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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
President – Lynette Saxton : 0428 716 868
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
Phone: (07) 3289 6963
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
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 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
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 reveged 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
Street address: 37 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552
Phone: 07 5494 2088
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
Postal address: PO Box 287, Buderim Qld 4556
Phone: (07) 5443 1793
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
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
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
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: +61 7 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
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) 5444 2707
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
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
Secretary: Peter Baulch
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