Congratulations to the 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants recipients
2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
Age Groups:
0-7 | 7-13 | 13-18
Number of Projects:
Approximately 100
Applications Closed:
9 August 2022
Grants Details:

2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Landcare Australia have partnered for a fifth year to deliver the 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants program.

In 2022, $381,288 in funding has been granted to support 110 projects across the state, with Victorian primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, pre-schools, childcare centres, Scouts and Girl Guides, and youth groups invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 each.

Delivered through Landcare Australia’s Junior Landcare program, funded projects are helping the next generation of Landcarers to protect biodiversity through on-ground action that improves and restores habitat for Victoria’s native plants and animals. Projects include activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, along with health and social benefits.

The grants also contribute to the targets of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment.
Grant recipients will be completing their projects by August 2023. We look forward to seeing their educational, environmental and social outcomes!

Since the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants were first introduced in 2018, 461 projects have already received $1.68M in funding from the program.

Click here to read case studies about previous Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants projects.

Grant Recipients:


Group Name/School Name Project Name Suburb/Town Grant Amount
1st Kallista Scout Group Increasing Biodiversity At 1st Kallista Scout Hall Through Indigenous Revegetation Kallista $2,832.50
1st Riddells Creek Scout Group Treetops Scout Camp Koala And Wildlife Corridor Riddells Creek $2,005.70
1st Wallan Wallan Scout Group 1st Wallan Wallan Cub Scouts Bear Grylls Wildlife Experience Wallan $1,245.00
Albany Rise Primary School The “Amaroo” Garden Mulgrave $4,996.65
Albion PS Bird Watching, Nest Box Monitoring And A Biodiversity Mural Using Bottle Caps Albion $3,900.00
Alvie Primary School Development Of Wetlands Alvie $4,850.00
Annie Galvin Early Learning Centre Dja Dja Wurrung Bush Kitchen Garden Quarry Hill $2,200.00
Bairnsdale Scout Group Bairnsdale Joey Scouts – Wetland Migratory Birds Bairnsdale $3,645.00
Bass Coast Specialist School Biodiversity Boardwalk Wonthaggi $4,000.00
Bayswater West Primary School Baysie West Frog Bog Bayswater $4,489.27
Beeac Primary School Parallel Wilds – Beeac Beeac $1,850.00
Billanook Primary School Gully Adventures Play Area Montrose $4,400.00
Birregurra Primary School Parallel Wilds – Birregurra Birregurra $1,850.00
Brunswick East Primary School Ephemeral Pond And Shade Garden Brunswick East $4,505.00
Brunswick Kindergarten Incorporated CERES Excursions Building Knowledge And Discovery Brunswick $2,250.00
Brunswick North West Primary School Realising Our School Vision For Yakai Barring (Surprise Track) Brunswick West $4,500.00
Brunswick South West Primary School Birds, Bees And Bush – BSWPS’ Biodiversity Corridor Brunswick West $5,000.00
Buloke And Northern Grampians Landcare Network – Junior Landcare Group Understanding Our Environment, And The Important Role We Can Play! St Arnaud $3,900.00
Bundoora Scout Group Joey Scouts’ Biodiversity Garden Bundoora $3,174.00
Bundoora Secondary College Giving To Gresswell Forest – Stage 2 Bundoora $4,966.00
Buninyong Primary School – Scotsburn Campus Oval Verge Indigenous Planting Scotsburn $1,310.00
Cairnlea Park Primary School Planters Filled With A Diverse Range Of Native Australian Plants Cairnlea $983.67
Carlton Primary School Caretakers Program Carlton $4,258.50
