Seedlings for Landcare Program

Expressions of Interest for the 2022 Seedlings for Landcare Program have now closed.

What is the Seedlings for Landcare Program?

The Seedlings for Landcare Program provides approximately 20,000 free native seedlings for planting on rural-zoned private properties, school grounds and bushland reserves in the Shire of Mundaring.

The aim of the program is to restore local bushland, creeklines and wildlife corridors to improve habitat for native animals.

Who can receive seedlings?

  • Mundaring residents and ratepayers who own or live on a rural-zoned property;
  • Schools and registered Friends Groups undertaking revegetation projects on school grounds or in local bushland reserves.

If you are not sure if your property is zoned rural, select the Town Planning page to search for your address on the Shire’s Intramaps system. Alternatively contact the Shire and ask for assistance to check your zoning.  

Please note: residential zoned properties are not eligible to receive seedlings.

Eligible activities

  • Revegetation of wetlands and creeklines to improve wildlife habitat, water quality and reduce erosion;
  • Revegetation of degraded land to create wildlife corridors linking patches of remnant bushland;
  • Revegetation of bushland to improve wildlife habitat and reduce weed invasion and erosion.

Priority will be given to Expressions of Interest that improve the health of rural creeklines.

How many seedlings can I request?

  • Residents on rural zoned properties 2ha or less may request up to 50 seedlings
  • Residents on rural zoned properties greater than 2ha may request up to 100 seedlings
  • Schools and registered Friends Groups may request up to 200 seedlings (more may be considered for larger scale revegetation projects).

The following publications will assist you planning a revegetation or Landcare project, including identifying weeds to remove and the local native plants to re-introduce.  

How do I submit an Expression of Interest?

Expressions of Interest closed at 4pm on Friday 18 March 2022. We cannot accept late applications

Please note, an Expression of Interest is not the same as an order that would be placed with a commercial supplier (i.e. we will do our best to provide the seedlings you request but supply cannot be guaranteed).

When will I be notified of the outcome of my Expression of Interest?

Successful applicants will be notified of their seedling allocation and collection date by mid-May.  

More information and contact

For more information, please contact the Shire’s Seedlings for Landcare Program Coordinator on 9290 6774 or email seedlings@mundaring.wa.gov.au.

Links and further information

The following publications and links will assist you with planning a revegetation or Landcare project, including identifying weeds to remove, the local native plants to re-introduce as well as preventing and managing dieback disease.  

Landcare and Photo-Monitoring (PDF)

Darlington and Surrounds Local Flora and Bushlands (PDF)

Plants out of Place (Weeds) (PDF)

Landscaping and Revegetation Guidelines (PDF)

Revegetation Techniques Guidelines

Planting for success

The Shire of Mundaring Environmental Officer, Tracey Bell, caught up with local landscaper extraordinaire Sue McDougall to demonstrate the simple steps we can take to ensure planting success.