Our Member Groups

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


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



Backyards for Biodiversity SEQ

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]

Website: https://backyardsforbiodiversity.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288752743338463

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


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


Blackall Range Land Use and Planning Association

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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackall-Range-Land-Use-and-Planning-Association/216064305116472

Postal address: PO Box 27, Mapleton Qld 4560

Phone: (07) 5445 7298

  Bribie Island Protection Association Inc (BIEPA)

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

Membership: https://biepa.online/plans

Website: https://biepa.online

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIEPA-Bribie-Island-Environmental-Protection-Assoc-Inc-156883254415101

Phone: (07)3410 0757

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


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


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 





Cooran Earth Rights

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.

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

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


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

 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 




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

Environmental Legacy Foundation

ELF contribute to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment and natural heritage,principally within the Sunshine Coast Region.

Website: https://www.environlegacy.org.au/


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

Website: https://fido.org.au/

Postal address: 120 Hilda Street, Corinda Qld 4075

Phone: (07) 3289 6963

Friends of Buddina

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.

Website: https://www.friendsofbuddina.com/

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

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 


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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1367048740076940 






Friends of Yaroomba 

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.

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


  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


Hinterland Bush Links 

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/

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hinterlandbushlinks/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hinterland-bush-links/


  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


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

  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


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

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


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. 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.

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

Postal address: PO Box 6202, Mooloolah Valley Qld 4575

Phone: (07) 5494 5074

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


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


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. 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.

Website: https://noosabiosphere.org.au/

Postal address: PO Box 294, Tewantin, Qld 4565

Phone: (07) 5474 0932

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


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

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


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


Petrie Creek Catchment Care (PCCC)

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.

Website: https://florabundabushcare.wordpress.com/petrie-creek-ccg/

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

Postal address: P.O. Box 272 Woombye 4559

Phone: (07) 5442 1339  

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Positive Change for Marine Life (pcfml)

                                   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) 

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.

Website: http://qwalc.org.au/

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

Postal address: PO Box 851 Maleny  Qld 4552

Phone: (07) 3844 4032

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

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 

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

 07 3379 8090

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

Website: https://takeactionpumicestonepassage.com.au

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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.

Website: www.tenlittlepieces.com

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenlittlepieces

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

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) 54914153

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 4805, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, Nambour Qld 4560

Phone: (07) 5441 6200

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 497, Yandina Qld 4561

Phone: 0438 136 785

Secretary: Kahren Wentworth

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


Woodfordia Inc

Woodfordia Inc is a not-for-profit, community driven organisation who passionately produce the Woodford Folk FestivalThe PlantingFestival of Small Halls and Woodfordia’s Artisan Camp

Woodford Folk Festival:

Planting Festival: https://theplantingfestival.com/

Postal address: PO Box 2, Woodford Qld 4514

Phone: (07) 5496 1066

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.

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