13 Australian charities helping save the environment

By saving the planet, we are saving ourselves. 


That’s why we’ve curated a range of small and large, local and national charities actively working towards making major changes in the environmental sector, including sustainable living, renewable energy, land management, conservation, and education.


 By auctioning your unwanted and second-hand items on charityBay and donating the funds to these organisations, you can support the incredibly important work they do and join the movement that’s helping protect the environment. 


Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network Inc


The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) was established in 1999 as a volunteer organization focused on the re-establishment and maintenance of ecologically healthy catchments to deliver both environmental and community benefits. CWCN encourages community engagement and connection with the environment.


Read more on their Website here: http://www.cwcn.org.au/


Sustainable Living Foundation Inc


The Sustainable Living Foundation delivers public education about environmental issues and solutions to address these matters. This public education is delivered via the Sustainable Living Festival, which is a month-long annual event held throughout Victoria. The Festival incorporates environmental public education in the form of presentations, workshops, films and exhibitor markets within its Big Weekend feature event and other community events around the state. 


Read more on their Website here: www.slf.org.au


North East Tasmania Land Trust Inc

 The North East Tasmania Land Trust (NELT) is a community-based group that preserves, enhances and protects the natural environment in North East Tasmania. They do this by raising funds to acquire, manage and conserve land and forests of significant ecological value. Their aim is also to link and manage landscapes and create ecological connections. 


Nature conservation is the primary mission of the NETLT and this was achieved through ongoing environmental management of land owned and co-managed by the Trust, submitting an EOI to take ownership of another block with high conservation values and environmental education activities.


Read more on their Website here: https://www.netlandtrust.org.au/


Trees For Life Inc


Trees For Life undertakes a range of activities focused on improving the biodiversity of the environment through the support and facilitation of the South Australian community and active on ground participation of volunteers. Their Tree Scheme program enables the growth of local provenance seedlings by volunteer growers for planting on landholders properties throughout the state. Their Bush For Life program supports the protection and enhancement of remnant vegetation on over 300 sites through training and support of community and volunteers and their on groundwork.


Read more on their Website here: https://treesforlife.org.au/


Landcare Association Of South Australia Inc.


The Landcare Association of SA (LASA) is the peak advocacy and representative body for Landcare in South Australia.

LASA is an independent, non-government and not for profit community organisation that supports and advocates for community Landcare.


Read more on their Website here: https://www.landcaresa.asn.au/


Nature Conservation Margaret River Region Inc.

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region work with the community and all levels of government to understand protect and improve the natural environment of the Margaret River Region, incorporating a range of community engagement and conservation programs.


Read more on their Website here: https://www.natureconservation.org.au/


Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd


Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd (EICo-op) is a non-trading co-operative operating since 2009 with a mission of “working together towards a zero-emissions community”. Most but not all its 300 + member/shareholders and activities centre on Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires, although the Co-op and its Southern CORE Fund have no geographic limits in their rules. Community volunteering is central to quality of life, and the Co-op both operates with volunteers and seeks to support the volunteering efforts of other groups.


Notable achievements include: 

• Facilitating two community energy projects. 

• Completing community-owned solar farm with battery storage. Developing the Totally Renewable Communities Initiative. 

• Project managing the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Renewable Energy Roadmap.


Read more on their Website here https://www.eico-op.org.au/


Zero Waste Victoria

 Zero Waste Victoria is a not-for-profit charity that provides education, community engagement and sustainable living advice. They lead conversations on the growing issues of our waste and recycling system with Victorian councils, businesses, schools and community groups, and host information stalls, talks and workshops to inspire and empower waste reduction and sustainable actions.

Read more on their Website here: https://www.zerowastevictoria.org/


Friends Of The Earth (Australia)

Friends of the Earth Australia is a member of Friends of the Earth International which is the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 77 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, they campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues. They challenge the current model of economic and corporate neoliberal globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.


Notable achievements to date include:

¥ We launched a new waste minimisation, circular economy, and recycling campaign called Transform Waste 

¥ We campaigned for regulation of new GM techniques and supported the rights of states to remain GM-free Nuclear power 

¥ Active engagement in all state and federal government processes covering all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle

Read more on their Website here: https://www.foe.org.au/




The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is Australia’s largest youth-run organisation, their mission is to build a movement of young people leading solutions to the climate crisis. All money raised through charityBay goes toward our campaigns for a safe and sustainable future. 


Read more on their Website here: https://www.aycc.org.au/


Fishcare Victoria Inc

Fishcare Victoria Inc. aim to educate the next generation of recreational anglers in safe, responsible and sustainable fishing practices. Through partnerships with Victorian schools, Fishcare Volunteers are able to go into classrooms and educate children on the importance of our oceans and waterways and the best ways to enjoy them while respecting and appreciating them. The program aims to educate the broader community on how to look after our waterways to ensure their viability and conservation into the future.


Read more on their Website here: https://www.fishcare.org.au/


SEA LIFE Conservation Trust Incorporated

 The SEA LIFE Trust is a registered charity working globally to protect the world’s oceans and the amazing marine life that lives within them. Their vision is of a world where our oceans are healthy, properly protected and full of diverse life. They champion the need for plastic-free oceans and an end to over-exploitation of marine life through global projects and campaigns, as well as at their marine animal sanctuaries.


Notable achievements to date include:

• They hosted a number of coastal clean-up events to reduce the risk of plastic pollution on marine life.

• They hosted a number of events for high school students to raise awareness of the importance of ocean conservation. 

• They deployed 2 x seabins in SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. 

• They funded research with Monash University to understand the source and sinks of particular litter items.


Read more on their Website here: https://www.sealifetrust.org.au/


The Gillamii Centre Incorporated

 The Gillamii Centre aims to lead and inspire the Agricultural Community and the Community at Large to be involved with sustainable land use through training, education and knowledge into the future. Today, the Gillamii is a group of like-minded individuals based in the shires of Cranbrook and Broomehill-Tambellup in the Southwest of Western Australia, who are interested in the management of our natural and agricultural resources.    

The role of Gillamii is to encourage and lead in the efficient use of resources across the community whilst protecting and enhancing the natural environment.


Their work includes Facilitating workshops, on-ground projects and seeking funding to improve the condition of the agricultural landscape for future generations.


Read more on their Website here: http://www.gillamii.org.au/



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