Apply for a voluntary agreement

Landholders wishing to protect biodiversity on their land can enter a wildlife refuge agreement or an in-perpetuity conservation agreement under our Conservation Partners Program.

 

Wildlife refuge agreements

Wildlife refuge agreements are an entry-level option for landholders who wish to protect the biodiversity on their property but do not wish to enter into a permanent agreement. This can be a good option for landholders wanting to explore how they can become involved in conservation.

These agreements are for an area of a minimum of 10 hectares, however smaller properties may be considered by the BCT if they contain very high conservation values or meet other strategic objectives of the Trust.

Benefits for landholders

Participating landholders receive landholder technical support and can apply for funding through our conservation partners grants to help maintain the biodiversity values of their property.

To apply for a wildlife refuge agreement, complete our landholder interest form at any time (please download and save to your computer first). You can either email your completed form to info@bct.nsw.gov.au or print and mail it to us using the following address: 

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

PO Box A290

Sydney South, NSW 1232

 

In-perpetuity conservation agreements

In-perpetuity conservation agreements are available for landholders who wish to protect the biodiversity on their property but are not seeking, or are ineligible, for conservation management payments under our Conservation Management ProgramThese agreements are registered on the title of the land, ensuring ongoing protection under subsequent landholders. 

This option may suit you if you have areas on your land that are of high conservation value and you wish to ensure those values are protected into the future.

Properties eligible for a conservation agreement should have a minimum 20 hectares proposed to be managed for biodiversity, however smaller properties may be considered by the BCT if they contain very high conservation values or meet other strategic objectives of the Trust.

Benefits for landholders

Participating landholders receive landholder technical support and can apply for funding through conservation partners grants to help maintain the ecological values of their property.

To apply for a wildlife refuge agreement, complete our landholder interest form at any time (please download and save to your computer first). You can either email your completed form to info@bct.nsw.gov.au or print and mail it to us using the following address: 

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

PO Box A290

Sydney South, NSW 1232


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