Take Action to Protect Australia's Wildlife

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Volunteer your time to a local wildlife conservation project

If it is your passion: study, research, or enter into the field of wildlife conservation

Plant native trees that attract native wildlife and avoid using chemical fertilisers

Get in-tune with nature: go for a bushwalk, visit your local botanic garden, go spotlighting, or snorkelling

Grown your own food such as a veggie garden

Try meatless-Mondays

Learn about a new native wildlife species each month

Learn about the wildlife that lives in your own backyard

Become a member of the Australian Wildlife Society

Follow Australian Wildlife Society and other conservation organisations on social media

Keep up-to-date with current real-world issues

Become a citizen scientist and participate in projects such as WomSAT

Check the ingredients of the food/products you purchase to ensure that they are sustainably-sourced and environmentally-friendly

Buy second-hand items

Think about your commute options: car-pool, use public transport, cycle

Go paperless or implement careful printing. Print double-sided and reduce your font size

Make a financial contribution to the Australian Wildlife Society

Talk about real-world wildlife conservation issues with your friends

Pick-up waste/plastic off your local beach and surrounding areas and dispose of them appropriately

Don't feed native wildlife, this can often do more harm than good

Be a responsible pet owner: supervise pets to ensure the safety of our native wildlife

If you find an injured animal, contact the appropriate authorities such as WIRES 1300 094 737

Aim to minimise human impact/interference on natural ecosystems

Write to your local minister if you have any suggestions on how wildlife-related actions can be improved

Vote for politicians that support and protect wildlife and their habitats

Start a petition that focuses on protecting our environment for future generations

Report any suspicious wildlife-trafficking behaviour to the appropriate authorities such as the Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch +61 2 6274 1900

Save energy and water

Refrain from using single-use plastics. Swap items to sustainable materials e.g. plastic to bamboo straws

Follow mentors that inspire you such as Sir David Attenborough or Greta Thunberg

Purchase items that have the Carbon Footprint Label

How to Live Sustainably - Dr Jane Goodall

To find out how, please click HERE

It's Time to Act!

Tips from Department of the Environment and Heritage ACT NOW

Wholefoods Plant-based Lifestyle - PETA

For your vegan starter kit, please click HERE

30 Ways to Reduce Waste - The Edgy Veg

The Edgy Veg provides you with easy eco-friendly lifestyle hacks for reducing waste in your home.

Please click HERE to watch the first 20 lifestyle hacks and HERE to watch the next 10 lifestyle hacks. 

Zero Co

  Zero Co has a mission to eliminate single-use plastic packaging from every Aussie kitchen, laundry, and bathroom.

Click HERE to win the war on waste at your place.

 You Can Have a Say?

One of the most effective ways for the community to help create a sustainable future is by engaging in regulatory and decision-making processes.

To have your say, click HERE

25 Steps for Plastic-free Living

Plastic-free Living provides us with 25 steps that we can implement to help us reduce our impact on the environment HERE

Nature is Collapsing: What Must We Do?

Prof Brett Bryan et al. from Deakin University are calling on us all to Take Action to save nature before it’s too late. 

Going Green - ICDA

This Help Sheet outlines hundreds of initiatives NFP organisations can implement.


Become a member of the Australian Wildlife Society. Help support the society to conserve native wildlife. Keep up to date with the latest information of the collective work being promoted nationally as well as having individual rights and additional benefits Join the Australian Wildlife Society »

Check out our 'DONATE' page.

Help save our native wildlife by donating to one of the Australian Wildlife Society's conservation projects.


A tax-deductible donation receipt. Donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible and all quoted dollar amounts are in Australian currency. The knowledge that you are contributing to the conservation of Australian native fauna and flora for the next generation of young Australians. We also hope that you feel valued, fulfilled and rewarded in some way knowing that you have ‘taken action’ to make a positive change.

Join the echidna hunt

Did you know that the echidna is the symbol of our Society and that the echidna is featured on the 5 cent coin?

Following the successful launch of our 5 cent collection boxes last year, businesses and families are now collecting for us. Those of you who have not yet joined the echidna hunt are invited to do so.

If you are interested in collecting 5 cent coins to participate in this fundraising process, please contact us and we will mail a collection box to you. Use them at home or at your place of work, invite friends and colleagues to take one and invite your friendly local businesses to join in. By this means small individual efforts can lead to a grand achievement. The proceeds will be used for the Society’s programs, such as the university grants.

Once the collection box has been filled, just take it along to your nearest Commonwealth Bank. All the deposit details are printed on the bottom of the box.

Once the coins have been banked, let us know your details and how much has been banked and we will send you a tax deductible receipt.

Email us at info@aws.org.au for your collection box.