Help environmental heroes like Wendy

Our dynamic team of public interest environmental law experts help communities every day across Australia and the Pacific to protect our environment through law.  Those communities need us, and we need you!

Please make your tax-deductible donation to our Environmental Defence Fund here.

Since losing 100% of our Federal Government funding in 2013, we have relied on the support of donors to continue our vital work: providing legal advice to over 1,000 individuals and community groups per year; running legal workshops for local communities; undertaking policy and law reform work at a State and Federal level; and running a number of landmark legal cases, including: 


Wendy Bowman wins international award

We have represented Wendy since 2009 in her fight to save her small cattle farm, a local tributary of the Hunter River and the town of Camberwell from the threat of a massive open cut coal mine.  

“It takes a lot of courage to stand up for the environment. Wendy is a tireless and selfless advocate for her community and the environment, and her determination and grace under enormous pressure have inspired all of us. We’re delighted her courage is being recognised internationally”
EDO NSW Principal Solicitor Elaine Johnson.

Your support allows us to continue to provide legal representation to heroes like Wendy, fighting to protect their local environment.

Please make your tax-deductible donation to our Environmental Defence Fund, and help us put the power back into the hands of the community.

With thanks,

Sue Higginson, CEO

P.S. We welcome the Federal Government’s announcement that it will restore $55.7 million in funding over the next three years to community legal centres, who work tirelessly to provide free legal services across the country, giving access to justice to people in need.

Unfortunately, we won’t receive any of this funding. EDOs across Australia have been calling for a restoration of $10 million in funding that was cut by the Australian Government in 2013.

We are very proud of our record in public interest environmental law. We want to ensure we can continue to defend the public interest and the environment in the years to come. You can help us continue this unique work. 

Please donate to our Environmental Defence Fund today or join our monthly giving group, Friends of the EDO