NCC Member Groups

AID/WATCH

AID/WATCH is an independent membership-based watchdog on aid, trade and debt, working with communities in the Global South. AID/WATCH challenges practices which undermine the ability of communities to determine their own futures, and promote development alternatives based on social and environmental justice. AID/WATCH researches and evaluates development policies and practices, and campaigns around these issues as part of the global justice movement.

Phone: 
(02) 9557 8944

Association for Berowra Creek Inc.

The Association for Berowra Creek was established at a public meeting of concerned citizens in 1993 to prevent further environmemntal degradation of Berowra Creek, a tributary of the Hawkesbury River, and its catchment area.

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(02) 9476 6972

Australian Association for Environmental Education (NSW Chapter) Inc.

The Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) is the professional association for environmental educators. AAEE NSW represents environmental educators from all sectors (community, formal and government educators) in discussions, debates and provides recommendations on issues and directions for a sustainable future. For over 30 years, AAEE has worked with government and non-government organisations in the interests of quality education and environmental change. 

AAEE NSW works to assist environmental educators to get involved, improve their knowledge through professional development, assist local networks, share up-to-date news and resources and provides a forum for the NSW environmental education community to share their knowledge and expertise.

Phone: 
0432 716 577

Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (NSW) Ltd

The Australian Association of Bush Regenerators was established in 1986 out of concern for the continuing survival and integrity of our bushland and its dependent fauna.

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Phone: 
02 9547 1692

Australian Conservation Foundation - Central Coast Branch

The Australian Conservation Foundation Central Coast Branch actively promotes environmental sustainability and campaigns to protect, restore and sustain local natural ecosystems, concentrating on the environmental impacts of urban planning, tourist development and escalation of population growth.

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(02) 4323 1843

Australian Conservation Foundation - Shoalhaven Branch

The Australian Conservation Foundation is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. For over 40 years they have been a strong voice for the environment, promoting solutions through research, consultation, education and partnerships and working with the community, business and government to protect, restore and sustain our environment.

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Phone: 
(02) 4422 1211

Australian Network for Plant Conservation

The national network that links people, research and action in plant conservation.

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Phone: 
(02) 6250 9509
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Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd

The Australian Plants Society fosters and promotes appreciation, study and participation in growing and propagating Australian native plants.

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(02) 9631 4085

Australian Wildlife Society

The Australian Wildlife Society was formed in 1909 with a commitment to preserve and protect our unique Australian wildlife in all its forms. Before 2013 known as the Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia, it is one of the oldest conservation societies in Australia and probably one of the oldest in the world.

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(02) 9556 1537

Bankstown Bushland Society Inc.

Bankstown Bushland Society has been a strong advocate for remnant bushland preservation since 1988. With a small core group of participants, it programs volunteer bush regeneration days twice monthly. Many of these volunteer activities are in support of grants from the NSW Environmental Trust and the Australian Government Envirofund.

Phone: 
(02) 9785 2374

Bathurst Community Climate Action Network Inc.

Bathurst Community Climate Action Network is a network of organisations and individuals that will work together to promote action on climate change and sustainable and equitable development.

Bellingen Environment Centre

Bellingen Environment Centre is located in the heart of Bellingen town, and it is very much the focus for the environmentally and socially active community groups operating in the local shire. As well as being the home for many of the activities of the various community groups, BEC has also been responsible for a great many environmental success stories in the area.

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(02) 6655 8770

Berowra & District Community Association Inc.

Berowra & District Community Association (BDCA) in Sydney's Hornsby LGA was formed from public meetings in 2005. BDCA aims to:

  • Empower local residents to become a vital part of the democratic process by providing a voice for appropriate and sustainable development, while promoting the district for residents and business
  • Help councillors understand community needs and aspirations by providing a channel of communication between council, residents and other interested parties
  • Represent community issues
  • Make council accountable
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Phone: 
(02) 9476 6972

Better Planning Network

The Better Planning Network is a volunteer-based organisation formed at the end of August 2012 by community groups in response to widespread public concern about the NSW Government’s planning reforms.

The aim of the Better Planning Network is to achieve a fairer and more responsible planning system for NSW.  Community wellbeing and ecologically sustainable development principles must be at the heart of the new planning system - one that protects our environment, natural and cultural heritage, and minimises the risk of corruption.

Blacktown & District Environment Group Inc.

Blacktown and District Environment Group (BDEG) is an independent community group born out of a shared sense of concern for the fate of bushland remnants in Western Sydney.

Phone: 
(02) 9621 2105

Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc.

