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We’re Environment Victoria. Environment Victoria is an independent charity, funded by donations. Established in 1969, we’ve grown into a community of 40 grassroots member groups and more than 100,000 individual supporters.

Together we’re campaigning to solve the climate crisis and build a thriving, sustainable society that protects and values nature

We see Victoria as a national and global leader for solving the climate change crisis. We believe our state can be an inspiring example of a sustainable society that protects and values nature.

To reach this future, we campaign in the following areas:
Safe Climate
Shifting Victoria from old, dirty fuels to clean energy.
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Healthy Rivers & Nature
Looking after our precious rivers, wetlands and natural environment.
Sustainable Living
Making our homes smarter and more efficient, and ensuring a just and fair transition to a more sustainable society.

Our Story
Is there a patch of Victoria you love? For a group of us more than 40 years ago, it was the Little Desert in western Victoria. When the government wanted to subdivide this area for agricultural development, people from all across the state came together to protect this place they loved. Their passion and dedication saved this unique landscape, which later become the Little Desert National Park.

This was a watershed win for the Victorian community, marking the beginning of a new environmental awareness. Fired up by their pioneering victory, this group of Victorians realised we needed a peak organisation that focused on environmental issues across the state.

And that’s how Environment Victoria got started. Over 50 years, we’ve had some big successes. Developing world-leading water conservation laws in the 1970s. Winning campaigns to create Gariwerd (Grampians National Park) and the Alpine National Park in the 80s. Improving public transport in the 90s, and bringing sustainability to multicultural communities in the 2000s. Together we’ve saved forests, stopped dams, restored wetlands and replaced the world’s dirtiest power station with clean energy. (sourced from website 31/10/2021)


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