Victorian Landcare Grants 2021 support environmental volunteering

8 November 2021

The Victorian Government provides funding to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment.

Through the Victorian Landcare Grants, a total of $4.09 million has been provided for 206 project grants and 282 support grants across Victoria in 2021.

In the Port Phillip and Western Port region, $536,081 was provided for 21 project grants and 88 support grants. Applications for the grants were the most subscribed in PPWCMA history, and the quality of applications were higher than ever before.

Grants were awarded to Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks that have a focus on on-ground land and natural environment improvement work.

This includes Landcare groups and networks, ‘Friends of’ groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups, and Aboriginal groups and organisations working on Country.

Project grants are for on-ground works, capacity building activities, community education and engagement that protects, or improves natural assets such as native vegetation, native fauna, waterways, wetlands, and soils.

Support grants are for or assistance with costs such as insurance, incorporation and operational needs, or meetings and events or newsletters, websites, and other communication.

Projects will be completed by 30 November 2022.

Below is the project and support grant recipients in the Port Phillip and Western Port region. For all Victorian recipients visit

Project grant recipients

Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group, Mt Martha Inc (Berg Mt Martha)Grassy Woodland Restoration, Southern Slope, Mount Martha 21-22Mornington Peninsula
Bass Valley Landcare GroupConnecting the Bass Valley: Corridors and CommunityBass/Snn Remo
Brisbane Ranges Landcare GroupHollow Bearing Trees and Wildlife Nest Boxes around the Brisbane RangesStaughton Vale
Cairnlea Conservation Reserve Committee of ManagementCairnlea Grasslands RecoveryCairnlea
Cardinia Environmental CoalitionRestoration of Southern Brown Bandicoot Habitat in Koo Wee Rup NorthPakenham  
Friends of Beleura Cliff PathBeleura Cliff: War on weeds, peace for indigenous plantsMornington 
Friends of Emerald Lake Park Inc.Emerald Lake Park Vegetation Management ProjectEmerald
Friends of Flinders CoastlineCoastal Flinders Habitat and Biodiversity Restoration ProjectFlinders
Friends of Helmeted HoneyeaterProtecting remnant vegetation on private landWoori Yallock
Merri Creek Management CommitteeNgarri-djarrang’s grassy wetlands – past and presentReservoir
Mornington Peninsula Koala ConservationCerberus to Merricks Koala Biolink Project – Creating habitat corridors through community engagementBalnarring, Merricks
Mornington Peninsula Landcare NetworkGreens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink – ‘Strengthening Connections’Boneo
NatureWestCreate a new habitat area in Hoppers Crossing for Spiny Rice Flower. (SRF)Hoppers Crossing
Phillip Island Landcare GroupPhillip Island Wildlife Corridor Community revegetation and connection to cultural heritagePhillip Island
Red Hill South Landcare GroupRed Hill South Biolink Plan ExtensionRed Hill South
Rowsley Landcare GroupInvestigating control options for chemical resistant serrated tussockRowsley
Westernport Catchment Landcare NetworkCannibal Creek Catchment Biodiversity Project: Positive actions to support the recovery of our environmentGarfield North
Westgate Biodiversity: Bili Nursery and LandcareHollows for Habitat at Westgate ParkPort Melbourne
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal CorporationCultural Education and Ecological Enhancement at the Sunbury RingsSunbury
Yarra Ranges Intrepid LandcareCulture and Conservation Camp OutYarra Ranges
Yarra Riverkeeper AssociationPhillips Fox Billabong RestorationHeidelberg