Chairo Christian School – Pakenham Campus Wetlands Rehabilitation Project Nar Nar Goon $2,579.00
Christmas Hills Primary School Bush School Christmas Hills $5,000.00
Coburg Children’s Centre Inc Valuing Biodiversity In Early Childhood Education Coburg $3,700.00
Croydon Hills Primary School Yurunga. Buarth Gurru, (Under The Trees. Grass Flowering) Croydon Hills $5,000.00
Damascus College Exploring Our Local Wildlife Mount Clear $1,000.00
Dawson Street Children’s Co-Operative Habitats Are Homes Too. Brunswick $2,317.95
Deans Marsh Primary School Parallel Wilds – Deans Marsh Deans Marsh $1,850.00
Derinya Primary School D.I.G: Derinya Indigenous Garden Frankston South $4,817.50
Dinjerra Primary School Garden Club Braybrook $2,902.00
East Loddon P-12 College Going Further With Bush Tucker Dingee $4,910.00
Eastern Ranges School Indigenous Garden With A Focus On Aboriginal Plant Use. Ferntree Gully $4,987.40
Ewing Kindergarten Incorporated Native Revegetation And Food Forest Project Malvern East $1,270.00
Forrest Primary School Parallel Wilds – Forrest Forrest $1,850.00
Girl Guides Victoria – Burnet Park Camp Burnet Park Camp Revegetation Glengarry West $4,050.00
Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Berwick Extending The Existing Bush Tucker Garden And Establishing An Indigenous Garden Berwick $2,222.25
Grace Christian College Wodonga Green Space Development And Improvement Leneva $2,472.00
Halls Gap Primary School Parallel Wilds – Halls Gap Halls Gap $1,850.00
Heidelberg Primary School Indigenous Garden Project Heidelberg $2,614.99
Holy Cross Primary School New Gisborne Indigenous Vegetation – Identifying Edible Native Plants New Gisborne $4,200.00
Horsham Primary School Bush Tucker Garden Rejuvenation Horsham $5,000.00
Horsham Special School Creating Cultural Connections Through Fauna And Flora Horsham $4,800.00
Hurstbridge Primary School Habitats, Life Cycles And Adaptations: Biodiversity Education At Healesville Sanctuary Hurstbridge $5,000.00
Jan Juc Preschool Valuing Our Local Sea Friends Jan Juc $2,590.00
Kerrimuir Primary School The Circle Of Life Including Local Indigenous Plantings Box Hill North $4,457.95
Kinderlink Healesville – Badger Creek Preschool Badger Creek Indigenous Sensory Garden Badger Creek $2,201.59
Kinglake Primary School Indigenous Garden Kinglake $1,250.00
Kinglake West Primary School Kinglake West Primary School Indigenous Sensory Garden-Sustainability Committee Project Kinglake West $2,300.00
Koo Wee Rup Primary School Biodiversity And Bandicoot-Friendly Garden Koo Wee Rup $5,000.00
Kyabram P-12 College Learning Through Nature Kyabram $930.00
Lake Boga Primary School Indigenous Meeting Place/Outdoor Classroom and Bush Tucker Garden Lake Boga $5,000.00
Leitchville Primary School Indigenous Discovery Garden Leitchville $4,400.00
Lyndale Greens Primary School Natural Connections Dandenong North $3,098.00
Marong Primary School Indigenous Garden Marong $4,166.00
Mercy Regional College Indigenous Garden Project Camperdown $5,000.00
Merrivale Primary School Nature Play And Bush Food Garden Warrnambool $3,955.00
Moomba Park Primary School Indigenous Plant Propagation Fawkner $3,998.67
Mordialloc Beach Primary School Bush Tucker Garden Mordialloc $4,719.00
Mornignton Primary School Biodiversity Project – Frog Bog Mornington $2,478.44
Mother Of God Primary School Brimbank Schools Caring For The Creek Project Ardeer $5,000.00
Mount Eliza Secondary College Learning About Our Native Plants And Creating Connections With Our Local First Nations  People Mount Eliza $4,329.00
Mount Martha Primary School Rebuild And Reinvigorate Mount Martha $1,226.00
Moyston Primary School Parallel Wilds – Moyston Moyston $1,850.00
Nino Early Learning Adventurers Melton Little Botanic Ninos Melton $1,353.99
Nungurner Primary School Nungurner Firewise Demonstration Garden Nungurner $5,000.00
Our Lady Star Of The Sea Walk On The Wild Side Cowes $4,285.00
