Landcare & environmental volunteering

A large group of environmental volunteers posing for a photo together

Friends groups

Landcare and friend groups help to protect and restore a wide range of native plants, animals and environments.

Friends groups are comprised of members who work together to help protect and restore:

  • specific reserves
  • native plant species
  • animal species

There are hundreds of friends groups helping to conserve and restore Victorian parks. Every group is independent and autonomous.

Yarra Ranges Council works closely with local environmental groups to help them achieve their goals.

The Victorian Environment Friends Network can help you find local friends groups and members.

Landcare groups

Landcare is a national network that protects, restores and sustainably manages Australia's natural environment. With over 6000 groups nationwide, there is sure to be a group for you.

For more information visit the Landcare Australia website.

For information on local Landcare groups and members visit:

Join a group

Joining a group is a wonderful opportunity to network and connect with your local community.

Groups are always looking for new members. View the environmental volunteer group locations to find a group near you.

Start a group

To start your own group, get together with like minded people and contact the Environmental Volunteer Support Officer on 1300 333 368 or email

For more information on forming a group and/or becoming a volunteer please view the Environmental Volunteer Guidelines(PDF, 4MB).

Hardware Vouchers

We have $30 IGA vouchers and $40 hardware vouchers available to groups. The vouchers are valid at any Yarra Ranges IGA and Launching Place Hardware. Vouchers must be collected from the Lilydale Community Link or sent via email.

Apply for a hardware voucher