Member groups

Friends of the Earth Australia is a national federation composed of independent member groups.

Friends of the Earth Australia has no bosses. Members of the federation remain autonomous in the way that they do their campaign work, their budgeting, and the way they structure themselves.

All members of Friends of the Earth Australia agree with and work towards the aims and objectives of the federation, and remain independent of any political parties and economic interests.

List of current member groups

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Friends of the Earth National Meeting 2018

Friends of the Earth Australia welcomes interest from new member groups. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Thinking about starting a new group? We welcome new Friends of the Earth local groups too!

How to start your own Friends of the Earth local group.


Please see a list of current member groups as below.


Friends of the Earth Adelaide

As one of South Australia’s foremost community campaign organisations, Friends of the Earth Adelaide works to address social and environmental justice issues through community action.

In addition to campaigners working with on earth jurisprudence, climate justice and urban issues, Friends of the Earth Adelaide has two primary campaign collectives that welcome your involvement!

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Friend of the Earth Brisbane

Friends of the Earth-Brisbane is a community based social change cooperative working on local, regional, national and international issues.
We are working towards the creation of an ecologically sustainable and socially just society through community action.

Market Forces believes that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of our money should use it to protect not damage our environment.  Our work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable. We work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.

Friends of the Earth believe that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of our money should use it to protect not damage our environment.

Market Forces' work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable. We work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.

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Earthworker Cooperative brings together people from diverse backgrounds in practical action to solve the social and environmental problems faced by communities and the planet. We provide common ground where trade unionists, environmentalists, small business people and others work together in common cause.  Our goal is to establish a network of worker-owned cooperatives committed to sustainable enterprise throughout Australia. We believe social and environmental exploitation are intertwined, and that the problems of climate change, job insecurity and growing inequality must be tackled simultaneously, through greater grassroots economic ownership.

EarthWorker Cooperative brings together people from diverse backgrounds in practical action to solve the social and environmental problems faced by communities and the planet. We provide common ground where trade unionists, environmentalists, small business people and others work together in common cause.

Our goal is to establish a network of worker-owned cooperatives committed to sustainable enterprise throughout Australia.

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Tulun/Carteret Islands is a horseshoe-shaped scattering of low-lying coral atolls 86 kilometres north-east of Bougainville. Carteret elders initiated a voluntary relocation program in 2006, named Tulele Peisa, or “Sailing the Waves on Our Own”. With an indigenous population of 2700 on seven small islands with a maximum elevation of just 1.5 metres above sea level, there are few other places on Earth where the injustice of global warming is more apparent.

Tulun/Carteret Islands is a horseshoe-shaped scattering of low-lying coral atolls 86 kilometres north-east of Bougainville. Carteret Elders initiated a voluntary relocation program in 2006, named Tulele Peisa, or “Sailing the Waves on Our Own”. With an indigenous population of 2700 on seven small islands with a maximum elevation of just 1.5 metres above sea level, there are few other places on Earth where the injustice of global warming is more apparent.

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Healthy Futures is a group of health professionals, students and community members taking action to address climate change and related threats to health. We focus on connecting people who are concerned about the health impacts of climate change and empowering them to take collective action.

Healthy Futures is a group of health professionals, students and community members taking action to address climate change and related threats to health. We focus on connecting people who are concerned about the health impacts of climate change and empowering them to take collective action.

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We are working to raise awareness of how a mix of renewable energy technologies are able to meet all of Western Australia’s electricity needs. We provide presentations to government agencies, corporations, schools, community groups and politicians, as well as running display stands at public events, writing letters to the media, producing and distributing information leaflets.

Sustainable Energy Now are working to raise awareness of how a mix of renewable energy technologies are able to meet all of Western Australia’s electricity needs. We provide presentations to government agencies, corporations, schools, community groups and politicians, as well as running display stands at public events, writing letters to the media, producing and distributing information leaflets.

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School Strike 4 Climate

School Strike 4 Climate are a coalition of students of all ages, from cities, towns and regional hubs from every part of Australia united by concern for the future of our planet. The students are striking from school to demand politicians take our future seriously & treat climate change as what it is: a crisis. 

School Strike 4 Climate is autonomous and student led, Friends of the Earth provide administrative and logistical support.

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GECOGoongerah Environment Centre Office (GECO) is a grass roots community group based in the small town of Goongerah in far East Gippsland, Victoria.

Since 1993 GECO have campaigned for protection of East Gippsland’s forests. Using a variety of strategies including education and raising public awareness, political lobbying, non violent direct action, citizen science and forest monitoring, we act to protect high conservation value forests from logging.

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WOTCH

WOTCH is a volunteer-run grassroots organisation dedicated to protecting Victoria's native forests through the use of citizen science, community engagement and advocacy.

We survey in the Central Highlands of Victoria, from Toolangi in the west all the way to Baw Baw in the east. WOTCH has managed to protect over 1500ha from logging since it was established in 2014. But sometimes surveying alone isn’t enough to save an area. That’s when the WOTCH community steps in and bands together to tell our elected representatives what we stand for, and we stand for forests.

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Genetically Modified Free Australia AllianceGM Free Australia Alliance are calling for a freeze on all GM crops and food approvals in Australia. This means: no new GM crop approvals, no new GM foods and no new GM crop growing areas.

During the GM Freeze, the safety of GM foods for sale in Australia must be re-assessed and data on yield, pesticide use and effects on biodiversity of GM crops in Australia must be publicly investigated.

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Cairns Community Foods

Community Foods is a not-for-profit, volunteer run, community-based and financially viable co-operative. Our aim is to provide the community of Cairns with a social shopping environment for minimally packaged, quality whole foods and household consumables that are ethically and environmentally responsible.

Community Foods includes an educational and cultural base, and a meeting space. We support and encourage other community organisations that have similarly aligned principles.

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