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Landcare Victoria Incorporated

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the independent representative body for Landcare in Victoria and exists to secure increased recognition, resourcing and support for Landcare. We serve the broader Landcare community within Victoria and we represent paid members.

Victoria's Peak Body for Landcare

Landcare Victoria Inc. (LVI) is the result of the merger in April 2017 of the Farm Tree and Landcare Association and the Victorian Landcare Council. It is the State Peak Body for Landcare, incorporating the administration, systems and services of both organisations under one banner.

LVI's commitment to Victorian Landcare groups:

  • We advocate, together with our partners, for recognition, resourcing and support to ensure Landcare action on the ground
  • We provide incorporation protection, insurance cover, grant support, advice and training to groups

LVI achieves this by:

  • fostering community learning and action
  • participating in government policy development
  • facilitating collaboration between Landcare, Catchment Management Authorities and local and state Government
  • representing Victorian Landcare nationally via its membership of the National Landcare Network
  • supporting members and member groups in activities which promote sustainable land and water management practices

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Junior Landcare Grant Applications - Closing 6 Sep 2019!
Over 500 grants of up to $1,000 each will be offered for projects with a focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and enhancing native habitats. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply

Save the date - LVI Forum 'People, Partnerships and Produce' 25-27 October 2019
Click into news item for further details and event flyer

Communities Environment Program (CEP) & Stronger Communities Program (SCP) Grants
CEP & SCP grant rounds are now open and both require initial expressions of interest to be submitted through your Federal electorate office. Each electorate will have $150,000 available for each program and funding of a minimum of $2,500 and up to $20,000 is available. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate. Timeframes vary in each electorate and may be closing soon, so get in touch with your Federal MP as soon as possible if you are considering an application. LVI is happy to provide letters of support for financial member groups and networks submitting in these rounds (if required). Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.

Minimum Wage Increase
The Fair Work Commission recently published its annual wage review under the Fair Work Act 2009. Click into news item to understand what this means for Landcare groups and networks.

Celebrating 30 Years of Landcare Nationally
Marking the 30th anniversary in Melbourne today, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture launched the national Landcare 30-year anniversary celebrations to an audience which included local members, LVI Chair David Clark and many notable landcarers who have been involved since the formation of the moment in Victoria in 1986. Click into news item for further details, including links to the full media release and a feature on ABC's 7.30