ABOUT THE AWARD
ABOUT THE Bob Hawke Landcare Award
Nominations for the 2024 Bob Hawke Landcare Award will open late 2023 and the winner will be announced at the 2024 National Landcare Awards.
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is a prestigious, national award that publicly recognises an individual involved in championing landcare and who inspires others to take action on their own property or as part of their involvement with a landcare group.
The award acknowledges an individual’s leadership and commitment to landcare, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture. The award nomination is open to an individual who champions the uptake of sustainable agriculture practices and can demonstrate the adoption of improved practises among landholders as a consequence this action. The award winner selected will be closely involved in landcare, and can demonstrate an outstanding commitment to local communities and drive community activity for the benefit of the environment and landcare.
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award acknowledges the role that former Prime Minister, the Hon. Bob Hawke AC, played in elevating landcare from a grass-roots community initiative to a national movement with bi-partisan government support that endures today.
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award recipient will be awarded a grant package to the value of $50,000 for further development of their knowledge and skills in sustainable land management to enable an even stronger contribution to landcare.
The award recipient will be required to submit a project proposal in 300 words or less outlining how they plan to spend the $50,000 grant money to champion landcare and share knowledge about sustainable agriculture practices with others including landholders, farmers and communities.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must be actively involved in landcare, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.
All award nominations will be assessed by an independent advisory panel, including representatives who have experience in sustainable farming practices, natural resource management, community and Indigenous perspectives.
Please be aware that the Bob Hawke Landcare Award criteria, entry rules and terms of conditions are likely to change for future awards. Following is information for the 2022 Bob Hawke Landcare Award:
For the 2022 Bob Hawke Landcare Award Criteria please read here.
For the 2022 Frequently Asked Questions please read here.
For the 2022 Bob Hawke Landcare Award nomination form questions please read here.
For the 2022 Entry Rules and Terms of Conditions please read here.
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is administered by Landcare Australia through support from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.