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Member groups

SCEC is an umbrella organisation representing community groups from across the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas. wordcloudtree

SCEC member groups work on many aspects of environmental activism to ensure the sustainability and protection of the Sunshine Coast:

  • natural resource management
  • wildlife rehabilitation
  • natural habitat conservation
  • sustainability
  • resident and ratepayer issues
  • coast care
  • river catchment protection

Membership with SCEC supports SCEC and in turn, SCEC supports its member groups through joint representation, information sharing and collaboration on campaigns and events.

SCEC takes its role as a regional environmental body very seriously and is committed to working with all stakeholders to achieve the best possible outcome for the environment.

Would your group like to join us?

Fill out the Group Membership Application Form to become one of our valued member groups today or contact us for more information: info@scec.org.au.



Association for Sustainable Communities

The Association for Sustainable Communities Inc was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit, environmental organisation building relocalised communities that are socially, culturally, financially and ecologically sustainable.

Street address: 114 Browns Road, Belli Park Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5447 0181
Email: info@sustainable-communities.org.au


Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)

The AMCS is the voice for Australia’s ocean wildlife. We are an independent  charity staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators, volunteers and advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for over forty years. AMCS works on the big issues concerning the sea. We work to make our fisheries sustainable, stop over fishing and create   marine national parks, places in the sea where our wildlife is safe from harm.

Postal address: PO Box 5815, West End Qld 4101
Street address: Unit 4/145 Melbourne St, Sth Brisbane 4101
Phone: (07) 3846 6777
Email: amcs@amcs.org.au

Barung Landcare

Barung Landcare is an established part of the social fabric of the vibrant Maleny community – working tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of the natural resources of the region for the future.

Postal address: PO Box 1074, Maleny Qld 4552
Phone: (07) 5494 3151
Email: info@barunglandcare.org.au


Bat Rescue Inc

The aims of Bat Rescue are to: provide education to the general  public, active conservation of bat habitat, promote bats as important part of our ecology and the rehabilitation and release of  bats back to the wild.

Postal address: PO Box 2660, Nambour West Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5447 0412
Email: president@batrescue.org.au

Blackall Range Land Use and Planning Association

Postal address: PO Box 25, Mapleton Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5445 7607
Email: mathsone2one@gmail.com


Bribie Island Protection Agency Inc (BIEPA)

BIEPA is an active group of people, from many different trades and professions who have at least one thing in common – they care for the environment of Bribie Island and the surrounding area.

Postal address: GPO Box 350, Bribie Island Qld 4507 
Phone: (07) 3410 0757
Email: biepa.mail@gmail.com

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Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation (BPAC)

BPAC, evolved from the Bunya Mountains Elders Council (BMEC) established in 2009. The BMEC, in partnership with key stakeholders aimed to revive traditional ways of caring for country by Aboriginal peoples with cultural and spiritual connections to the Bunya Mountains. The corporation provides leadership for Aboriginal peoples to promote and protect cultural and environmental values of the Bunya Mountains Landscape.

Postal address: PO Box 360, BLI BLI Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 4181 2999
Email: bradmin@bmrg.org.au



Conondale Range Conservation

(formally Conondale Range Committee)

The Conondale Range Conservation was formed in 1976 as a public voice for conservation issues in the Conondale Ranges.

Postal address: PO Box 150, Kenilworth Qld 4574  
(07) 5446 0350

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Conservation Volunteers Australia

We believe in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment.

Postal address: PO Box 982, Maleny Qld 4552 
Phone: 0404 828 921 
Email: mdwyer@cva.org.au


Coolum and North Shore Coast Care Group Inc

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care  is a not for profit Association formed to protect the coastal environment and its flora and fauna, and to maintain the natural state of this gorgeous part of the world we are lucky to live in.

Postal address: 157 Warran Rd, Yaroomba 4573
0478 435 377


Coolum Residents Association

The Coolum Residents Association represents the views and opinions of a complete cross-section of the Coolum community. Its aims are to maintain and protect the quality of life preferred by the majority of Coolum residents.

