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Land for Wildlife is a free, voluntary, non-binding program that encourages and assists landholders and community groups to protect and restore habitat for wildlife on their properties. The program provides valuable services including technical advice and resources, educational activities and events and incentives and environmental funding when available.

Read more about Land for Wildlife SEQ on their website.

Membership benefits

  • Land for Wildlife members receive one-on-one property visits, property maps and a management plan that identifies your property's priority habitat values and threats.
  • Members also receive advice on native plants, wildlife, weed identification and control, revegetation and integration of nature conservation into grazing and other land management activities, fire management, newsletters, iconic signage for your property, invitations to field days and workshops.
  • The program enables landholders to integrate nature conservation into other land uses such as grazing, farming and tourism. 
  • Landholders can learn new ways of managing their properties while gaining a better understanding of environmental processes.
  • Land for Wildlife provides opportunities to meet other Land for Wildlife members.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome to the program Toowoomba Region landholders who have one hectare or 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
  • a willingness to manage the land for conservation.

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 at least part of your land for nature conservation. In addition to size and vegetation criteria, other factors affect eligibility including connectivity, presence of threatened species, habitat for threatened species, waterways, educational or broader community values.

A ‘working towards’ registration category is available for landholders who do not qualify for full registration at the first property visit. Advice will be given to help the landholder work towards full registration.

Membership obligations

The Land for Wildlife program doesn’t have any impact on your legal property rights and in no way changes how you can utilise your property. It's expected that you make a reasonable effort to manage your property for nature conservation.

How to become a Land for Wildlife member

You can register online and a Toowoomba Regional Council representative will contact you. Please be aware that there is only one Land for Wildlife property assessor and the time taken to follow up on your registration will depend on their workload.

Fill in the Land for Wildlife membership application (online).



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