The Tasmanian Land Conservancy has a range of important bushland properties for sale. By choosing to purchase property through the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, you make an exciting positive contribution towards conserving Tasmania’s unique biodiversity.
“Of the hundreds of properties the estate agents bombarded us with it was hard to judge their natural values. The TLC’s advice was invaluable. It was very important to us that the protected land was of a size to prosper and provide viable habitat for plants and animals. We live on the land and we see ourselves as caretakers,” - Janice & Rolf, Revolving Fund property purchasers.
“We have a self-managed superfund. A few years ago, our children checked the fund for us and found we had shares in gas fracking, coal power stations, coal mining, gambling and oil. We didn’t like what we discovered so as a family we decided to sell our fossil fuel and unethical shares. It was around this time we found out about the TLC’s Revolving Fund and looked at land for sale on the east coast. We considered a few properties before falling in love with one just south of Swansea. We purchased the property and paid for it with the sale of our shares. We’ve always been interested in the environment and conservation, so our family was very happy with the concept of turning unethical shares into conserving land. It gave us something we love and can share, brought the money back to Tassie, and to cap it off, it’s been a very sound investment.” - the Houston family, Revolving Fund property purchasers.
How the Revolving Fund works
The Revolving Fund enables the purchase of land with important natural values that can subsequently be protected through a conservation covenant, a legally binding agreement under the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Act (2002). Property-specific covenants are registered on the land title in perpetuity, giving an assurance that important natural values are protected and managed for generations to come. Once protected the Revolving Fund properties are sold and the new owners become the custodians of their own conservation reserves. This process can take some time - from finding a property, assessing and valuing it, signing a contract and then completing the covenanting process, to putting the protected property up for sale, can often take longer than a year.
The success of the Revolving Fund can be attributed to high conservation value properties being purchased by committed conservation-minded landholders. The Revolving Fund has protected priority habitats across Tasmania for 55 threatened flora and fauna species, including nationally endangered species.
Current Properties For Sale
Price: $669 000
Area: 46.6ha (115ac)
Beautiful Bruny Island is a stronghold for the endangered, endemic forty-spotted pardalote, and you could play a part in its conservation by caring for this property. Set among public and private nature reserves and close to the TLC's Lutregala Marsh Reserve, Simpson's Bay Road protects old-growth trees and habitat for threatened and endangered fauna. Offers above $669,000.More
Price: $440 000
Area: 78ha (193ac)
Seaford Road is part of a network of private and public nature reserves across the east coast, including the TLC's Prosser River, Little Swanport and Kelvedon Hills Reserves. Fronting onto the Luttrells Bay coastal reserve, this property gives you the chance to conserve a large threatened forest community. Offers above $440,000 .More
Area: 201.5ha (498ac)
This large property offers privacy and spectacular coastal scenery in one of the few remaining wild areas of King Island. Where else could you find a weekender like this only a short flight from Melbourne or mainland Tasmania? The critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot uses the adjoining Sea Elephant Estuary as a stopover on its Bass Strait crossings.More
Mitchelmores Creek is located on Tasmania's highly sought-after east coast, 90 minutes from Hobart and 15 minutes from the beach at Little Swanport. The property provides an important addition to the reserve estate and will interest people who want to protect land in an area with significant private and public nature reserves.More
Small bush block in Lottah, close to the Blue Tier walking and Mountain Bike Trails. About 30 minutes drive to St Helens and an hour to Derby.More
Contribute to nature conservation by purchasing this 37ha property near Coles Bay. Semi secluded on Moulting Lagoon but close to services, this three-bedroom 1-bathroom property offers views of the iconic Hazards from your kitchen table. Excellent low maintenance walking tracks are already established.More
Ever wanted to contribute to the conservation of Tasmania’s unique native flora and fauna and have a place to stay close to the beach, or even your own mountain top? The opportunity awaits, with property available just 10 minutes’ drive of the spectacular and secluded surfing haven of Roaring Beach and 15 minutes’ drive from the small township of Nubeena where all services are available.More
26.3 ha of forest and grassland at the foot of the Great Western Tiers and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Adjacent to Tasmania’s most popular tourist cave, Marakoopa Cave and about 13km from Mole Creek township.More
On offer are six lifestyle blocks all offering elevated and panoramic views of the Freycinet Peninsula and sunny, north-facing house sites with easy access from a formed public road. This private rural location provides a chance to live 'off the grid' and immersed in the natural environment with the convenience of shops and services only a short drive away in the township of Swansea.More
'Bullock Hills' is in the Derwent Valley, 20km north of New Norfolk and a 60-75 minute drive from the Hobart CBD. Five forested blocks are available, each with good road access, sunny house sites and attractive rural and bushland views.More
'Epping Forest' is an extensive area of dry forest and grassland in a recognised Biodiversity Hotspot (the Tasmanian Northern Midlands Bioregion). The property offers a rare combination of seclusion and convenience - it is only 40km south of Launceston via the Midlands Highway and Powranna Rd but has a private access on an all weather gravel road, through an adjoining property.More
Situated approximately 17km from Little Swanport on Tasmania’s east coast and 42km from Oatlands in Tasmania’s midlands, the relatively remote location and the scale of this property provide a level of peace and privacy usually only found in large public reserves. All blocks have legal access coinciding with all-weather gravel roads and offer sunny building or camping sites.More
This 46ha of forested land on the Tasman Peninsula is only 4km from Nubeena and about 100km from the Hobart CBD. It has virtual coast frontage, level access off Roaring Beach Rd into a cleared, sunny house site and spectacular coast views. It is an ideal base for exploring the many recreational opportunities in the area including the famous Roaring Beach, only a 2 minute drive away.More
A coastal forest and wetland on the East Coast at St Helens, close to Georges Bay and ocean beaches. The property incorporates about one third of a large freshwater lagoon, the balance of which lies within a public reserve.More
'Shiny Grasstrees' is 40ha of open woodland and forest at Clarence Point on the western shore of the Tamar River, about 55km north of Launceston and 8km north of Beaconsfield. The property is home to an endangered forest community and an endangered species of grasstree. An approved house site is available for building, subject to Council approval.More
31ha of forest and woodland between Dromedary and Bridgewater in the lower Derwent Valley (a 20min drive north of the Hobart CBD). The property offers spectacular views of the Derwent River, Mt Dromedary and surrounding forested ridges. It also offers a great house site and could accommodate a range of recreational and small-scale agricultural or pastoral pursuits.More
'Soldiers Marsh' is an extensive area of grassland, moorland and forest about 27km north of Bothwell in Tasmania's central highlands. The three large blocks available offer plenty of space and privacy and would suit a keen conservationist or a conservation-minded deer hunter.More
Do you have a Property for Sale?
The TLC has selected every property primarily for its high ecological value and each property offers an existing home or an attractive home site. The TLC through our Revolving Fund Program uses the proceeds of sales to purchase and protect further important properties. Together, we build a network of areas cherished by owners for their natural values.
While limited resources mean we can’t buy all the properties we would like to, the TLC is looking for properties to revolve. The criteria for selection are:
- Important conservation values
- Resale potential
- Financial viability