 SEFF was a great success.

To find out more see: SEFF_2018_event_summary

To keep up with the Swanpool Landcare Group come along to a meeting or find out about the group here: Swanpool Landcare page

Only 2 weeks to go

Get your tickets now

See here for details

Tickets now on sale – call 0498 007 988 to book.

Don’t miss out on your tickets to the Swanpool Environmental Film Festival.

Brought to you by Swanpool Landcare and Benalla Sustainable Future Group

Afternoon tea and dinner provided by the Swanpool Catering Team

Tickets $30 and booking essential – phone 0498 007 988


See the latest aerial footage of the Lima East Pasture Trial

For further project information check out the project page here


Grow your school’s sustainability with a Powerful Youth Projects grant

Momentum Energy and Junior Landcare are partnering again in 2018 to fund 200 sustainability or environmental projects in Victorian schools, childcare centres, and youth groups.

Applications are now open! Grants of up to $1,000 will be available for sustainable or environmental projects such as veggie gardens, bush tucker gardens, composting or recycling projects, and other sustainability ideas.

Applications close 5pm on 22 March 2018

Apply now!



2018 Crowdfunding for Threatened Species & Biodiversity Action

The Victorian Government has committed $116,000 to crowdfunding projects in 2018 to support threatened species and biodiversity conservation campaigns.

Crowdfunding will offer community groups and organisations a unique opportunity to raise funds for threatened species and biodiversity action, while having their fundraising efforts matched by government, with funding up to $25,000 per successful campaign.

Workshops will be available for interested groups to learn more about running successful crowdfunding campaigns.

To register your interest in developing a crowdfunding campaign in 2018, apply online before 5pm Friday 16 March 2018.

For more information visit

Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of Victoria’s biodiversity by implementing the biodiversity plan: Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037.

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio on Saturday announced the following: Opening of applications for Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants

Funding of $2 million is available for the Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants. The 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants:

  • are offering funding for projects between $5,000 and $50,000,
  •  include the option of single or multi-year projects, and
  •  have a broad biodiversity focus. Community groups and not-for-profit organisations primarily focused on environmental projects, such as biodiversity conservation or habitat protection and restoration projects, are encouraged to apply.

Projects can be on either public or private land.

Examples of eligible groups or organisations include:

  • Urban and rural Friends of, Landcare and Coastcare groups/networks
  • Environmental, naturalist groups or volunteer associations
  • Urban environment groups
  • not-for-profit conservation organisations
  • Conservation Management Networks
  • Public land committees of management
  • Traditional Owner groups/associations
  • Schools and educational groups
  • Youth and senior citizens clubs
  • Local service and recreational groups
  • Other types of groups may also be considered if they are proposing to work with volunteers to undertake local conservation projects that support biodiversity or threatened species.

Applications close: midnight Tuesday 3 April 2018. For more information including a link to the application form visit

National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants

The National Landcare Program (Australian Govt) Environment Small Grants, which opened on 16 February, provide up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment.

Grants available: for projects between $5,000 and $50,000

Applications close: 5pm 19 March 2018

Project duration: 12 months

Eligible activities: one of more of the following activities

  • weed and pest animal control
  • fencing
  • erosion control
  • revegetation
  • education activities and raising community awareness/participation
  • access management
  • Indigenous land & sea country planning (only Indigenous groups can apply for these projects)
  • recording Indigenous ecological knowledge (only Indigenous groups can apply for these projects)
  • administration support related to the project.

Appendixes B & C in the guidelines provide details on eligible and ineligible expenditure.

Guidelines, application forms & more information: go to
For further support contact Landcare Facilitator Kerri Robson at email: [email protected]

On tonight in Swanpool


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Interested in how to tackle fruit fly? Come along to the Gecko CLaN AGM and hear from Ross Abberfield – Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Action Group

The Gecko CLaN Landcare Network meeting will be held next Wednesday evening in Violet Town.   Details for the event can be found here

Guest Speaker for the night is Ross Abberfield – Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Action Group. Come along to hear about the work happening in the region to reduce fruit fly and what you can do at home.

Please RSVP for catering by 13th November to Kerri Robson on Mobile: 0418 140 710