Postal address: PO Box 121, Coolum Beach Qld 4573  
(07) 5446 5819 

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Crystal Waters Community Co-operative Ltd

The privately owned village includes residential and cooperatively owned commercial properties designed along Permaculture principles, and is home to a wide variety of local flora and fauna.

Postal address: 1/65 Kilcoy Lane, Conondale Qld 4552 
Phone: (07) 5494 4620
Email: cwoop@westnet.com.au


Currimundi Catchment Care Group Inc (CCCG)

CCCG aims to stabilize banks and prevent erosion, monitor water quality, clean up the waterways and surrounds, plant appropriate vegetation, clear inappropriate vegetation, educate community and visitors and prevent negative development actions.

Postal address: 1 Gam Avenue, Currimundi Qld 4551
Phone: (07) 5438 8267
Email: cccginfo@currimundicatchment.org.au

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Development Watch Inc

Development Watch’s primary goals are to prevent inappropriate development in the Coolum district and monitor the planning and decision-making processes that affect our district to make sure that planning schemes and laws are being properly implemented.

Postal address: PO Box 1076, Coolum Beach Qld 4573 
(07) 5446 4493

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Fraser Island Defenders Organisation

FIDO has a proud history of more than a quarter of a century of campaigning achievements to protect one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. FIDO’s aim has always been “to ensure the wisest use of the natural resources of Fraser Island”

Postal address: PO Box 909, Toowong Qld 4066 
(07) 3289 6963 

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Friends of the Earth (FOE)

FOE Brisbane is a community based social change cooperative working on local, regional, national and international issues.  With aims of an ecologically sustainable/socially just society through community action.

Postal address: PO Box 8227, Woollongabba Qld 4102
Phone: (07) 3171 2255
Email: office.brisbane@foe.org.au


Friends of Lake Weyba Inc

Friends of Lake Weyba, is defined by a vision to strive to achieve and maintain environmental excellence for Lake Weyba and the   adjacent Noosa River catchment. The association seeks to sustain and enhance the natural and social qualities of the Lake Weyba area as a natural and social asset for the local and wider Noosa community, and the surrounding region.

Postal address: PO Box 1660, Noosaville Qld 4566  

Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network Inc

GMAN is the major community and environmental group in the Glasshouse Mountains and is affiliated with other similar groups in south east Queensland.

Postal address: PO Box 282, Glasshouse Mountains Qld 4518
Phone:  (07) 5493 0090
Email: schnicky@ozemail.com.au


Hinterland Bush Links

Hinterland Bush Links is a visionary project to protect the plants and animals of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We acknowledge the traditional owners of this country who have been custodians of the natural environment for thousands of years.

Postal address: 2 Treehaven Way, Maleny, Queensland 4552
Email: sduncan@hinterlandbushlinks.org

Keep Queensland Beautiful

Keep Queensland Beautiful is a not-for-profit (apolitical) volunteer driven environmental organisation.  Our programs motivate people to enhance the quality of their local environment through personal initiative and community action.

Postal address: PO Box 3260, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101
Phone:  (07) 3040 2999
Email: info@keepqueenslandbeautiful.org.au

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Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group

LBCCG is a small community group formed in 1992 that seeks to improve water quality throughout Lake Baroon catchment by implementing on ground works, education and awareness.

Postal address: PO Box 567, Maleny Qld 4552
Phone:  (07) 5494 3775
Email: info@lbccg.org.au

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Landsborough Area Community Association (LACA)

LACA Inc.’s aims and objectives are to represent the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Landsborough community.

