TRLA – Tamworth Regional Landcare Association


Mari ngiyani winangaylanha ganunga-waanda yanaylanha, dhaymaarr ganugu-waanda nhama ngarrangarranmaldanhi.

[We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first people and custodians of this land]

Gomeroi People are the traditional custodians of the waterways and the land on which we work and live. Tamworth Regional Landcare Association pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal people.

Mission Statement

Tamworth Regional Landcare Association aspires to grow the Landcare movement in the Tamworth Region by:

  • Restoring and conserving biodiversity
  • Engaging the community using environmental education
  • Promoting sustainability

Photo supplied by Tony Coady


In 1990, the Australian government launched the ‘Decade of Landcare’ and thousands of groups were established around the country.

Landcare began in this region at Manilla in 1992. In 1998, the Manilla group extended to the Tamworth region and so, the Tamworth Manilla Landcare Association was formed and incorporated. This allowed for funding to flow to the many projects, partnerships and the sponsorships of smaller localised Landcare groups.

In 2010, the membership voted to change the name to the Tamworth Regional Landcare Association to better represent the geographical range.

The Tamworth Regional Landcare Association continues to aspire to grow the Landcare movement in the Tamworth Region through restoring and conserving biodiversity; engaging the community using environmental education; and promoting sustainability.

The Landcare ethic is expressed through people’s caring attitude and a desire to pass on our planet to the next generation in a healthier state than the way we find it today.

TRLA enables people to do something practical about protecting and restoring Australia’s unique environment contributing to the health, wealth and wellbeing of our nation.

TRLA is about protecting the land, and raising awareness of our impact on the environment, so that we can enjoy our precious natural resources for generations to come.