Environment Tasmania is the peak body for environment groups across Tasmania.
We are an incorporated not-for-profit organisation structured to ensure accountability to member groups.
We liaise regularly with government and industry leaders and our member groups shape the direction we take, issues we address and how we tackle them.
Environment Tasmania members vote on conservation policy at our quarterly General Meetings and nominate and elect the Management Committee at the Annual General Meeting each year to oversee the organisation and set operational policy.
Environment Tasmania’s current member groups are spread right across Tasmania, and work on a broad range of environmental issues. Their members and supporters come from all walks of life and represent a broad cross-section of the Tasmanian community.
There are a few rules about what kind of groups can become members. Contact us to find out more.
The current member organisations of Environment Tasmania are:
Australian Youth Climate Coalition: an action-based coalition focussed on empowering young people in their local communities to create change on a national scale.
Climate Action Hobart: a volunteer, grassroots climate action group formed to promote community involvement in achieving strong climate policy and action in Tasmania.
Florentine Protection Society Inc: an apolitical, not-for-profit community organisation with the main purpose of preserving Tasmania’s ancient forests, including the forests of the Upper Florentine Valley.
Frack Free TAS: are a community group dedicated to raising awareness of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and demanding a permanent ban on fracking in Tasmania.
Friends of the Great Western Tiers: work to achieve the lasting and effective protection of the natural and cultural values of the Great Western Tiers.
Great Western Tiers National Park Campaign: work to gain National Park status for the Great Western Tiers.
Lake Pedder Restoration Incorporated: campaign to restore Lake Pedder in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Mole Creek Caving Club: go caving mostly at Mole Creek, but also in other cave areas in the state. They find, explore, photograph, survey and document caves, and also undertake research.
Nature Photographers Tasmania: a professional organisation whose aim is to facilitate and promote the use of photography for the protection of nature in Tasmania, and elsewhere.
North East Bioregional Network: promote a long-term and consistent nature ethic based on an understanding that all of nature is important. Their key purpose is to develop and implement the Linking Landscapes vision in North East Tasmania.
North East Tasmania Land Trust Inc: a community-based group that preserves, enhances and protects the natural environment in North East Tasmania by acquiring and managing land of significant ecological value.
Ocean Planet Tasmania Inc: promotes the protection of Tasmania's marine environment and wildlife.
Peak Oil Tasmania: work to raise awareness of peak oil and to promote the transition to an oil-free society.
Peninsula Environmental Network: work to promote nature conservation on the Tasman Peninsula.
Save Our Sisters: campaign for protection of the South Sister, near St Marys, from logging and other threats.
Spirit of Bruny: Support the community of Bruny Island in requesting Forestry Tasmania to remove the swift parrot habitat forests from their logging lists.
Tarkine National Coalition Inc: campaign for the protection of the Tarkine wilderness area in the North-West corner of Tasmania, including one of the world’s most significant remaining tracts of temperate rainforest.
Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc: seek to preserve and expand Tasmania's national parks, and to ensure appropriate management of their natural and cultural values in the long term interests of conservation.
The Wilderness Society Inc: campaign to protect and promote wilderness values, and to transform Australian into a society that protects, respects and connects with the natural world that sustains us.
West Wellington Protection Group: campaigns to protect the West Wellington range, adjoining Wellington Park’s Western & South-Western boundaries, from logging.