The Blue Mountains Conservation Society (BMCS) helps conserve the natural wonders of the World Heritage Blue Mountains region. BMCS began as the Katoomba and District Wildlife Conservation Society in 1961, when a group of concerned residents met to determine how they could better protect the Blue Mountains environment, and now boasts almost 1,000 members.

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Phone: 
(02) 4757 1872

Bushwalking NSW Inc.

Bushwalking NSW is the peak organisation for non-commercial bushwalking and associated outdoor recreation activities in NSW. It was formed in 1932 to represent the interests of its individual bushwalking member clubs.

Phone: 
(02) 9565 4005

Caldera Environment Centre Inc.

The Caldera Environment Centre (CEC) exists to help develop and promote community solutions to our common environmental problems. It has operated in Murwillumbah and the far north coastal region of NSW since 1989.

Phone: 
(02) 6672 7765

Castlecrag Conservation Society Inc.

The Castlecrag Conservation Society aims to preserve the biodiversity and natural heritage of Castlecrag through conservation and proper management of natural bushland, wetlands and aquatic ecosystems for their intrinsic value to present and future generations, and to protect and promote the non-living resources of Castlecrag such as historic sites, geological features and features of landscape significance.

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Central West Environment Council Inc.

Central West Environment Council (CWEC) is an umbrella organisation for environment groups, field naturalist societies and individuals with an interest in conserving the natural environment in central west NSW.

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Phone: 
(02) 6373 4330

Chipbusters

Chipbusters was formed to fight proposals to expand the Australian woodchip industry by burning forests for electricity.

Phone: 
0425 238 303

Clarence Environment Centre Inc.

The Clarence Environment Centre (CEC) was formed in 1989 in response to pressures by the Japanese owned Daishowa multi-national woodchopping company to establish a Pulp and Paper Mill on the Clarence River in northern NSW. The ensuing campaign to stop the mill was successful and the proposal was officially shelved by the NSW government early in 1990. Over the years CEC has campaigned on a wide range of environmental issues which affect the valley.

Phone: 
(02) 6643 1863
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Climate Action Now Wingecarribee Inc. (CANWin)

Based in the Southern Highlands, with a 'shopfront' at Bowral, Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin) works to minimise climate change and prepare for the effects of peak oil. They do this by providing information for members and the public on scientific and technical matters that affect the sustainability of life in the Highlands. CANWin runs regular public events, such as speaker nights, film nights and workshops.

One of their most exciting ventures is Transition Shire Wingecarribee, part of the world-wide Transition Network. TSW works to bring climate change and peak oil to the attention of locals, and to function as a catalyst for community groups to work towards a more locally-based, resilient and sustainable society.

Phone: 
(02) 4885 2713

Climate Change Australia - Hastings Branch

Climate Change Australia is a community climate action group, with branches at Grafton (Clarence Valley), Port Macquarie (Hastings Valley) and Taree (Manning Valley) in north-eastern New South Wales.

The aims of Climate Change Australia are to:

  • raise awareness about climate change issues and impacts
  • encourage everyone to conserve energy and water
  • promote the increased use of renewable energy
  • encourage all levels of government to take urgent action on climate change

Membership is open to anyone who supports these aims. As well as monthly meetings, members keep in contact via email posts.

Phone: 
(02) 6582 6187

Columban Mission Institute Centre for Peace, Ecology & Justice

The Peace, Ecology and Justice Centre of the Columban Institute works in partnership with other agencies, cultures and faith groups, offering in-service, forums and workshops.

Our aims:

  • Awareness in the Church and society of the connections between peace, ecology and justice.
  • A Culture of Peace as a framework for these connections.
  • Action on issues.
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Phone: 
(02) 9352 8021

Community Environment Network Inc.

Formed in 1997 on the Central Coast of NSW to support individuals and groups in the Lake Macquarie, Wyong and Gosford areas who are working for the environment, the Community Environment Network (CEN) is an independent group working for Ecologically Sustainable Development and against threats to it. CEN aims to:

  • Increase the effectiveness of community groups in the region
  • Be a regional voice for the environment and sustainability
  • Provide a forum for public discussion and education
  • Increase public awareness and understanding
  • Promote community monitoring of the environment
  • Facilitate the empowerment of individuals

CEN is located in The Manor, an original 1960s farm house on the Ourimbah Campus of the University of Newcastle. The building has been recycled and upgraded to improve its eco-sustainability.

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(02) 4349 4756
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Curl Curl Lagoon Friends Inc.