Postal address: 478 Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough Qld 4550
Phone:  (07) 5494 1255
Email: laca@landsborough.qld.au


Manduka Community Settlement Cooperative

Manduka is situated on over 150 acres of land 6 kilometres outside Maleny. It is home to 15 adults and their children. The residents believe in living simply, sharing resources, reaching agreement through consensus, and managing their land in an ecologically sustainable way. They care for 63 ha of natural habitat,  35 of which are a Nature Refuge. The rest has been reveged and weeded since 1979.

Phone:  (07) 5499 9288
Email: gpechey@westnet.com.au


Maroochy Waterwatch Inc

Maroochy Waterwatch is involved in may strategic planning activities for the broader Maroochy River issues and has a strong volunteer workforce actively improving the health for the River and surrounds.

Postal address: PO Box 311, Nambour Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5476 4777
Email: info@maroochycatchmentcentre.org.au

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Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee 

The aim of the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee is to promote within the community and through interested sectors, a common view of a sustainable and productive catchment.

Postal address: PO Box 1027, Gympie Qld 4570
Phone: (07) 5482-4766
Email: mrccc@ozwide.net.au


Mooloolah River Waterwatch and Landcare Inc

They are a not-for-profit community group dedicated to the health, protection and enhancement of the Mooloolah River and its Catchment.

Postal address: PO Box 6202, Mooloolah Valley Qld 4575
Phone:  0407 641 327
Email: janmrw@cust.caloundra.net

Mudjimba Residents Association

The Mudjimba Residents’ Association came to life on 13 October 1960 and has grown as the community has developed to foster the interests of Mudjimba residents.

Postal address: PO Box 9411, Pacific Paradise, QLD 4564
Email:  admin@mudjimbaresidentsassoc.org.au

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Nambour Community Centre

Nambour Community Centre’s activities are inspired by a vision in which people experience healthy relationships and create sustainable communities that are safe & just.

Postal address: PO Box 1042, Nambour Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5441 4724
Email: reception.ncc@flexinet.com.au

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Nambour Community Gardens Inc

Our community garden is a vision of a committed group of volunteers to bring the community of Nambour together and encourage and inspire people to live more sustainable lifestyles.

Postal address: PO Box 2, Nambour Qld 4560
Phone: 0427 396 402
Email: nambourcommunitygardens@gmail.com


Natureweavers is a forest school program for children and families.  Based on the Sunshine Coast, we have been offering programs in wildspace since 2010.  Our programs are designed to connect children to their local wildspace with head, heart and hands.

Postal address: PO Box 981, Cooroy, Qld 4563
Phone: 0403 133 679
Email:  carly@natureweavers.com.au

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Night Eyes Association Inc-Water and Landcare

To maintain the waterways of Pumicestone Passage and surrounding foreshores, waterways and canals and areas affecting their wellbeing.

Postal address: PO Box 22, Golden Beach Qld 4551
Phone: (07) 5492 3358
Email: nighteyes1@bigpond.com

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Noosa and District Landcare Group

Our aim is to promote the value, protection and  rehabilitation of the Noosa Biosphere and Sunshine Coast Region, which will provide for a productive and ecologically  improved environment for future residents and visitors.

Postal address: PO Box 278, Pomona Qld 4568
Phone: (07) 54852468
Email: admin@noosalandcare.org


Noosa Community Biosphere Association

The Noosa Community Biosphere Association is a not for profit advocacy group promoting innovative approaches to economic development that are socially, culturally appropriate & environmentally sustainable.  We strive to promote and strengthen the objectives of UNESCO biosphere reserves by helping residents to live more sustainably and contributing to the well-being of our natural environment, communities and local economy.

Postal address: PO Box 1015, Tewantin, Qld 4563
Phone: 0429 042 308
Email: office@ourbiosphere.com

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Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA)

NICA is a non profit environmental organisation which manages projects to enhance and protect the Noosa River Catchment.

Postal address: PO Box 172, Tewantin Qld 4565
Phone: (07) 5449 9650
Email: admin@noosariver.com.au

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Noosa Parks Associations Inc

Noosa Parks Associations aims are to protect the natural environment within the greater Noosa-Cooloola region, encouraging both genuinely sustainable human behaviour and built environments.

