The Australian Conservation Foundation ACF attracts volunteers with a range of skills, interests and backgrounds who share a commitment to the environment and a desire to help us achieve our goals. You can volunteer in the following areas: General office work, marketing (fundraising, website etc.); campaigns (research, assisting at events etc.); library or communications.

You can fill out a registration form here and sent it to Maelor Himbury, ACF Volunteer Coordinator. If you have any questions regarding volunteering you can also contact him via email at

The Wilderness Society (TWS) is a national, community-based, environmental advocacy organisation whose purpose is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities please contact

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) became a public charitable organisation in 2001, although its origins can be traced back to the initial purchase of land by Martin Copley, AWC’s founder, in 1991. AWC now owns 21 sanctuaries covering more than 2.5 million hectares (6.2 million acres) around Australia and the sanctuaries protect at least:

  • 300 ecosystems
  • 100 threatened ecosystems
  • 170 threatened animal species.

To find upcoming opportunities and to fill out the application form please click here.

The Dolphin Discovery Centre is a non-profit organization committed to dolphin research, education, conservation and tourism.  The Centre was opened in 1994, and is the first Centre in Australia dedicated entirely to dolphin research. The Centre is located in Bunbury, a thriving city approximately 180 kilometres south of Perth in Western Australia. Facing Koombana Bay to the North, the Centre enables people to interact with Bottlenose dolphins in a variety of ways. There are up to 100 dolphins living in the Bay and groups of them regularly visit the shallow waters in front of the Centre.

Here you will find the application form.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary gives volunteers the opportunity to have hands on experience in Eco-tourism and daily interaction with many of the species listed above. You will have the chance to work at the largest privately owned conservation property on Kangaroo Island which covers 9,500 acres and has 14km of pristine coastline . You will enjoy a variety of experiences, which will include mingling with international guests, working with wildlife and restoration of habitat.

Click here for further details.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has developed into a world-leader in the display and preservation of Australia’s wildlife and natural heritage. With hundreds of animals and birds, the Sanctuary is home to one of the largest collections of Australian native wildlife in the world.

Please click here to find the application procedure.

 Billabong Sanctuary offers all the benefits of a wildlife park, without the busy, commercial aspects found in many zoos. With a size of 11 hectares (25 acres) you will find a natural habitat and Australia’s native fauna.

Please contact for further information.

For more information or to join the team of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, please email Lone Pine's volunteer coordinator, Karen:

Marine Wildlife Australia is committed to the conservation of charismatic marine wildlife and the precious ecosystems they inhabit.  Their key areas are Campaigning; Community education and empowerment that leads to action; Research and monitoring programs; and Advocacy.

Please write an email to for further information.

The Department of Environment and Conservation operates a variety of volunteer projects including scientific research, community education and manual labour.

Please click here to find current opportunities.

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is a unique, eco-tourism certified sanctuary in the Australian bush.

Please send an email to

This is the home to the most comprehensive list of wildlife care groups in Australia. Please click here to find a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group you might be interested in.

The Oceania Project's Whale Research Expeditions provide
a dedicated long-term research platform to observe and study Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay. Ongoing research programs are i.e.: Long term Photo-identification survey; Integration of Photo-identification & Genetic Data; DNA Analysis of Humpback Whale Faeces in collaboration with the Australian Antarctic Division; and a Habitat Monitoring Program.

Please use this form to get in contact with the team or contact directly

If you are interested in marine mammal conservation you can also check here for positions in Australia and other countries.

BirdLife Australia is dedicated to achieving outstanding conservation results for their native birds and their habitats.

As a volunteer you might like to take part in one of their many bird conservation surveys, or perhaps a morning spent planting trees is more to your taste. You could be a volunteer warden at a Hooded Plover nesting beach, help teach children about the plight of our birds, or assist with the data entry and other office duties.

Please click here to find out more about your volunteering options.

The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) conserves and manages our environment and natural resources for the benefit of all Queenslanders.

Volunteering with DERM will give you the chance to:

  • contribute directly to the protection and management of our natural environment
  • meet people and develop knowledge, skills and self-esteem
  • put your administrative skills, trade or tertiary studies to work for Queensland.

Please click here for more details or contact

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