20 Million Trees

20 million trees will be planted by 2020 to deliver real environmental benefits at the local level.

What is the 20 Million Trees Programme?

The Australian Government will work with the community to plant 20 million trees by 2020, to re-establish green corridors and urban forests.

The Programme has four strategic objectives:

  • 20 million trees – 20 million trees and associated understorey planted by 2020.
  • Environmental conservation – support local environmental outcomes by improving the extent, connectivity and condition of native vegetation that supports native species (including threatened species and threatened ecological communities)
  • Community engagement – work cooperatively with the community
  • Carbon reduction – contribute to Australia reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

The 20 Million Trees Programme is part of the National Landcare Programme, and will complement and align with other Australian Government environmental initiatives, such as the Green Army and the work of the Threatened Species Commissioner.

The Australian Government has committed $50 million over four years to the 20 Million Trees Programme, with funding to commence from 2014-15. The programme will involve competitive grants, delivered by individuals and organisations, and larger-scale plantings, delivered by national service providers.

How do I get involved?

Competitive Grants

Round One of the 20 Million Trees Programme will invite community groups, landholders and other land managers to apply for grant funding to establish native tree plantings in urban, peri-urban and regional environments across Australia. More information about how to apply for funding under the 20 Million Trees Programme Round One will be released in the coming months.

National Service Provider

The Programme will also involve larger-scale revegetation delivered by one or more service providers contracted by the Australian Government.

A Request for Information on the national service provider component is now open and will close on 31 July 2014.

Please refer to the AusTender website for the coversheet and Request for Information document.

Further information

Please email 20milliontrees@environment.gov.au.