Connect with local environment groups

Landcare is a community-based volunteer movement that coordinates actions to care for our land. Joining your local Landcare group is a fantastic way of learning more about sustainable land management from local people. 

Moorabool Landcare and environmental networks

There are many ways for landowners and residents to get involved with caring for their local environment.

We are fortunate to have 13 Landcare groups and several Friends-of groups working to improve our local environment.

Our local groups offer lots of local knowledge and help to its members with environmentally proactive projects.

Landcare groups

Landcare groups are volunteer networks of landowners, working together to improve the health of their local environment in both rural and urban settings.

Landcare groups offer local advice and support to members regarding many land management issues including:

  • Weeds and pests
  • Tree selection and planting
  • Erosion control
  • Native flora and fauna

Contact your Landcare group:

Moorabool Landcare Network

Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group

Roger MacRaild

Jennifer Johnson

Ph: 0459 622 588

Ph: 0497 770 075


Moorabool Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Committee was formed in 1998.

It has representatives from each of the following:

  • Moorabool Landcare and Friends Groups
  • Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF)
  • Country Fire Authority (CFA)
  • Council members


Meetings are on the first Monday of each month.

Representatives discuss land management issues and provide advice to Council.

Moorabool Environment Group

Some of the activities of the group include:

  • No new coal Bacchus Marsh campaign
  • Providing environmental information for the community
  • Solar information sessions
  • Spring garden workshops (such as keeping chooks, starting a worm farm, and growing succulents)
  • Monthly produce swap in Bacchus Marsh
  • Ballan Hospital Community Garden
  • Clean Up Australia events
  • Local Landcare and Friends Groups


Contact your local group

If you are interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member please contact the relevant group.

Group Contact Name Email Phone
Coimadai Landcare Moira Ross
Blackwood Barry's Reef Landcare Group Shane Scanlan
Brisbane Ranges Landcare Group Allan Bartholomew
Bullengarook Landcare Group
Greendale Wombat Landcare Group Ian or Anneke Roberts 5368 1940
Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group Jackson Cass 0497 770 075
Lal Lal Catchment Landcare Group Bryan Hanrahan 0417 013 354
Parwan Landcare Group

Neil McDonald
Kate Tubbs 5367 3930
5367 4462
Pentland Hills Landcare Group Alan Morton




Rowsley Landcare Group Inc Deirdre Davey (03) 5369 2261
Upper Williamsons Creek Landcare Group Andrea Mason 0427 338 482
Wattle Flat / Pootilla Landcare Group Stephanie Davison 5334 8035
Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest Mallee Bob Reid
Friends of the Brisbane Ranges Colin Cook 0417 770 765
Friends of the Lerderderg Hans Cloeters
Friends of Werribee River through Bacchus Marsh Mell Hehir 0400 102 666
Wombat Forestcare Gayle Osborne

5348 7558

Friends of Paddock Creek Stephen Derrick 0417 326 860