Caring for our Country 2013-18

Macdonell Ranges. Photo: John Baker

The Australian Government will commit more than $2 billion to continue Caring for our Country from 2013–14 to 2017–18. This represents a strong commitment to the initiative.

Caring for our Country 2008-13

Caring for our Country

The Australian Government is investing $2 billion to achieve a real and measurable difference to Australia's environment. Caring for our Country funds projects across the country to achieve national targets.

Key investments

Cape York NRM region

Over sixty per cent of Australia's landscapes are privately owned or leased for agricultural production. The practices adopted by land managers of these landscapes can contribute to environmental sustainability, and further improve.

Natural resource management

Box gum grassy woodland project

Australia's environment, with its iconic areas such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics, the Snowy River and the Australian Alps, along with our coastal areas, forests, rivers, wetlands and unique wildlife is at the centre of our national identity and our economy.

Getting involved

Caring for our Country

There are a number of ways to get involved in natural resource management activities at a local, regional, state or national level.