Holcim Team in Brisbane

World Environment Day celebrated by planting over 16,000 natives across Australia and New Zealand!

On June 5, Conservation Volunteers celebrated World Environment Day with our annual Corporate Tree Planting Challenge. Now in its 6th year, the event continues to be in demand as all sites sold out once again! The competition was fierce and the impact huge as 46 teams competed to plant the greatest amount of native grasses, shrubs and trees as they could within a two-hour period.

We’re excited to announce that across Australia and New Zealand over 16,000 native plants were planted! A massive achievement for our volunteers, Conservation Volunteers’ employees and our project partners – and a huge win for the environment at our key sites in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Christchurch and Wellington. Sadly the Auckland planting day had to be cancelled due to terrible conditions and are being re-scheduled. Contact our Auckland office to find out more.


Get a drones-eye view of the Melbourne planting site, where over 4,000 stems were planted in just 2 hours!




“The corporate teams that participated in the event had a great experience and achieved significant on-ground outcomes in their local community. Their participation has also assisted us in raising funds to support the work Conservation Volunteers undertakes every day across Australia and New Zealand. The environmental outcomes achieved this year have been fantastic and we can’t wait to have everyone back again next year.” says Danielle Johnson, Conservation Volunteers National Corporate Relations Partnership Manager.

Congratulations to the following teams who took away the winning title for their site by providing both quality and quantity in their planting:

Conservation Volunteers extends warm thanks to all other participating  organisations:  AonBASFBHP BillitonBridgestoneChevronDatacomEnergy AustraliaFun Over 50Holcim, LionNSW Ports, OMVOricaOrigin Foundation, PamuSandvik, Switched OnTabcorpThink Global LogisticsTibra and Woodside

Conservation Volunteers also wishes to thank our partners Pernod Ricard Winemakers for supplying prizes for these events.

Photo Competition

This year we invited participants to share their day for a chance to win a $100 Kathmandu e-gift card. The top three were chosen by our corporate team and the winner decided by the peoples vote – the number of Likes received across Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Thanks to everyone who took part and voted!

And the winner is Adeline Martin from Tabcorp, who participated in our Brisbane event.



















In Wellington the two teams were captured planting an extremely steep site by volunteer photographer Cheryl – despite the slope over 600 stems were planted in two hours.













Check out our socials to view more shots from the day

Facebook – @CVAustralia

Instagram – @ConservationVolunteers

LinkedIn – @Conservation Volunteers Australia

Get Involved

We provide year round opportunities for corporate teams to support our environment in a fun, safe and meaningful way, please email us at [email protected] for more information.