Support grant recipients

3198 Seaford Beach PatrolSeaford
Arthurs Creek District Landcare GroupArthurs Creek
Arthurs Creek LandcareArthurs Creek
Bacchus Marsh Council Trench Committee of Management IncorporatedWheelers Hill
Bacchus Marsh Platypus AllianceMaddingley
Balcombe and Moorooduc Landcare GroupMount Martha
Bayside Intrepid LandcareHampton
Bend of Islands Conservation AssociationKangaroo Ground
Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare GroupBlackwood
Bullengarook Landcare GroupGisborne
Bunyip Landcare Group Inc.Bunyip
Cannibal Creek Landcare GroupTynong North
Capel Sound Foreshore Committee of Management IncCapel Sound
Cardinia Catchment Landcare Inc.Berwick
Christmas Hills Landcare GroupChristmas Hills
Chum Creek Landcare groupChum Creek
Deep Creek Landcare GroupRomsey
DevilBend-Hastings Landcare GroupTuerong
Dixons Creek Landcare GroupDixons Creek
Dromana Foreshore Committee of Management IncorporatedDromana
Dunns Creek LandcareRed Hill South
Emu Plains Reserve Committee of ManagementBalnarring 
Eynesbury Environment Group Inc.Eynesbury
First Friends of Dandenong CreekWantirna
Fisherman’s Beach Friends GroupMornington
French Island Landcare GroupFrench Island
Friends of Chinamans Creek IncFingal
Friends of Hopetoun Park and Parwan GorgeHopetoun Park
Friends of Koolunga Native Reserve IncFerntree Gully
Friends of Plenty GorgeSouth Morang
Friends of Scotchmans Creek and Valley Reserve IncMount Waverley
Friends of Stony Creekfootscray
Friends of Sydenham ParkKeilor North
Friends of the Glenfern Green WedgeUpper Ferntree Gully
Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley Inc.Ascot Vale
Friends of Warrandyte State Park IncWarrandyte
Friends of Yarra Valley ParkEltham
Global LandcareTraralgon
Greendale Wombat Landcare GroupGreendale
Healesville Environment Watch IncHealesville
HPNL Inc.Notting Hill
Hurstbridge District Landcare trading as Hurstbridge LandcareHurstbridge
Jindivick Landcare Group Inc.Jindivick
Johns Hill Landcare Group INCEmerald
Jumping Creek Catchment Landcare GroupWarrandyte South
Labertouche Sustainable Farming and Landcare GroupLabertouche
Links Community Group IncLalor
Little River Community Landcare Group IncLittle River
Loch-Nyora Landcare GroupLoch
LVI – Northern Yarra Landcare NetworkYarra Glen
Macclesfield Landcare GroupMacclesfield
Main Creek Catchment Landcare GroupRed Hill South
Manton & Stony Creeks Landcare GroupShoreham
Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare Group IncBalnarrring 
Middle Yarra Landcare NetworkWarrandyte  
Monbulk Landcare GroupMonbulk
Montrose Upper Landcare Group (MULGa)Montrose
Moorabool Environment Group Inc.Bacchus Marsh
Moorabool landcare Network IncBacchus Marsh
Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve FoundationHastings
Mt Lyall Landcare GroupAthlone
Mt Toolebewong & District LandcareBadger Creek
Olinda Creek Landcare Group IncOlinda
Pentland Hills Landcare Group IncMyrniong
Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group IncPinkerton
Port Phillip EcoCentreSt Kilda
Rosebud Park & Recreation Reserve Committee of Management Inc.Rosebud
Rowsley Landcare Group IncRowsley
Sheepwash Creek Landcare GroupRed Hill
South West Mornington Peninsula Landcare (SWaMP Landcare)Boneo
Southern Ranges Environment AllianceEmerald
St Andrews LandcareSt Andrews
Strathewen Landcare GroupHurstbridge
The Friends of Braeside ParkBraeside
The Greater Dandenong Environment GroupDingley Village
Toomuc LandcarePakenham Upper
Upper Deep Creek Landcare NetworkWallan
Upper Maribyrnong Catchment GroupWallan
Upper Yarra LandcareWarburton
Wallan Environment GroupWallan
Watson Creek Catchment GroupBaxter
Werribee River AssociationWerribee
Westernport Feral Alliance – (Westernport Ark)Rosebud
Westernport Swamp Landcare GroupMonomeith
Whittlesea Community GardenWhittlesea
Whittlesea LandcareWhittlesea
Wyndham Wildlife GardensTruganina
Yarra Ranges Landcare NetworkEmerald