Green Army

The Green Army is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

How does it work?

The programme provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the environment.

Green Army teams of 10 (up to nine participants and one team supervisor) will be deployed across the country to help communities deliver local conservation outcomes. Projects will be guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia's national and international environmental priorities and obligations.

The Australian Government has allocated $525 million for the programme over five years from 1 July 2014. The programme will support 250 projects in 2014-15, 500 projects in 2015-16 and 750 projects in 2016-17.

Find out more

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for further information on the Green Army Programme.

Green Army Frequently Asked Questions (PDF - 679.59 KB)
Green Army Frequently Asked Questions (DOCX - 126.3 KB)

How do I get involved?

Service providers

Request for Tender

The Australian Government is inviting tenders from Service Providers across Australia to help deliver the Green Army Programme. Service Providers will work with a range of Project Sponsors in the community to implement environmental projects that will protect Australia's environmental and heritage assets.

Project sponsors

The Australian Government is seeking applications from community organisations for potential Green Army Projects. Projects involve teams of 10 (up to nine Participants and one Team Supervisor) engaged for a period of 20-26 weeks to deliver a suite of activities that support environmental and heritage conservation outcomes.

Projects may be carried out across urban, regional and remote Australia on public land, Indigenous-held lands, or private land where there is a clear community and environmental and heritage benefit.


Information on how to get involved in a team will be available shortly. You can subscribe to the Green Army mailing list by emailing to keep up-to-date with the latest information. Please note subscription to the mailing list does not guarantee your selection as a Participant, you will still need to undergo the formal selection process conducted by the Service Providers in coming months.