Looking after Country Grant program

Pictured: Archaeology work and cultural heritage protection on country.

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, previously named the Indigenous Land and Sea Grant 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 2019-20 funding round is now closed.

The assessment of applications is currently underway. It is anticipated that an announcement of successful applications for the 2019-20 grant round will be made late this year. Further information about the assessment process is available in the Guidelines (PDF, 390KB).

Expressions of interest for Looking After Country grants are invited annually and are expected to next be open in July 2020.

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.