There was a time when Curl Curl Lagoon was a pristine waterway with a sandy bottom, clean beaches, large fish and a healthy natural environment. It would flush to the ocean from time to time but never completely empty. That was only about fifty years ago. In a few short decades of urban development, we humans managed to poison the water, destroy the surrounding vegetation and habitats and silt up the stream.

The final insult came in the late 1970s when there were proposals ranging from filling in the whole creek and running it through pipes – to piping in sea water to flush the lagoon sludge out onto the beach. So was born the Curl Curl Lagoon Committee, which became Curl Curl Lagoon Friends in 1998.

Protecting native flora and fauna by providing or preserving natural habitats has always been a major part of their work. Their biggest project is still going on – the Curl Curl Lagoon rehabilitation project.

Phone: 
(02) 9938 6793

Dubbo Field Naturalist & Conservation Society Inc.

Dubbo Field Naturalist and Conservation Society has been a voice for environmental responsibility and conservation ethics in the Dubbo region since 1977. It aims to:

  • foster interest, knowledge and enjoyment in natural history, particularly in the Dubbo region
  • speak out on environmental and conservation issues, particularly those affecting our area, and
  • achieve these aims by meetings with lectures, discussions and field trips.
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Phone: 
(02) 6887 2692

Earth Learning Inc.

Earth Learning is passionate about the biosphere and raising social awareness of environmental and sustainability issues, especially in the magnificent Tweed-Border Ranges Bioregion (acknowledged as the third most biodiverse region in Australia), containing World Heritage listed Rainforests of some significance. Earth Learning is involved in ecological restoration, environmental education and research, building the capacity of communities in the Tweed-Border Ranges Bioregion to live a more sustainable future.

EcoNetwork-Port Stephens Inc.

Founded in 1993, EcoNetwork is a Port Stephens based conservation, sustainability and natural heritage network with a vision for an eco-oriented culture for sustainable communities and the transfer of intact eco-systems to future generations.

EcoNetwork-Port Stephens is committed to the conservation of terrestrial and marine environments and to opposing excessive growth and development.

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0423 026 819

EcoTransit Sydney Inc.

EcoTransit Sydney is a public transport advocacy group which advocates improving the environment by shifting transport from invasive modes like the private motor car to less polluting public transport modes.

EcoTransit supports a sustainable economy and environment. The fewer the resources used by the transport sector, the more efficient our economy and the less damage done to the environment, the community and our cities. Public transport, walking and cycling fit EcoTransit criteria. Urban freeways which entrench prolific car use do not.

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Phone: 
(02) 9713 6993

Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment

Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment (FOKE) is a community group with membership drawn from across Ku-ring-gai, opposing inappropriate and unsympathetic over-development within Ku-ring-gai, and defending and promoting the cultural and natural heritage of Ku-ring-gai.

FOKE works on behalf of residents and friends for the maintenance of Ku-ring-gai’s heritage and the enhancement of the existing traditional character and amenity of its environment, both built and natural.

Phone: 
(02) 9416 9007
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Friends of Quarantine Station Inc.

Friends of Quarantine Station are dedicated to preserving the historic Quarantine Station which is now part of Sydney Harbour National Park at North Head, near Manly.

Phone: 
(02) 9977 4406

Friends of the Koala

Friends of the Koala is a non-profit community group run by volunteers dedicated to conserving koalas in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW.

Volunteer rehabilitators operate a 24 hour rescue service for sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Koalas are cared for in home care or at the Koala Care Centre in Lismore. Critically ill koalas are transferred to the Australian Wildlife Hospital in Queensland. A native plant nursery is attached to the Care Centre providing koala food trees for free to local landholders. The proceeds from other native plant sales go towards the cost of koala care.

Friends of the Koala plays an active role in promoting habitat restoration including encouraging landholders to commit to new plantings and maintaining and looking after remnant vegetation and supports research, in particular in the prevalence of disease in koala populations and in mapping current koala populations and their distribution.

Phone: 
(02) 6622 1233

Friends of the Pilliga

Friends of the Pilliga campaign for sustainable environmental and heritage outcomes for the extensive and poorly protected Pilliga woodland forests in north-west NSW. They are opposed to ever-encroaching coal and coal seam gas exploration and development in the area.

Phone: 
(02) 6842 4873

Friends of Tumblebee Inc.

Friends of Tumblebee are a group of residents who have been lobbying the NSW Government to find an alternative site for the massive Tomalpin Industrial Estate, known also as the Hunter Economic Zone (HEZ).