Pakenham Secondary College Creating Habitat Patches And Corridors To Support Our Local Biodiversity Pakenham $3,365.00
Parkdale Preschool Association Connecting With Nature At The Cranbourne Gardens Parkdale $1,956.00
Pleasant Street Primary School Outdoor Learning At Pleasant Street Primary School Ballarat Central $4,999.00
Pomonal Primary School Parallel Wilds – Pomonal Pomonal $1,850.00
Princes Hill Secondary College Community Biodiversity Garden Princes Hill $5,000.00
Queenscliff Primary School First Nations Education Gardens Including Bush Tucker And Indigenous Plants And Yani Pit Queenscliff $3,200.00
Raywood Primary School Biodiversity Education Excursion Raywood $4,000.00
Red Cliffs Secondary College Dream Green Garden Red Cliffs $1,390.00
Riverwalk Primary School Learning How To Care For Our Flora And Fauna Werribee $2,900.00
Royal Children’s Hospital Early Learning Early Learning Flora And Fauna Journey Parkville $1,847.76
Seaford Primary School Plant An Indigenous Garden To Create Habitat For Native Birds And Insects Seaford $5,000.00
Seymour College Science Saving Our Pollinators Seymour $3,520.00
Sherbourne Preschool Edendale Early Years Natural World Incursion Montmorency $1,683.40
St Andrews Christian College Bush Tucker Garden Wantirna South $1,659.50
St Andrews Primary School Enhancing The Food, Fibre, Medicine Garden St Andrews $1,000.00
St Gerard’s Primary School Our School Home To Many! Dandenong $5,000.00
St Thomas More Primary School Wominjeka Garden Hadfield $4,000.00
St. Anne’s School Sunbury Pollinator’s Corridor Sunbury $5,000.00
Stawell Primary School Restoring Our School – Regenerating Our Box Ironbark Forests Stawell $4,000.00
Stawell West Primary School Meeting Place Stawell $5,000.00
Sunshine Heights Primary School Connections To Land And Learning – An Outdoor Classroom And Frog Bog Sunshine West $4,193.88
Tarneit Senior College Living Sustainably With Our Natural Environment Tarneit $5,000.00
Tecoma Pre School Inc Creating Responsible Global Citizens Tecoma $3,930.00
Templestowe College Growing The Future Together Templestowe Lower $3,187.66
The Field Naturalists Club Of Victoria Taking Inspiration From Nature To Become Responsible Global Citizens Who Care For And Protect Biodiversity. Blackburn $5,000.00
Thomas Carr College Wildlife Wonders Conservation Ecology Centre Id9 Field Study Coragulac $4,680.00
Thornbury Primary School Woiwurrung Garden Restoration Project Thornbury $5,000.00
Timor Primary School Habitat Regeneration On Our Community Reserve Timor $3,916.50
Tongala Primary School Entrance Beautification Tongala $4,900.00
Toolamba Primary School Habitat And Vegetation Project To Rejuvenate Our Much Loved Frog Bog Toolamba $4,000.00
Toolern Vale & District Primary School Impressive Indigenous Island Toolern Vale $2,092.00
Underbool Primary School Underbool Primary School Learning About Threatened Species Within Their Local Environment. Underbool $2,793.60
Victoria Road Primary School Victoria Road Dry Creek Bed And Plant Filtration Zone Project Lilydale $4,388.00
Viewbank Early Childhood Centre Understanding The Role Bees Play In Biodiversity Viewbank $928.50
Wangaratta Primary School BER Building Garden Beautification Wangaratta $4,982.00
Waverley Christian College Narre Warren South Wetlands Development Program Narre Warren South $1,887.00
Wendouree Primary School Rewilding For Our Future Wendouree $4,920.00
Whittlesea Primary School CERES School Of Nature And Climate Excursion Whittlesea $4,900.00
Wonga Park Scout Group Refreshingly Native Wonga Park $1,225.00
Woori Yallock Farm School – Annex Of Croydon Community School Nesting Box Project Woori Yallock $5,000.00
Yarra Glen Preschool Assoc Inc Nature Preschool Initiative Yarra Glen $4,400.00
Yarra Junction Primary School Environmental Connection Project Yarra Junction $3,500.00
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