The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Minister for the Environment

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Minister for the Environment

Green Army request for tender now open

Media release
31 March 2014

The Australian Government is calling for tender applications from organisations wanting to become a Service Provider for the Green Army Programme.

Service Providers will have the opportunity to make a real difference by helping to deliver environmental projects in communities and providing training and skills to young Australians right across the country.

The Green Army will be Australia's largest-ever team supporting environmental action across the country, building to 15,000 young Australians by 2018.

The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 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 Australian environment.

Service Providers will deliver the program across the nation and be responsible for managing work health and safety, training, paying allowances and overseeing project management.

Under the Programme, participants will be paid an allowance generally higher than the rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance. Protections under the existing relevant state and territory legislation will be maintained to help ensure the safety of all involved.

Service Providers will ensure that participants develop valuable skills that will assist their transition into the workforce.

Organisations interested in becoming a Green Army Service Provider should submit a tender application through AusTender by 4pm Canberra time 7 May 2014.

The Request for Tender for Service Providers is available online at www.tenders.gov.au

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