Phone: 
(02) 4937 5125

Frog & Tadpole Study Group NSW

Frog and Tadpole Study Group members have a genuine interest in frogs and tadpoles and span a wide range of interests from naturalists, herpetologists, pet keepers and scientists to individuals with a desire to learn more about frogs and our environment. The group's mission is to increase appreciation and awareness of the natural world.

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Gloucester Environment Group

Gloucester Environment Group operates in the Upper Hunter region. Their main objective is to:

  • encourage peaceful environmental changes of benefit to the whole community.

They are concerned with mining issues in their region, are involved in Rivercare on the Gloucester River and have an established Bushwalking program and other community activities and interests.

Phone: 
02 6558 4333

Goulburn Field Naturalist Society

The Goulburn Field Naturalist Society's activities range from appreciation of the environment to field trips and information workshops to actively participating in support of larger conservation groups and conservation projects across NSW.

Phone: 
(02) 4829 0119

Great Lifestyle of Wickham

Formed in 1994, GLOW has 17 years of networking, engaging and participating in the day to day community and amenity of inner city Newcastle and harbour. GLOW contributes to sustainable community and amenity, linking with the Throsby Villages Alliance to support the suburbs of Islington, Tighes Hill, Carrington, Maryville and Wickham.

Phone: 
0412 170 569

Green Shareholders

For many years, Green Shareholders have been active at the local AGMs of various Australian and international-based companies to attempt to increase shareholder and company awareness of corporate responsibility towards the environment.

Phone: 
(02) 9389 6728

Groundswell Gloucester Inc.

Groundswell Gloucester believes in a future where the beautiful natural environment of the Gloucester Valley sustains a healthy, productive and vibrant community.

The Gloucester community is currently contesting plans for the industrialisation of their valley. Plans which will see an expansion of open-cut coal mining right up to the edge of the townships of Gloucester and Stratford as well as plans to drill up to 330 coal seam gas wells across the valley floor. These projects risk destroying the land and water food producers rely on as well the area’s beautiful natural environment and the livelihood of locals employed in the tourism industry.

Hawkesbury Environment Network

Hawkesbury Environment Network's mission is to conserve and restore the natural environment of the Hawkesbury region and to bring together people and organisations to increase awareness of and act for sustainability and the environment. Members and volunteers are active in range of areas, including:

  • Lobbying/ submissions to governments
  • Environmental education for sustainability
  • Campaigns
  • Committee representation
  • Bush regeneration
  • Landcare
  • Organic growing
  • Fauna and flora studies and research
  • Water testing
  • Bushwalking
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Hornsby Conservation Society Inc.

Hornsby Conservation Society has fought for the environment and national parks in the Hornsby Shire and further afield for many years. Recent successes include the gazettal of Berowra Valley National Park.

Phone: 
(02) 9489 5997

Hunter Community Environment Centre

Hunter Community Environment Centre (HCEC) encourages and facilitates environmental advocacy and education in Newcastle and the Hunter region of NSW.

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Phone: 
(02) 4962 5316

Hunter Environment Lobby Inc.

The Hunter Environment Lobby is an independent, non-political organisation promoting the protection and enhancement on the Hunter Valley environment. It continues to monitor, educate, campaign and lobby on coal mining and coal seam gas activities in the Valley particularly in relation to health, water and environmental impacts.

Inner West Environment Group Inc.

A not-for-profit incorporated community bushcare group. It was founded in 2000 by residents in the the suburbs of Summer Hill, Dulwich Hill, Leichhardt and Haberfield in the Inner West of Sydney, Australia, to undertake bush re-establishment in the Hawthorne Canal catchment. IWEG currently undertakes work at 6 bushcare sites, with a number of new sites planned for establishment through 2010-2011.

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0410 762 599

Islington Village Community Group

Islington is just a few kilometres from the centre of Newcastle. The role of Islington Village Community Group is to represent the interests of the general community and provide support for projects that benefit it. Islington Park, with its magnificent avenue of fig trees, hugs the banks of Throsby Creek which feeds into the Hunter River in Newcastle Harbour.

Phone: 
0427 311 614

Jervis Bay Regional Alliance Inc.

The Jervis Bay Regional Alliance is a broad coalition of conservation and community groups formed to protect and enhance the environment and the social and cultural heritage of the region.

Phone: 
(02) 4441 7284

Kalang Land & Environment Action Network

Kalang Land & Environment Action Network (KLEAN) was formed to counter the logging of state-owned and private land at the headwaters of the Kalang River in northern NSW.

Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc.

A non profit community organization working for the conservation of all bat species especially the Grey-headed Flying-fox.

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Lake Wollumboola Protection Association Inc.

