One Million Trees Bundaberg region

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Bundaberg Regional Council’s vision of planting one million thriving trees in the Bundaberg region by the end of 2024 is well underway.

Departments across Council are working to deliver on the one million trees goal; however support from the whole region is needed.

Residents, businesses, schools, not-for-profit organisations and all levels of government are also working together to achieve the goal for our region.

Council is rolling out two new programs in 2021 and invites the community to be involved in the One Million Trees Bundaberg Project by participating in these.

Resident Voucher Program

In 2020 Council ran a trial Resident Voucher program, making 250 vouchers available for residents across the Bundaberg Region (one voucher being good for two free seedlings). The program was fully subscribed in just three days, with strong support from across the entire region.

In response to the strong demand, the 2021 Resident Voucher program is now open. If you live in the Bundaberg region you can apply for a voucher for two free trees from Bundaberg Landcare (open 9am to 4pm Wednesdays to Fridays).

Click the link here to get your voucher…and get planting. (Note: 2,000 vouchers are part of the first allotment of the 2021 program).

Landowner Program

The Landowner Program will allow property owners with landholdings within the Bundaberg Regional Council area to nominate land on which trees can be planted. Please click here for more details and to complete an Expression of Interest to participate in this program.


How do I count the trees that I (or my organisation) plants?

For residents or organisations that are already planting trees and wish to count them in the overall total, click here to provide brief details about the trees you’ve planted.

If you would like more information about One Million Trees Bundaberg or give us your ideas on where trees can be planted, please email onemilliontrees@bundaberg.qld.gov.au.

Alternatively, continue to visit this website to find out more about the programs and activities to be launched in the near future and sign up for newsletters.

We look forward to your involvement and helping our region to deliver our goal of one million trees.



Bundaberg Regional Council’s vision of planting one million thriving trees in the Bundaberg region by the end of 2024 is well underway.

Departments across Council are working to deliver on the one million trees goal; however support from the whole region is needed.

Residents, businesses, schools, not-for-profit organisations and all levels of government are also working together to achieve the goal for our region.

Council is rolling out two new programs in 2021 and invites the community to be involved in the One Million Trees Bundaberg Project by participating in these.

Resident Voucher Program

In 2020 Council ran a trial Resident Voucher program, making 250 vouchers available for residents across the Bundaberg Region (one voucher being good for two free seedlings). The program was fully subscribed in just three days, with strong support from across the entire region.

In response to the strong demand, the 2021 Resident Voucher program is now open. If you live in the Bundaberg region you can apply for a voucher for two free trees from Bundaberg Landcare (open 9am to 4pm Wednesdays to Fridays).

Click the link here to get your voucher…and get planting. (Note: 2,000 vouchers are part of the first allotment of the 2021 program).

Landowner Program

The Landowner Program will allow property owners with landholdings within the Bundaberg Regional Council area to nominate land on which trees can be planted. Please click here for more details and to complete an Expression of Interest to participate in this program.


How do I count the trees that I (or my organisation) plants?

For residents or organisations that are already planting trees and wish to count them in the overall total, click here to provide brief details about the trees you’ve planted.

If you would like more information about One Million Trees Bundaberg or give us your ideas on where trees can be planted, please email onemilliontrees@bundaberg.qld.gov.au.

Alternatively, continue to visit this website to find out more about the programs and activities to be launched in the near future and sign up for newsletters.

We look forward to your involvement and helping our region to deliver our goal of one million trees.



  • Community branches out to dig deep for One Million Trees

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    Mayor Jack Dempsey launched the One Million Trees Bundaberg program with community members, organisations, community groups and East State School students.

    A community tree planting which saw about 500 trees added to Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park has officially launched the One Million Trees Bundaberg program.

    Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was wonderful to see so many members of the community in attendance which reflected the combined effort that was needed to meet the ambitious target.

    “Trees have a positive impact on our environment, health and community,” Mayor Dempsey said.

    “They help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas entering the atmosphere, prevent erosion, provide habitat for biodiversity and give shade.

    “By Council working together with community groups, farm organisations and private landholders I’m confident we can dig deep and plant one million trees.”

    Mayor Dempsey said the community response to the program had been fantastic, with a number of businesses and organisations already committing their support.

    “We want to count every new tree being planted right across the region whether it’s in a park, a backyard or on a commercial property,” he said.

    “Any tree or woody shrub planted anywhere in the Bundaberg Region since April this year can be counted towards the total so we encourage the community to dig in and help us get this done.”

    Mayor Dempsey said local Landcare groups had played an important role during these early stages of the One Million Trees Bundaberg program.

    Gin Gin Landcare president Ray Johnson said the target would be easily achieved if the entire community pitched in.

    “I see no problem with one million trees,” Ray said.

    “Takes a bit of effort and a bit of expense to get them in but it’s worth every bit of it.

    “There’s lots of good reasons why we should be doing it because there’s lots of good reasons for trees.

    “They’re the lungs of the earth, we need trees and lots of them.”

    Mayor Dempsey thanked all the groups and organisations who joined Council for the One Million Trees Bundaberg launch, planting about 500 trees in Baldwin Swamp.

    “This launch event is a great example of how achievable this target is if we all work together,” he said.

    “As they say, many hands make light work.

    “Let’s help to create a cleaner, greener future for the Bundaberg Region.”

    To support the program he said Council had been working to identify a range of potential planting sites and would be offering incentive programs for residents and businesses.

    “We encourage members of the community to submit other public planting sites for consideration as Council is actively seeking tree planting opportunities.

    “If you’re a business, organisation or community group considering a large tree planting project get in touch with Council to see how we can support you.”

    For more information or to have your trees counted towards the One Million Trees Bundaberg target email the project team at onemilliontrees@bundaberg.qld.gov.au or head to the website.

    https://www.bundabergnow.com/2020/10/24/one-million-trees-bundaberg-official-launch/