We represent more than 160 community environmental organisations from across New South Wales. Find a member group in your area, or learn more about applying for membership


We are governed by a democratic constitution that empowers our members to elect an Executive Committee, adopt resolutions and determine policy.

Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is nominated and elected by members at the Annual Conference. Serving Executive Committee members include:

  • Don White (Chair)
  • Gabrielle Appleby (Secretary)
  • Harrison Burkitt
  • Kate da Costa
  • Cilla Kinross (Western Region Representative)
  • Suzanne Milthorpe
  • Jim Morrison (Northern Region Representative)
  • Simon Nicholas
  • Annie Nielsen
  • Rob Pallin (Public Officer)
  • Ben Pearson (Treasurer) 
  • Christopher McElwain

To contact executive members, email or call (02) 9516 1488.

Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is where members elect the Executive Committee and formulate policies. It is also a chance for member groups to raise issues important to the broader environment movement. 


Read minutes from the Annual Conferences here

NSW Environment Awards

The annual NSW Environment Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the conservation. Visit NSW Environment Awards.

Annual Reports

To learn more about our work, read our Annual Reports


Our members have formulated, through the Annual Conference, policy positions on environmental issues. 


We nominate representatives for a many government committees that work on a range of environmental issues. If you are interested in becoming a representative, email our Outreach Officer at


Our work is supported by donations, membership fees, philanthropic foundations and grants from local, state and federal governments. For more information, see our Annual Reports