Lake Wollumboola is a 648 ha coastal lake in the Shoalhaven region Iocated south of Culburra Beach and north of Jervis Bay. In the time that the Lake Wollumboola Protection Association has been active, their efforts have developed into a substantial, influential and effective campaign to protect the lake.

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Phone: 
(02) 4447 2185

Lane Cove Bushland Conservation Society Inc.

The aims of the Lane Cove Bushland Conservation Society are to:

  • preserve the biodiversity of the natural heritage of Lane Cove Municipality by means of conservation and the proper management of natural bushland, wetlands and aquatic ecosystems; and
  • ensure that air, land and water pollution controls in the Lane Cove Local Government Area are of a high standard and adequately implemented to prevent harm to human health and the natural environment.
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Phone: 
(02) 9427 1125

Linnean Society of NSW Inc.

The Society exists to promote 'the Cultivation and Study of the Science of Natural History in all its Branches'. Founded in 1874, it is one of Australia's oldest and leading scientific societies.

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Phone: 
(02) 9662 6196

Meadowbank West Ryde Progress Association

The Meadowbank West Ryde Progress Association (MWRPA) promotes the interests of residents of the Meadowbank and West Ryde communities within the City of Ryde. The Association provides a forum for discussion and makes submissions on issues. The types of issues include town planning and development, roads and traffic, public amenity of the built and open spaces, promotion of cultural activities, business opportunities and jobs, and the adequacy of educational facilities such as schools.

MWRPA envisages a physical and social environment which is sustainable, safe and pleasant. The interests of residents, businesses, and other organisations will coalesce to form a cohesive and vibrant community promoting communication and wellbeing.

Mosman Parks & Bushland Association Inc.

The Mosman Parks and Bushland Association Inc, originally The Ashton Park Association, was formed in 1964 by a group of residents who objected to the bulldozing of bushland in Ashton Park, now part of Sydney Harbour National Park.

The Association has since played a major role in preserving Mosman’s individual character and landscape. The fight for bushland was also fought literally ‘at the grassroots’: members actively supported Eileen and Joan Bradley in developing bush regeneration here in the 1960s-70s. The Association published Joan Bradley’s seminal Bush Regeneration in 1971. Members continue to work in this area as volunteers.

In the 1960s the Association with other groups such as the National Parks Association developed the concept of bushland management, a novel idea then, and lobbied with the NPA for a system of national parks in NSW.

Phone: 
(02) 9960 2905

Mudgee District Environment Group Inc.

Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) has for many years been battling new and existing coal mines in the south-west Hunter region and were recently successful in helping prevent the Cobbora Coal mine from going ahead. They have also been lobbying to have the Drip and Corner Gorge added to the Goulburn River National Park.

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Phone: 
(02) 6373 4330

Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists Inc.

Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists share a belief that the biodiversity of the mid-Murrumbidgee Valley is worth knowing about and preserving.  They hold regular field trips to places of interest and manage specific preservation and conservation projects.

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(02) 6953 3524

Nambucca Valley Conservation Association Inc.

To raise awareness, promote and respect the natural environment and its biodiversity.

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National Parks Association of NSW Inc.

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is a non-government member based conservation group that seeks to protect, connect and restore the integrity and diversity of natural systems in NSW and beyond, through national parks, marine sanctuaries and other means. Formed in 1957 NPA also co-ordinates a wide range of bushwalking activities across NSW for its members and friends.

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Phone: 
(02) 9299 0000

Native Bird Liberation Alliance

The Native Bird Liberation Alliance (NBLA) was set up in the late 1990s as a lobby group focusing on and campaigning against the industry of hunting, trapping, transporting and caging Australia's beautiful native birds for "pets" and for export.

NBLA is opposed to the exploitation and commercialisation of native fauna, particularly bird species known to be endangered in NSW.

Phone: 
(02) 9918 3817

Natural Areas Ltd

Natural Areas Ltd manages and maintains five hectares of natural bushland, near the northern suburbs of Sydney, which is covered by a Voluntary Conservation Agreement.

Phone: 
(02) 9905 2135

No Tillegra Dam Group Inc.

The No Tillegra Dam Group formed in 2006 in protest at the NSW Government's proposal to construct a 450GL dam on the upper Williams River in the Hunter's Dungog Shire. This unsustainable, unnecessary and unjustified proposal would have flooded prime farmland, damaged ecosystems and disrupted farming communities of up to six generations.

 

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North Coast Environment Council Inc.

Formed in 1976 and now comprised of 45 member groups, the North Coast Environment Council is northern NSW's regional umbrella environment group.

