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Our Member Groups

Sunshine Coast Environment Council Member Groups

The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) holds the honour of serving as the overarching entity for more than 50 Member Groups that operate throughout the area. Spanning from Bribie Island to Cooloola, encompassing both hinterlands and coastal areas. The dedicated endeavours of our member groups significantly to the improvement and preservation of the region's natural environment.

If you would like to become a member group of SCEC, please select option below if your group has under or over 20 members.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please feel free to contact us.

Member Groups - under 20 members

Member Groups - Over 20 Members

AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

The Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) is the peak body for citizen science nationally. Citizen science is a form of science that involves public participation in diverse ways. We have the vision to be a community that supports, informs, and develops citizen science. Our mission is to advance citizen science through the sharing of knowledge, collaboration, capacity building, and advocacy. For more information, please click on the below -

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Australian Marine Conservation Society

AUSTRALIAN MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (AMCS)

The AMCS is an autonomous charitable organisation advocating for Australia's marine wildlife. It is run by a dedicated team of skilled and enthusiastic scientists, educators, volunteers, and champions who have been safeguarding Australian oceans for more than 40 years.

marineconservation.org.au 

 

 

Backyards for Biodiversity SEQ
 
BACKYARDS FOR BIODIVERSITY SEQ

Backyards for Biodiversity is dedicated to highlighting the importance and possibilities of urban biodiversity in south-east Queensland. Their goal is to educate residents about the beauty of our native plants and wildlife, while promoting practical strategies like planting indigenous flora to support local fauna. Backyards for Diversity collaborate with local governments to raise awareness of the significance of biodiversity and implement sustainable practices that protect and enrich it.  

backyardsforbiodiversity.org

 

 

Barung Landcare
BARUNG LANDCARE

For over 30 years, Barung Landcare has brought like-minded individuals together who share a commitment to protecting the magnificent natural environment along the Blackall Range and surroundings. Barung Landcare is dedicated to working for our future by supplying locally sourced native plants to protect and regenerate our landscape.

barunglandcare.org.au 

 

 

 

Bat Rescue Inc
 
BAT RESCUE INC

Bat Rescue Inc. is a non-pro?t volunteer organisation who work alongside the Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science (DES) to rescue sick, injured and orphaned ?ying-foxes and microbats.

batrescue.org.au

 

 

 
BLACKALL RANGE LAND USE AND PLANNING ASSOCIATION

Blackall Range Land Use and Planning Association was formed with the common purpose to protect and enhance the physical environment, heritage and productive economic base of the Blackall Range by influencing land use and town planning regimes, policy, decisions and practices.

 

Bribie Island Protection Association Inc (BIEPA)
 

BRIBIE ISLAND PROTECTION ASSOCIATION INC (BIEPA)

BIEPA's mission is to help the native flora and fauna on Bribie Island flourish. The BEIPA team regularly monitor the terrain and waterways to implement sustainable ecological practices that have a positive impact on the environment. The BEIPA team engage with local community members and council to promote sustainable ecotourism influence urban development.

www.biepa.online 

 

 

 

Coolum and North Shore Coast Care Group Inc
COOLUM AND NORTH SHORE COAST CARE GROUP INC

Formed in 2000, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and maintaining the natural coastline’s floral and fauna for future generations.

coolumcoastcare.org.au 

 

Coolum Residents Association
COOLUM RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

CRA is a local community organisation that aims to identify and promote sustainable opportunities to preserve and enhance the amenity and facilities in Coolum Beach and surrounding areas.

coolumresidents.org 

Conondale Range Conservation

CONONDALE RANGE CONSERVATION

Formed in 1976, The Conondale Range Conservation is a public platform for community members to raise conservation issues in the Conondale Ranges. Their association has been formally recognised for their environmental contribution, receiving both an Environment Award for Perseverance, and Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in Grassroots Campaigning.

exploreconondales.com 

Cooran Earth Rights
COORAN EARTH RIGHTS

Cooran Earth Rights speaks for the local community, addressing environmental concerns in the area, including the Great Sandy Straits. As part of a global network of 450+ Australian groups, they oppose environmentally damaging practices for short-term mining profits.

