Gardens For Wildlife Program

Tasmanian Land Conservancy and the Gardens for Wildlife program

Gardens for Wildlife (GFW) encourages and recognises wildlife-friendly gardens and environmentally friendly practices in urban areas across Tasmania. Through partnerships with landholders, GFW supports property owners to increase natural diversity, regardless of where they live.

After 15 years of stewardship from the State Government’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) is proud to continue the GFW program and support landholders to improve and share their gardens with Tasmania’s incredible wildlife.

Gardens for Wildlife Benefits​​

  • Access to TLC workshops and events specific to conservation minded landholders
  • Access to newsletters covering a range of topics around private land conservation.
  • Contribute to the conservation of local native plants and animals.
  • Attract native birds and insects in your garden by applying advice about planting, natural pest control (no need for chemicals); and
  • Increase awareness in your neighbourhood about improving gardens for native habitat, by displaying the GFW sign and encourage others to get involved and create wildlife-friendly gardens.​

Your ‘Garden for Wildlife’ won’t just benefit you; it will have positive flow-on effects far beyond your property boundaries. It will link with nearby pockets of habitat and act as an important stepping stone for animals to move safely from place to place.


Any garden under two hectares is eligible. Whether you have a courtyard, a roof top garden, deck, or larger space – you can contribute to the survival of wildlife and increase awareness of protecting our natural diversity through the GFW program. 

To register for GFW, click here to download our registration form. To cover the costs of signage and administration $30 per property is required to register. Payment is payable by invoice which will be sent to your nominated email address. If payment is difficult but you would like to be a part of the program, please get in touch with us. We are a not-for-profit organisation and any donations are very welcome.

For further enquiries about the program, please reach out to the Gardens for Wildlife Coordinator, Emma McPhee at

By registering for ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ and displaying a sign you clearly demonstrate your support and commitment to protecting wildlife species and habitat as part of the TLC community.

Photo of blue tongue by Regi Broeren
Photo of blue tongue by Regi Broeren