Land for Wildlife

The Land for Wildlife (LFW) program is a voluntary property registration scheme
for landowners who wish to manage areas for biodiversity and wildlife habitat.


LFW Landcare 2017 CoupleLFW encourages and assists landholders to include nature conservation along with other land management objectives. The program is free for landholders to join and is not legally binding. Registration in the scheme will not change the legal status of a property.

The Community Environment Network(CEN) facilitates and supports Land For Wildlife in New South Wales in partnership with interested local organisations. CEN holds a licence from Land for Wildlife to co-ordinate the program and use the Trademark in NSW. The licence requires CEN to adhere to a number of protocols to ensure the standards of LFW are consistent across Australia.

CEN provides statewide coordination and the framework for Land for Wildlife. This includes:

  • Provision of signs, newsletters and information about wildlife and management for conservation
  • Program support
  • Maintenance of records and data.

Regional delivery of Land for Wildlife may be carried out by non-government organisations, community groups, Catchment Management Authorities or local councils who form a partnership with CEN. Regional coordination includes:

  • Site assessments
  • Advice on suggested management strategies and actions for the property
  • Support and encouragement for landholders to carry out nature conservation on their land.

Regional organizations co-ordinating Land for Wildlife receive CEN support in the form of training, advice and information and support for funding applications and registration of all properties assessed.

All information provided by landholders is confidential to the landholder, Regional provider and CEN.

Need more information?  Download the LFW Brochure  

Contact details

CALL 02 4349 4756

PO Box 149 Ourimbah NSW 2258

FM Building, Central Coast Campus,
University of Newcastle,
Loop Road, Ourimbah,
NSW, 2258


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