 

 

Crystal Waters Community Co-operative Ltd
CRYSTAL WATERS COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE LTD

Crystal Waters is a privately owned village designed around Permaculture ideas. It incorporates the use of land, dams and waterways to produce organic food and build ecological housing. Crystal Waters also hosts Permaculture workshops and other events that educate and demonstrate the principles in practice.

crystalwaters.org.au 

Currimundi Catchment Care Group Inc (CCCG)
CURRIMUNDI CATCHMENT CARE GROUP INC (CCCG)

CCCG is a volunteer community group whose aim is to stabilise and prevent erosion of coastal estuary banks and creeks. Members of CCCG help clean up the waterways, monitor water quality and remove invasive species from the surrounding areas.

currimundicatchment.org.au 

 

 

 

Development Watch Inc
DEVELOPMENT WATCH INC

Development Watch aims to prevent inappropriate development in the Coolum district. Members regularly monitor the planning and decision-making processes in the area to ensure that planning schemes and laws are being properly implemented.

developmentwatch.org.au 

ECOllaboration
ECOLLABORATION

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

ecollaboration.org.au

Environmental Legacy Foundation (ELF)
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGACY FOUNDATION (ELF)

ELF contributes to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment and natural heritage, principally within the Sunshine Coast Region. ELF provide support for programmes and activities that educate and advocate for our unique ecosystems, our wildlife and our forests. They do this through donations to organisations and institutions committed to their mission.

environlegacy.org.au 

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO)
FRASER ISLAND DEFENDERS ORGANISATION (FIDO)

For more than 25 years, FIDO has campaigned for the protection and conservation of native flora and fauna under threat from human activity. FIDO is committed to working with the traditional landowners of K’Gari to work towards sustainable solutions that balance conservation and tourism. 

fido.org.au 

Friends of Buddina
FRIENDS OF BUDDINA

Friends of Buddina Ltd is a not-for-profit community group run by volunteers. Their goal is to keep the Buddina community well-informed on proposed beachside developments, as well as educating residents on ways they can reduce their impact on the environment.

friendsofbuddina.com 

Friends of Lake Weyba Inc
FRIENDS OF LAKE WEYBA INC

Friends of Lake Weyba aims to maintain environmental excellence of Lake Weyba and the adjacent Noosa catchment through habitat restoration and preventing inappropriate development.

friendsoflakeweyba.org 

Friends of The Forest
FRIENDS OF THE FOREST

Friends of the Forest Inc. are a creative & collaborative group that supports individuals & like-minded organisations in caring for their local environments in respectful & mutually supportive networks.

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Friends of Yaroomba
FRIENDS OF YAROOMBA

Friends of Yaroomba is a community organisation focuses on local environmental, social and cultural issues to develop sustainable solutions for generations to come. In recent years, they created a subcommittee Save Yaroomba, dedicated to preventing inappropriate development. 

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Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network Inc
GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS ADVANCEMENT NETWORK INC

GMAN is the major community and environmental group in the Glasshouse Mountains. They have their own nursery of local plants for Land for Wildlife properties and a number of plant sales each year. GMAN works with local koala carers to establish and maintain eucalypt trees.

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Hinterland Bush Links
HINTERLAND BUSH LINKS

Hinterland Bush Links empowers and support local landholders to connect, restore and protect native vegetation in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

hinterlandbushlinks.org 

KOALA ACTION INC

Koala Action Inc. (KAI) is a volunteer not for profit incorporated association made up of
individuals concerned about the long-term survival of the koala in Queensland.

KAI’s objectives are to help koalas by urging local, state and federal government as well as
businesses to retain native bush land habitat, provide resources to rehabilitate degraded
bush land to increase its’ carrying capacity and encourage/fund the replanting of koala
food trees and other natives in parks, reserves and open spaces

koalaactioninc.org

Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group
LAKE BAROON CATCHMENT CARE GROUP

LBCCG is a small community group that has been actively working towards improving water quality in the Lake Baroon catchment area for almost three decades. As well as their work on-the-ground, they run various education initiatives aimed at raising awareness about environmental issues and the importance of sustainability.

lbccg.org.au 

 
LANDSBOROUGH AREA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (LACA)

LACA Inc. is a community-based organisation committed to improving the overall quality of life in the Landsborough community. By focussing on the social, economic and environmental issues they foster a culture of collaboration and inclusivity within the community.

