I’d like to volunteer, where do I start?

You can volunteer in lots of different ways, we will help you find the way that fits you. Email us at with your name and contact details and a little information about how you’d like to participate, we will give you a call and help connect you to a group or project that will suit your lifestyle and goals.

I’d like to start a Landcare Group, what do I need to do?

Starting a Landcare Group is easier than you think and our role is to support you to do so. Before you do, check out our site, there may already be a group that aligns with your goals that you can join. Email us at with your name and contact details and a little information about the types of projects you’d like to undertake. We will help however we can to support Landcare projects in our region.

I am looking for advice on planting trees on my property?

Here at Tamworth Regional Landcare Association we are all about supporting community projects and seeing plants in the ground and planting the right species in the right place is integral to success.

Our nursery team can help you select appropriate species for your backyard, farm or regeneration project. The Nursery team are producing an array of over 100 plants for growing in our region. These plants are grown from locally collected and propagated seed and are a variety of native and endemic species.

Find out more about our nursery here.

The North West Local Land Services have staff dedicated to supporting landholders with natural resource management and planning on their property. You can find out more here:

We are hosting an approved Landcare event, what do we need?

TRLA Policy and Procedures

TRLA Event Sign on Sheet


Where is your office?

At this time, we don’t have an office. Our staff and volunteers work remotely and from home. We are contactable through email and phone and are always happy to come to you or meet for a coffee and a yarn.

Our mailing address is:
Tamworth Regional Landcare Association
PO Box 7118 NEMSC
Tamworth NSW 2348

Useful websites

Resource List for Producers

Thinking of Getting Into Carbon Farming? Resources to Support Landholders in Making Informed Decisions

Thinking of Doing Things Differently? Resources to Help You Stay Productive in a Changing Climate

Plant list for Farm Dams, Rivers and Creeks in North West NSW

Interesting Articles

2022 Carbon Conference provides wealth of information for landholders from across the country

Taking a Look at Landcare – Bubbogullion 100 Landcare Group

Dung Beetle Observations at ‘Naours’ Somerton

Taking a Look at Landcare – Yarrie Lake Landcare Group

Ecological Outcome Verification

Green Triangle Group Cuppa Chat

Beef Up Your Mycorrhizal Fungi  

Converting Tropical Pastures Back to Native Pastures

Cover Story on Cover Crops

The Rhizophagy Cycle – How plants eat?

Producer Spotlight – Mike Lomax

Producer Spotlight – Scott McCalman

Producer Spotlight – Stokes

Producer Spotlight – Nigel and Sue Smith

Not So Cool – The Impact of Coolatai Grass on Bushland in North West NSW

Case Studies

Case Study: Rethinking Farming Practices for a Better Future


Latest News

Community Garden Open Day

Community Garden Open Day

🌱🌻 Exciting Announcement! 🌻🌱

Join us at the Nemingha Community Garden Open Day on April 14th at 10:30 am! 🎉

Discover the incredible benefits of composting and learn about the vital role microbiology plays in nurturing our soils. 🌿🔬

We'll also be hosting a coin donation BBQ and serving morning tea to keep you fueled up for all the fun activities! ☕

Don't miss out! See you there at 18 Railway St, Nemingha NSW. Let's celebrate community and sustainable gardening together! 🌍💚 #NeminghaCommunityGarden #OpenDay #Sustainability #Composting #Microbiology #CommunityEvent

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Exciting news! Landcare Nursery is thrilled to announce that we'll be extending our opening hours to include Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, starting Easter Weekend and continuing throughout the entire Autumn season. We can't wait to serve you better and help you with all your gardening needs!

Wallabadah, what have we learnt about our water

Join us for a morning of reflection and learning as we revisit the outcomes of water and water related land management initiatives undertaken in our community since 2018, with the support and assistance of Local Land Services, DPI, UNE and other technical experts, including Martin O’Rourke. The focus of this event will be on what we have learned and what we can do about improving our future water security as a community and as landholders.

Bush Tucker Workshop

23 March 2024 | TAMWORTH

Embark on a captivating journey of discovery as we delve into the realm of Traditional Australian Bush Tucker at our upcoming event. Led by our esteemed Nursery Manager, Paul Moxon, this immersive experience will unveil the secrets of iconic plants such as Scurvy Weed, Darling Lily, Native Raspberry, and the elusive Chocolate Lily and Vanilla Lily. Delve into the rich cultural heritage intertwined with these indigenous plants as we learn about traditional harvesting methods, sustainable cultivation practices, and the profound significance they hold in Australian history. Join us as we deepen our appreciation for the land and its traditional bounty

Grant writing and Project management Workshop

Attention all community groups!
Are you eager to turn your innovative ideas into impactful projects but unsure where to start? Join us for an exclusive Grant and Project Writing Workshop!

In this interactive workshop, you'll learn:

The fundamentals of grant writing
Strategies for crafting compelling project proposals
Tips for effective project management
Q&A session with experienced professionals

Limited spots available, so reserve yours now

Landcare Learning

Come and join us for our first Landcare Learning of 2024. We will be learning about Nature's Nooks: Urban Gardens Creating Haven for Both People and Wildlife. Our guest speaker is Eliza, a 32-year-old mother of two and part-time Medical Sonographer, resides in Tamworth with her husband Doug and children, Arthur and Freya. Settling in Tamworth in 2019, they constructed a resilient home in Moore Creek Gardens amidst drought and bushfires, prioritizing adaptability to extreme weather. Nell Chaffey will also do a short presentation on habitat stepping stones. 

Our members often say that when you become part of Landcare, you’re not just joining a group, you’re becoming part of a family. The concept is so compatible with Australian culture it’s hard not to get involved! By becoming a TRLA member, you’ll be supporting our work, learning new skills, becoming part of the solution, and helping to make a difference for the future.


together we can make a difference

funding support

Did you know (TRLA) run an Annual Small Grants program for Landcare activities connected to the Tamworth region.

Volunteer Landcare and Grassroots Community groups can apply up to $2,500 for activities that meet an objective of TRLA’s strategic plan with eight successful projects being awarded funds from across the region.