Partnerships with landholders

The Conservation Partners Program supports landholders in voluntarily protecting and managing native vegetation, wildlife habitat, geological features, historic heritage and Aboriginal cultural heritage on their properties.

Conservation Partners Program

Options available to landholders

Landholders can choose from a range of protection options which recognise and formalise their commitment to conservation on their properties. In turn, we provide support matched to the level of protection for the land. The options are summarised in the table below. More detailed information on Conservation Agreements and Wildlife Refuges can be found in the Landholder Handbook (3.2Mb).

Options available through the Conservation Partners Program
OptionLandholder's commitmentBenefits for landholderInterested in this option?
Conservation agreement Permanent legal protection for your property, registered on the property title. This is the highest level of protection, and remains on the land with a change of ownership.
  • Property visits
  • Legal agreement, with detailed management strategies
  • Management advice
  • Rate exemption
  • Money for on-ground work
  • Property signage
  • Technical notes and 'Bush Matters' newsletter
  • Field days
  • Local networking
Get more detailed information

Apply to have your property assessed
Wildlife refuge Your land is legally declared a wildlife refuge, though you can change its status when required. The status is noted on the land title and remains with a change of ownership.
  • Property visit
  • Brief scheme of operations
  • Management advice
  • Property signage
  • Technical notes and 'Bush Matters' newsletter
  • Field days
  • Local networking
Get more detailed information

Apply to have your property assessed
Land for Wildlife /Property registration You register your property with us, to be managed for conservation. This is not legally binding, and it does not change your property's legal status. Registration ceases when you sell the property.
  • Property visit
  • Management advice
  • Property signage
  • Technical notes and 'Bush Matters' newsletter
  • Field days
  • Local networking
 

Signs at a conservation agreement property. Photo: N Kearns/DEC

More information

Detailed information about each of the landholder options

More about the Conservation Partners Program

Conservation agreement property, Bega Valley

More conservation information for landholders

  • Publications: download 'Bush Matters' newsletters, management notes and other community conservation information
  • Planning for biodiversity management: this training kit has been designed to help landholders assess the biodiversity on their properties and include biodiversity conservation in their property planning. The kit provides a complete training package for two biodiversity planning workshops.
Page last updated: 02 February 2016