Start a Landcare Group

If you are interested in looking after our environment and making a hands-on difference to your land and the community and can't find a group in your area, why not start one.

INTERESTED IN STARTING A GROUP?

If you are interested in looking after our environment and making a hands-on difference to your land and the community and can’t find a group in your area, why not start one? It could be a Landcare, Coastcare, Bushcare, Dunecare, ‘Friends of’, Beachcare or Rivercare group.

If you have seen the need and have the passion, it is an extraordinarily rewarding thing to do!

By becoming part of the Landcare community, you will belong to an iconic Australian movement which cares about making a real difference for the environment, farms and communities.

You will meet like-minded people and work together to have fun, learn new skills, run projects and campaigns to protect the environment and engage with stakeholders and decision makers.

Each Landcare group is connected to our state-wide network, which has an elected regional representative ensuring that the voice of each Landcare group is heard.

Each incorporated Landcare group can be a member of Landcare NSW, ensuring that Landcare in NSW is a connected and active network where everyone plays a part in designing and building the future of Landcare.

© Peter Piggott
INFORMATION TO START YOUR GROUP

START G1.1 STARTING A LANDCARE GROUP

The ABC of starting a group, from administration matters to banking and office bearers.

 START G1.4 DUTIES OF OFFICE BEARERS

8 steps to ensure good governance of your Landcare Group.

 

BECOMING A MEMBER OF LANDCARE NSW

How to become a member of Landcare NSW, its network and its benefits.

I’M A GROUP – WHAT NOW?

Here are the basics you need to know to make your Landcare group successful, professional and able to communicate it’s purpose effectively.

A-Z GOVERNANCE DIRECTORY FOR LANDCARE

A list of online resources to help your Landcare group’s governance.

START G1.3 CONSTITUTION’S

What is a constitution and what should be in it.

MEMBERSHIP STATUS FOR LANDCARE GROUPS

Make sure your group’s membership structure covers your members.

START G1.6 : ATTRACTING AND WORKING WITH VOLUNTEERS

How to be equipped for volunteers, find them and keep them!

RUNNING EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

Making the most of Landcare meetings.

START G1.5 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LANDCARE GROUPS

Who is responsible for what in your Landcare Group executive.

START G1.7 ACRONYMS GLOSSARY FOR LANDCARE

Includes commonly used acronyms from Landcare and government sectors. An ideal tool for induction of new team members.

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY FOR LANDCARE GROUPS

Establishing who has the authority to do what in your Landcare organisation.