The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is privileged to be the umbrella organisation for over 50 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
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
We exist to promote both the importance and potential of urban areas for biodiversity in south-east Queensland. Across our urban areas we plan to improve and expand native biodiversity.
Our aim is to educate residents as to the beauty and environmental value of our plants and wildlife and to the ways that nature can enrich their lives.
We will actively support and encourage residents and businesses to implement practical strategies to encourage biodiversity; especially, to plant locally indigenous flora to support our local fauna.
We also hope to collaborate with local government to increase their awareness of the importance of biodiversity within the lands that they manage and to implement management practices that protect and enhance biodiversity.
Phone: 0403 767 86
Email: [email protected]
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
Postal address: PO Box 1074, Maleny Qld 4552
Phone: (07) 5494 3151
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
Blackall Range Land Use and Planning Association is a group that 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.
Postal address: PO Box 27, Mapleton Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5445 7298
BIEPA is an active and diverse group of like-minded people from the community who work together
“Caring for our special habitat and its residents” on Bribie Island’s protected Flora and Fauna Sanctuary.
Meetings: 7 pm, 4th Monday of the Month, ANZAC Room, Bribie RSL, 99 Toorbul St., Bongaree
Phone: (07)3410 0757
(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
Phone: (07) 5446 0350
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
Phone: 0478 435 377
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
Cooran Earth Rights is a collective voice for the local community. We research
and actively address matters concerning the natural environment in the Cooran area including the Great Sandy Straits.
We are aligned with Lock the Gate Alliance to inform the public about the negative impact of inappropriate Coal Mining & Unconventional Gas Mining
(Fracking) on the environment, people's health, local industry, property value and Australia's precious water resource.
We are part of a growing global network that includes over 450 Australian groups opposed to long term environmental degradation, in particular
irreversible water pollution, for short term mining profits.
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
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.
Volunteering and Events: http://www.currimundicatchment.org.au/cccg/calendar/
Postal address: 1 Gam Avenue, Currimundi Qld 4551
Phone: (07) 5438 8267
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
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.
Postal address: PO Box 311, Nambour Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5476 4777
ELF contribute to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment and natural heritage,principally within the Sunshine Coast Region.
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: 120 Hilda Street, Corinda Qld 4075
Phone: (07) 3289 6963
Friends of Buddina Ltd are committed to SHARING INFORMATION about our environment, proposed beachside developments and the social impact on Buddina residents, visitors and neighbouring communities. Retention of the existing character and amenity of our residential beachside suburb on the Sunshine Coast is a community consideration for future urban development that is environmentally and socially sustainable.
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
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.
Friends of Yaroomba is a community organisation that focuses on the environmental, social and cultural issues that do impact and could impact on the region.
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
Hinterland Bush Links empowers and support local landholders to connect, restore and protect native vegetation in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
We improve landscape-scale wildlife corridors to enhance biodiversity.
We run community volunteer and education events, plant trees and remove invasive species.
Get involved by becoming a member, volunteering or donating: https://www.hinterlandbushlinks.org/get-involved/
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
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
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
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
Street address: 37 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552
Phone: 07 5494 2088
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
Postal address: PO Box 1027, Gympie Qld 4570
Phone: (07) 5482-4766
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. Simply done by implementing on the ground works, education and awareness. They welcome volunteers whether to be a part of the Native Nursery or Bicontrol facility operations.
Postal address: PO Box 6202, Mooloolah Valley Qld 4575
Phone: (07) 5494 5074
To maintain the waterways of Pumice stone Passage and surrounding foreshores,
waterways and canals and areas affecting their well being.
Postal address: PO Box 22, Golden Beach Qld 4551
Phone: 0402 229 640
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
Postal address: PO Box 278, Pomona Qld 4568
Phone: (07) 54852468
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. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation was established by Noosa Council in 2015 to support longitudinal research projects that further the UNESCO MAB aims of people living and working in harmony with nature. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve is a celebration of community and environment.
Postal address: PO Box 294, Tewantin, Qld 4565
Phone: (07) 5474 0932
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
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
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
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
Petrie Creek Catchment Care’s focus is on informing and educating the community on the benefits of planting local native plants and on providing assistance in all aspects of that through action at Creekside restoration and regeneration projects, site visits, talks and workshops, as well as providing healthy local native plants from their Florabunda Bushcare Nursery.
Postal address: P.O. Box 272 Woombye 4559
Phone: (07) 5442 1339
Positive Change for Marine Life's key focus is to develop solutions to marine debris and pollution and through their core values of understanding, education and respect, empower communities to take action for our ocean, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the sea, as well as those who rely upon it for survival.
Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) is the peak body for natural resource management (NRM) volunteers in Queensland. As Queensland’s peak body for NRM volunteers, QWaLC fulfils the following roles on behalf of its membership of over 29, 000 people: Advocacy, Representation, Networking, Promotion and Insurance.
Postal address: PO Box 851 Maleny Qld 4552
Phone: (07) 3844 4032
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
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
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.
QLD Branch Address: 64 Leybourne St, Chelmer Qld 4068
Phone: 07 3379 8090
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
Ten Little Pieces is an empowerment movement for ordinary folks to make a big difference by collecting ten little pieces of rubbish anytime, anywhere, especially with your kids. So next time you’re at the playground or the beach or park, walking to school or riding your bikes, take a minute to love where you live and collect ten little pieces.
Transition Nambour is a newly formed group of people interested in planning for a more
resilient and sustainable future.
Phone: (07) 5472 7869
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) 54914153
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 4805, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, Nambour Qld 4560
Phone: (07) 5441 6200
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 497, Yandina Qld 4561
Phone: 0438 136 785
Secretary: Kahren Wentworth
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
Postal address: PO Box 2, Woodford Qld 4514
Phone: (07) 5496 1066
Zero Emissions Noosa [ZEN] is a community based organisation working together to achieve a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2026.