Conference Program

Healthy Landcare | Healthy Landscapes

Preliminary program (all times are indicative and subject to change)

Tuesday 22 October

11:30 am to 1 pm – Registration

1 pm to 4 pm – Landcare NSW Muster

Do you want to have your say and help shape the future work of Landcare NSW? Then make sure you get along to the Landcare NSW Muster. This is a FREE forum for Landcare. The Muster gives grassroots Landcarers the chance to voice issues of importance to them and their communities. The Landcare NSW Muster is also an opportunity to workshop, listen and learn from others across the state. This face to face learning opportunity is extremely valuable. Landcare NSW will also present ‘You Asked We Delivered’ to update the Landcare Community on how it is working for the people.    

5:30 pm – Welcome Adventure Function at Silverton Hotel (featuring Sara Storer)

Taking in the incredible landscape of the Broken Hill region, attendees will be take by bus to twilight drinks and canapes at Mundi Mundi lookout and then onto Silverton Pub for dinner. ARIA award and 21 time Golden Guitar award winning artist, Sara Storer, will perform many of her hits as well as a number of her new songs. Sara will be supported by her songwriter brother, Greg Storer. Dress is casual with dancing shoes.  


Wednesday 23 October

8 am to 9 am – Registration

9 am to 12.30 pm – Conference launch, keynote address and presentations 

Highlighted by Charlie Arnott, winner of the 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award, who will give the keynote address of the conference. Charlie practices regenerative farming, organic, biodynamic and holistic grazing principles on his 5,000 acre mixed farming property, “Hanaminno”, at Booroowa, NSW. 

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm – Lunch

1.30 pm to 4 pm – Field trips

Delegates will be transported to one of four unique field trips, all of which have their own appeal and will showcase different aspects of the landscapes. The four field trips are:

Delegates will choose which field trip they wish to attend when they register. Please note there is limited capacity with each field trip so to avoid missing out please register at your earliest convenience. 

6.30 pm – Landcare NSW Awards Gala Dinner

The gala dinner includes a three course dinner, drinks and entertainment. Dress is cocktail.     


Thursday 24 October

8:30 am to 9 am – Registration

9 am to 12.30 pm – Conference presentations and Q&A panel session

Highlighted by a Q&A style panel discussion featuring experts and a number of landholders from the Western region who offer insights in rangeland rehabilitation techniques and how these can be of value across NSW. 

12:30 to 1.30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm to 4 pm – Conference presentations, Landcare NSW Muster feedback session and closing remarks

6 pm – Optional casual dinner at The Palace Hotel (featuring Drag Queen entertainment)

Refreshments on the balcony at the iconic Palace Hotel (featured in Pricilla Queen of the Desert) will be followed by a buffet style dinner and post dinner Drag Queen entertainment featuring Shelita Buffet and Christina KneesUp.

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