Looking after Country Grant program

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The Looking after Country Grant program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups with grants of up to $75,000, for projects that care for country and culture. It supports planning and on-ground work activities and encourages the development of collaborative partnerships in caring for country.

Project activities funded through the program include (but are not limited to):

  • cultural site management
  • protected species monitoring and conservation
  • revegetation and habitat restoration
  • feral animal and weed management
  • fire management
  • erosion control
  • the development and implementation of country management plans.

The 2020 Looking After Country funding round is now closed, with 12 applicants successful in gaining grants of up to $75,000 to support their projects to protect and care for country. Find out more about the successful projects, including from previous funding rounds.

Expressions of interest for the Looking after Country grants are invited annually and are expected to next open in March 2021. Further information about the application and assessment process for the grants is available in the Guidelines (PDF, 393 KB)

If you have questions about the grant program please contact the grants officer on (07) 3330 5553 or email