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  • Landscaping Victoria had a fantastic weekend exhibiting @ the SpotJob 'Careers Expo'! A big 'thank you' to our members who pitched in to lend a hand - your support of LV is greatly appreciated, and your knowledge of the industry was a great asset to anyone who visited our stand wanting to know more about our industry and how to get started in it!

    We'd like to give a special shout out to our unbelievably helpful and vibrant education support team : Stewart & Frank from Swinburne University of Technology, Tim from Melbourne Polytechnic and Micah from Holmesglen; and our friendly and knowledgeable member-volunteer team, including Agni from the UDL Group and Joel from InStyle Landscape Design and Construction! Thank you all for coming along and helping us out!

  • The Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards for 2017 are now officially open for entry! DATE EXTENSION : Entries now close 28th July as judging commences first week of August.

    The Awards reflect excellence in maintenance, design and construction works across residential and commercial landscaping applications completed by Landscaping Victoria members from around the state.

    We are very pleased to announce the inclusion of new awards categories for 2017:

    • Landscape Management & Maintenance - Commercial
    • The Natural Built Environment Award
    • The Innovation Award

    Additionally, there are now two separate awards in Landscape Management and Maintenance for Residential and Commercial entries.

    The Awards of Excellence exist to not only promote excellence in design, construction, innovation & professionalism across the industry, but to support the values and ethics of the Association through the promotion of our members who work to those high standards.

    To take a look at the 2016 Awards and see why you should be a part of the Awards, click on the image below.

    If you have any queries at all, please send an email to or call the LV Office on 1300 365 428. To book your ticket(s) to this fabulous evening, please click HERE

    For more information on each awars, or to begin your entry, please click HERE (this is a 'member only' portal so please make sure you know your log in details before proceeding. If you need help remembering your username and/or password, please contact

  • Mapei Victoria are conducting Product Training Sessions at their premises, in Port Melbourne.

    The training workshops will cover:

    • Appropriate substrates
    • Preparation
    • Waterproofing
    • Tile installation
    • Epoxy grouting
    • Industry best practices
    • New products
    • Application demonstrations

    DATE : July the 25th & August the 24th.
    TIME :  9am to 4pm
    CHARGE : No charge

    For further details and workshop information, please click HERE to access the Mapei Workshop Flyer

    Please send an email with your contact details, and your preferred attendance date, to (Please mention Landscape Workshop in your subject header)

  • As a Designer, you are responsible for not only creating a beautiful looking landscape, but for also creating how an outdoor space works for the property owners and interacts with their lifestyle . And with that, comes responsibility for making a space safe, legal and compliant. This is especially important when your landscape design incorporates a pool and there are more things to think about than you may be aware of when that crystal blue cavity is added to the design mix.

    Join us as we hear from leading industry experts on the tips, tricks, and trip-ups when designing pools.

    Presenters include:


    Matt Seymour, Apex Pools and Spas
    Matt Seymour, one of the directors of Apex Pools and Spas, has many years’ experience in designing and constructing award winning high quality projects alongside his business partner Steve Blencowe.
    Across Melbourne’s suburbs as well as the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas, Matt understands the importance integrating a home, swimming pool and landscape and will candidly share his pool building experiences with you. 

    Steve Taylor, COS Design. 
    Award winning designs from COS Design grace many a backyard from Melbourne to The Hamptons. Years of experience certainly help, but even Steve will admit that in some circumstances, mistakes can be made. Steve will share his insights and knowledge of where many of the pitfalls lie in designing pools as well as discussing core engineering principals, building codes and local law requirements you must be aware of as the designer.

    Brendan Watkins, CEO, SPASA VIC
    The pool and spa industry is an important part of the Victorian economy, employing up to 10,000 workers and generating $500 million in revenue annually. Pools and spas also add significant social value to our communities, and are an iconic feature of the Australian way of life. Many changes are currently occurring with relation to pool and spa fencing and as CEO of SPASA Victoria, Brendan has the most up-to-date information available about these laws. A big focus of Brendan's, & SPASA's, right now is on the push to make Pool & Spa Barrier Inspections Mandatory. To find out more about this, in the lead up to this event, please click HERE

    When: Thursday August 3rd
    Time: 6pm arrival for a 6.30pm start
    Where: Exchange Workspaces, 285 Lennox Street Richmond 3121
    Parking: Surrounding streets or Coles carpark (Swan Street, opposite Lennox Street)
    Cost: Designers & Students - $30, Non-members - $65  (includes beer/wine/soft drinks and finger food)

    RSVP's essential for catering purposes: By 5pm Friday July 28th. RSVP

  • Do you find yourself sifting through countless resumes that all look the same, struggling to find enough suitable candidates to fill a role? So, how do some businesses seem to consistently attract and keep quality people? At this value-packed workshop, you will take away proven tools and procedures to make hiring easy and ensure your next employee, apprentice or contractor is the right choice for your trade business.

    WHEN :    Thursday 17 August 7:30am - 10:30am
    WHERE :  649 Bridge Rd, Richmond
    COST :     LV Members: $79 or 2 for $129
                     Non-Members: $159 or 2 for $295

    For full details and to register, click HERE

  • Save the Date to attend our forthcoming session, “Smart Water use in Landscape”.

    Together with our Silver Partner, Smart Water Shop, Landscaping Victoria presents an opportunity for professional development and upskilling to all Members and their Staff.

    Topics to be presented include:

    Smart Irrigation Systems

    Smart Turf and Lawns

    Smart Rainwater Harvesting and Pumps

    Smart Water Gardens

    Industry professionals from a range of companies will be in attendance to provide information on the latest innovations with their products. With a professional MC to keep the night moving along, catering and door prizes, as well as the opportunity to network with industry peers, this will be a training session of substantial importance to many member businesses.

    To secure seats for you, and your team, Click HERE and register today! 


    Thursday August 24th


    6pm for 6.30 pm start, concluding approx 8.30pm


    Venue TBC


    Monday 21st August


    Resources, Slides, Presentations and/ or Handouts will now all be made available, exclusively to logged in LV members,  via the 'Landscape Education' link. Click HERE now for the slide presentations made available to us from all 4 fabuolous presenters at our most recent Industry Night - on Timber.