Connecting Community and Environment

Conservation Volunteers Australia engages with local communities across Australia to manage, conserve and protect our natural habitats, land, rivers, wetlands, coasts and the species they support. Our community volunteers love their natural places and have the passion to get out there and take care of our beautiful places and the unique wildlife within them through our Revive, Future Stewards and Wild Futures campaigns.

The Community Environment Program (CEP) supports community groups to address local environmental priorities. The program is also encouraging the community to connect with their local natural environment and building and strengthening local communities.

Our CEP work

With the support of local federal members of Parliament, CVA has engaged the community in hundreds of environmental restoration, repair and replanting projects across Australia to help the revive local environment and build a stronger wild future for wildlife.

Our Projects

Green & Golden Bell Frog, NSW

The Green and Golden Bell Frog population at Sydney Olympic Park is one of the largest populations of this endangered species remaining in NSW.

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Breakfast Creek Cleanup, QLD

In collaboration with local community groups and members conducted over 25 clean up events at key locations at Breakfast Creek, to protect our waterways and ocean life.

Breakfast Creek Cleanup – CEP

Enhancing Bandicoot Habitat, SA

Working with local community groups to construct and revegetate a protective exclosure for the Southern Brown Bandicoot

Enhancing Bandicoot Habitat – CEP

Litter Hotspot & Citizen Science, VIC

Over 120 volunteer days of litter collection and citizen science analysis of litter and plastic pollution in the Port Phillip Bay, Victoria with local community and school groups to reduce marine debris entering the bay.

Litter Hotspot & Citizen Science – CEP

Cross Cultural Conservation, VIC

People newly arrived in Australia are given the opportunity to create new networks and learn about the land and the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB), at the Woodlands Historic Park in Melbourne.

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Coastal Weeds Wipeout, TAS

Delivering hands on citizen science workshops to assist people in weed identification and best practice weed control skills in north east Tasmania.

Coastal Weeds Wipeout – CEP

Truganini Conservation Area, TAS

Removing weeds and enhancing native habitat at the Truganini Conservation Area in Hobart, Tasmania.

Cascade Gardens Revitalisation, TAS

Removing weeds from Cascade Gardens, home to the iconic South Hobart Rivulet (and famous rivulet platypus) which flows through to the Derwent River.

Cascade Gardens Revitalisation – CEP

Microplastics in the marine environment with Citizen Science, SA

Assessing impact of microplastics on marine environments through citizen science events and clean ups.


Rethinking Waste in Adelaide's Waterways, SA

A citizen science project aiming to educate people about micro and macro plastics in First Creek (Adelaide Park Lands), Glen Osmond Creek (Unley and Plympton) and River Torrens (Torrensville and Adelaide City).