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(02) 6584 7079

Northern Illawarra Sustainability Alliance

The Northern Illawarra Sustainability Alliance (NISA) works to raise awareness and encourage change for a sustainable future at the same time promoting other community groups who are actively campaigning for change.

Phone: 
(02) 4294 1371

Northern Inland Council for the Environment Inc.

The Northern Inland Council for the Environment's objectives are to:

  • Take action to promote and protect the environment;
  • Promote renewable energy and ecologically sustainable development; and
  • Advocate for equal rights, equal opportunity, social justice and anti-discrimination.

NICE is currently campaigning to stop destructive mining activities in the Pilliga and Leard State Forests in the state's north-west.

Phone: 
02 6764 2245

NoW Public Transport

Sydney’s public transport demand exceeds supply and is rising while private car travel is falling. NoW Public Transport aims to attract commuters from the M4 and M5 corridors to address congestion on existing motorways. For much less than the $15 billion cost of the proposed Westconnex tollway, NSW could:

  • Ensure the rail network remains integrated and more freight is moved by rail
  • Build a second harbour rail crossing to double entire system capacity
  • Extend light rail from Dulwich Hill to the Airport, Prince of Wales Hospital and UNSW to link with the planned Eastern Suburbs light rail
  • Build Parramatta light rail network

And much more.

NSW Wildlife Council Inc.

The NSW Wildlife Council is the State’s peak body representing over 4,000 wildlife rescuers throughout NSW. Their goal is to improve outcomes for Australian wildlife, especially the sick, injured and orphaned.

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NSW WIRES

Under license from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, WIRES and its army of volunteers, actively rescue, rehabilitate and return back to the wild injured and orphaned native animals.

WIRES also offers an educational service to the community through talks to schools, community groups, and wildlife forums.

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Phone: 
(02) 8977 3333

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society Inc.

The primary aims of the Society are to stimulate interest in Australian flora and fauna; foster an understanding of the need to conserve natural environment and cooperate with other organisations in protecting the environment.

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(02) 9594 4888

Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Society

Established in the 1980s, the Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society's aims are to:

  • Hold public meetings to educate members and supporters about nature conservation;
  • Organise field trips and working-bees aimed at studying and conserving Australia’s natural environment;
  • Monitor human impacts on the natural environment and to advise public and private institutions of the environmental impacts of such activities; and
  • Hold joint activities with other groups sharing similar objectives, and more.

Orienteering Association of NSW

The Orienteering Association of NSW (ONSW) oversees and promotes the sport of orienteering within NSW. ONSW is affiliated with Orienteering Australia which is in turn affiliated with the International Orienteering Federation. There are 14 orienteering clubs across NSW that are affiliated with ONSW.

 

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(02) 8116 9848

ORRCA Inc.

ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) is the most experienced and successful whale rescue organisation in Australia. ORRCA is also involved with the protection and welfare of seals, sea lions, dolphins and dugongs.

ORRCA and its volunteers spend many hours every year protecting seals and monitoring other marine mammals and also work with Government Authorities and other groups on marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and release.

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(02) 9415 3333

PACTEC Inc.

PACTEC or the Pickapene and Cherry Tree Environment Centre operates in northern NSW in the Kyogle area on landcare and weed control issues. It also lobbies against the encroachment of Coal Seam Gas mining and exploration.

Phone: 
(02) 6664 5233

Parks & Playgrounds Movement Inc.

The Newcastle-based Parks Playgrounds Movement has for over 50 years been prominent in the continuing fight for the Hunter Region's Natural and Cultural Heritage.

Phone: 
(02) 4943 1781

Parramatta Climate Action Network (ParraCAN)

Our mission is to gather together community effort on climate action, and to support our political and business leadership in taking corrective action.

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Razorback Environment Protection Society Inc.

Razorback Environment Protection Society is an active community-based Landcare group which aims to preserve and enhance the rural and natural features of the Razorback Range in the Illawarra hinterland. The group undertakes revegetation and weed eradication with a yearly cleanup on Cleanup Australia Day.

Rivers SOS

Rivers SOS is an alliance of over 40 environmental and community groups concerned with the wrecking of rivers in New South Wales by mining operations.

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(02) 4630 9421

Robertson Environmental Protection Society Inc.

Robertson Environmental Protection Society (or REPS) aims to promote, protect and enhance of the environment of Robertson on the edge of the Southern Highlands and the Illawarra south of Sydney. Activities and interests include landcare, bushland protection, local biodiversity, catchment management and protection and much more.

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Ryde Environment Group

Ryde Environment Group is dedicated to the protection of Ryde's environment especially bushland on public and private land.

