Environmental Groups and Links Queensland

Environmental Groups and Links in Brisbane

  • Australia New Guinea Fish Association (Queensland) promotes the study, conservation and aquarium culture of the native freshwater fish species of Australia and New Guinea, and provides a forum for the exchange of information.
  • Basin Sustainability Alliance was established in early 2010 to represent landholder, community groups and individuals with serious concerns about the unrestrained development of the coal seam gas industry across Queensland and the associated environmental, health and social impacts.
  • Bat Conservation & Rescue Qld Inc: Wildife rescue/welfare Description: rescue and care of flying-foxes and microbats when they get into trouble in our urban environment which is becoming too regular, barbed wire, back yard fruit tree netting. Average 6 calls per day no assistance from govenment to do this important community service – education and conservation is critical. Not for profit and registered charity.
  • Brisbane Local Food ning group of urban gardeners
  • Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. – Grow your own organic fruit and vegetables.
  • Beelarong Community Farm – Morningside, Brisbane.
  • Brisbane Catchments Network partnership of catchment and landcare groups across Brisbane
  • Brisbane Local Food ning group about food gardens in public and private spaces. Services, products and communities based on locally produced food and food gardening. ..
  • Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network (BRAIN) is a Brisbane City Council sponsored bushcare group. The focus of the group is the regeneration and rehabilitation of rainforest in sites around Brisbane.
  • Brisbane Region Environment Council
  • The Bromeliad Society of Queensland Inc.
  • Bulimba Creek Catchment Co-ordination Committee – B4C
  • Microponics: The Integration of Fish, Plants and Micro-livestock Sustainable, self-sufficient, environmental-friendly, urban living.
  • The Environmental Defender's Office – (EDO) Ltd Queensland
  • Department of Environment and Science QLD  – Queensland's environmental regulator.
  • Freecycle – search to find a group near you. – The goal of FreeCycle Brisbane is to reduce waste by connecting individuals who are throwing away goods with others who are seeking them via a Yahoo group on the Internet.
  • Friends of Federation Walk – The Spit on the Gold Coast
  • Friends of the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens
  • Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council Assoc Inc – Was founded in 1989 when representatives of 6 local conservation groups came together. They envisioned the organisation working for the care, protection and conservation of the natural environment and the improvement of the built environment so that it becomes more ecologically sustainable.
  • Gold Coast Succulent & Bromeliad Society
  • Gap Creek Trails Alliance (Facebook link) – To maintain sustainable trails, particularly on the mountain bike trails in Mt Coot-tha Forest.
  • Glossy Black Conservancy (GBC) is an independent association of local councils, environmental consultancies, birding groups and academic institutes in South East Queensland. The website contains the resources needed to help you learn about the general biology of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo, how to identify one in the bush and what you can do to help conserve this threatened species.
  • Gold Coast Rose Society – Members all share the love of growing roses, whether for the enjoyment of having beautiful roses in our gardens, cut roses in our homes, or to Show at our monthly get-togethers, or at our/or associated Rose Society Shows
  • Greenfest – An annual festival held in Brisbane's Botanical Gardens.
  • Greening Australia Nursery grows native plants for South East Queensland and aims to educate and provide information and support on the growing of native plants to return our native flora and fauna to its appropriate place in the landscape. Website includes a collection of MS word documents describing plants suitable for each Brisbane suburb
  • Householders' Options to Protect the Environment Inc. HOPE encourages people to take responsibility for their relationship with the environment in their daily lives. HOPE’s focus is to:
    1. Raise awareness by providing people with information – letting people know about current environmental issues;
    2. Educate – suggestions on how to tackle these issues;
    3. Show – how easily it can be done
  • Keep Queensland Beautiful – Through interaction with local governments, businesses, schools, community groups and committed individuals, Keep Queensland Beautiful encourages a statewide network of grassroots volunteers who work to deliver a cleaner, greener environment.
  • Moggill Creek Catchment Group (MCCG) is a volunteer community action group aiming to conserve and improve the local environment of our catchment on both private and public land. Projects include riparian zone revegetation and the planting of native flora species on private land.
  • National Parks Association of Queensland
  • Permaculture Noosa  formed to encourage and promote permaculture within the Noosa area of the Sunshine Coast.
  • Northey Street City Farm – Courses and workshops on permaculture, organic gardening, art and craft held outdoors weekly.
  • Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre As a hub for the “Queensland Environmental Sustainable Schools Initiative” QESSI the centre is committed to assisting schools develop curriculum and facilities which have a focus on sustainable practices.
  • The Orchid Species Society
  • Permablitz Brisbane – site has been set up to help people get together and learn about designing and implementing suburban permaculture systems.
  • Pine Rivers Catchment Association aims to sustainably manage the Pine Rivers and Hays Inlet catchment.
  • Pullen Pullen Catchments Group (PPCG) is a community based, volunteer landcare group operating under the umbrella of Landcare Australia. The geographical area of the PPCG is defined by the Brisbane River in the south, the D'Aguilar Range in the west and the Mount Elpinstone Range in the north and east. This 55 km2 area includes Pullen Pullen Creek, Pullen Creek and Farm Creek.
  • Queensland Conservation Council
  • The Queensland Naturalists' Club Inc. The QNC exists to study all branches of natural history. To encourage conservation of flora and fauna and their environments. (qncforum on the forum)
  • Queensland Council of Garden Clubs – A voluntary organisation promoting the interests of gardening through its affiliated garden clubs and specialist societies.
  • Queensland Frog Society
  • Queensland Water and Land Carers – The peak body for natural resource management (NRM) volunteers.
  • Reef Check Australia – Queensland-based coral reef monitoring organisation.
  • Reverse Garbage Co-operative Ltd – a not-for-profit worker run co-operative that promotes environmental sustainability and resource reuse. They collect high quality industrial discards, diverting them away from landfill and sell them at a low cost to the general public, and run a variety of environment and waste focused art workshops and educational talks.
  • Recycling Near You – a Planet Ark initiative. On this site you can search for information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council. You can also find specific local recycling options for a wide range of products. You can also find reports, guides, links and other recycling information at recyclingnearyou.com.au/education/
  • Save Moreton Bay – a new alliance of not for profit organisations including Healthy Waterways, Reef Check Australia, Wild Mob and the University of Queensland with a simple goal – to throw a lifeline to Moreton Bay and its unique marine wildlife.Campaign to protect Moreton Bay.
  • Save our Riverfront Bushland (SORB)
  • Successful Gardening with Annette Mcfarlane provides information on organic pest control methods, helps you to identify pests through pictures and suggests organic remedies to solve common gardening problems.
  • Transition Brisbane: Brisbane Transition Hub
  • Transition Sunshine Coast aims to support the regional transition from oil dependency to local resilience
  • Vera Street Community Garden organic gardening and creek rehabilitation within the grounds of Toowong Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Academy, off Vera Street in West Toowong
  • Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
  • Wynnum-Manly Community Gardens Group WMCGG created Bethania Street Community Garden in Cox Park, Lota, to inspire, share and teach organic gardening skills in the Wynnum-Manly-Lota area
  • Yandina Community Gardens, a membership-based community group dedicated to providing education and practical experiences in Permaculture
  • See also National Environmental Groups and Links