Looking after Country Grant program

Sacred site recording

The Looking after Country Grant program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups with grants of up to $75,000 for projects that conserve the environment and cultural heritage on country. The program supports on-ground environmental and cultural heritage projects and encourages collaborative partnerships in looking after country.

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

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

The 2020 funding round is closed.

Applicants who submitted Expression of Interest applications by 23 April 2020 will be advised whether their project proposal has been shortlisted for development of a detailed application. Further information about the assessment process is available in the Guidelines (PDF, 393 KB)

Expressions of interest for the Looking after Country Grant program are invited annually and are expected to next be open in March 2021.

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

Previous recipients

Further information about the type of activities funded through the program can be obtained by looking at the projects from previous funding rounds.