Phone: 
0419 606 686

Ryde Hunters Hill Flora & Fauna Preservation Society Inc.

The Ryde Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society had its beginnings in 1965, with local residents concerned about the future of the Field of Mars bushland.

Phone: 
(02) 9817 4935

Rylstone District Environment Society Inc.

Rylstone District Environment Society is the local environment group for the rural townships, villages and localities around Rylstone and Kandos in the NSW Central West.

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Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee Inc.

The Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee is a local community group with members throughout the Manly Warringah area.
Our mission is:

  • to conserve the vulnerable Manly Dam catchment, its streams and bushland surrounds;
  • to maintain its diverse flora and fauna; and
  • to improve its water quality.
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Phone: 
(02) 9949 4258

Save Our Macleay River Inc.

Save Our Macleay River Inc is a community-based organisation seeking to raise awareness of current and potential future pollution in the Macleay River Catchment from mining operations on the Northern Tablelands.

Phone: 
02 6562 8250

South East Region Conservation Alliance (SERCA)

The South East Region Conservation Alliance was formed in 2005 by conservation, environment and concerned citizen groups on the NSW South Coast. SERCA campaigns for:

  • Public native forests to be managed for carbon sequestration and water and biodiversity values;
  • Private native forest owners to be given incentives to conserve forested areas;
  • Existing plantation supplies to be used for virtually all Australia’s domestic and export uses;
  • No native forest products to be used for woodchips, electricity generation or biofuel; and
  • Genuinely clean, green industries to be developed in our rural regions, creating new industries, new jobs and training.
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STEP Inc.

STEP is a community-based environment organisation with over 400 members from the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby districts and surrounding suburbs of northern Sydney. Their primary aim is to preserve all natural bushland within the area from alienation and degradation.

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Phone: 
(02) 9144 2703

Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains

Stop Coal Seam Gas  Blue Mountains are local Blue Mountains people concerned to protect the environment from the destruction wrought by Coal Seam Gas mining. Members of the public are welcome to come to meetings and get involved.

Phone: 
02 4751 1977

Stop Coal Seam Gas Sydney

Stop CSG Sydney, formerly known as Sydney Residents Against Coal Seam Gas, is a community group campaigning to stop Coal Seam Gas mining in Sydney and the expansion of CSG mining across NSW.

In November 2010 residents of St Peters in Sydney’s inner west found out that the NSW Labor government had approved an exploration licence to drill for Coal Seam Gas close to homes and schools in St Peters. The licence had been granted with no community consultation and insufficient risk assessment.

Stop CSG Sydney undertakes a variety of activities including organising community meetings, rallies, and lobbying to help achieve their objectives.

Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (NSW Branch)

Sustainable Population Australia was formed in 1988 by people who felt that the issue of population numbers was overlooked, or regarded as too contentious, by many of those striving to preserve Australia's ecological heritage.

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Phone: 
(02) 9680 3245

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre Inc.

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre was set up in 1991 by concerned Shire residents. The objectives of SSEC are:

  • to act to defend the environment of the Sutherland Shire and associated bio-regions, by supporting members and local community organisations in their efforts to protect and improve their local areas
  • to develop and conduct enviornmental education initiatives, to encourage behavioural change to achieve a sustainable enviornment in the Sutherland Shire and its bio-regions.
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Phone: 
(02) 9545 3077

Sydney Environmental Education Network Inc.

The Sydney Environmental Education Network allows environmental educators in schools, government, industry and the community to share expertise, strategies, techniques and up-to-date information.

The Bush Club Inc.

The Bush Club came into existence in 1939, mainly as a result of the initiative of pioneer conservationists Marie Byles and Paddy Pallin who were concerned that the rather rigorous tests to obtain entry to bushwalking clubs existing at the time excluded genuine lovers of the bush who were unwilling or unable to pack walk and camp out overnight. Marie Byles believed that the essential qualifications for members should be a genuine love of the bush, a desire to protect it and a willingness to extend the hand of friendship to other bushwalkers.

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The Coastwatchers Association Inc.

The Coastwatchers Association work for:

  • The creation of environmentally friendly jobs, for which there is plenty of scope
  • Maintaining our clean healthy catchments and coasts
  • Recognition that people are part of the environment, and not separate from it
  • Planned development with as little environmental destruction as possible
  • Ecologically sustainable management of our forests
  • Empowering our community to live and work together sustainably
  • Planning to avoid the piecemeal detrimental impacts of development which so often occurs
  • Ensuring the community's hard won environmental gains are not lost
  • Fair international trade, because the present WTO rules are a threat to the environment and a just society.
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Phone: 
0422 273 021

The Colo Committee

The Colo Committee is concerned with wilderness, national park, biodiversity and natural heritage issues, including the threat to these from coal mining activities, particularly in the Greater Blue Mountains area.

