Western Australians love our natural environment. We marvel at the beauty of tiny wildflowers and vast landscapes. Our forests, rivers, beaches and woodlands; our clean water and fresh air; and our unique wildlife together form the natural heritage that supports our communities and maintains our health and wellbeing.

For over 45 years, the Conservation Council has been Western Australia’s outspoken and independent voice for the environment and communities.

As Western Australia’s peak environmental group we represent tens of thousands of individual supporters and over 100 Member Groups with diverse interests across the state.

We inspire people to work together, to value and protect nature and to build sustainable communities that can support future generations as well as our own.

We work directly with community groups, government, media, industry, and political parties.

Through advocacy, research, policy development, partnerships and community engagement, we help create a sustainable future that all Western Australians can look forward to.

From the rugged far north of the Kimberley, to the green forested South West and our amazing coastline and unique marine life, CCWA speaks for the protection and conservation of all nature in Western Australia.

From the protection of natural areas and wildlife to building sustainable communities; our work leaves an enduring legacy for future generations. 


Open letter to CCWA Members and Supporters about the Environmental Defenders Office Western Australia

Dear CCWA Members and Supporters

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA (EDO) needs our help

For over 20 years, the EDO has been an independent legal voice for the environment and assisted numerous CCWA member groups and associated campaigns in critical work to protect the environment.


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Worst of a bad bunch: Environment groups appeal the Wiluna uranium mine proposal

Overnight state and national environmental groups lodged an appeal against the Wiluna uranium mine proposal being promoted by the junior mining company Toro Energy. The appeal was lodged on behalf of the Conservation Council of WA, the Australian Conservation Foundation, The Wilderness Society, Friends of the Earth Australia, and the Anti-Nuclear Alliance of WA.

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Fracking Working Group must deliver veto rights to landholders

The state’s peak environment group and the Frack Free Future campaign have renewed their call for strong rights of veto for landholders facing gas fracking on their land, following the announcement of a Land Access Working Group by Minister L’Estrange at the Petroleum Open Day conference in Perth.

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WA wildlife remains at risk under new laws: Conservation groups call on parties to outline urgent plan of action

Leading conservation groups today said the fate of endangered wildlife remains in the balance after Parliament passed the governments controversial biodiversity laws last night.

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