20 Million Trees Programme

Want to know how we can help you deliver a large-scale revegetation project on your land – for free?

The 20 Million Trees Programme is an Australian Government initiative that is part of the National Landcare Programme. It is designed to protect and restore the environment and contribute to more sustainable and productive agriculture.

Having committed $50 million to the programme, the government’s objective is to plant 20 million native species trees by 2020. To meet this objective, the government has engaged service providers, like CO2 Australia, to deliver large-scale tree planting projects.

Why participate?

Participation in the programme offers landholders the opportunity to have a service provider undertake large-scale revegetation projects on their properties at no cost. Using locally appropriate native species, these projects will contribute to more resilient landscapes, improve the extent and connectivity of native vegetation, and provide habitat for threatened species.

Participation in the programme is most suited to properties that meet the following criteria:

  • 50 ha of cleared land available for revegetation OR multiple properties in the same local area that can together provide a project area of at least 50-100 ha
  • flat to moderately sloped land with a reasonable depth of topsoil
  • more than 350 mm of rainfall each year.

How do landholders get involved?

Initially, the only requirement from you is to make contact with CO2 Australia or by filling out the Expression of Interest Form. We will talk to you about the suitability of your land for a project, including the potential location and method for tree planting. If the project proceeds, your land needs to be made available for approximately three years. During that time, we will require land access to plant trees at ideal times and care for them to enhance survival rates. A landholder’s involvement in projects is entirely discretionary, with options available to take a more hands on role or leave the entire project to us.

Will it cost me anything?

No. All projects are fully funded by the Australian Government and all contractual obligations sit with the project delivery partner. CO2 Australia will take care of, and pay for, all aspects of the project, including site preparation, any required fencing, seedling production, planting and pest management.

Find out more about our current projects

Click on the images below for details about the 20 Million Trees projects we are currently delivering in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria.


If you are interested in hosting a 20 Million Trees Programme project, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form and we will be in touch.

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We are here to help

Please contact us for advice and further information on how we can assist with delivering large-scale revegetation projects.