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Australian Conservation Foundation

Contact

Name: Cheryl Pultz

Position: Director of Fundraising

Email: cheryl.pultz@acf.org.au

Address

L1 60 Leicester St

Carlton

Melbourne 3053

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Our Mission / Objective

We are Australia’s national environment organisation. We are nearly half a million people who speak out, show up and act for a more beautiful tomorrow – a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive. A handful of people formed the Australian Conservation Foundation more than 50 years ago when oil and mining first threatened the Great Barrier Reef. Since then, the ACF community has protected the places Australians love – like the Reef, the Kimberley, the Daintree, Kakadu and Fraser Island.

Today, we continue to protect the reef as well as our Great Dividing Range, our rivers, forests and the beautiful north. We are advocates, friends, explorers and leaders. We come from communities right across the country. We are people who love a beach, a critter, a solar panel, a mountain range and a patch of bush. People power our campaigns and always have. People like the scientists who realised the consequences of limestone mining on the reef. The poets who spoke out for our forests. The builders who refused to wreck urban green spaces. The farmers who love the land. The Traditional Owners who protect their country from uranium mining and toxic pollution, and the communities who stand beside them. The volunteers who make banners, write letters and run events, over decades. Our community’s incredible support means ACF is proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations. Our members are the heart of our democracy.

Together, the ACF community advocates against pollution and destruction, and for our living world. We stand with Indigenous people who have cared for life here for tens of thousands of years and still do. We champion big ideas for real change. We hold decision makers to account. We find common ground with unlikely partners. We speak truth to power. Right now, a pollution and extinction crisis threatens the web of life. People made this crisis and we can solve it. So much is already lost. Our children will not see the animals now extinct, the ancient forests now clear-felled or the seasons as they used to be. We are living with the consequences of bad decisions, discredited ideas and short-term thinking. The big polluters. The coal charlatans. The rigged rules. Rampant industrialisation. Mindless consumption. The dismissed extinctions. The subsidised destruction. The vested interests. The politicians who forget they represent the people. We don’t accept the story we must sacrifice nature for a quick buck. We can make different choices. Thinking that business must destroy life just to sell more stuff is a failure of imagination. Business leaders can be a powerful force for change. Government, when held to account by people, can protect life with the stroke of a pen. The naysayers say people don’t care. Or if they do, it’s too late. We’re calling them out.

People right across our wide, brown land care deeply – and they want to come together to create a brighter future. Everywhere and every day, ordinary people are willing to transform inertia into action, isolation into connection and destruction into beauty. We know how to create the world we want. So let’s get on with it.

Projects in Progress


Stop Adani’s Carmichael coal mine and protect life on our beautiful reef 

Shift to clean energy and cut pollution – We love a sun powered country

Create the Great Forest National Park

Past Projects

The ACF community helped win World Heritage listing for Tasmania’s ancient forests – and then keep it.

We campaigned to create the world’s largest marine park network.

We worked with governments to return precious water to the rivers of the Murray-Darling.

We pioneered the national Landcare movement, working with farmers to connect and restore nature.

We supported Traditional Owners in Cape York who won the return of their homelands for culture and conservation.

We seeded the idea that became the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

We helped win National Heritage listing for the West Kimberley and World Heritage listing for Kakadu.

We stood with the Mirarr people to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine.

With our allies, we brought together more than 140,000 people at People’s Climate Marches in 50 towns and cities across Australia.

 

Our People

CEO

Kelly O'Shanassy, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Paul Sinclair – Director of Campaigns, 
Angela Rutter – Director of Engagement, 
Cheryl Pultz – Director of Fundraising, 
Anthony Moore – Director of Finance and Operations

Names of Board Members

Geoffrey Cousins – President
Nadia McLaren – Vice-President
Piers Verstegen – Vice-President
Mary Latham – Treasurer
John Anstey – Honourary Secretary
Todd Davies – (former Treasurer)
Erika Avellaneda
Jimmy Cocking
David Morris
Andrew Reilly
Anne Poelina

Read more about ACF’s inspiring board members

Number of Employees

75

Number of Volunteers

100+

Registration Information

ABN

22 007 498 482

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

An exceptional gift from you to future generations.

Never doubt that your concern and passion for the environment can make an enduring difference for all living things. Your bequest to ACF will help ensure that those you hold dear and the generations that follow them will inherit an earth that has the capacity to delight and sustain them.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

For further information including ACF Living Legacy brochure phone:
Upeka Kumarasinghe, Bequest Officer 03 9345 1120;
1800 223 669;
bequests@acf.org.au

General Donations

Your donation today will help to create a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive – now and for future generations. Right now, a pollution and extinction crisis threatens the web of life. People made this crisis and we can solve it.

