About the Green Army
Are 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.
The Green Army provides all the tools, PPE and training required for each Project. Local transport to the project site is also provided to Green Army participants.
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Green Army Projects – Victoria
To apply for a position on Green Army please submit an application by selecting your preferred project below. It is only necessary to submit one application to participate in a Green Army project. If your application is successful, we will endeavour to place you on your preferred project, subject to availability.
If you would like to speak to someone regarding a Green Army project before applying, please contact your local office.
Project ID: B0340022104G
Anticipated Start Date: 23/01/2017
Phase 1 of the Nillumbik’s Creek Connections project focuses on 30 of Nillumbik Shire Council’s key reserves along Diamond Creek, Plenty River, Yarra River and their tributaries. Similar to the National Threatened Species Strategy, it follows an approach of science, action and partnerships. In 10 of the 30 reserves the Green Army team will survey for the presence of threatened species and threats to those species. This will give them an improved understanding of the impact of their ecological restoration actions. The team will support ongoing partnerships with the community groups by supporting Friends Group working bees. They will also support the delivery of a reconciliation event.
Project ID: B0340004602G
Anticipated Start Date: 16/01/2017
The project will support the delivery of Maribyrnong City Council’s component of the Greening the West of Melbourne (1 million trees) project along the Maribyrnong River corridor in Braybrook, Maribyrnong, Maidstone and Footscray and focus on increasing the area, linkages and condition of indigenous vegetation and habitat for Nationally listed fauna and migratory species, including the establishment of 14,500 trees. The Green Army team will undertake weed control, (including Weeds of National Significance) and revegetation throughout Pipemaker’s Park, Frog Hollow Reserve, Burndap Park and Newells Paddock. They will work in a range of regionally and nationally significant Ecologically Vulnerable Communities and will work with Council teams, contractors, volunteers and Friends groups.
Project ID: A0000012054G
Anticipated Start Date: 27/03/2017
Green Army Teams will undertake works on the Warburton Trail asset that is managed for ecological, cultural and passive recreational activities.
This project will:
-protect the natural and cultural heritage values of the
Warburton Trail; and
-play a vital role in increasing the quality of experience for 100,000+ trail users per annum and neighbouring local communities.
The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is a major
recreation and tourism attraction within the municipality.
The 40kilometre long trail extends from Lilydale to
Project ID: B0340014302G
Anticipated Start Date: 27/02/2017
This project will work strategically along either side of the Moonee Ponds Creek to protect and conserve threatened species and ecological communities. These include the Growling Grass Frog, Swift Parrot, Grey-headed Flying Fox and the critically endangered Grassy Eucalypt Woodland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain and the Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain. The project will: enhance habitat and linkages for migratory birds; control Weeds of National Significance and erosion; create buffer zones for storm water run-off; and assist water quality through filtration. Participants will work in partnership with surrounding land managers (including Moreland City Council and Melbourne Water), as well as contractors, school groups and ‘Friends of’ groups.
Project ID: B0340022103G
Anticipated Start Date: 16/01/2017
Phase 2 of the Warrandyte to Kinglake Habitat Corridor project focuses on the public reserve system within the corridor. Similar to the National Threatened Species Strategy, it follows an approach of science, action and partnerships. In each reserve the Green Army team will scientifically survey for the presence of threatened species and threats to those species. This will give them an improved understanding of the impact of their ecological restoration actions.The project is based on an ongoing partnership between Nillumbik Shire Council and Parks Victoria. The team will also support a partnership with the Wurundjeri people and the general community by working with community groups and installing interpretive signage and artwork.