Applications are open!

The start of the 2020/2021 financial year has meant many of the prestigious industry awards are now accepting applications.

Further information can be found below:


The Zanda McDonald Award

Are you between 18 and 35, making a difference in agriculture and are keen to further develop your skills? You should apply for the Zanda McDonald Award. Award recipients receive a personalised mentoring program, an education or training package to the value of $10 000, a media training session and much more. Applications close 31 August. To find out more, visit the Zanda McDonald Award website.

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award 

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is a national competition that publicly recognises an individual involved in championing Landcare and inspires others to do the same either on their own property or through a Landcare group. The award recipient will receive a prize package to the value of $50 000 for further development of their knowledge and skills in sustainable land management. Read more about the Bob Hawke Landcare Award.

2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The annual grants competition supports young Australians aged 18-35 by funding projects that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. There are 10 award categories worth up to $22 000 each. Click here for more information.

A great opportunity for young leaders: Country to Canberra’s Leadership Competition

Winners of the Leadership Competition receive an all expenses paid “Power Trip” to Canberra to undertake leadership workshops and mentoring, and is open to girls in years 10-12 living in rural, regional and remote Australia. For more information visit

One for the innovators — Farmers2Founders

The Farmers2Founders Ideas Program is designed for primary producers with fresh ideas. Over 12 weeks, the program provides funding, coaching, and more to support producers to work out if your business idea is worth pursuing. To find out more about Farmers2Founders, click here.