Green Army

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

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Green Army information session invitation

Is there an environmental or conservation project in your region that would benefit from practical, on-ground support?

Are you aged between 17 and 24 and interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid to work in your local environment?  Do you know someone who might be?

The Green Army is a six-month programme for 17-24 year olds to train and work in the environment.

To coincide with the opening of Green Army Round Four,community information sessions on the Green Army Programme will be held in each state and territory during August 2015.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from the Australian Government Department of the Environment about the Programme. Those interested in becoming a project sponsor or participant are encouraged to attend.

Please register your attendance by sending an RSVP to: by the dates listed below.


Green Army Information Sessions times and locations (PDF - 267.75 KB)
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Round 4 opening soon

Organisations will soon be able to nominate for a new Green Army project that has a clear national or Indigenous heritage, or environment conservation focus and can offer participants aged 17-24 years old valuable practical experience, while supporting a safe work environment.

Round 4 will consist of two streams. Stream 1 will invite heritage projects that are concerned with the promotion, protection and conservation of Australia’s National and World Heritage which are listed for their natural, historic or Indigenous values. Stream 2 will invite projects that address other environmental matters including projects that directly support the protection and recovery of threatened species, particularly actions for improving habitat, and projects that address threats to the Great Barrier Reef. 

Further information about Round 4 including eligibility and project guidelines will be made available soon.

For updates on when Round 4 will be open please subscribe to Green Army updates by emailing

The Green Army on hand to help following recent natural disasters

The Green Army is on hand to help rehabilitate and clean up local environment and national heritage sites following recent cyclones and flooding in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

The Australian Government has invited Green Army Service Providers to work with local councils, community groups and Indigenous organisations to come forward with project ideas. Projects could include cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers, riverbank stabilisation, restoring native habitat, revegetating degraded areas, restoring fencing to protect native habitat and debris removal.

Projects must be located in areas directly affected by Cyclones Marcia and Nathan in Queensland, Cyclone Lam in the Northern Territory, Cyclone Olwyn in Western Australia or the recent New South Wales and Victorian floods.

Groups interested in proposing a project idea should contact one of the Service Providers operating in their state.

How do I get involved?


Environmental volunteers, Ulladulla.

To get involved in the Green Army as a participant read the participant fact sheet for more information on what’s involved, and contact a Service Provider operating in your state or territory.


Newly planted seedlings at an organic community farm in Dapto

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.

Service Providers

Environmental workers, Maribyrnong Valley

Service Providers are responsible for recruiting participants, managing work health and safety, providing training, paying allowances, overseeing project management and ensuring participants are able to develop valuable skills that will help their transition into the workforce.

Further information


Call the Green Army hotline on 1800 780 730


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