Funding programs

Funding is available for people who would like to maintain protected wildlife habitat on their own properties.


NatureAssist is a financial incentives program, delivered through grants and procurement.

The program targets specific properties that meet the Department of Environment and Science’s (DES) priorities for the Nature Refuges Program. Properties are selected for their significant conservation values, connectivity and their predicted resilience to a changing climate. Landholders of properties identified through this process will be contacted directly by the Queensland Government to ask if they are interested in participating. NatureAssist staff will work with landholders to achieve mutually agreed projects that formally protect significant conservation values on their land and enhance the resilience of the property. Participation is voluntary and conditional on a nature refuge agreement being signed by the landholder and the Queensland Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef or their delegate.

More information on the NatureAssist funding program is available on the Department of Environment and Science website.