The Centralian Land Management Association (CLMA) is the pastoral industry's Landcare group in central Australia. It was formed in 1988 by a group of local pastoralists and has developed into the largest Landcare group (by area) in Australia, extending from Tennant Creek to south of the NT/SA border. Beef cattle is the primary enterprise in the region and the CLMA area represents about 300,000km (30 million ha) of land under pastoral lease. The average size of cattle stations in central Australia is 3000km (300,000ha). Most are family run properties in remote locations and about 80 properties occupy this area.

New Video produced with input from the CLMA on erosional processes in  the arid zone!

The power of raindrops


Grant Heaslip from Bond Springs station north of Alice Springs shares his short film documenting life in the arid zone. It brings to life the boom and bust cycles of desert dwelling. The film starts with the drought in the 1960's through to the flooding rains and bushfires that eventually followed. 

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CLMA AGM and Strategic Planning meeting

Are you a beef producer in Central Australia?  Come to AZRI large meeting room at 10am Friday 6 November to have your say on the future direction of the CLMA and how it can better service your business. Lunch provided.

All positions open at the AGM.

Feature Project

Want help setting up or revisiting monitoring on your place? Check out Centre Land Watch !