The Citizen Forester Program events that were due to begin in April have been put on hold due to event restrictions as a result of COVID-19.

Whilst this is unfortunate we look forward to relaunching a new and improved program when it is safe to do so. We will be in touch with updates on the program and events once the restrictions have eased.

During this time we will strive to continue to find and share ways for you to connect with nature. We will also be providing more regular updates on City of Melbourne’s urban forest programs on this page.

Program overview

Are you interested in creating a greener Melbourne? The Citizen Forester Program holds events that allow you to meet new people, learn new skills and build knowledge about green space in our city. The Citizen Forester Program has a variety of activities that allow you to participate in meaningful, fun and rewarding environmental work. If you want to join in, sign up to our mailing list and we'll be in touch with events.

Since 2011, the City of Melbourne has worked closely with the community to develop the Urban Forest Strategy and Urban Forest Precinct Plans for each of the city’s 10 precincts. This collaboration has fostered high levels of interest and participation in creating a greener Melbourne.

The Citizen Forester Program was established to facilitate a meaningful connection with the community to grow and enhance one of Melbourne's most important assets: our urban forest.

To learn more about Melbourne's urban forest head to the Urban Forest Visual map. You can also download our urban forest data from the Open Data Portal

To be the first to hear about upcoming events, register your details below. We’ll send email updates about the Program and details about how to sign up for activities. Information about upcoming events will be posted on this page.

Citizen Forester Program events are open to everyone, but please note children must be supervised by a guardian. If you have particular access requirements our team will be happy to discuss how we can assist.

If you have any questions, please contact the Urban Forest and Ecology team.

Sign up to Citizen Forester events

Help us collect data about the trees, plants and ecology to build a greener Melbourne.

Citizen Forester activities

Participants have the opportunity to get involved in a series of activities.