South West Landcare Gathering

The South West Landcare Gathering is being held in Portland on Thursday 8th June.

This is a fantastic chance to hear some Landcare success stories from our region!

TO REGISTER: Call Tony or Dion as on the flyer. There will be a FREE bus leaving from Ballarat in the morning, call Tony or Dion for more information.


Free Trees 2017

Please fill in the relevant form for your area below to apply.

For inquiries contact Joel – Mobile: 0457 008 895 or Email:

Free Trees: Beckworth, Bolton, Burrumbeet and Lexton —-> [Click here]

Free Trees: Invermay, Miners Rest, Cardigan and Windermere  —->  [Click Here]

Free Trees: Beaufort, Lake Goldsmith, Snake Valley, Stoneleigh  —-> [Click Here]


Note: Current membership is required to claim your allocation of trees

UMEC Membership: —-> Membership Application Form


Active Gorse Works in Miners Rest

Having trouble with Gorse on your property? The Victorian Gorse Taskforce is still active within the Invermay and Miners Rest areas.

This is a timelapse taken by Jenifer Johnson on a property adjoining Burrumbeet Creek. A fantastic outcome for all involved! Big thanks to Russel Coxall for doing an amazing job of the site! Read more below:


Photo by: Jenifer Johnson

Financial assistance in the form of a 50% rebate for control work is available.  The rebate is scheduled to finish on the 30th April 2017.

Contact Jenifer Johnson (VGT Officer): Mobile – 0417 594 225
Email –

Gorse Control Demonstration Day

See the latest equipment working at this interactive field day including the new
Diamond (USA) Forestry Cutting Head. Everyone is welcome to come along!
When: Saturday 11th of February 10am – 2pm (Public/Landcare session)