Phone: 
(02) 9417 1209

The Colong Foundation for Wilderness Ltd.

The Colong Foundation, the successor to Myles Dunphy’s National Parks and Primitive Areas Council, is Australia’s longest-serving community advocate for wilderness.

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Phone: 
(02) 9261 2400

The David G. Stead Memorial Wildlife Research Foundation of Australia

Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is a 95 hectare property owned by the National Trust of Australia (NSW), established and managed as a flora and fauna sanctuary.  It was created in the 1960s by Thistle Harris, in memory of her husband David Stead, to preserve the original 'Bargo Brush' and Australia's flora and fauna, and promote the use and propagation of Australian native plants.

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Phone: 
(02) 4684 1112

The Wilderness Society (Newcastle) Inc.

The Wilderness Society is a national community-based environment protection organisation working to safeguard our clean water and air, tackle devastating climate change, create a safe future for life on Earth and give a better world to our children. The Newcastle Branch is very active in all environment issues affecting the Hunter region.

Phone: 
(02) 4962 4123

The Wilderness Society (Sydney) Inc.

The Wilderness Society is a national community-based environment protection organisation working to safeguard our clean water and air, tackle devastating climate change, create a safe future for life on Earth and give a better world to our children.

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Phone: 
(02) 9282 9553

Total Environment Centre Inc

The Total Environment Centre (TEC) has been campaigning for environment protection since 1972.

TEC works to protect this country's natural and urban environment, in the city and country, changing government policy, advising the community and challenging business, by flagging the issues, driving debate, supporting community activism and pushing for better environmental policy and practice.

TEC uses targeted research, publications, forums, persistent lobbying and community action to work for long-term solutions, addressing the cause as well as the symptoms of environmental stress.

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Phone: 
(02) 9211 5022
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Transition Newcastle Inc.

Transition Newcastle is based on The Transition Town model, a global, grassroots phenomenon driven by the twin challenges of Climate Change and Peak Oil.

Phone: 
(02) 4921 7241

Ulitarra Conservation Society Inc.

Founded in 1971 the Ulitarra Conservation Society aims to provide education in natural history together with a voice on matters of conservation and environmental concern. Members promote bushwalking and foster appreciation and conservation of the environment and support the establishment and maintenance of national parks and wilderness areas.

The name Ulitarra comes from the all-powerful Aboriginal god who was the creator of the Gumbaynggirr people who inhabited the coast between the Nambucca and Clarence Rivers. Ulitarra believed it was a crime to misuse the environment and this would invoke his wrath. The society adheres to his philosophy.

Western Sydney Conservation Alliance Inc.

The Western Sydney Conservation Alliance Inc (WSCA) is a not for profit volunteer group that seeks to protect Western Sydney's dwindling Natural Heritage by:

  • opposing inappropriate development
  • lobbying politicians
  • community education, and
  • fostering initiatives such as bush care.

Willoughby Environmental Protection Association Inc.

Willoughby Environmental Protection Association (WEPA) is a small but active community-based group on Sydney's North Shore with local and broader interests and activities in environmental protection. WEPA organises meetings on a range of topics, lobbies Local, State and Federal Politicians, comments on plans and proposals before Local Government, has representatives on Local Government committees, supports community events and runs a major bush regeneration project along Sugarloaf Creek near Middle Harbour.

Phone: 
(02) 9958 8569
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Wolli Creek Preservation Society Inc.

Objectives

  • The preservation of the Wolli and Bardwell Creek valleys in a natural condition
  • Removal of all county and road reservations affecting the Wolli Creek Valley
  • Protection of the area from further urban development particularly residential, commercial or industrial developments or the setting up of formal or dedicated playing fields
  • To encourage the re-establishment of native flora and fauna to the maximum extent possible within the area
  • To encourage and participate in the development of Wolli Creek Valley as a passive outdoors recreational, educational and scientific resource.
Phone: 
(02) 9554 3176

YHA NSW Ltd

YHA (NSW) is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI), providing more than 4,000 YHA hostels in over 60 countries. YHA is a membership-based, not for profit association, with all profits going back into the hostels and the experience they provide. YHA is committed to reducing its environmental impact and promoting the benefits of low-impact travel.

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Phone: 
(02) 9261 1111

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