Apply for a funded agreement

We offer two mechanisms under our Conservation Management Program where landholders can apply for agreements with ongoing annual payments - conservation tenders and fixed price offers. These payments enable landholders to better manage and protect biodiversity on their land. Eligibility and conditions vary. 

Successful landholders can negotiate conservation area and management actions with the BCT as part of their conservation agreement. All landholders with BCT agreements receive ongoing technical support. 

If you want to know how taxation and council rates work under a BCT agreement, read our Taxation Issues Landholder Guide*.

Fixed price offers

The BCT offers fixed price offer agreements in specific high-priority areas in NSW. Expressions of interest are assessed by BCT staff and higher-ranking sites are prioritised for site assessments. Landholders in the fixed price offer area can express interest at any time.

Successful landholders receive a fixed price ($/hectare/year), which changes according to Local Government Area (LGA). Check out the schedule of fixed price offers here

To learn more about fixed price offers, view current eligible areas and submit an expression of interest, click here.

Conservation tenders 

The BCT runs conservation tenders throughout the year in targeted regions of the state. Conservation tenders are available to landholders in these areas who wish to set their own price to protect and manage biodiversity on their property. 

Successful landholders will receive the annual conservation payments set in their bids for undertaking agreed conservation actions under a conservation agreement.

Find out more and view current conservation tenders. 

Benefits for landholders

Landholders who enter into a conservation agreement under this program receive annual conservation management payments as set in their bid and receive ongoing technical support from the BCT.

Express interest in a conservation tender

The BCT runs conservation tenders throughout the year in targeted regions of the state.

Check out our current conservation tender openings here.

The information in this document is general in nature and is intended as a guide only. It is not designed to be, nor should it be regarded, as legal or accounting advice. The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) will not accept liability for any reliance on the content of this document.

The BCT also notes that the business and financial structure for each landholder or entity managing a biodiversity stewardship site or conservation area is likely to be unique. Therefore, the way taxation law applies will depend on individual circumstances.

The BCT encourages landholders to obtain independent advice on taxation that considers their specific circumstances before (and ongoing after) entering a private land conservation agreement.