Green Army Projects
The Green Army is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.
Approved Round 1 projects
The Australian Government sought applications from community organisations for potential Green Army projects in April 2014.
The first round of Green Army projects are now ready to start in urban, regional and remote areas across Australia.
There will be future opportunities for eligible natural resource management, Indigenous and other community groups to get involved with the Green Army. Monitor this webpage for future announcements and project rounds.
Note: Applications for Green Army projects are currently closed.
Project guidelines are provided for your reference.
Approved projects will see a Green Army team of up to nine participants and a team supervisor deliver on-ground conservation activities that benefit the community. Green Army teams will be managed by a professional service provider, who will work with approved applicants to deliver real and lasting conservation projects. Projects will be between 20-26 weeks and may involve activities such as restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and conserving cultural heritage places.
What projects are eligible?
Projects must have a clear environment or heritage conservation focus and offer participants valuable practical experience, while supporting a safe work experience. Projects will be guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia’s national and international environmental priorities and obligations.
Who covers the costs of the project?
The Green Army Programme will cover costs associated with the team, such as participant allowances; supervisor wages; uniforms; safety gear and basic equipment such as hand tools; participant training; local transport costs; and insurances. Some additional funding may also be available for project specific materials such as seedlings, possible chemicals and equipment. Project Sponsors will be required to cover any other costs to support successful delivery of the project.
How can I get involved?
Groups across Australia are able to bid to host a Green Army project. The Department of the Environment may hold up to two assessment periods each year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are an approved Project Sponsor or interested in applying in future rounds, read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on Green Army projects.
General enquiries and Project queries
Call the Green Army hotline on 1800 780 730