Environmental Grants, Awards and Advice for Business

Often it takes a bit of incentive and assistance to become more environmentally friendly. But who do you approach for help?

You can access grants and other funding programs for environmental projects from Australian, state and territory governments and in some cases from your local council.

Use our Grants & Assistance search to locate the grants most relevant to your business.

You may also find it useful to contact an advisory service for information on what support is available for your business. Use Advisory Services to locate your nearest advisory service.

It's also worth considering applying for an environmental award to receive recognition for your business.

Gaining recognition of your efforts to make your business more environmentally friendly can make your business stand out from the competition. There are awards provided across federal, state, territory and local government levels.

Federal and national awards

The Banksia Foundation administers a number of national and state environmental award programs.

Australian businesses that comply with the National Carbon Offset Standard can use the logo to market their products or business as being dedicated to reducing emissions. Administered by the Department of the Environment.

The United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards recognise work to protect, manage or restore the environment on World Environment Day. The program includes Sustainability Victoria's Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge Award. Administered by the United Nations Association of Australia.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT Landcare Awards recognises individuals, groups and community networks for their work in tackling environmental issues. Administered by Landcare Australia.

New South Wales

The Green Globe Awards recognises outstanding achievements in the sustainable use of natural resources in NSW and leadership in tackling climate change. Administered by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.

The NSW Landcare Awards recognises individuals, groups and community networks for their work in tackling environmental issues. Administered by Landcare Australia.

Northern Territory

The NT Landcare Awards Recognise individuals, groups and community networks for their work in tackling environmental issues. Administered by Landcare Australia.

Queensland

The Premier's Sustainability Awards showcases Queensland business leaders, companies and technologies that have set new benchmarks in environmental performance. Administered by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

South Australia

The SA Landcare Awards recognises individuals, groups and community networks for their work in tackling environmental issues. Administered by Landcare Australia.

Tasmania

The Dr Edward Hall Environment Grants recognises the efforts made by schools, communities and businesses in southern Tasmania who conserve and protect the environment. Administered by the Hobart City Council.

Landcare Tasmania provides grant opportunities for carrying out landcare work to support, strengthen and grow community landcare.

The Tasmanian Environment Protection Agency provides a range of awards and programs to promote sustainability in the workplace and in the community.

Victoria

The Golden Plate Awards is an annual awards program that recognises food premises throughout Monash that are leading the trend towards better and safer standards of nutrition and hygiene while promoting a sustainable environment. Administered by Monash City Council.

The Premier's Sustainability Awards recognise innovation and reward outstanding achievement in the sustainable use of our natural resources for the benefit of all Victorians. Administered by the Premier of Victoria.

The VIC Landcare Awards recognises individuals, groups and community networks for their work in tackling environmental issues. Administered by Landcare Australia.

Western Australia

The Golden Gecko Awards recognise excellence, leadership advances and innovations in environmental practice in the mineral and petroleum industries of Western Australia. Administered by the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

The Sustainability Awards encourages and rewards community and business participation in sustainability initiatives in the district of the City of Cockburn.

The WA Landcare Awards recognises individuals, groups and community networks for their work in tackling environmental issues. Administered by Landcare Australia.

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