What do we do?
Landcare Illawarra is a community-based organisation which helps the Illawarra community living in the 3 local council areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama on the NSW South Coast to get involved in a broad range of environmental repair activities.
In co-operation with our partners, we provide a diversity of support services to help people to look after our local environment.
Together, we share resources, collaborate on projects, and ensure there is a flow of information and knowledge so we continue to use the best practices we can, to repair the Illawarra landscape.
Together we provide:
A range of information and knowledge-sharing services to keep you up-to-date
Putting you in contact with other rural and urban landcarers in your area
Training workshops on property planning and management, bush regeneration, as well as plant and weed id
Advice and assistance with funding opportunities and establishment of Landcare groups
Opportunities to participate in activities from on-ground to administration and management
When do we meet?
We usually hold a monthly meeting, either via Zoom or in person.
We aim to have 8 meetings a year and 3 Talking Landcare evenings.
There are many opportunities to contribute to the operations of Landcare Illawarra, from media and marketing, accounting expertise, partnerships and project design, grant writing, general administration and volunteer engagement and liaison.
Please note that some of our meeting times do change throughout the year, so it is always best to let us know of your intent to attend, and so we can get the catering right too!
Contact our membership officer, to advise us in advance at:
Landcare Illawarra hosts a number of community information evenings which extend beyond the topic of Landcare.
In-fact it is broadly acknowledged that “landcare” – note the little ‘l’, is more than just planting trees and pulling out weeds. It is our collective community efforts, and combined actions which allows us to all work towards a more sustainable future. We are regularly interested in knowing more about what local volunteers, researchers, networks, businesses and government are doing in our region to repair our environment, and achieve a more sustainable future, so… we invite them to come and talk about it, at Talking Landcare.
These evenings cover many topics ranging from waste management, volunteer action, genetic diversity and biodiversity, engaging young people, conservation and habitat protection, sustainable cities and design, cultural knowledge, fire and ecology, local government action and much more.
If you have a topic you would like to see highlighted in our Talking Landcare series, please do not hesitate to reach out and suggest interesting and diverse speakers, we are always listening for the needs and wants of the local community.
Contact our Local Landcare Coordinator at