Restoring Australia

Use one tree,
we'll plant two

Use one
tree, we'll
plant two

Regenerating Australian landscapes through our Restoring Australia initiative

Through our Restoring Australia initiative, Officeworks plants 2 trees for every 1 used, based on the weight of paper-based products customers buy at Officeworks. To date, we have planted a massive 1 million trees, with a goal to plant 2 million trees across Australia by 2025.

Launched in 2017 in partnership with Greening Australia, the initiative is Officeworks’ long-term commitment to making a positive difference to the environment by helping to restore Australia’s natural landscape.

However, there are still regions across Australia where 85% of the natural landscapes have been lost. These locations were once called home to all kinds of endangered wildlife. The good news is, the initiative is making a positive environmental impact, helping to restore woodland ecosystems, rejuvenate existing bushland and improve habitats for threatened species.

Our impact so far

Trees planted since 2017

Our impact so far
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Restore woodland

Introduce more than 20
native plants to the
identified locations

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Improve habitats for
threatened species

Provide a new home for
local wildlife like the
Eastern barred bandicoot,
Eastern quoll and Eastern Bettong

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Rejuvenate existing

Reconnecting key areas
of habitat and improving shade
and shelter on farms

How it works

8000 Products

Choose from 8,000
paper based products

Shop more sustainably with Officeworks
We will plant 200,000 trees yearly

We'll plant at least
200,000 trees each year 1

The more paper based products sold at Officeworks,
the more trees we'll plant on your behalf.

Restoring Australia sites

  • NSW

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • VIC

  • WA

NSW - reversing the decline of threatened birds

Site 1 - Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands, south of Sydney, provides habitat for the critically-endangered Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot. This project aims to reverse the decline of these threatened species by reestablishing the Regent Honeyeaster and Swift Parrot's migratory habitat across degraded land within the Wollondilly catchment.

Queensland - Great Barrier Reef Coast is degrading

Queensland Lake Mary and Lake Serpentine

More than 50 per cent of the wetlands in the reef catchment have been lost since European settlement, while many of those remaining are degrading. The focus of Restoring Australia planting here will be in regions including Lake Mary and Lake Serpentine. Restoring coastal wetlands will reduce the sediment ending up in the reef, improving water quality and increasing the reef's resistance to climate change. It will also create habitats for a multitude of creates including Barramundi, the White-Throated Snapping Turtle and the Plumed Whistling Duck.

South Australia - restoring the habitat for a host of threatened fauna species

Site 1 - Kangaroo Island
SA Kangaroo Island

The North Cape Revegetation Project on Kangaroo Island, about 100km south west of the Adelaide CBD, will primarily focus on increasing the abundance of the endangered Glossy Black-Cockatoos through the establishment of feeding habitat. This project will restore habitat and mitigate key threatening processes to a host of threatened fauna species on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Other species that will benefit from on-ground work include the Kangaroo Island Echidna (EPBC endangered), Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaf Mallee, Southern Brown Bandicoot EPBC endangered), Eastern Osprey and White-bellied Sea-eagle.

Site 2 - Lake Hamilton
SA Lake Hamilton

This site is north of Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula will restore habitat to support a host of threatened fauna species and is part of a wider landscape effort to protect and restore areas of Sheoak Grassy Woodland, an ecological community that has recently been nominated for listing under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity (EPBC) Act. The area supports the western-most population of the threatened Diamond Firetail, that was once abundant in this area. Other species that will benefit from on-ground work include the Malleefowl (EPBC endangered), Eastern Osprey and White-bellied Sea-eagle.

Tasmania - building an ark for unique mammals

Site 1 - Tasmania

Tasmania is the last refuge in Australia for many small mammals, such as the adorable Eastern barred bandicoot, Eastern quoll and Eastern bettong. These were once common across south eastern Australia, but their habitat's now in decline in Tasmania. This project will plant trees and shrubs to improve existing habitat and recreate new habitat for these species, working on private land in partnership with the local farmers and graziers.

Victoria - reviving the habitat for cranes and lizards

Site 1 - Western Victoria

The Victorian Volcanic Plains grassy woodlands between Melbourne and Hamilton in western Victoria have been over cleared. These areas offer potential for reviving the habitat for the Corangamite Water Skink and Brolgas. There is great interest from private landholders around Colac in restoring grassy woodlands on their properties for both biodiversity and stock shelter.

Western Australia -

Western Australia

The WA Wheatbelt region sites, including the Restoring Australia site Avondale Park, are experience land degradation. Planting across the Wheatbelt sites will revegetate the area following a historical legacy of extensive clearing. In addition to combatting erosion and salinity, this work will improve habitat for several endangered species, including three types of black Cockatoo: Carnaby's, Baudin's and the Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo.

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Help our mission take root

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Find out more about our other initiatives that help the environment.