Postal address: PO Box 836, Noosa Heads Qld 4567
Phone: (07) 5474 2486
Email: office@noosaparks.org.au

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Noosa Residents and Ratepayers Association

Noosa Residents and Ratepayers Association’s aims are to:

  • Work for the benefit of residents and ratepayers to ensure that rates are at the lowest level.
  • Commensurate with an acceptable level of service.
  • Work to protect the Noosa lifestyle  based on sustainability and a good balance between the natural and  built environment.

Postal address: P.O. Box 94, Noosa Heads, Qld 4567
Email: info@noosaratepayers.org.au

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Organisation of Sunshine Coast Associations of Residents

OSCAR is a non-partisan umbrella organisation representing those resident member associations that endorse the OSCAR vision: that the Sunshine Coast Council must achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Postal address: PO Box 105, Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Phone: 0417 577 881
Email: mail@oscar.org.au


Permaculture Noosa Inc

The aim of Permaculture Noosa Inc. is to raise the awareness of people on the  Sunshine Coast to the benefits, to themselves and the environment, of introducing Permaculture into their lives.

Postal address: PO Box 619, Cooroy Qld 4563
Email: info@permaculturenoosa.com.au    


Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group Inc (PCCCG)

PCCCG’s aim is to ensure the Petrie Creek catchment will become a stable, self-repairing and self-sustaining natural resource providing ecological, social and environmental benefits for current and future generations.

Postal address: PO Box 290, Nambour Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5445 3404
Email: petriecreek@bigpond.com

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PCCCG operates Florabunda Bushcare Nursery and propagates local  species available wholesale and retail for revegetation and home gardens.

Postal address: PO Box 272, Woombye Qld 4559
Phone: (07) 5442 1339
Email: florabundabushcare@bigpond.com


Queensland Folk Federation (QFF)

QFF is a not-for-profit organisation which presents the Woodford Folk Festival, The Dreaming festival and The Planting festival annually.

Postal address: PO Box 2, Woodford Qld 4514
Phone: (07) 5496 1066
Email: qff@woodfordfolkfestival.com


Residents Association Sth Sunshine Coast

We are a city wide association which is now in its 18th year, with a formal constitution, and fight for the basic rights of our citizens.

Postal address: PO Box 3765, Caloundra Qld
Email: secretary@caloundraratepayers.com.au

Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers Club

Are a group of active bushwalkers whose program includes a range of active pursuits  including day walks, through walks, kayaking, biking, base camping, and extended through walking expeditions.

Postal address: PO Box 287, Buderim Qld 4556
Phone: (07) 5443 1793



Sunshine Coast Climate Action Now (SCAN)

Our objective is to promote understanding of factual information surrounding the issues of global warming. We assist in the transition from the culture of fossil fuel dependency to that of renewable energy sources.  We will hold film events discussion forums and confront our political leaders to advise them of the concerns of our membership regarding the local effects of changing climate.

Postal address:  6 Aruma Court, Mooloolaba, Qld 4557
Phone: (07) 5477 7771
Email: scclimateactionnow@gmail.com


Sustainable Population Australia

An independent not-for-profit organisation seeking to protect the environment and our quality of life by ending population growth in Australia and globally.

Postal address:  PO Box 85, Deakin West, ACT, 2600
Phone: 0434 962 305
Email: info@population.org.au


Sunshine Coast Lets

LETS is a non-profit community group. Their cashless trading system is based on the idea that all people have valuable skills and services to share with their community.

Postal address: 3 Porters Lane, Nambour Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5441 7988
Email: sunshinecoastlets@gmail.com

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Sunshine Coast Solar Citizens

Solar Citizens is a new community project to bring together existing and future solar owners to ensure the rights of solar owners are protected and to help see Australia put a panel on every rooftop.

