Green Army

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation. Become involved in any of the following projects at our applications page.

Dorrigo National Park World Heritage Ecological Restoration 3


Completed: June 2017 The Green Army team will work in partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Control of serious weeds will improve the health of lowland rainforest in World Heritage listed Dorrigo National Park.  Participants will grow native plants for use in revegetation. The project improve habitat for threatened species. Track maintenance will protect the rainforest from human [...]

Coastal habitat restoration at Iluka Nature Reserve & Bundjalung National Park 3


Completed: June, 2017 The Green Army team will work with NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and Iluka Landcare Dunecare Group in Bundjalung National Park and Iluka Nature Reserve. Control of weeds will improve the health of littoral rainforest in World Heritage listed Iluka Nature Reserve. Planting local native species will also be undertaken. Works [...]

High Conservation Value Vegetation Restoration in the Clarence Valley 4 – Grafton base


Completed The Green Army will work with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Clarence Valley Council and community groups to restore high conservation value vegetation in and around Yuraygir National Park and at Susan Island, Grafton. Participants will propagate local plants to revegetate degraded areas.  They will control weeds, which are degrading littoral rainforest, coastal habitats and [...]

Restoring and connecting koala habitat – Lismore base


Completed June 2017 The Green Army will work with Lismore City Council and the community to restore koala habitat on public and private land in north-west of Lismore Local Government Area. Participants will control weeds, which block access to food trees and limit koala movement across the landscape. Participants will gain skills in plant propagation [...]

Restoring and connecting Big Scrub Lowland Subtropical Rainforest – Lismore base


Commenced: January 10, 2017 The Green Army will work with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Lismore and Ballina Shire Council, Landcare, Rous Water and the community to improve the condition, extent and connectivity of lowland rainforest in Big Scrub remnants. Activities include weed control on previously unmanaged vegetation and essential follow-up control and revegetation. [...]

World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest Restoration – Nightcap National Park – Lismore base


Completed June 2017 Green Army will restore critically endangered Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia and the habitat of threatened species in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area at Nightcap National Park. Weeds, particularly Lantana (a Weed of National Significance) and Giant Devils Fig (a serious emerging weed), restrict natural regeneration and growth of [...]

Coastal Vegetation Rehabilitation in Northern NSW – Byron Coast Stage 2


Completed June 2017 The Green Army team will be involved in restoring coastal ecosystems at nine sites along the Byron coastline. Activities will include collecting seed and propagating native plants. The team will control weeds helping to restore coastal habitats. Fencing and track maintenance will assist in managing public access to beaches. Activities will reduce erosion [...]

Coastal Vegetation Rehabilitation in Northern NSW- Ballina Coast Stage 2


Completed June 2017 The project will help restore coastal vegetation and habitats across sites in the Ballina area. Accredited training will be provided in First Aid, Work Health and Safety and modules from Certificate 11 in Conservation and Land Management. Participants will collect native seed and grow plants which will be used in revegetation. They [...]

Assisting Coastal Corridor enhancement in NE NSW 3 – Coffs Harbour


Completed The project will help restore high conservation value vegetation on 10 sites from Coffs Harbour to Wooli. Activities will include seed collection and plant propagation, weed treatment, erosion management, revegetation, assisting foreshore management and other heritage conservation related activities

Threatened Species Habitat Restoration in the Clarence Valley – Maclean


Completed May 2017 The Green Army team will protect and enhance listed threatened species and migratory species by undertaking restoration activities on rainforest and riparian sites. Moriarty's Reserve (adjacent to World Heritage Rainforest at Iluka) will undergo revegetation. Bush regeneration will control weeds in Maclean Rainforest. Lower Clarence riparian sites on Everlasting Swamp, Woooloweyah Lagoon [...]