Bush blocks, farms, schools, golf courses and commercial properties are all eligible to join Land for Wildlife. There must be a willingness to protect and improve all, or part, of your land for nature conservation. In addition to the size and vegetation criteria shown below, other factors include connectivity (proximity to other bushland areas including other Land for Wildlife properties), presence of threatened species, habitat for threatened species, waterways, educational or broader community values.
Land for wildlife
Land for wildlife criteria (required also for a Voluntary conservation agreement)
|Land for wildlife registration
||Land for wildlife towards registration
1 hectare (i.e. 10,000m2 or 2.47 acres) ore more of native vegetation with:
- diverse plant species
- diverse vegetation layers such as ground covers, vines, grasses, tall trees and shrubs
- manageable threats such as weeds, pest animals or soil erosion
- willingness of owners to manage it for conservation
1 hectare or more of native vegetation with:
- limited plant diversity
- limited vegetation layers
- abundant threats (e.g. weeds)
- willingness of owners to restore it for conservation
Lodging an application
- Sign in to MBRC Online Services (Instructions)
- Go to 'Enquiries'
- Find 'Environment - Voluntary Conservation Programs' and click 'Start' to begin the process.
Lodge an application
Voluntary conservation agreement
Protects and enhances significant natural assets in perpetuity on private land.
Registered landholders in the Land for Wildlife program can apply for a Voluntary Conservation Agreement. Refer to Voluntary Conservation Program for further details.