Land Management Incentive Program Grants

Expressions of interest are now open for the 2024/2025 round, closing in May 2025.

Read the following information carefully and when you are ready, see the apply now link at the bottom of this page to register your interest.

The program offers residents and community groups with financial support (and advice) for sustainable land management activities that have positive environmental and/or sustainable land management outcomes. 


To be eligible your property needs to be located in Nillumbik and be in the Green Wedge Zone, Rural Conservation Zone or have an Environmental Significance Overlay.

Full details and eligibility criteria are provided in the Land Management Incentive Program guidelines(PDF, 201KB)


Project activities may include weed control, revegetation, indigenous seed collection, works for threatened species conservation, rabbit control, fox control, deer control, pasture management, sustainable/regenerative agriculture enhancements, environment and land management education, and biodiversity or exclusion fencing.

Please note that Council is not currently accepting LMIP applications that involve the use of firearms, pending a review of potential risks.

Funding details

A maximum grant of up to $2,000 is available per (eligible) single property, or up to $10,000 for a community led cross-tenure or landscape-scale initiative. 

A 50% (matching) co-contribution of funds, materials or in-kind labour will usually be required.

Council officers can help you assess your land management options and priorities, and help you apply for the grant.

The application process 

The grant applications will be assessed on the first basis by a simple application form. Additional project details and a follow-up site visit may then be required, especially for medium and large scale projects. 

An officer will be in contact within 10 working days to discuss your application and arrange a site visit.

For further information about the program, download the Land Management Incentive Program guidelines(PDF, 201KB) or contact Council's Land Management Officer on 9433 3207 or email

Apply now