Donate today

 

 

Other support

Other ways to give

Workplace giving, Nature’s Champions, and Community fundraising

 

 

ACF members play a special role in the ACF community

As a member, you are at the heart of our democracy. Members speak out, show up and act for a world where our forests, reefs, communities and wildlife thrive. They cast votes at our annual general meetings and shape our work. Members power our campaigns.

Will you become a member today? You can apply to be a member for just $10. Members receive habitat magazine, leadership opportunities and special invitations.

The ACF community champions reefs, forests and a tomorrow that’s even more beautiful than today. Imagine waking up tomorrow knowing you’re part of that.

Become a member

 

 

Work with us

If you would like to be notified of future employment opportunities at ACF please connect with us on LinkedIn and ‘follow’ our company page.

https://www.acf.org.au/work_with_us

 

Volunteer with us

 

Volunteer

People power our campaigns, and always have. For 50 years, ACF volunteers have made banners, written letters, run events, done research, organised mail outs, and had conversation after conversation with people to engage them and spark action.

Register as a volunteer now!

Our community’s incredible support means ACF can do more with less, and multiply the impact of the donations of our supporters.

If you’ve ever asked, “What can I do to make a difference?” – join us as a volunteer. 

WHERE CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Our head office is in Melbourne, near Queen Victoria Market. We have small offices in Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra and Broome.

We have active community organising programs in:

Melbourne

  • Melbourne electorate: Melbourne, inner north and north-west
  • Deakin electorate: Blackburn to Croydon area
  • Kooyong electorate: Hawthorn to Canterbury area
  • McEwan electorate: Seymour to Craigieburn and Lancefield

Brisbane

  • Brisbane electorate: Central Brisbane
  • Petrie electorate: North-east Brisbane
  • Ryan electorate: Auchenflower to Keperra and Ferny Grove
  • Moreton electorate: Fairfield, Oxley, Kuraby to Sunnybank Hills

We are expanding our community organising locations.

Want to volunteer remotely?

We often run distributed campaigns where you can host local events, do advocacy to decision makers, work with others in your community, and spread the word. We announce these campaigns, and the resources that support them, via email so make sure you are on our email list.

We will keep your details in a secure and confidential database and we will contact you if any suitable volunteer opportunities arise.

 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

We are Australia’s national environment organisation. We are nearly half a million people who speak out, show up and act for a more beautiful tomorrow – a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive. A handful of people formed the Australian Conservation Foundation more than 50 years ago when oil and mining first threatened the Great Barrier Reef. Since then, the ACF community has protected the places Australians love – like the Reef, the Kimberley, the Daintree, Kakadu and Fraser Island.

Today, we continue to protect the reef as well as our Great Dividing Range, our rivers, forests and the beautiful north. We are advocates, friends, explorers and leaders. We come from communities right across the country. We are people who love a beach, a critter, a solar panel, a mountain range and a patch of bush. People power our campaigns and always have. People like the scientists who realised the consequences of limestone mining on the reef. The poets who spoke out for our forests. The builders who refused to wreck urban green spaces. The farmers who love the land. The Traditional Owners who protect their country from uranium mining and toxic pollution, and the communities who stand beside them. The volunteers who make banners, write letters and run events, over decades. Our community’s incredible support means ACF is proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations. Our members are the heart of our democracy.

Together, the ACF community advocates against pollution and destruction, and for our living world. We stand with Indigenous people who have cared for life here for tens of thousands of years and still do. We champion big ideas for real change. We hold decision makers to account. We find common ground with unlikely partners. We speak truth to power. Right now, a pollution and extinction crisis threatens the web of life. People made this crisis and we can solve it. So much is already lost. Our children will not see the animals now extinct, the ancient forests now clear-felled or the seasons as they used to be. We are living with the consequences of bad decisions, discredited ideas and short-term thinking. The big polluters. The coal charlatans. The rigged rules. Rampant industrialisation. Mindless consumption. The dismissed extinctions. The subsidised destruction. The vested interests. The politicians who forget they represent the people. We don’t accept the story we must sacrifice nature for a quick buck. We can make different choices. Thinking that business must destroy life just to sell more stuff is a failure of imagination. Business leaders can be a powerful force for change. Government, when held to account by people, can protect life with the stroke of a pen. The naysayers say people don’t care. Or if they do, it’s too late. We’re calling them out.

