Natural Resource Management Office


In 2009, the Western Australian Government established the State's Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program to address Western Australian NRM priorities.

The program assists to maintain or enhance the condition of the State's land, water (terrestrial and marine) and biodiversity assets so that they continue to provide economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits to Western Australians.

Over 850 projects have been supported with over $87 million of grants since 2009.

Community Action and Capability Grants Small 2017 rounds opened

Local landcare, farming and community organisations, schools and local government can seek funds through the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program.

Groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 as part of the 2017-18 Community Action Grant round, totalling $4 million, to support conservation and sustainable resource use activities.

A further $100,000 is available to build the capability of community-based organisations, with grants of up to $10,000. This may include website development, community workshops, developing information guides or apps, or other activities to support organisational development.

Click here to start your application.

State NRM and Coastal Conference 2017

State NRM and Coastal Conference 2017 banner

Join the State NRM Program at the first Western Australian combined natural resource management and coastal conference, which will connect people with shared interests and passion in WA's changing natural world.

The call for abstracts is closing soon : Friday 16 June.  Click here for themes and how to submit.

Thanks to Lotterywest, community members and volunteers across WA who play an active role in NRM and coast care can apply for subsidised registration to attend the State NRM and Coastal Conference. Register and apply now

Click here for more conference information.

See you there.

2013/14 State NRM Program progress report

See how funds have been spent through the State NRM Program to support natural resource management in Western Australia. Download a copy