Who we are

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability. We get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes. We work across society to influence urgent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the scale required to secure a sustainable environment. We bring people together to champion the true value of our environment and its critical role in sustaining all other systems and in achieving human wellbeing.

Don Henry and Bunuba elder Dillon Andrews at Windjana Gorge

Our principles

ACF stands for ecological sustainability. We get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes. We work across society to influence urgent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the scale required to secure a sustainable environment. We bring people together to champion the true value of our environment and its critical role in sustaining all other systems and in achieving human wellbeing.

Governance

For almost half a century, ACF has been a strong voice for the environment promoting solutions through research, consultation, education and partnerships.

Prince Phillip becomes president until 1975

Our history

The story of the Australian Conservation Foundation is one of vision, commitment and achievement. It is a remarkable history of people and place and bears witness to an environment organisation that is a driving force for change in Australia.

Our success stories

ACF has been part of many great conservation successes. For almost five decades, the ACF community has taken positive steps toward the permanent protection of Australia’s most special places.

Green building

Welcome to the 60L green building and ACF's green office. Find out why this building is like no other, how it has changed the way ACF staff work and live, and how you can incorporate elements into your own home and office.

Work with us

Join one of Australia's most influential environmental advocates and help set in motion the transformation to a more sustainable society. Contribute your skills, deepen your experience and join a team of professional and committed people.

Rainbow Lorikeets

Business partners

ACF's partnerships with various Australian businesses and community organisations who support our work and with whom we collaborate to promote and deliver a more sustainable Australia.

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Business supporters

ACF’s business supporters make a crucial contribution to our work by providing generous donations and pro bono services.