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The annual CVA World Environment Day Planting Challenge is our largest in-person corporate planting event that brings businesses from across the country together to help restore and protect our environment.

Part of our annual Corporate Challenge Series, this event will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate World Environment Day, encouraging global support for environmental protection in the UN Decade on Restoration.

This challenge contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 – Good Health & Wellbeing, 13 – Climate Change, 15 – Life On Land and 17 – Partnerships For The Goals.


Sustainable Development Goals logo


Corporate teams of up to 10 participants will work together to plant as many plants as possible, on the same day across the country, and attempt to beat our 2021 achievement of 6,465 natives planted across Australia. As each event site is unique, a variety of different flora specific to each site location will be planted.

As a national event, the challenge will take place at the same time across the country in each time zone. Please note that places will be filled on a first in, first served basis and due to demand and capacity limitations, each corporate organisation will only be allowed to enter 1 team per location. There will be a $3,000 +GST registration fee per team for those wishing to participate.


How To Register

If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can register to participate next to each event below. Get in quick, places are limited!

To register interest in an event, you need to login or set up a profile on our booking hub.

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Sydney Landing Lights Wetland, Banksia NSW 9am – 1pm (AEST) Teams: up to 10 people


Cost: $3,000 +GST per team

Event fully booked

Melbourne Lake Connewarre, Geelong, VIC 9am – 1pm (AEST)  

Teams: up to 10 people


Cost: $3,000 +GST per team

Event fully booked

Perth Elderfield Wetlands, Sandon Park, WA 9am – 1pm (AWST) Teams: up to 10 people


Cost: $3,000 +GST per team

Event fully booked

Adelaide TBC 9am – 1pm (ACST) Teams: up to 10 people


Cost: $3,000 +GST per team

Event fully booked


Event Schedule

Here is a sneak peek into what will be involved on the day to help guide your challenge preparation. Each event will be run slightly differently but will follow a similar timeline.

8:45am: Team arrival (for 9am start)
9am: Check-in, safety briefing, site induction and equipment provided
9:30am to 11:45am: Planting commences
12pm to 1pm: Lunch provided, Quiz (completed during lunch) and networking opportunities
1pm: Winners announced and event concludes

Please note that this will be a COVID safe event, however, due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic you will be notified if this event can no longer go ahead.

Event Requirements

Cancellation Policy

The Corporate Challenge Series are COVID safe events, and we will do our best to ensure that these events take place as scheduled. However, due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic unfortunately we can’t guarantee that every event will go ahead. If we must make the difficult decision to cancel an event due to COVID-19, each team will be notified and CVA will endeavour to reallocate your team’s participation to another similar event, if one is available.

If participation cannot be reallocated to a similar event within a reasonable timeframe, the registration cost will be converted into a donation to support CVA as a charity and the hard work and planning that went into creating the best experience possible for our corporate volunteers.

We appreciate your support and understanding.


The Winners

There will be a winning team in each challenge location and the winners will receive a prize and participation certificate to acknowledge their achievement.

An overall National winner for the challenge will be announced after the event and they will receive the 2022 CVA World Environment Day Planting Challenge trophy, made by Wathaurong Glass.


Get In Touch

If you have any questions about the challenge or are experiencing any difficulty registering, please get in touch with us at [email protected]


Share with the competition?

Is there an organisation you’ve had a bit of healthy competition with in the past? Want to get one over on a previous employer? Why not share this page with them and invite them to get involved, to battle it out for good? 


Contributing to the SDGs



of 2021 participants were inspired to reduce their impact on the environment


of 2021 participants were strongly likely to participate in future action for nature


Experience rating from 2021 participants

Interested in other kinds of Partnerships?

We specialise in developing corporate partnerships which create shared value, grow social licence, and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. Why not contact our Partnerships Team to have a chat for ideas about what we could do together?