Underwater Polar photography by Brett Lobwein

Brett Lobwein is a passionate and environmentally minded photographer based in Sydney. His images have won numerous international photography awards and have been published worldwide. If you’d like to learn more about the polar regions while looking at striking, beautiful photography, you’re welcome to come along to this free online presentation.

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World Environment Day rally, Monday June 5

Please join us together with the Sydney Climate Coalition on World Environment Day, Monday June 5, to demand “No new coal and gas, Repeal the anti-protest laws!”

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says urgent action to drastically reduce emissions is required to avoid catastrophic climate change. This means an immediate end to the expansion of the fossil fuel industry and a rapid transition to sustainable industries for workers and communities currently reliant on fossil fuels. This rally is an important action, at a critical time. We need this government to act. We need real change.

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Our Campaigns

About Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

We are an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation actively involved in a wide range of projects aimed at maintaining the natural beauty and character of our Shire, and surrounding waterways and parks. For a small organisation we do a lot, but our Centre is run by volunteers.

Sutherland Shire would not have an environment centre, and none of our campaigns or advocacy would be possible without the commitment and care of members of the community.

One current focus is advocacy to protect the Royal National Park from coal mine pollution.  Another central campaign focuses on koala and wildlife corridors around the Shire, with advocacy aimed at stopping koalas being killed on our roads.  Another ongoing campaign seeks to protect our water supply from the coal mining taking place directly underneath Woronora Reservoir: 10,700 people signed our petition calling for the mining to be stopped.  Our members from the SO Shire group aim to halt pollution from plastic and microplastics washing up around our beaches and waterways.

Our Sunny Shire and Plastic Free Sutherland Shire groups can provide general advice about solar energy, batteries, and sustainable practices.  We support environmental education programs, and put in submissions about issues of environmental concern with various arms of government. 

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre supports, and is also an affiliate member of the Sydney Basin Koala Network, Greater Sydney Landcare, the Better Planning Network, the Nature Conservation Council, the Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network (AFTINET), and Climate Action Network Australia (CANA).


If you are interested in finding out more, or helping, please get in touch!

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharawal people, who have cared and continue to care for country.  We recognise that Aboriginal Sovereignty has never been ceded.  It is our goal to build restorative relations between peoples, and we pay our respect to their elders past, present, and emerging.