"We want to do the right thing, so why is government standing in the way?"

Station people have a deep love of the land. They want to care for it, but they need to provide for their families too. There is a solution which will allow them to do both, but government just aren’t listening. Will you get behind these voices for our Outback and create a brighter future for all?

Cecilia Myers | Theda Station
Cecilia Myers | Theda Station

"A rangelands diversification lease ... could help create alternative income streams in Kimberley communities." [Full quote]

Luke Bayley| Bush Heritage Australia
Luke Bayley| Bush Heritage Australia

"In Western Australia, a rangelands lease would help Bush Heritage better manage our properties and the wildlife that call them home." [Full quote]

Paul Richardson | Gnaraloo Station
Paul Richardson | Gnaraloo Station

"We could be a leading example of sustainable tourism, but the pastoral lease laws are in the dark ages." [Full quote]

Frances Pollock| Wooleen Station
Frances Pollock| Wooleen Station

"A rangelands diversification lease would allow pastoral businesses a greater focus on sustainable land use in Outback Western Australia." [Full quote]

Michael Clinch| formerly of Nallan Station
Michael Clinch| formerly of Nallan Station

"The sad thing is that the chance to diversify with a rangelands diversification lease could have helped us stay in Outback WA." [Full quote]

Jason Hastie| Pingandy Station
Jason Hastie| Pingandy Station

"Carbon farming can generate the income needed to heal and regenerate our outback, but I need a long term rangelands lease to be able to do it." [Full quote]

Together we’ve already achieved a lot for the Outback.

We convinced government to start carbon farming.

We helped save the Schools of the Air.

Now let’s help create this one vital change that will make such a difference for the Outback.

It’s time for Government to stop stalling and get on with the job. Use the form on this page to ask Government to change the outdated Outback laws and create a rangelands Diversification Lease, to help build a brighter future for people and the land.

A host of sustainable enterprises such as tourism, carbon farming and conservation are all restricted under current Outback lease laws, but a Diversification Lease would change all that. It would provide people with greater choice, healthier incomes, and help care for the unique natural landscapes that make WA so special.

Will you get behind these Outback people? Send a message to Government today and help create the change that our Outback needs.

A rangelands Diversification Lease would:

  • allow more families to stay on the land in improved economic circumstances
  • allow more carbon farming, which brings in new income while also helping regrow bush in areas that have been overgrazed in the past
  • allow more Aboriginal businesses to grow and prosper
  • encourage Outback stations to diversify into other enterprises such as tourism, and remove the blocks that currently prevent this diversification from happening
  • provide a more solid footing for conservation organisations who are working to restore and preserve some of WA’s most fragile natural places
  • increase the value of Outback stations and attract investment to the Outback
  • create greater regenerative potential for properties that suffer from historic degradation.

Will you back us and add your voice?

    We've included a message in the box below, but you'll have the most impact if you personalise the message and say why you care about Outback families and nature.

    Together we’ve already achieved a lot for the Outback.

    We convinced government to start carbon farming.

    We helped save the Schools of the Air.

    Now let’s help create this one vital change that will make such a difference for the Outback.

    It’s time for Government to stop stalling and get on with the job. Use the form on this page to ask Government to change the outdated Outback laws and create a rangelands Diversification Lease, to help build a brighter future for people and the land.

    A host of sustainable enterprises such as tourism, carbon farming and conservation are all restricted under current Outback lease laws, but a Diversification Lease would change all that. It would provide people with greater choice, healthier incomes, and help care for the unique natural landscapes that make WA so special.

    Will you get behind these Outback people? Send a message to Government today and help create the change that our Outback needs.

    A rangelands Diversification Lease would:

    • allow more families to stay on the land in improved economic circumstances
    • allow more carbon farming, which brings in new income while also helping regrow bush in areas that have been overgrazed in the past
    • allow more Aboriginal businesses to grow and prosper
    • encourage Outback stations to diversify into other enterprises such as tourism, and remove the blocks that currently prevent this diversification from happening
    • provide a more solid footing for conservation organisations who are working to restore and preserve some of WA’s most fragile natural places
    • increase the value of Outback stations and attract investment to the Outback
    • create greater regenerative potential for properties that suffer from historic degradation.
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    • Theda Station in the North Kimberley. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Sunset at Theda. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Coastal camping at Gnaraloo Station, south of Coral Bay.
    • Pingandy Creek, one of the gems of Pingandy Station, south of Paraburdoo in the Upper Gascoyne.
    • Charles Darwin Reserve, managed by Bush Heritage Australia. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • At Nallan Station, in the Mid West region of WA's Outback. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • 3 mile camp on the coast at Gnaraloo Station.
    • Coastal camping at Gnaraloo Station, south of Coral Bay.
    • Theda Station. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Pink mulla mulla during winter at Pingandy Station.
    • Theda Station in the North Kimberley. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Major Mitchell's Cockatoos at Wooleen Station.
    • Charles Darwin Reserve, located in a biodiversity hotspot at the border of the wheatbelt and the Outback. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Nallan Station in WA's Mid West. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Luke Bayley of Bush Heritage Australia, at Charles Darwin Reserve. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Rivergum, beefwood and mulga trees crowd close at Pingandy Station.
    • Wooleen Lake at Wooleen Station, north east of Geraldton in Outback WA.
    • Charles Darwin Reserve is a former pastoral station now managed for conservation by Bush Heritage Australia. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Nallan Station - beautiful country in the heart of WA's Outback. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Michael Clinch at Nallan Station during his 18 years managing the station. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Wooleen Station, in the Murchison region of Outback WA.
    • 3 mile lagoon at Gnaraloo Station.
    • Wooleen Lake at Wooleen Station, north east of Geraldton in Outback WA.
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