Solar Citizens will work to ensure:

  • Every Australian is able to take up the benefits of solar in their home or in their community
  • Solar homeowners are paid a fair price for the power they contribute to the grid
  • Solar homeowners are able to connect to the grid
  • Solar homeowners are not subject to unreasonable charges or tariffs

Postal address: PO Box 5, Buderim Qld 4556.
Phone: 0481 458 331
Email: janet@solarcitizens.org.au 

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Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast

Surfrider Foundation SC looks after nearly 100kms of coastline, starting at Caloundra and finishing at Noosa. The branch keeps busy with regular beach Clean-ups and dune restoration work. Surfrider Sunshine Coast engages the local community with art, surf, film and music events throughout the year, embracing local talent.

Email: surfridersunshinecoast@gmail.com

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Take Action for Pumicestone Passage (TAPP)

TAPP was formed in December 2010 with the major concern for the health of  the Pumicestone Passage and it’s catchment, potentially at risk  from the development of Caloundra South and the ULDA ‘takeover ‘of the project. After petitioning for an EPBC  Assessment for the development and presentation of  13555 signatures to Parliament in March 2011, they become incorporated.

Postal address: PO Box 3820, Caloundra QLD 4551
Phone: (07) 5492 2040
Email: ken.mewburn1@bigpond.com


Transition Town Nambour

Transition Nambour is a newly formed group of people interested in planning for a more resilient and sustainable future.

Phone: (07) 5472 7869
Email: news.transition.nambour@gmail.com

Wallum Action Group

Postal address: PO Box 664, Bribie Island Qld 4507
Phone: (07) 3410 0088
Email: wagbribie@tadaust.org.au

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WPSQ-Moreton Bay Branch

The branch now encompasses the whole of Moreton Bay Shire and has aims of protecting the environment of the region.

Postal address: 150 Rowely Road, Burpengary Qld
Email: moretonbay@wildlife.org.au


 WPSQ-Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc

Rampant development along the coastal strip, and its attendant destruction of wildlife habitat is a major concern for the Sunshine Coast Branch, which plays an active role in lobbying for the conservation and preservation of the natural environment.

Postal address: PO Box 275, Caloundra Qld 4551
Phone: (07) 5444 2707
Email: sunshine@wildlife.org.au


Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre – Eumundi

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated rescuing sick and injured Australian wildlife. It is run by Col and Gill Brownhill and a small team of volunteers. Col and Gill Brownhill have dedicated the last 16years and much of their life savings to build facilities for the care and rehabilitation of native wildlife.

Postal address: 1411 Noosa Road, Eumundi Qld
Phone: (07) 5442 8057


Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc (WILVOS)

WILVOS is a dedicated group of South East Queensland people who devote their time and effort in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of precious Australian native wildlife.

Postal address: PO Box 2555, Nambour West Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5441 6200
Email: enquiries@wilvos.org.au

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Yandina and District Community Association (YADCA)

YADCA makes representations to governments when decisions affecting Yandina are being made, is a regular forum for members on issues of concern, provides timely and accurate information to members and takes no side on mater of faith or party politics.

Postal address: PO Box 199, Yandina Qld 4561
Phone: (07) 5446 7273
Email: mreeve@aapt.net.au


Yandina Community Gardens

Yandina Community Gardens are permaculture gardens established for the community to gain practical skills in growing their own food.

Postal address: 41 Farrell Street, Yandina Qld 4561
Phone: (07) 5446 7373
Email: info@yandinacommunitygardens.com

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Yandina Creek Progress Association and Yandina ‘No Blasted Quarry’ Campaign

Email: info@yandinacreekprogressassociation.org.au

Zero Emissions Noosa

Zero Emissions Noosa (ZEN) was established in November 2016 and is an agreement between 15 organisations to work towards zero net emissions in the Noosa Shire by 2026. ZEN consists of five working groups: Electricity, Tourism/Industry, Waste and Land Use; Buildings; and Transport.