Voluntary conservation programs

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Are you looking for the opportunity to protect native flora and fauna on your property? Council has voluntary conservation programs that can help Moreton Bay's wildlife and ecosystems.

Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife is a free program for South East Queensland landowners. This program encourages the recovery and restoration of wildlife habitats on private land.

Find out more information about Land for Wildlife South East Queensland

Registered Land for Wildlife members can upgrade to a Voluntary Conservation Agreement.

Voluntary conservation agreements

A Voluntary Conservation Agreement is the highest level of environmental protection, with a convenant placed on the titles of land in perpetuity. Landowners with an agreement receive rate rebates and other incentives.

Eligibility requirements

To sign up for the Land for Wildlife program or a voluntary conservation agreement, you must have:

  • at least one hectare or 10,000 square metres of land
  • a range of native plant species like ground covers, vines, grasses, and trees
  • manageable threats like weeds, pest animals and soil erosion. 

Sign up for a program

You can sign up for a conservation program by lodging an enquiry.

  1. Sign in to Moreton Bay Online Services.
  2. Go to Enquiries.
  3. Find Environment - Voluntary Conservation Programs and start the process.

Grant funding for conservation programs

If you have an agreement or are a Land for Wildlife member, you may be eligible for funding. These grants help to complete projects that aid native animals and wildlife habitats.

Find out more about voluntary conservation program grants.

Volunteer with Bushcare

Volunteer with our Bushcare team to get hands-on with wildlife conservation and restoration. You can learn about Moreton Bay's ecosystems, connect with people, and learn new skills.

Council provides all the equipment, training, and support to become a Bushcare volunteer. View our current volunteering opportunities.

More information

For more information about Land for Wildlife or our conservation programs, contact Council.