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

Applications for the Community Action Grants 2017-18 are now closed for local community groups to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000. Following a rigerous assessment process, it is anticipated that successful grant recipients will be announced in November 2017.

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.

The Community Capability Grants Small rouns is open until noon AWST on Thursday 31 May 2018, and will close earlier should the available funding be allocated.

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.

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

Early bird registration closes Saturday 15 July 2017.

Click here for more conference information.

See you there.

2015/16 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