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.

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:05 PM

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


Mar 27, 2017 11:06 PM

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


Mar 27, 2017 11:07 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:11 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:13 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:15 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:18 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:21 PM

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 

Mar 27, 2017 11:23 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:25 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:27 PM

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 
Email: secretary@developmentwatch.org.au

President – Lynette Saxton : 0428 716 868


Mar 27, 2017 11:28 PM

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 

Mar 27, 2017 11:29 PM

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  

Mar 27, 2017 11:34 PM

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


Mar 27, 2017 11:37 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:38 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:44 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:45 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:49 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:50 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:50 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:51 PM

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.

Postal address: PO Box 6202, Mooloolah Valley Qld 4575
Phone:  07 5494 5074
Email: secretary@mrwl.org.au

Mar 27, 2017 11:52 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:56 PM

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: 0402 229 640
Email: nighteyes1@bigpond.com

Mar 27, 2017 11:58 PM

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

Mar 27, 2017 11:59 PM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:00 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:02 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:03 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:05 AM

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    

Mar 28, 2017 12:07 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:14 AM

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


Mar 28, 2017 12:15 AM

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


Mar 28, 2017 12:16 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:17 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:18 AM

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 

Mar 28, 2017 12:19 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:20 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:20 AM

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


Mar 28, 2017 12:21 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:24 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:27 AM

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. We meet at the RSL Hall in North Street Yandina at 7.30pm on the first Monday of the month, excluding public holidays. Visitors and new members welcome.

Postal address: PO Box 199, Yandina Qld 4561
Phone: 0438 467 710
Secretary: Peter Baulch 


Mar 28, 2017 12:28 AM

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

Mar 28, 2017 12:31 AM