Current Grant Opportunities

Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants

The 2019-20 Victorian bushfires have been exceptional in size and impact.  

Additional funding has been provided by the Victorian Government in response to the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires  for the  Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants.  

These grants will support bushfire recovery activities for communities affected by fire in the North East, East Gippsland and Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Areas. 


A total of $900,000 is available across the three regions. Successful applicants’ projects can receive up to:  

  • $10,000 for private landholders (Stream 1)
  • $30,000 for environmental volunteer groups (Stream 2)
  • $50,000 for environmental volunteer networks (Stream 3)

Key Dates

Applications close: 5.00pm Monday 20 July 2020  

Project completed and final report submitted: Friday 31 December 2021 

PDF file – Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grant Guidelines


Frequently Asked Questions

PDF file – Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants FAQ


Please read the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants Guidelines and FAQ before you apply:


Carolyn Cameron


Phone: 03 5150 3582 

East Gippsland Regional Landcare

The Regional Landcare Coordinator employed by the East Gippsland CMA provides strategic guidance, coordination and support for the Landcare program across the East Gippsland region. The position is focused on establishing links between state government priorities for investment and Landcare regional priorities.

Landcare in East Gippsland is organised into three networks: East Gippsland Landcare Network, Far East Victoria Landcare and Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee. The area covered by these networks is approximately 742,000 hectares.

The East Gippsland Landcare Network comprises 23 groups in the Bairnsdale and High Country regions. It is managed by a committee of members from different groups in the region. It employs three staff who support individual Landcare groups.

Far East Victoria Landcare comprises 6 Landcare groups located between Nowa Nowa and the Victorian-New South Wales border. It employs 2 staff members to support Landcare groups and carry out projects and host the federally funded Regional Landcare Facilitator.

The Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee comprises 1 group on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales. Their staff are shared with the 8 Landcare groups in south eastern New South Wales.

National Landcare Program

The National Landcare Program is a key part of the Australian Government’s commitment to protect and conserve Australia’s water, soil, plants, animals and ecosystems, as well as support the productive and sustainable use of these valuable resources.

The Regional Landcare Facilitator provides opportunities for farmers to develop skills and knowledge so they are better able to make sound land and natural resource management decisions and independently source further knowledge and assistance when required. For more information please contact Emma Orgill, Regional Landcare Facilitator on 03 5154 2867 or

For further information on Landcare in East Gippsland contact:

Carolyn Cameron
Community Projects Officer
Ph: 03 5150 3582
Fax: 03 5150 3555

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.