Landcare Links June 2022


To our partner organisations, Landcare networks, community natural resource groups, farming groups and landholders who have engaged in learning at field days, workshops and meetings across the Goulburn Broken region this financial year - THANK YOU.

The community of volunteers and staff that we are priviledged to work alongside in this region is fantastic. Such a diverse range of skills and energy bring high qualtiy Natural resource outcomes to our land - both private and public.

This photo is taken at the Mansfield Secondary College. It was here we met with the Minister for Environment, Lily D'Ambrosio, on Taungurung Country. This indigenous garden evolved from a vision to bring a greater understanding of indigenous culture to Mansfield. The students were able to work with Landcare, Goulburn Broken CMA, Taungurung Land and Waters Council, local Taungurung elders, community members and funding from DELWP, and the Goulburn Broken CMA to make their vision a reality.

We look forward to working alongside you in the coming 2022-23 year.

Warm Regards,

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


The Goulburn Broken CMA pays our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledges and recognises the primacy of Traditional Owners’ obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

Funding Partners


News & Events

Tree Planting Day

On Saturday 25th June there is a planting day on Huges Creek, Avenel from 10.00am. This is a joint planting day with Native Fish Australia volunteers, BBQ lunch will be provided. Please register your attendance for address with Christineg@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

Great Victorian Rail Trail School Holiday Planting Day 

On 29 June from 10am-12pm In Maindample, Up2Us Landcare Alliance together with the Great Victorian Rail Trail is offerening a opportunity to get your kids out and about planting trees. Meet at the Maindample Railway Station at 10.00am.

For further information and registration contact  projects@up2us.org.au 

Managing Soil Health with David Hardwick 

On Friday 1st July from 9.30am-3.00pm in Highlands, Hughes Creek Catchment Collective is hosting a session on soil health, why it is important, soil testing in a paddock and soil health options.

BYO lunch and weather appropriate clothing for a paddock session.

Any queries contact Vanessa on   vanessa@hccclandcare.net.au or 0475 459 741.

Agroforestry Seminar - Seymour

On Saturday 9th July from 10.30am-3.00pm in Seymour, The Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society are hosting Rowan Reid. He will present on: Trees for shelter and fodder to support stock; Trees for land degredation and soil quality; Trees for biodiversity; Trees for timber; Trees for other products.

Please register by 7th July to secretary@seymouragshow.org.au or 0422 058 213 or for more information.


GSSA 63rd Annual Conference

Registrations are now open for the GSSA 63rd annual Conference from July 12-14 July at Lardner Park, Victoria.

Start planning your attendance:

  • Review the program overview and stay tuned for the full program in the coming weeks
  • Register online - a number of registration options are available to suit your needs
  • Accommodation near Lardner Park may fill quickly - view options nearby and secure your accommodation today. 

Landcare Australia Conference

The 2022 Australian National Landcare Conference program and early bird tickers are now on sale until July 10, 2022. - book here for early bird tickets.

The conference is from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25th August at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Details here.


GMLN Landcare Survey

For more than 20 years, Goulburn Murray Landcare Network has supported Landcare and other community groups, farmers, landholders and other volunteers across the Goulburn Broken Catchment. 

We would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to identify the current needs of your group or community by completing this short survey. We will then be able to plan activities and information sessions tailored specifically to the needs of our Catchment to help build skills and knowledge and provide practical information to local landholders and the general community.



Emerging Stronger Volunteering Grants - now open

Applications for grants are now open and close on the 18th July. These grants have been established to restore and reinvigorate volunteering in local communities. Grants of up to $80,0000 are available to support local partnerships and innovation projects to re-engage volunteers, broaden the volunteer base and strengthen volunteering in local communities.


Recycling Victoria Fund - now open

The scheduled release of the Recycling Victoria Oranics Markets Fund is on 21 June for projects $15,000 to $400,000. Please see the preview of the application form so that you have sufficient time to complete the proposal. 


Victorian Landcare Grants and Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

The Victorian Landcare Grants are now open for up to $20,000 to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education and capacity building activities.

The Junior Landcare Grants are available for projects taht involve and educate young people in valuing and caring for native plants, animals and natural environments. 


$50 Million Koala Conservation and Protection Package Grant open

This package will provide funding over four years to maintain and support the recovery and conservation of the Koala through monitoring, protection of habitats and improvement of Koala health and care. Applications close on the 15th July and include $10 million for small-scale community projects and local activities.



For further information on events or grants in the newsletter please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752) | Shepparton, Victoria 3630 | Phone: 03 5822 7700
Email: reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au | Website: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
F (03) 5831 6254

89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
T (03) 5822 7700

Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
T (03) 5822 7700

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