Land for wildlife

Land for wildlife is a free, voluntary conservation program. It supports landholders to protect native plants and animals on their property.

Land for wildlife is a voluntary program that encourages and assists landholders to manage wildlife habitat on their properties. Through land for wildlife you can learn about native plants, animals and ecosystems on your property, and get advice on managing threats such as weeds and pest animals.

Land for wildlife welcomes landholders who:

  • manage part or all of their property as habitat for native plants and animals
  • are interested in integrating nature conservation with other land uses, such as agriculture, grazing or tourism
  • have a property with at least 1 hectare (2.5 acres) of native bushland.

The land for wildlife program offers members:

  • free land management advice tailored to their property
  • follow-up property visits and advice
  • free specialist workshops and field days
  • access to technical advice
  • regular newsletters
  • opportunities to meet other like-minded landholders
  • access to resources, including government grants and other incentives
  • a free land for wildlife sign for registered properties. This sign acknowledges the commitment the landholder is making to nature conservation.

View the land for wildlife video.

Land for wildlife members can:

  • learn about native plants, wildlife and ecosystems
  • restore degraded habitat through revegetation and natural regeneration
  • reduce weeds and soil erosion
  • create wildlife corridors
  • improve water quality in creeks and rivers
  • help bring back threatened plants and animals
  • protect remnant forest, woodlands and grasslands
  • integrate nature conservation with other farming activities.

For more information on the land for wildlife program, please visit land for wildlife Southeast Queensland.

To join land for wildlife or to speak to a conservation partnerships officer, please contact council or email land for wildlife.

Habitat Restoration Incentives (for Land for Wildlife members only)

Land for Wildlife Habitat Restoration Incentive applications are now open for existing Land for Wildlife members. You can apply for ONE of the following, this includes owners of multiple properties:

  • Native plant seedlings for revegetation (up to 300 plants)
  • Wildlife nest box installation (up to 3 nest boxes)
  • Weed control introductory training (theoretical and practical training)

Applications must be submitted online via the following links:

  1. Habitat Restoration Incentives - Native plant seedling
  2. Habitat Restoration Incentives - Wildlife nest box installation
  3. Habitat Restoration Incentives - Weed control introductory training

Applicants should review the following factsheets prior to application:

  1. Native plant seedling factsheet and Guidelines for Habitat Plantings
  2. Wildlife nest box installation factsheet
  3. Weed control introductory training factsheet

Applications close midnight Monday 27 May 2024.

Environment and liveability strategy

Land for wildlife is just one way council and our community are working together to deliver a healthy environment and liveable Sunshine Coast. To see what else we are doing, view the environment and liveability strategy.