Welcome to the exciting, diverse and dynamic world of

Western Australia’s community gardens.


“Community gardens are places where people come together to grow food and community”1. These outdoor environments nurture community connectedness, outdoor learning and sharing of skills to grow stronger communities. Community gardens provide productive, high quality, creative and  accessible open spaces in local communities and deliver a range of benefits in physical and nutritional health, mental health and wellbeing, environmental sustainability, food security, social inclusion, education and training, economic development, cultural vitality and community resilience.


More and more communities and organisations across Western Australia are recognising the enormous potential for community gardens to be sustainable venues for local community development. Whatever your interests or expertise, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in this energetic and innovative sector.


Just as community gardens bring people together and encourage the sharing of ideas and skills, this website aims to connect individuals, organisations and groups interested in gardens and to share information and inspiration to support the development of vibrant and viable community gardens across Western Australia.





1 claire nettle (2010). Growing Community: Starting and nurturing community gardens. Health SA, Government of South Australia and Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association Inc.


News & Events


Seeking applications for the Community Gardens Grant Program 2015-2016

The Department of Local Government and Communities is currently seeking applications for the Community Gardens Grant Program 2015-2016.

A total of $100,000 is available for the 2015-2016 Community Gardens Grant Program.

·         Existing community gardens may apply for up to $10,000

·         New community gardens may apply for up to $20,000.

Please read the attached guidelines for more information regarding this grant program and email to request for the Application Form. 

Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a grant through the Community Gardens Grant Program.

Applications close at 4:00pm on Thursday 17 December 2015.

Contact details for further enquiries:


Mervyn Teow

Senior Grants Officer

Community Funding

Department of Local Government and Communities


+61 8 6552 1635



+61 8 6552 1555






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