Our Member Groups


The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is privileged to be the umbrella organisation for over 60 Member Groups working across the region from Bribie Island in the south to Cooloola in the north, across the hinterlands and along the coast. The tireless efforts of these amazing people contribute significantly to the enhancement and protection of the natural environment and liveability of the region.

This interactive map shows the location of our Member Groups across Queensland and further information can be found within the list of all our Member Groups. Joining SCEC means you are helping to build on our advocacy work and representation with all levels of government, across sectors and the wider community. 

Become a member of SCEC here.


Our Member Groups

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

 


Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)

The AMCS is the voice for Australia’s ocean wildlife. They 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.

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.

Events and Workshops: http://www.barunglandcare.org.au/events

Newsletters: http://www.barunglandcare.org.au/newsletters

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.

Become a bat carer:  https://batrescue.org.au/new/home/be-a-bat-carer.html

Other ways you can help: https://batrescue.org.au/new/home/how-to-help.html

Postal address: PO Box 2660, Nambour West Qld 4560

Phone: (07) 5447 0412

Email: president@batrescue.org.au


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.

Newsletters: https://bribieislandenvironmentprotection.org.au/newsletters/

Activities: https://bribieislandenvironmentprotection.org.au/activities/

Postal address: GPO Box 350, Bribie Island Qld 4507

Phone: (07) 3410 0757

 


Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation

Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation is a non-profit group established in 2007,
with the charter of supporting local Kabi Kabi Traditional Owners and historically connected
Aboriginal People in 'Closing the Gap by Caring for Country along the Sunshine Coast'
through community engagement and project partnerships. As well, this group is the 2012
winner of the National NAIDOC 'Caring for Country' Award.

Postal address: PO Box 34, NAMBOUR Qld 4560

Phone: 0450 206 520

Email: gjones.biodiverse@gmail.com


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.

Newsletters: http://www.exploreconondales.com/content/newsletters

Postal address: PO Box 150, Kenilworth Qld 4574 

Phone: (07) 5446 0350

Email: admin@exploreconondales.com


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.

News: http://coolumcoastcare.org.au/news/

Volunteering: http://coolumcoastcare.org.au/ways-to-help/volunteer/

Postal address: 157 Warran Rd, Yaroomba 4573

Phone: 0478 435 377

Email: info@coolumcoastcare.org.au


Coolum Residents Association

The Coolum Residents Association represents the views and opinions of a complete 
cross-section of the Coolum community. As an integrated community we share ideas
opinions and aspirations. In the past these attributes have enabled us to shape what
we enjoy and experience in Coolum today.

Postal address: PO Box 121, Coolum Beach Qld 4573 

Email: info@coolumresidents.org

 


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.

Events: http://crystalwaters.org.au/things-to-do/events/

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.

Newsletters: http://www.currimundicatchment.org.au/newsletter/

Volunteering and Events: http://www.currimundicatchment.org.au/cccg/calendar/

Postal address: 1 Gam Avenue, Currimundi Qld 4551

Phone: (07) 5438 8267

Email: cccginfo@currimundicatchment.org.au


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.

Newsletters:
http://www.developmentwatch.org.au/newsletter.html   

Postal address: PO Box 1076, Coolum Beach Qld 4573 
Email: secretary@developmentwatch.org.au

President – Lynette Saxton : 0428 716 868


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

Newsletters: http://www.fido.org.au/moonbi/index.html

Postal address: PO Box 909, Toowong Qld 4066

Phone: (07) 3289 6963

Email: info@fido.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.

Latest News: http://friendsoflakeweyba.org/news/

Postal address: PO Box 1660, Noosaville Qld 4566 

Email: friendsoflakeweyba@gmail.com


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.

News and Events: http://www.gman-inc.com.au/content/926/news-and-events.aspx

Postal address: PO Box 282, Glasshouse Mountains Qld 4518

Phone: (07) 5493 0090

Email: schnicky@ozemail.com.au                                                                                                                                                                       

 


Hinterland Bush Links

Our vision is the long-term conservation of all native plants and animals in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland through connecting, restoring and protecting habitat on private and public land.

Postal address: PO Box 31, Maleny, Queensland 4552
Email: sduncan@hinterlandbushlinks.org

 

 


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

 

 


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 re-vegetated and weeded since 1979.

Phone:  (07) 5499 9288

Email: gpechey@westnet.com.au


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.

We aim to promote healthy lifestyles by providing high-quality foods and products,
created according to the principles of organic production, social ethics and
environmental sensitivity.

Street address: 37 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552

Phone: 07 5494 2088

Email: finance@maplestreetco-op.com


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.

Newsletters: 
http://www.maroochycatchmentcentre.org.au/catchment/?page_id=1206

Volunteer: http://www.maroochycatchmentcentre.org.au/catchment/?page_id=83

Postal address: PO Box 311, Nambour Qld 4560

Phone: (07) 5476 4777

Email: info@maroochycatchmentcentre.org.au


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.