People right across our wide, brown land care deeply – and they want to come together to create a brighter future. Everywhere and every day, ordinary people are willing to transform inertia into action, isolation into connection and destruction into beauty. We know how to create the world we want. So let’s get on with it.

Projects in Progress


Stop Adani’s Carmichael coal mine and protect life on our beautiful reef 

Shift to clean energy and cut pollution – We love a sun powered country

Create the Great Forest National Park

Past Projects

The ACF community helped win World Heritage listing for Tasmania’s ancient forests – and then keep it.

We campaigned to create the world’s largest marine park network.

We worked with governments to return precious water to the rivers of the Murray-Darling.

We pioneered the national Landcare movement, working with farmers to connect and restore nature.

We supported Traditional Owners in Cape York who won the return of their homelands for culture and conservation.

We seeded the idea that became the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

We helped win National Heritage listing for the West Kimberley and World Heritage listing for Kakadu.

We stood with the Mirarr people to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine.

With our allies, we brought together more than 140,000 people at People’s Climate Marches in 50 towns and cities across Australia.

 

Our People

CEO

Kelly O'Shanassy, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Paul Sinclair – Director of Campaigns, 
Angela Rutter – Director of Engagement, 
Cheryl Pultz – Director of Fundraising, 
Anthony Moore – Director of Finance and Operations

Names of Board Members

Geoffrey Cousins – President
Nadia McLaren – Vice-President
Piers Verstegen – Vice-President
Mary Latham – Treasurer
John Anstey – Honourary Secretary
Todd Davies – (former Treasurer)
Erika Avellaneda
Jimmy Cocking
David Morris
Andrew Reilly
Anne Poelina

Read more about ACF’s inspiring board members

Number of Employees

75

Number of Volunteers

100+

Registration Information

ABN

22 007 498 482

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

An exceptional gift from you to future generations.

Never doubt that your concern and passion for the environment can make an enduring difference for all living things. Your bequest to ACF will help ensure that those you hold dear and the generations that follow them will inherit an earth that has the capacity to delight and sustain them.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

For further information including ACF Living Legacy brochure phone:
Upeka Kumarasinghe, Bequest Officer 03 9345 1120;
1800 223 669;
bequests@acf.org.au

General Donations

Your donation today will help to create a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive – now and for future generations. Right now, a pollution and extinction crisis threatens the web of life. People made this crisis and we can solve it.

Donate today

 

 

Other support

Other ways to give

Workplace giving, Nature’s Champions, and Community fundraising

 

 

ACF members play a special role in the ACF community

As a member, you are at the heart of our democracy. Members speak out, show up and act for a world where our forests, reefs, communities and wildlife thrive. They cast votes at our annual general meetings and shape our work. Members power our campaigns.

Will you become a member today? You can apply to be a member for just $10. Members receive habitat magazine, leadership opportunities and special invitations.

The ACF community champions reefs, forests and a tomorrow that’s even more beautiful than today. Imagine waking up tomorrow knowing you’re part of that.

Become a member

 

 

Work with us

If you would like to be notified of future employment opportunities at ACF please connect with us on LinkedIn and ‘follow’ our company page.

https://www.acf.org.au/work_with_us

 

Volunteer with us

 

Volunteer

People power our campaigns, and always have. For 50 years, ACF volunteers have made banners, written letters, run events, done research, organised mail outs, and had conversation after conversation with people to engage them and spark action.

Register as a volunteer now!

Our community’s incredible support means ACF can do more with less, and multiply the impact of the donations of our supporters.

If you’ve ever asked, “What can I do to make a difference?” – join us as a volunteer. 

WHERE CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Our head office is in Melbourne, near Queen Victoria Market. We have small offices in Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra and Broome.

We have active community organising programs in:

Melbourne

  • Melbourne electorate: Melbourne, inner north and north-west
  • Deakin electorate: Blackburn to Croydon area
  • Kooyong electorate: Hawthorn to Canterbury area
  • McEwan electorate: Seymour to Craigieburn and Lancefield

Brisbane

  • Brisbane electorate: Central Brisbane
  • Petrie electorate: North-east Brisbane
  • Ryan electorate: Auchenflower to Keperra and Ferny Grove
  • Moreton electorate: Fairfield, Oxley, Kuraby to Sunnybank Hills

We are expanding our community organising locations.

Want to volunteer remotely?

We often run distributed campaigns where you can host local events, do advocacy to decision makers, work with others in your community, and spread the word. We announce these campaigns, and the resources that support them, via email so make sure you are on our email list.

We will keep your details in a secure and confidential database and we will contact you if any suitable volunteer opportunities arise.

 

Our Annual Reports

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