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: B0340004003G
Anticipated Start Date: 5/12/2016
This project will engage youth in regional and isolated communities in a broad range of practical activities that will contribute to the delivery of four key objectives: 1: The protection of landscapes of National Heritage significance (Australian Alpine National Park) 2: Building capacity within the community to work collaboratively and effectively on a shared vision for this landscape 3: The continued recovery of this landscape in a post drought, fire and flood period, and importantly to be more resilient in the face of future possible extreme events. 4: Expand on the development of community awareness of Australian Alpine National Park threats and recovery programs developed under Projects 1 and 2 of this application.
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: 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.
Project ID: A0000011897G
Anticipated Start Date: 13/02/2017
This project in the Pentland Hills area northwest of Bacchus Marsh Victoria will recreate diverse habitat and biodiversity zones consistent with former vegetation communities and includes provisions for community engagement and education. Work will be completed in 2 main areas:
(1) W James Whyte Island Reserve: Biodiversity and habitat improvements (15,000 plants) adjacent to Werribee Gorge State Park and along Myrniong Creek & Werribee River including the confluence of the rivers.
(2) Myrniong and Korkuperrimul Creeks, between the Lerderderg / Wombat Forest Parks and Werribee River. The works will be in degraded woodland areas between the waterways, cross linking remnant habitat with 5000 new plantings in 4 strategic sites.
Project ID: B0340018502G
Anticipated Start Date: 5/12/2016
The project aims to protect and enhance the threatened White Box – Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived native Grassland (EPBC listed) occurring along waterways in Wodonga through a landscape scale approach. This will be achieved through the removal of weeds of national significance and increasing connectivity in the landscape by linking the waterways with larger patches of remnant vegetation. This will be achieved through revegetation and enhancement planting of the waterway corridors and the removal of rubbish and debris. The project will raise awareness of environmental issues, provide education and enhance the broader community’s knowledge through partnering with local community groups to deliver on ground tangible outcomes.