Get your boots on the ground in the far west at Broken Hill

For the first time in its 20 year history, the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference heads to the far west, to Broken Hill and the heart of the outback. 

The conference is not only the pinnacle community based natural resource management event in NSW, but one of the leading forums of its kind in Australia. 

It's going to be an informative and truly inspiring event that will also showcase some of the amazing work going on out west and from around the state - don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

All participants of the conference (delegates, speakers, sponsors and industry representatives) must be registered. 

Register on the conference website now!

The theme of the conference is Healthy Landcare and Healthy Landscapes. Register by 30 June to take advantage of the early bird rate. 

Sara Storer to rock Silverton and Charlie Arnott to give the keynote address

Pack your party outfit and dancing shoes with ARIA award and multiple award and multiple Golden Guitar award winning artist Sara Storer to perform at the conference's Welcome Adventure Function on Tuesday, 22 October. 

The Silverton Pub will be rocking well into the night as Sara, with support from her singer-songwriter brother Greg, plays all her hits along with a number of songs from her eighth studio album Raindance while you enjoy dinner, drinks and have a great time. 

Turning to the conference the next day and NSW biodynamic farmer and grazier Charlie Arnott will give the keynote address in what promises to be a fascinating and insightful presentation from the winner of the 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award

Charlie practices regenerative farming, organic, biodynamic and holistic grazing principles on his 5,000 acre mixed farming property, "Hanaminno" at Booroowa, NSW. 

Register now!

Got a story to tell? We can help! 

Landholders and community members have a wonderful opportunity to share their experiences, acquired knowledge and outcomes with the broader Landcare community by making a submission to present at the conference. 

People involved in Landcare, natural resource management, sustainable agriculture, regenerative agriculture, integrated pest, weed and biosecurity management and community empowerment are encouraged to apply.

All the information regarding presentations, including the guidelines and EOI form are on the conference website. 

Presenter guidelines and the EOI form.

Submissions are due by Friday, 31 May and help us, help you share your story!  

We are seeking submissions that showcase an approach to building Healthy Landcare and Healthy Landscapes.

What's on when you get to Broken Hill?

The conference committee are busily crossing t's and dotting i's to get everything locked in for the conference. 

A preliminary program is available on the conference website

In addition to the conference program: 
  • Sara Storer performing at the Silverton Pub, trip to Mundi Mundi lookout
  • NSW Landcare Awards gala dinner
  • drag queen entertainment at the Palace Hotel (as per Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
  • field trips showcasing the amazing landscapes of the Western region
  • local tourism outside of the conference program. 
Keep an eye on the conference website and our Facebook and Twitter channels for further updates. 

Register here! 

A number of great field trips and social activities await those that venture out west for the conference. 

Partner with us to make this the best conference yet! 

Businesses looking to promote themselves to the Landcare, environment management, agriculture and natural resource management sector are encouraged to partner with us at the conference.

By coming on board as a sponsor you will have the opportunity to:
  • promote your brand and products to a broad range of community and agency delegates
  • network and build relationships with leaders in the Landcare, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management community
  • align your company with the Landcare community's commitment to healthier landscapes, communities and environments
  • increase brand awareness both in NSW and across Australia
  • interact with delegates during all breaks and social functions
  • provide a unique environment dedicated to the exchange of ideas and expertise.
The sponsorship prospectus is available on the conference website

There are a number of exciting opportunities available to businesses so get involved today! 

Images from the 2017 NSW Landcare Awards gala dinner. Partnering to help deliver the conference provides a unique and often rare opportunity to demonstrate your support and commitment to excellence in community lead conservation, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. 
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