Newsletters: http://mrccc.org.au/newsletters/

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. Simply done by
implementing on ground works, education and awareness. They welcome volunteers whether to be a part of the Native Nursery or Biocontrol facility operations

Newsletters: http://www.mooloolahwaterwatchandlandcare.org/newsletters.html

Postal address: PO Box 6202, Mooloolah Valley Qld 4575

Phone: (07) 5494 5074

Email: secretary@mrwl.org.au


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


Night Eyes Association Inc-Water and Landcare

To maintain the waterways of Pumice stone Passage and surrounding foreshores,
waterways and canals and areas affecting their well being.

Volunteering: http://www.waterandlandcaresc.com.au/ne6_contact.html

Postal address: PO Box 22, Golden Beach Qld 4551

Phone: 0402 229 640

Email: nighteyes1@bigpond.com


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.

Resources: https://noosalandcare.org/about/noosa-district-landcare-publications-2/

Volunteering: http://www.noosalandcare.org/volunteer-noosa-landcare.php

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.

Tips and Resources: http://ourbiosphere.com.au/tips-resources/

Postal address: PO Box 1015, Tewantin, Qld 4563

Phone: 0429 042 308

Email: office@ourbiosphere.com


Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA)

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

Volunteer: http://noosariver.com.au/get-involved/

Postal address: PO Box 172, Tewantin Qld 4565

Phone: (07) 5449 9650

Email: admin@noosariver.com.au


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.

Events: http://www.noosaparks.org.au/index.php?page=event-calendar

Volunteer: http://www.noosaparks.org.au/index.php?page=get-involved 

Postal address: PO Box 836, Noosa Heads Qld 4567

Phone: (07) 5474 2486

Email: office@noosaparks.org.au


Organisation Sunshine Coast Associations of Residents

OSCAR is a non-partisan umbrella organisation representing those resident member
association that endorse OSCAR’s vision, that the Sunshine Coast Council must achieve social,
economic and environmental sustainability – a vision favoured by the majority of residents.

Postal address: PO Box 4670, SCMC Nambour Qld

Phone: 0438 579 950

Email: treasurer@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   


Queensland Folk Federation (QFF)

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

Woodford Folk Festival:
https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/

Planting Festival: https://theplantingfestival.com/

Postal address: PO Box 2, Woodford Qld 4514

Phone: (07) 5496 1066

Email: qff@woodfordfolkfestival.com


Stop Adani Sunshine Coast

Stop Adani Sunshine Coast is a network of community members concerned
about the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine and ready to do what it takes
to #StopAdani. We conduct grassroots actions to raise awareness about the
proposed Adani mine and the need to transition to renewable energy.

Email: stopadani.sunshinecoast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stopadanisunshinecoast/

Website: http://www.stopadani.com


Sunshine Coast Bushwalking Club

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

Newsletters: http://www.sunshinecoastbushwalkingclub.com/newsletters.htm

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


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.

Australian Community Exchange System: http://www.communityexchange.net.au/

Postal address: 3 Porters Lane, Nambour Qld 4560

Phone: (07) 5441 7988

Email: sunshinecoastlets@gmail.com


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


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.

Phone: 0424 352 792 

Email:
sunshinecoast@surfrider.org.au


Sustainable Population Australia (SPA)

Sustainable Population Australia is an advocacy group that aims to establish
an ecologically sustainable human population. There are 6 State branches
across Australia providing their members with newsletters every quarter that
discuss sustainability topics.

Newsletters: https://population.org.au/publications/newsletters/national

QLD Branch Address: 64 Leybourne StChelmer Qld 4068

Phone:
+61 7 3379 8090

Email:
qld@population.org.au


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


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.

Faunawatch: http://www.wildlife.org.au/projects/fauna/index.html

Postal address: PO Box 275, Caloundra Qld 4551

Phone: (07) 5444 2707

Email: sunshine@wildlife.org.au


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.

Newsletters: https://wilvos.org.au/newsletter-archive/

Volunteering: https://wilvos.org.au/join-us/

Postal address: PO Box 2555, Nambour West Qld 4560

Phone: (07) 5441 6200

Email: enquiries@wilvos.org.au


Yandina and District Community Association (YADCA)

YADCA is a voice for the historic town of Yandina. For over 20 years our volunteer
organisation has made representations to local, state and federal governments over many
issues including development, the natural environment and infrastructure. Our non-partisan
group hosts a monthly community forum and provides members with timely
and accurate updates regarding ongoing community issues and developments. 

Postal address: PO Box 199, Yandina Qld 4561

Phone: 0438 467 710

Email: yadca4561@gmail.com

Secretary: Peter Baulch


Yandina Community Gardens

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

Workshops: http://yandinacommunitygardens.com.au/?page_id=40

Postal address: 41 Farrell Street, Yandina Qld 4561

Phone: (07) 5446 7373

Email: info@yandinacommunitygardens.com