About the Green Army programme

The Green Army is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

How does it work?

The programme provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the environment.

Green Army teams of 10 (up to nine participants and one team supervisor) will be deployed to projects lasting 20-26 weeks across Australia to help communities deliver local conservation outcomes. Projects will be guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia's national and international environmental priorities and obligations.

The Australian Government has allocated $525 million for the programme over four years from 1 July 2014. The programme will support 250 projects in 2014-15, 500 projects in 2015-16, 750 projects in 2016-17, 1,150 in 2017-18 and 1,500 in 2018-19.

Read the fact sheet for further information on the Green Army Programme.

Further information


Call the Green Army hotline on 1800 780 730
Email GreenArmy@environment.gov.au


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