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National Landcare Week 2024

August 5 August 11 ACST


Monday 5 – Sunday 11 August, 2024

Landcare is for Everyone (L.I.F.E)

Landcare Week is an annual celebration of landcare held during the first week of August to acknowledge the Australians who are actively restoring, enhancing and protecting the natural environment in their community.

Landcare volunteers and groups work all year to care for the environment in their community, and Landcare Week is an opportunity for groups to promote their projects and thank their volunteers.

Landcare Week is an opportunity to create awareness of landcare to inspire people to get involved and volunteer, or for community organisations to offer financial or in-kind support to their local group.

Don’t have the word ’landcare’ in your group name? No problem! Landcare is for Everyone. You could be a Coastcare, bushcare, dunecare, rivercare, ‘Friends of’ or Junior Landcare group.

Any community-led group working on environmental projects are part of landcare and can get involved in Landcare Week 2024 to promote their great work.

With more than 6,000 groups and over 140,000+ volunteers, landcare encompasses not only landcare and other community groups, also farmers, landholders, Traditional Owners and First Nations organisations, landcare facilitators and coordinators, youth groups, researchers, academics, and government agencies.

This Landcare Week, we’re showcasing how ‘Landcare is for Everyone’ and celebrating the achievements of all, from farmers planting wildlife corridors on their properties, students learning about biodiversity and where their food comes from, to community groups creating native seedbanks to businesses encouraging their staff to volunteer with landcare groups.

There are opportunities for everyone to take action with landcare. Landcare brings everyone together to actively be involved in sustainable land management and conservation activities.

If you are a group, it’s easy to get involved in Landcare Week 2024! Here are 5 tips:

  1. Download the branded resources to promote Landcare Week 2024 on your website, newsletters social media channels. Simply click HERE
  2. Adapt the communications kit with your key messages. We have created content that you can use before and during Landcare Week. Simply click HERE
  3. Coming soon are free resources to promote your group to engage local media.
  4. Promote your events all year round on one of Australia’s largest event calendars. Register your event on the National Landcare Events Calendar via the Landcarer platform! Simply click HERE. You can learn how to add your events to the platform HERE.
  5. Share your group’s activity on your social media and tag us #landcareweek2024 #landcare #landcareaustralia

If you are new to landcare, here are 5 tips on how you can get involved:

  1. Register your group on the National Landcare Directory. Simply click HERE
  2. Start your own group, register on the National Landcare Directory and access some tips on how to get started HERE
  3. Volunteer and find a group near you on the National Landcare Directory HERE
  4. It’s easy to get involved in landcare at home or work! Simply click HERE
  5. Learn what Landcarers do with our list of landcare activities, click HERE

Share your landcare story with us! 

Promote your landcare story with a national audience using Landcare Australia’s extensive communications channels. We reach over 85,000 people via social media, over 50,000 people via our publications and we have more than 1 million visitors to our websites every year.

We are always searching for great stories to inspire people to get involved in landcare, and to promote case studies with project ideas that can be adopted by others across the country. Do you have a story to share, or before/after photos? Talk to us via email HERE.

Stay tuned to our social media pages as we share incredible landcare stories from around Australia that showcases all the amazing work that the volunteers are doing.

You can also post your stories in the comments on our social pages and share the Landcare Week posts to your own pages or promote your own stories on your social pages.

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #landcareisforeveryone #LIFE #landcare #landcareweek2024 #LandcareAustralia and tag @landcareaustralia so we can engage with your post.

This campaign and the resources have been created by Landcare Australia for the use of landcare and other environmental community groups that include but not limited to Bushcare, Coastcare, ‘Friends of’, Dunecare, Rivercare, Scouts and Girl Guide groups. If you are a group working on environmental issues in your community, we invite you to use the Landcare Week resources to promote your activities.

Find out more: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcareweek/