• Mother Earth's Day Action Planning

    Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Friends of the Earth Cafe in Collingwood, Australia


    This is an action planning meeting. Following the last Action Lab on April 19, we've started to design an activity for Melbourne based supporters to join in on a Mothers Day Action on May 13 (Save the Date!).

    We will need people to pull together costumes, banners etc.

    Please RSVP - Minutes from last meeting available on request. 


Past Events

  • Tarkine Action Incubation Lab 22 rsvps

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Friends of the Earth Cafe in Collingwood , Australia

    The Bob Brown Foundation is back after our environmental arts field trip: Tarkine in Motion. This meeting is two fold: A catch up for artists or creatives who want to hear and share experiences after being in the field, include plan how work can now be shred and exhibited at upcoming opportunities. 


    Secondly, it's time to revise our campaign timeline recognising we need to maintain on ground efforts at Tarkine Vigil Camps where forest defenders continue to keep watch ready to raise the alarm if machinery enters the forest. Find out how you can join the camp.


  • Save Our Beaches

    Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    St Brigids Hall in Crossley, Australia

    This symposium is an opportunity to hear from eminently qualified individuals and groups on why the Belfast Coastal Reserve (BCR) is such an important ecological and cultural gem of the Victoria's Southwest and should be preserved in perpetuity.

    There is a deep concern, shared with many locals, about the destructive impact of commercial horse training in the BCR and the broader concerns about the commercialisation and industrialisation of public land.

    Tickets, $25 including lunch, available here.

  • Protecting Our Future

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle, Australia

    Protecting our Future - An evening with Bob Brown

    Doctors for the Environment Australia, the Bob Brown Foundation and The Wilderness Society present an evening with Bob Brown.

    Come and hear the former leader of the Australia Greens, medical doctor and environmentalist discuss protecting the Tarkine and the implications for all of us.

    Representatives from the Wilderness Society and Doctors for the Environment will also be speaking on the night. 

    Tickets $40 ($15 concession).

    Don't miss out on this inspiring event! Get your tickets here!

    Refreshments will be available.

    iDEA18 Ticket holders please note: Admittance to this event is already paid for in your ticket - you do not need to register separately to attend the Friday Night Reception. (You will however need to register separately to attend Saturday Night)


    What is iDEA?

    iDEA is the annual national educational conference of Doctors for the Environment Australia. Bringing together medical professionals and students from across Australia and beyond, iDEA unites people with one common goal – to address the human health impacts of environment and climate change. Delegates of the conference, over the course of a weekend, hear from engaging and knowledgeable speakers and together with their peers discuss how to best address some of the biggest health concerns of our time.


    You can visit the iDEA18 website here, and book a ticket for the full conference here.


    What is DEA?

    Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is the only organisation of medical professionals in Australia solely focused on promoting good health through care of the environment.

    We are GPs, surgeons, physicians, anaesthetists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, public health specialists, academics, medical students and researchers. We bring together an extraordinary level of leadership and expertise drawn from every branch of medicine. All our members are volunteers who strongly support the objectives of DEA.

    Since forming in 2001, we have been guided by our vision ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’. We use compelling scientific evidence to demonstrate the important health benefits of clean air and water, biodiverse natural places, stable climates and sustainable health care systems.

    You can learn more about our organisation at our website here.


    6:00PM for a 6:30PM Start

    Friday 13th April, 2018

    Newcastle City Hall
    290 King St
    Newcastle, New South Wales



    Ticket Type Eligiblity Cost
    General Admission All $40
    Concession Students and Pensioners (must bring evidence) $15
    iDEA18 Attendee Full registration to both days of iDEA18 Conference $0 (included)



    • Credit Card (Booking fee $0.30 cents)

    Please print tickets or bring confirmation email on a mobile device.

    Contact Details

    Anthea Katelaris
    iDEA18 Exec
    Email: promotions@ideaconference.org.au | Mobile: 

    Tickets available from www.trybooking.com



  • Outdoor Education Conference

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 03:20 PM
    Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Australia

    Bob Brown will be delivering the keynote address in the Grand Ballroom.

    More info from www.noec2018.com

  • Protect takayna Apple Harvest Festival

    Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Hakaya Farm in Cygnet, Australia

    Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com.au

    Harvest Festival in Hakaya Orchard

    This orchard picnic and afternoon cabaret is to raise funds to support the protection of takayna (Tarkine).

    All proceeds will be donated to the Bob Brown Foundation for this purpose.

    Price includes;

    -farm meat, vegetables, summer kitchen bread and hot spiced apple juice.

    -amazing musical and circus performances

    BYO cup.

    Feel free to bring a salad.

    Alcohol free event.

    Welcome to country at 12noon,

    Songs and poetry

    Aerial show

    2-3pm feasting with live music

    3-5pm live musical performances

    5-6pm jam session

    Kids under 15 free

  • Flooding of the Blue Mountains

    Monday, March 26, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in Springwood, Australia

    Join Dr Bob Brown and Bob Debus AM for a free public forum on saving the Blue Mountains' wild rivers from the raising of Warragamba Dam wall.

    Tickets available from www.wildrivers.org.au

    More info at thehub@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4723 5050

  • Robyn Collier exhibition

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Lost Bear Gallery in Katoomba, Australia

    BURRAGORANG THE LOST VALLEY will be my next exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery – Lurline St. Katoomba – opening on Sat. March 24th 2018 and running until April 29th 2018. The Exhibition can be viewed in the gallery from 10 a.m. Saturday March 24th and previewed online at lostbeargallery.com.au from Thursday March 15th. 

    The exhibition will also coincide with the official BOOK LAUNCH of the book of the same name  Paintings From ‘BURRAGORANG THE LOST VALLEY’ – a book filled with rare paintings of mine both recent and from my former visits, along with other works. Bob Brown has written the Foreword with an interesting introduction by Jim Smith.

    Bob Brown will launch the book on March 24th from 3 pm. 

    The Burragorang Valley is the picturesque valley that was flooded in the 1950s to make way for a permanent water supply for the growing city of Sydney. What was once a thriving valley of guesthouses, farms and other small industries no longer exists. Residents were forced to leave their precious valley, livelihoods were lost, people dispossessed with only a small compensation. The homes and buildings were demolished the land stripped of vegetation. That valley is now called Lake Burragorang. I have been fortunate enough to have had a very long history with what is left of this beautiful area  – a history I thought I had left behind 30 years ago. The story of my involvement and how recent trips with Water NSW came about, is told in this book. Predominantly, though, it is a book of my art featuring exhibition images of my paintings and some from earlier times, along with other works of mine towards the back.

    It has been a journey I never thought I would ever make again – and yet, here it is, the result of 4 years of planning and dedicated painting. This will be my final exhibition of the Burragorang Valley. 

    There is now a new threat to the Wild Rivers that flow into Lake Burragorang. The NSW State Government are making plans to raise the Warragamba Dam Wall by 14 metres. Should this go ahead, those valuable and beautiful Rivers will be adversely impacted, causing silting –  destroying more of the valuable environment and animals who make this their home. Visit the Colong Foundation for details on their campaign to prevent this from happening.

    This year also commemorates 60 years since the flooding of the Burragorang Valley.

  • Melbourne Tarkine Action Group Meeting 9 rsvps

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton , Australia

    Join campaigner, Emma Wasson for our monthly Tarkine Action Group meeting to discuss next steps for the Tarkine campaign in Melbourne and discover how you can volunteer.

    This is also an opportunity for a briefing prior to our next Tarkine in Motion environmental arts field trip over the Easter long weekend.


    Please note parking can be an issue. Please arrive on time. You can take all trams to Melbourne University Stop 1 to get there (72, 67, 5, 6, 64, 3/3a, 16, 1 and 8. 

  • Bendigo Tarkine Action Group Meeting 7 rsvps

    Monday, March 19, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Bridge Hotel in Bendigo, Australia

    Active supporters in Bendigo are preparing for a takayna/Tarkine presence at the Bendigo Sustainable Living Festival on April 14. Come along to find out more about the campaign from Melbourne based campaigner for the Bob Brown Foundation, Emma Wasson and sign up to volunteer for our campaign stall. 


  • March for takayna / Tarkine 34 rsvps

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Franklin Square



    March with us in Hobart for takayna / Tarkine - one of the last wild and threatened places on Earth.

    We will assemble at Franklin Square at 12noon and march to Parliament Lawns where we will have speakers and live music.

    Bob Brown
    Todd Walsh - the Lobster man
    + more

    With a Tasmanian election looming, Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine needs the newly elected government to give secure and permanent protection to its globally significant values. 

    Liberal and Labor policies threaten to turn this special place into a wasteland. They need to hear from you.

    March with us in Hobart to take action and help win protection for wild, ancient and threatened takayna / Tarkine. 

    takayna / Tarkine contains Australia’s largest temperate rainforest and 40 000 years of Aboriginal history in one of Australia’s richest Aboriginal cultural landscapes.

    Rainforests that were reserved decades ago are again available for logging, after Premier Hodgman’s government weakened protection of these ancient and rare ecosystems. Logging in these rainforests will drive climate change and threaten their endangered wildlife.

    Premier Hodgman’s government not only wants to re-open destructive off-road vehicle access over this irreplaceable landscape, it wants to open new tracks on remote stretches of the coastline. These moves threaten the cultural landscape and sites that tell the stories of thousands of years of Aboriginal history and are critical to the living cultural connections for Tasmania’s Aboriginal community.

    Volunteer with us and join our campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine at:actionfortarkine.org

  • Morning Tea with Bob Brown - Talking about fish farms 1 rsvp

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    38 Old Bass Highway in Wynyard, Australia



    RSVP's essential so all attendees can be catered for.

  • takayna / Tarkine Public Meeting in Burnie 6 rsvps

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Burnie Arts and Function Centre.



  • Concert for takayna / Tarkine in Launceston 4 rsvps

    Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Saint John Craft Beer Bar, Launceston



    Live music, short films and speakers.

    Live music from Lisa Yeates, Isabel Quigley, Wanderer, Denni, Emma Anglesey.

    MC Senator Peter Whish-Wilson.

    Guest Speakers: Jenny Weber – Bob Brown Foundation, Adam Thompson – Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and Andrea Dawkins – Bass MHA.


  • Tarkine Canopy Campout

    Friday, February 16, 2018 at 06:00 AM through February 18, 2018
    takayna / Tarkine Wilderness



    We invite all climbers, community members who can assist with ground support or just want to join our protest camp in the beautiful takayna / Tarkine!

    Two weeks ago, our activists set up camp in threatened takayna / Tarkine forests, in the beautiful Sumac forests, with climbers, tree-sits and banners to protest against the scheduled logging of these ancient forests. Then our activists have expanded their protest actions and returned to guard the Frankland River forests. 

    As long as we can maintain our camps in these forests, they should be safe from the bulldozers, chainsaws and incendiaries of industrial logging.

    Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to watch over all of takayna / Tarkine's forests. Last weekend, our scouts discovered a heartbreaking scene - two logging coupes where ancient rainforests had been reduced to log piles and mounds of debris just days before.

  • Tarkine in Motion Art Exhibition 7 rsvps

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM through February 27, 2018
    Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Australia



    The Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning for 450 000 hectares of takayna / Tarkine declared a National Park and World Heritage Area. In April 2017 more than 100 artists ventured for 72 hours into the Tarkine – these are their inspired creations.

    120 artists immersed into takayna / Tarkine,
    one of the last wild places on Earth,
    for 72 hours in April 2017.

    An expression of place that is ancient, wild and threatened. Drawings, paintings, poems, photographs, sculpture, textiles and more.


    Opening night

    With special guests Bob Brown and Theresa Sainty from Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.

    Friday 16th Feb at 6pm


    Exhibition is open from 15-27 Feb, open 7 days, 9am to 6pm


  • Tarkine Lobster Puppet Practice and Logistics Training 9 rsvps

    Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    The Drill Hall in Footscray, Australia


    Image: In progress Giant Lobster Puppet Dec 2017

    The Snuff Puppet Lobster will be complete. This is an opportunity to be on the team that will learn how to operate it for roving performances, specifically at the Sustainable Living Festival between Feb 9 - 11. 

    The puppet requires two people to operate it and a team of marshals around it for safety. 

    Ideally you will complete this training and be available for the Festival weekend to put it in practice. You can learn how to puppeteer the lobster, help with loading logistics or marshal as part of the support crew.

    You will also learn how the Lobster is pulled apart into 7 parts for loading, unloading and transportation.

    Please RSVP to let us know you are coming and fit to be involved.

  • Tarkine Action Group - Melbourne 13 rsvps

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    The Drill Hall in Footscray , Australia


    There's lots to get involved in, come along to this meeting to sign up or follow up on the Summer of Action and get involved in the doing.

    We have market stall's to organise, a giant lobster puppet to rove, banners to paint and more...We'll also need to start planning forward for focused activities that will support movement building in the lead up to a Federal Election. 

    Please RSVP to let us know you're coming!



  • Action Prop Making 9 rsvps

    Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Snuff Puppet Warehouse in Footscray , Australia

    The Bob Brown Foundation is seeking inspired minds, creative thinkers, performers, painters and do-ers willing to get hands on and strategic in thinking about effective ways to use our new banners, action props and giant Lobster Snuff Puppet. Our vision is to enchant Melbourne with the Tarkine and build the grassroots campaign.


    The threatened species Astacopis Gouldi aka the Giant Freshwater Tarkine Lobster is currently under construction as a giant puppet at the Snuff Puppet Warehouse. We imagine it to be close to finished by December 9 however there may be some final details to complete. This event will include: 

    • Completing final touches on the puppet
    • Banner painting
    • Training on how to operate the Giant Lobster Puppet for Festival Roving and Actions
    • Making some smaller props that will be used for vigils and demonstrations in 2018
    • Action Planning

    We are looking for theatrical minds who can orchestrate actions, demonstrations, vigils and do festival roving with media engagement in mind. This includes performance artists willing to learn how to animate a giant Snuff Puppet Lobster, a threatened species in the Tarkine. 

    SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Rovers and puppet animators

    We will be using the Lobster at the Sustainable Living Festival Big Weekend between February 9 – 11. The puppet is 2 meters wide and 6 metres long so will need to be tactically manoeuvred by trained puppeteers. A ute or trailer is also required for a logistics plan. Email emma@bobbrown.org.au to volunteer and help organise.

  • Castlemaine Tarkine In Motion Exhibition 7 rsvps

    Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Lot19 Gallery in Castlemaine , Australia

    Enjoy the Tarkine in Motion exhibition of over 40 works of art in Castlemaine at Lot 19 Gallery.

    Exhibition Opening at 2pm on Saturday the 2nd of December.

    All artworks are for sale. 


    A portion of the proceeds go toward supporting the campaign to protect takayna/Tarkine as a National Park, World Heritage Area and a return to Aboriginal custodianship. 

    This exhibition runs until December the 9th.

    Opening Hours: 11am - 6pm (Weekdays) 11am - 5pm (Weekends)