Wadawurrung Cultural Burn

Victoria Nature Festival

Cultural burn partnerships managing native grasslands.

Image of a woman sweeping smoke onto herself from a small fire as part of a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony
The combined benefits of working together on a cultural burn can extend far beyond the grasslands. 

A Wadawurrung-led cultural burn, with many organisations working together to improve the grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains, has highlighted how learning from one another and working together can lead to positive outcomes for everyone involved, especially the endangered grassland areas.  

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners conducted a cool burn on David and Deb Bain's property at Stockyard Hill in May 2021. Working with the Traditional Owners, landholders, volunteer members of the CFA, and the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, the burn proved to be a learning experience for everyone involved. 

The cultural burn was supported by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.