Victorian Carbon Farming Program

The $15.3 million Victorian Carbon Farming Program (VCFP) provides an opportunity for private landholders to reduce emissions and build resilience to a changing climate. This program will support private landholders to:

  • plant woodlot, agroforestry and shelterbelt trees
  • everage opportunities available from timber, carbon or environmental markets
  • realise on-farm co-benefits such as shade and shelter for stock, biodiversity values, improved farm aesthetics, among others.

The program will run as a pilot for the first 18 months in the North Central Catchment Management Authority Region. Lessons and outcomes from the pilot will contribute to future funding rounds across the state.

Landowners will be able to access support from a panel of experienced Registered Project Advisors and partner with them to apply for grants from the Victorian Government to plant trees on their properties.

Farm Forestry

VicForests is delivering a farm forestry program in partnership with the Victorian Government. This program aims to see how farm forestry can increase the supply of plantation timber while benefitting private land holders and the community. More information is available at VicForests Farm Forestry Program.

Latrobe Valley Crown Land Plantations

VicForests has established around 500,000 native blue gum seedlings at five crown land sites near Maryvale in the Latrobe Valley and established a pine plantation site on freehold land at Stradbroke.

Crown land plantings are expected to reach harvestable age from 2032.