Green Army Participants in Queenscliffe Victoria

Green Army

About the Green Army

Green Army LogoAre you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a real difference to the environment in your local community?

Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that can help you enter the workforce, improve your career opportunities or further your education and training?

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation.

Gain practical skills, training and contacts

  • You will be trained in first aid and work health and safety before starting a project.
  • You have the opportunity to do accredited training to help you prepare for the workforce.
  • You can meet people who are as interested in helping the environment as you are.

Help deliver real benefits for the environment

  • You will help a nationwide effort to clean up and protect Australia’s environment.
  • You will help deliver real benefits for the environment.
  • You will be involved in a project for up to 30 hours a week for a period of 20-26 weeks.


Download a Green Army Participant Fact Sheet.

Apply Now

You can apply online for dozens of Green Army projects. Start by looking for projects in your state:

If you would like to speak to someone regarding a Green Army project before applying, please contact your local Conservation Volunteers Australia office.

To stay up to date with all of our current Projects across Australia make sure you visit our Facebook Page.

Project Assistance

On 19 December 2016, it was announced that the Green Army would be closed to new projects. The Green Army will deliver all projects already committed to across Australia by June 2018.

If you have a project that needs people to make it happen, please contact us using the link below and we will be in touch to discuss how we can provide assistance.
We welcome applications from all kinds of organisations including:

  • Community organisations
  • Landcare groups
  • Natural resource management organisations
  • Environment groups
  • Indigenous organisations
  • Local councils

Projects can take place across urban, regional or remote Australia on public land, Indigenous-held lands, or private land where there is a clear environmental benefit for the community.

If you would like to discuss possible projects with Conservation Volunteers Australia please contact us using our Contact Us form.

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