Rural Properties Revegetation Program

The Rural Properties Revegetation Program offers native plants free to City of Swan residents whose property is 4,000 square metres (1 acre) or greater in size.

The program aims to supply plants to residents in rural areas to encourage revegetation of their properties using native species. These plants are adapted to Perth region's soils and climate and have low watering requirements.

Who is eligible for the program?

The program is available to residents whose property in the City of Swan is 4,000 square metres (1 acre) or greater in size. Proof of identity will be requested as part of the application process to determine your eligibility.

What types of plants are available?

A range of trees, shrubs of various sizes, groundcovers and wetland/creek species are available. They are all natives and are well suited to our climate. Download the species Rural Properties Revegetation Program brochure(PDF, 3MB) to view the types of plants available. Please note, the selection changes from year to year. 

How many plants are given away?

The City has engaged Trillion Trees (formally Men of the Trees) to grow approximately 10,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers to compliment the City’s natural environment. Over the years it has been running, the scheme has provided tens of thousands of plants to rural residents for revegetation.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2019 have now closed. The program is advertised in local papers and e-newsletters in March each year.

For more information, please contact Ben de Haan on ben.dehaan@swan.wa.gov.au.