Landscape Band

The Landscape Band is made up of a group of people who believe in:
Celebrating Australia’s landscapes. Using music to create a sustainable planet. Using music to create a better society for all Australians. Protecting and restoring Koala habitats and rehabilitating injured Koalas.

landscapeband.com.au

 
MANDUKA COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT COOPERATIVE 

Manduka is a small community settlement co-op located on 150 acres just outside of Maleny. Manduka residents embrace a simple living lifestyle by managing resources collaboratively and practicing ecologically sustainable land management.

Maleny Street Co-op
maple STREET CO-OP

The Maple Street Co-op is a health food shop supplying local, organic, wholesome and ethical products while providing support and education to our members and the Maleny community.

mrl.org.au 

 

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee
MARY RIVER CATCHMENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE 

The aim of the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee is to raise awareness and promote sustainable and productive environmental practices in the community.

mrccc.org.au 

Mooloolah River Waterwatch and Landcare Inc
MOOLOOLAH RIVER WATERWATCH AND LANDCARE INC

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

mrl.org.au 

 

 
Native Plants Queensland/SUNSHINE COAST

Native Plants Sunshine Coast is part of the state wide organisation known as Native Plants Queensland (NPQ). This organisation was formed in 1957 to promote the horticultural potential of Australian native plants and preserve them through cultivation. 

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Night Eyes Association Inc-Water and Landcare
NIGHT EYES ASSOCIATION INC-WATER AND LANDCARE

Night Eyes is committed to preserving the natural terrain of the Pumice Stone Passage and its surrounding foreshores, waterways and canals.

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Noosa and District Landcare Group
NOOSA AND DISTRICT LANDCARE GROUP

“Transforming our landscape together” is the main mission of the Noosa and District Landcare group. Their aim is to provide a productive and ecologically improved environment for future residents and visitors by promoting the values, protection and rehabilitation of the Noosa and Sunshine Coast Region.

noosalandcare.org 

 

Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation
NOOSA BIOSPHERE RESERVE FOUNDATION

The Noosa Shire was designated Biosphere Reserve status under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program in 2007 in recognition of the Noosa community’s commitment to maintaining sustainable development and biodiversity conservation.

noosabiosphere.org.au 

Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA)
NOOSA INTEGRATED CATCHMENT ASSOCIATION (NICA)

Established in 1996, the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association, Inc (NICA) is a community-based not-for-profit organisation formed to coordinate and align natural resource management activities in the Noosa River catchment. 

noosariver.com.au 

 

Noosa Parks Associations Inc
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.

noosaparks.org.au 

Organisation Sunshine Coast Associations of Residents
ORGANISATION SUNSHINE COAST ASSOCIATIONS OF RESIDENTS

OSCAR is a non-partisan and not-for-profit umbrella/peak organisation covering resident and community organisations on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa local government areas. Their objective is to achieve a balance between natural and built environments that permits a comfortable lifestyle and biodiversity. 

oscar.org.au 

Permaculture Noosa Inc
PERMACULTURE NOOSA INC

Permaculture Noosa Inc. is an organisation that advocates sustainable living and promotes the principles of permaculture. Through education, community-building, advocacy and outreach, they hope to create a more sustainable community on the Sunshine Coast.

permaculturenoosa.com.au 

Petrie Creek Catchment Care (PCCC)
PETRIE CREEK CATCHMENT CARE (PCCC)

PCCC is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Petrie Creek catchment. Their main aim is to create a stable, self-repairing and self-sustaining natural resource that can be enjoyed for generations to come. 

florabundabushcare.com 

 

POint Cartwright Care Group

The Save Point Cartwright website is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural values of Point Cartwright Reserve on the SunshineCoast, Australia.

