Green Army

A hands-on practical environmental action program that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia

Are you an Australian citizen aged between 17 and 24 and interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid an allowance to work in your local environment?
Green Army is open to school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers.

What’s in it for me?

You will gain practical skills, training and contacts

  • You will be trained in first aid and work health and safety at the beginning of the project.
  • You have the opportunity to do accredited training modules to help you prepare for the workforce or improve your career opportunities.
  • You are placed in a group of like minded people who are as interested in helping the environment as you are.

You will be paid an allowance for your work

  • You are paid an allowance during your placement in the Green Army. From 1 July 2017, the allowance ranges from $625.80 to $1015.20 gross, a fortnight.
  • Allowances are based on your completed level of schooling and the year you finished.
  • You receive a fortnightly pay slip reflecting your fortnightly allowance payment into your nominated bank account.

You will help deliver real benefits for the environment

  • You will help a nationwide effort to clean up and protect Australia’s environment and lend a hand to your local community.
  • You will help deliver real benefits for the environment, such as restoring native vegetation, rejuvenating wetlands and rivers and protecting animal habitats.
  • You will be involved in a project for up to 30 hours a week for a period of 20-22 weeks.

You will be supported in a safe environment

  • You will be given appropriate clothing and safety gear, including boots, trousers, hat, gloves, and shirts. Wet weather gear will also be provided if required.
  • You will be picked up at a selected pick up point to get you to and from site and training activities.
  • An experienced ET Australia team supervisor will be on site with you at all times supporting you.

Upcoming Green Army Projects

Click here to view upcoming Green Army projects from ET Australia.

Past Green Army Projects

South Magenta Coastal Dunes Project

The South Magenta Coastal Dunes and Lake Foreshore project combated coastal and lake foreshore degradation. The team removed targeted weeds, used bush regeneration techniques to stabilise dunes and built dune fences to restrict public access. The team planted tube stock and direct seeding, established signage and attended field days to increase community knowledge and participation in local natural resource management activities.

5 Lands Walk Restoration Project

The Five Lands Walk Restoration Project at Winney Bay rehabilitated both sides of walk track and undertook bush regeneration in the nearby Endangered Ecological Community Gully Rainforest. The project removed monocultures of woody weeds, annuals and asparagus fern. The team also undertook seed collection, propagation, planting native species, and installation of weed matting to help stabilise the soil beside the concrete pathway.

National Park Reserves Project

The National Park Reserves Restoration and Conservation of Vegetation Communities project undertook bush regeneration activities in National Parks around the Central Coast. The Green Army Team protected, restored and rehabilitated the Endangered Ecological Community by hand pulling, cutting, painting, scraping and frilling weeds. The Green Army team also proactively undertook flora surveys, fauna surveys and propagation and planting.

Putty Beach Reserve Project

The Protection and Preservation of Putty Beach Reserve project rehabilitated sand dunes and undertook dune re vegetation in the Putty Beach area. The Green Army Team managed and maintained the site, undertook promotional activities to increase community awareness and re vegetate the area. The team removed mono cultures of Bitou Bush and matts of Asparagus Fern to establish specialised dune vegetation species in the hind and parts of the dune system.

  • This training program has been an amazing opportunity to learn in depth about different species, plants, first aid and WHS. Its great to to learn with such like minded people who want to learn these skills.

    Green Army participant 3/5/2016
  • During the training Andrew made sure that everyone of all different learning abilities understood the information and assessments.

    Green Army participant 14/10/2015
  • The workshop really helped everyone weed out gaps in their knowledge.

    Green Army participant 23/2/2016
  • Different activities were given to explain information like video and written tutorials. This helped us to understand everything.

    Green Army participant 7/12/2015
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