"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."  Read more

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."  Read more

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."  Read more

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."  Read more

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."  Read more

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."  Read more

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 Use the form on this page to ask Government to change the outdated Outback laws and create a rangelands Diversification Lease, to help build a brighter future for people and the land.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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    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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    • Wooleen Lake at Wooleen Station, north east of Geraldton in Outback WA.
    • 3 mile lagoon at Gnaraloo Station.
    • Wooleen Station, in the Murchison region of Outback WA.
    • Michael Clinch at Nallan Station during his 18 years managing the station. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Nallan Station - beautiful country in the heart of WA's Outback. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Charles Darwin Reserve is a former pastoral station now managed for conservation by Bush Heritage Australia. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Wooleen Lake at Wooleen Station, north east of Geraldton in Outback WA.
    • Rivergum, beefwood and mulga trees crowd close at Pingandy Station.
    • Luke Bayley of Bush Heritage Australia, at Charles Darwin Reserve. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Nallan Station in WA's Mid West. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Charles Darwin Reserve, located in a biodiversity hotspot at the border of the wheatbelt and the Outback. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Major Mitchell's Cockatoos at Wooleen Station.
    • Theda Station in the North Kimberley. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Pink mulla mulla during winter at Pingandy Station.
    • Theda Station. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Coastal camping at Gnaraloo Station, south of Coral Bay.
    • 3 mile camp on the coast at Gnaraloo Station.
    • At Nallan Station, in the Mid West region of WA's Outback. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Charles Darwin Reserve, managed by Bush Heritage Australia. Photo: Kerry Trapnell
    • Pingandy Creek, one of the gems of Pingandy Station, south of Paraburdoo in the Upper Gascoyne.
    • Sunset at Theda. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Theda Station in the North Kimberley. Photo: Henry Cook
    • Coastal camping at Gnaraloo Station, south of Coral Bay.
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