Savepointcartwright.com

 

Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML)
POSITIVE CHANGE FOR MARINE LIFE (PCFML)

Positive Change for Marine Life's key focus is to develop solutions to marine debris and pollution. Through their core values of understanding, education and respect, PCFML empowers communities to take action for our oceans, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the sea, as well as those who rely upon it for survival.

pcfml.org.au 

QUEENSLAND WATER AND LAND CARERS (QWALC)

Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) is the peak body for natural resource management (NRM) volunteers in Queensland.

qwalc.org.au 

REEF CHECK AUSTRALIA

Reef Check Australia is an innovative citizen science focused charity dedicated to educating and empowering community volunteers to better understand, appreciate and protect oceans and marine environments. We help people help reefs by providing the tools for the community to take positive action for our reefs. Through our network of volunteers, we engage in citizen science, connect people with reef science, and undertake local conservation projects.

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SAVE OUR GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS

Save our Glasshouse Mountains mission is to preserve the natural beauty, cultural significance, and diverse ecosystems of the Glass House Mountains for current and future generations.

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Sunshine Coast LETS
SUNSHINE COAST LETS

LETS is a not-for-profit community organisation that operates on a cashless trading system. The group's fundamental belief is that every individual has valuable skills and services to share with their community.

sunshinecoastlets.com 

Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION SUNSHINE COAST

Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast is an initiative that plays a significant role in preserving and protecting the Sunshine Coast coastline. Their main local campaign is the award-winning Double Island Clean Up Weekend, which runs twice a year, attracting 200+ volunteers to remove more than five tonnes of rubbish off our beaches.

surfrider.org.au 

 

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA)
SUSTAINABLE POPULATION AUSTRALIA (SPA)

SPA is an advocacy group building awareness about the impact of population growth on our planet. The organisation’s efforts are focussed on establishing an ecologically sustainable human population.

population.org.au 

Take Action for Pumicestone Passage (TAPP)
TAKE ACTION FOR PUMICESTONE PASSAGE (TAPP)

Formed in 2010, TAPP has been actively advocating for the protection and preservation of the Pumicestone Passage catchment – which is at risk of development of Caloundra South and the ULDA.

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Ten Little Pieces
TEN LITTLE PIECES

“Every Little Piece Makes a Difference” – that’s the philosophy behind the empowerment movement of Ten Little Pieces. Their aim is to raise awareness of and advocate solutions for plastic pollution on our beaches.

tenlittlepieces.com 

Transition Town Nambour
TRANSITION TOWN NAMBOUR

Transition Nambour is a community group of like-minded individuals interested in planning for a more resilient and sustainable future. The group was built on the principles of permaculture and encourage people to “Think Global, Act Local.”

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WPSQ-Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc
WPSQ-SUNSHINE COAST AND HINTERLAND INC

WPSQ Sunshine Coast plays an active role in lobbying for the conservation and preservation of the natural environment under threat of rampant development.

wildlife.org.au 

Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc (WILVOS)
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.

wilvos.org.au 

Yandina and District Community Association (YADCA)
YANDINA AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (YADCA)

YADCA is a voice for the historic town of Yandina. For over 20 years their volunteer organisation have made submissions to local, state and federal governments over many issues including development, the natural environment and infrastructure.

yadca.org 

Yandina Community Gardens
YANDINA COMMUNITY GARDENS

The Yandina Community Gardens practice permaculture and provide an opportunity for individuals to gain practical skills in cultivating their own food, while also promoting sustainable living practices.

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Woodfordia Inc
WOODFORDIA INC

Woodfordia Inc is a not-for-profit, community driven organisation. Their flagship event, the Woodford Folk Festival is held annually in the picturesque town of Woodford and has become one of the largest cultural events in the region. Woodfordia are also the principal organisers of The Planting, Festival of Small Halls and Woodfordia’s Artisan Camp.

woodfordia.org 

Zero Emissions Noosa (ZEN)
ZERO EMISSIONS NOOSA (ZEN)

Zero Emissions Noosa [ZEN] is a community-based organisation working together to achieve a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2026.

zeroemissionsnoosa.com.au