Congratulations to Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19 recipients

20 July 2018

On Thursday 19 July 2018, Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio announced the successful recipients of the Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19.

Funding was provided to 363 Landcare and community environmental groups, including 143 project grants, 218 support grants and two start-up grants.

Project grants will be used to support on-ground works and community projects including weed control, pest animal control, protection of habitat, revegetation, and community education. The support and start-up grants will assist Landcare groups with insurance, incorporation and operating costs.

The Victorian Landcare Grants are helping to implement the Government’s long-term biodiversity plan – Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037.

Below is a list of all recipients from the Port Phillip and Western Port region. For the full list of successful recipients from across Victoria visit

Project grants:

  • Friends of Steele Creek, Protecting Wurundjeri Culture and Country Together, $20,000
  • South West Mornington Peninsula Landcare (SWaMP Landcare), Protect & Connect Stage 2 – Maxwell Road – Moonah Woodland & Tootgarook Wetlands Restoration Project, $20,000
  • Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group, Mt Martha Inc (Berg Mt Martha), Grassy Woodland Restoration, Citation Hill, Mt Martha, 2018 $13,088
  • Friends of Merri Creek Inc, Returning and Re-learning: bringing cultural burns and locally rare plants back to Fawkner grasslands, $19,668
  • Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc, Mt Cannibal Reserve: Reducing the threat of invasive weeds in a high value flora community, $14,446
  • Friends of Carrum Foreshore, Carrum Foreshore Restoration Works, $9,131
  • Red Hill South Landcare Group, Red Hill South Biolink Habitat Improvement, $19,000
  • Strathewen Landcare Group,Management of Invasive Weeds In the Upper Arthurs Creek Catchment, $16,500
  • Main Creek Catchment Landcare Group,Bringing back Koala habitat: Restoring Macphersons Lane in Main Ridge, $15,767

Support grants:

  • Upper Maribyrnong Catchment Group
  • Bass Valley Landcare Group
  • Monbulk Landcare Group
  • Bass Coast Landcare Network
  • Friends of Emu Bottom Wetlands Reserve Inc
  • Jindivick Landcare Group Inc.
  • Cannibal Creek Landcare Group Inc
  • Deep Creek Landcare Group
  • Olinda Creek Landcare Group Inc
  • Little River Community Landcare Group
  • Devilbend Landcare group
  • Australian Landcare International
  • Triholm Landcare Group
  • Cardinia Catchment Landcare Inc
  • Smiths Gully Landcare Inc
  • Montrose Upper Landcare Group (MULGa)
  • Bunyip Landcare Group
  • McCrae Homestead Coastal Group Inc
  • VIctorian Mobile Landcare Group Inc.
  • Western Port Catchment Landcare Network
  • Chum Creek Landcare Group
  • First Friends of Dandenong Creek
  • Phillip Island Landcare Group Inc
  • French Island Landcare Group Inc
  • Friends of Stony Creek
  • Southern Ranges Environment Alliance
  • Christmas Hills Landcare Group
  • Bacchus Marsh Council Trench Reserve Committee of Management Inc
  • Westernport Feral Alliance Inc
  • Phillip Island Conservation Society Inc
  • Toomuc Landcare
  • Macclesfield Landcare Group
  • Yarra Ranges Landcare Network
  • Upper Deep Creek Landcare Network
  • Mt Lyall Landcare Group
  • Truganina Landcare Inc
  • Hurstbridge District Landcare

Start-up grants:

  • Whittlesea Landcare