Charity details

Gpo Box 544
Canberra ACT 2601
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
General community in Australia
Date established
Last reported
30 January 2020
Next report due
31 December 2020
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

The Council represents over 40 member groups, who in turn represent over 20,000 supporters. We harness the collective expertise and experience of our member groups and networks to promote sound environment policy and the need for action on the environment. We work collaboratively with government, business, the community sector and the community to achieve the highest quality environment for Canberra and the surrounding region. We work through advocacy, community campaigns, education, research and engagement with the community, the private sector and with government. The objectives of the Conservation Council include: “(i) maintain, preserve and enhance the quality of the natural, urban and rural environment and the integrity of ecological systems and processes; (ii) preserve and safeguard the natural, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage; and (iii) promote community understanding of the common responsibility for the maintenance of a healthy and sustainable environment, on which all life ultimately depends.” In 2018-19 we: - promoted and facilitated events and activities to do with environmental protection and sustainability via our monthly newsletter and social media to supporters; - facilitated discussions on specific topics, such as environmental offsets, the future of gas, biodiversity and cat containment; - provided information to the community about environmental and heritage issues in the ACT; - met regularly with ministers, members of the Legislative Assembly, and ACT Government officials on a range of policy and advocacy matters; - engaged with private developers to discuss impacts of proposals; - liaise with other non-government organisations to best align environmental, social and economic matters; and - supported the work of our member groups to advance the environmental objectives that we share with them.

Where the charity operates


Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2020 31 December 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 December 2020 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 30 January 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 30 January 2020
Financial Report 2018 31 March 2019 26 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 26 March 2019
Financial Report 2017 31 January 2018 14 November 2017
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 14 November 2017
Financial Report 2016 31 January 2017 18 January 2017
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 18 January 2017
Financial Report 2015 31 January 2016 29 January 2016
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 29 January 2016
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 30 January 2015
Financial Report 2014 No due date 30 January 2015
Annual Information Statement 2013 31 March 2014 13 March 2014
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 24 January 2019 Download


The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing the natural environment 1 January 2014
Advancing public debate (promoting or opposing a change to any matter established by law, policy or practice in the Commonwealth, a state, territory or another country) 1 January 2014
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.