Is there an environmental or conservation project in your region that would benefit from practical, on-ground support?
Are you aged between 17 and 24 and interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid to work in your local environment? Or do you know someone who might be?
If so, find out about the Australian Government’s Green Army programme and think about joining the growing band of local people working on local projects to help protect Australia’s environment.
Potential project hosts and young Australians are invited to Community Information Sessions throughout August to find out more about how they can get involved in the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme.
In its first year, the Green Army has been a huge success with more than 700 projects announced since the programme commenced. More than 330 projects have already rolled out across Australia. Even more will hit the ground in the coming year as the Green Army builds to 1,500 projects in 2018-19.
We want to ensure that as many young people and local communities as possible can benefit from this highly successful programme.
The Green Army is a six-month programme for 17-24 year olds to train and work in the environment. Green Army projects include restoring native vegetation, protecting animal habitats and regenerating wetlands.
The information sessions will be at 22 locations across all states and territories. They provide an opportunity for communities to find out more about hosting a Green Army project and for interested young people information on how to join a team as a Participant.
Community organisations will be able to apply for new projects as part of Round Four of the Green Army to be announced shortly, following the very popular first three rounds of the programme.
I encourage all local community organisations to attend these sessions to hear directly from representatives from the Department of the Environment and Green Army Service Providers who will be available to answer any questions about the programme.
For the full schedule of information sessions and to find out more about hosting projects or how to join a Green Army team visit www.environment.gov.au/green-army.