Landowner Biodiversity Conservation Grant

Grant overview

The Landowner Biodiversity Conservation Grants program provides financial support to Cockburn residents living in the rural, rural living and resource zones, who wish to conserve and enhance the natural bushland and wetland areas on their property.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible:

  • Your property must be situated in the rural, rural living or resource zones (refer to map under 'Related Documents' below).
  • You must have remnant bushland or wetland areas on your property and any proposed works must benefit the conservation value of these areas.
  • You must match the funding with financial or in-kind support (manual in-kind labour is calculated at $30/hr).
  • You must be the owner of the property. The City will assess applications for vacant land or land where the owner is not in residence on a case-by-case basis.
Please note:
  • Conservation covenanted land is not eligible.
  • Priority will be given to landowners whose property has no lawful protection.
  • Single and groups of properties are eligible.

Grant amount and details

You can receive up to $3,000 per property. 

You can apply for a range of conservation projects on your property, including:

  • Weed control
  • Revegetation
  • Fencing to exclude stock
  • Dieback control
  • Habitat creation/water quality enhancement
  • Feral animal control.

When and how to apply

The grant round opens in September each year, and closes on 31 October.

To apply:

  1. Contact the City’s Environmental Officer to discuss your project ideas and arrange an inspection of your property by council staff (August - early October)
  2. Submit your application via the link below. 

 Apply for the Land Biodiversity Conservation Grant

Please note:
  • Applications must be completed by 31 October (including quotes for works).​
  • Successful applicants will be notified within 6 weeks of the application closing date.

Conditions and limitations

Applicants must meet and adhere to the following:

  • Environmental management practices must be technically sound
  • Only local native plant species are to be used for revegetation (the City can supply a list of species for your property)
  • Funding is not for personal items such as uniforms, food or tools
  • Funds cannot be used to comply with conditions associated with planning approvals
  • Priority will be given to properties with larger areas of bushland/wetland of good biodiversity value. Green corridors and conservation values of the property will also be considered e.g. declared rare flora or protected vegetation complexes.
  • Not all applications will be successful. Grants will be allocated in order of merit based on addressing the eligibility criteria until the funding is exhausted.
  • If your application is approved, you must:
    • Sign a three year Voluntary Management Agreement and Conditions of Funding form and commit to applying and implementing a plan for 3 years
    • Work with the City to develop a property plan for your bushland and/or wetland areas
    • Complete a ‘Statement by a Supplier’ form or provide an ABN. This will avoid 48.5% ‘Withholding Tax’ being deducted from the grant
    • Attend a workshop hosted by the City
    • Submit a Final Report by 30 September so grant funding can be acquitted and assessed for the following season.​

More information and contact

Please contact the Sustainability and Environment Team for more information or to discuss your application on 08 9411 3444 or email



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