Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat | Yarra Ranges, VIC

6:00 pm - 5:00 pm 31/05/2019 - 02/06/2019 Camp Bindaree, Woori Yallock VIC


Intrepid Landcare will kick-start in the Yarra Ranges, VIC in May/June 2019 with a weekend retreat for passionate young people!

The retreat is open to anyone aged 16 years – 35 years, who is up for making a difference and having some damn good fun doing it.

Where: The retreat will be held at Camp Bindaree, Woori Yallock VIC.

When: Friday May 31 – Sunday June 2

To avoid disappointment, please submit your application ASAP: Click here

Applications close May 12 (midnight)

We have a pretty epic line up of activities including connecting to the local environment, meeting local legends, and inspiring speakers doing great stuff for the environment. Hiking, Indigenous cultural activities, Landcare and diverse conservation activities, leadership and personal development training, and more!

This event is perfect for young adventurous souls who love the environment and are keen to do stuff that matters. Application to attend is essential, as there are limited spots.

To make these opportunities accessible to as many young Australians as possible, successful applicants are being generously funded by Port Phillip & Westernport CMA through the Victorian Government “Our Catchments, Our Communities” initiative. This support covers all catering, accommodation and a carefully packaged leadership development program tailored to meet the needs of young people passionate about the environment. So we do ask that you take this commitment seriously before applying.

You must be able to attend the entire weekend (6.00pm Friday May 31 – 5.00pm Sunday June 2 2019). We can help facilitate transport if you do not have private transport, and will do our best to assist with any other needs you might have, just let us know what they are.

For more information, please email or call Megan on 0412 532 817.



  • Are you between 16 and 35 years, have an interest or already involved in environmental conservation activities?
  • Keen to take that interest to the next level?
  • Curious about what is already happening across the Yarra Ranges and Dandenong regions, and love meeting new people? Then YES. This is totally for you!


Led by our highly skilled and adventurous facilitators Megan Rowlatt and Toni Stevens, you will be exposed to a weekend of fun and adventure, exploring and meeting rad new people, hearing from inspiring legends who are doing great things for the environment, designing ways you can step up and create opportunities for you and your peers to work towards a more sustainable future, and you will be immersed in pretty spectacular nature.

Over the weekend we will be visiting:

At these locations we will learn about Aboriginal history, culture and connection to Country practices, as well as regional conservation and threatened species recovery programs.


By being the change you want to see in the world totally puts you in the leadership category whether you realise it or not. There are many amazing young people around Australia leading on the change they want to see in their communities and for the world, whether it’s occasionally volunteering and sharing their messages in a blog or on social media all the way to leading regular teams of volunteers to carry out exciting conservation projects or creating projects or campaigns in their school or university for others to get involved in. We are here to help you discover and develop that further, or create something completely new. The possibilities are endless.


To apply for a spot on this highly popular retreat, fill out the application form, a spot on the program will only be granted through an expression of interest process (close 12th of May, midnight). We’d LOVE to have you along! Apply here.

Here’s what others have had to say about the Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat experience…

“Reflecting on the weekend spent on a leadership retreat with the amazing Intrepid Landcare. I felt incredibly privileged to be accepted and to be surrounded by so many inspiring people looking to create change. We learnt how to make fire, make rope from native plants, heard from an incredible aboriginal leader, and had so many discussions about the environment and what we can do to save it. I spent most of my life turning a blind eye to ‘the greenies’ but the more time I spend in nature, and appreciate the incredible impact it has on me, my confidence, and my happiness, I realise I cannot just take from it. It’s time to give back! Here’s to 2018 and the start of making a difference.” – Brooke, South West Sydney Retreat

“Intrepid Landcare was one of most phenomenal weekends of my life. It was so refreshing to meet like-minded, inspiring and caring young people from my area that before the retreat I had no idea even existed. Megan and Naomi were so humble, enthusiastic, genuine and encompass all that it means to be a great leader. Their seemingly effortless ability to bring together 20 strangers and create long lasting bonds and friendships over the course of a single weekend is a massive asset to their powerful duo. Moreover, their capacity to engage and empower every one of us, connect us to relevant networks and create and believe in our ideas was truly invaluable. I can now proudly say I’m part of the tribe and cannot wait for what’s next!” – Jordan, Gippsland Retreat.

“I am so darn grateful I did not back out of this trip because it has reignited my passion for the environment and has taught me so much. I went to this retreat feeling incredibly lost with the fears of being unworthy to participate but boy did Intrepid Landcare prove me wrong. Out I came feeling the most motivated and ambitious I have ever felt!! Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have been able to meet such a diverse but grounded group of people who have the same fears and goals I did. I’ve received so much reassurance, guidance and have gained such a large support system to fall back on that there’s no other way but to look up now. Thank you so much Megan, Peter and Tim!! You guys are really out here changing lives and the future of our environment for the better.” – Thanneal, Macedon Ranges Retreat

“Before this retreat I was not feeling the best about the environment and generally uninspired. The positive minded people gave me a sense that change is possible when you take the right steps and we are more powerful than we think!” – Participant, Western Sydney Retreat

“Did the Intrepid Landcare retreat meet your expectations? It exceeded expectations. I was tentative coming into the weekend, but was blown away by my experience. I understand why you do what you do, and why it’s important to facilitate it over a whole weekend rather than a day workshop. I truly feel energised and inspired by the weekend, and have reconnected with my “leader within”. I feel so grateful to have been involved and to have forged connections with a diverse range of people, sharing a common passion.” – Gabi, Central Coast Retreat

To see what else is going down around the country check out our other tribes.

This project is supported by Port Phillip & Westernport CMA through the Victorian Government “Our Catchments, Our Communities” initiative, and the Yarra Ranges Landcare Network.

We would like to acknowledge we will be meeting on Wurundjeri Country and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land.

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