• Tarkine Action Group Meeting - August 5 rsvps

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    This meeting is hosted by Melbourne campaigner Emma Wasson and Fiona Haazs of the Launching Pad Gallery. Look for this green door. Bring a plate of food to share if you can. There's lots to get involved in, in the lead up to September.


    We will be preparing for a day of action on National Threatened Species Day (September 7) and an International Day of Action event and film screening of takayna on September 18. Come along to stay tuned, active and connected.

    RSVP's greatly appreciated with your correct contact details please in case we need to get in touch with you. 

    Tarkine Action Group Meetings every second Wednesday evening. Upcoming meeting dates for your diary are: August 22nd, September 5, September 19 and October 3rd.

  • Join our anti-whaling protest outside the Japanese embassy

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Japanese Embassy in Yarralumla, Australia



    Join me in a Canberra protest against Japan’s move to overturn the International Whaling Commission's time-honoured moratorium on whaling. Already illegally harpooning hundreds of pregnant Minke whales in Antarctic waters each year, Japan is relying on world apathy to make its bloody illegal butchery legal.

    Our foundation is planning a peaceful protest outside the Japanese Embassy, when the crucial International Whaling Commission IWC, with a Japanese pro-whaler as president, meeting gets underway in Brazil. We will meet outside the embassy.

    Bring your own banner if you can - in making a stand for Australia’s whales and all the whales of the world.

    Email our Campaign Manager Jenny Weber for more information, or RSVP below if you can make it.

    My best wishes,

    Bob Brown


    Image:  Dead Minke whales on the deck of Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru.  Picture courtesy of Sea Shepherd.

  • 2018 Big Canopy Campout in takayna / Tarkine 105 rsvps

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 06:00 AM
    takayna / Tarkine


    We are joining the Big Canopy Campout, an annual global event where hundreds of forest adventurers sleep in the trees on one special night to protect the world's vanishing forests. In takayna / Tarkine where the rainforests and tall eucalypts are vanishing, we will spend the weekend in an area threatened by logging. You can join us and camp on the forest floor or in the canopy. 


    To get involved, email Jenny Weber.

Past Events

  • Music for takayna

    Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Fitzroy Town Hall Ballroom in Fitzroy, Australia

    All proceeds to support our campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership.

    Tickets $30 / $20.

    Online sales are now closed.  Tickets may still be available at the door.

  • Jack Beale Lecture: The Battle for the Environment

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM


    Hear from one of Australia’s leading environmentalists and former politician, Bob Brown.

    As both an activist and a politician, he has a unique perspective on our environmental battles, successes and failures. What has been achieved by the environmental movement since its 1970s renaissance? Where should we focus our efforts to protect the planet?  And how does his trademark optimism stand up to the tremendous environmental challenges that we face?

    A UNSW Sydney event for Sydney Science Festival during National Science Week.


    Buy tickets here: events.unsw.edu.au/event/jack-beale-lecture-battle-environment


  • Why Tibet Matters by Australia Tibet Council

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street, Redfern, NSW 2016

    Hear from two inspiring speakers on why Tibet matters to the world.

    Tibet is a land of immense environmental importance. Climate change and China's destructive policies are bringing dramatic changes to Tibet, with profound consequences both for Tibetans and the millions of people who depend on the water that originates from the Roof of the World.

    If we are concerned about climate change, inequality, water security, we need to pay closer attention to Tibet. Equally importantly, we need to understand that the solution lies in giving power back to the Tibetans, the traditional stewards of the land.

    Tsechu Dolma is a 25-year-old environmentalist. Born to Tibetan refugee parents in Nepal, Tsechu Dolma moved to the US as a young girl. On her first trip back to Nepal as a teenager, she saw the effects of climate change in the mountainous region of Mustang, bordering Tibet. She has since founded the Mountain Resiliency Project, a social enterprise building climate change resilient communities through women’s empowerment in sustainable agro-business.

    A graduate from Columbia University, Tsechu was recognised as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Social Entrepreneurship, Fulbright-Clinton Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow and Brower Youth Award winner.

    As a former Leader of the Greens, Bob Brown had taken a courageous stand on issues across the national and international spectrum, including self-determination for the people of Tibet, during his long and distinguished career in Australian politics. He retired from the Senate in 2012 and continues to champion for the environment through his work at the Bob Brown Foundation.


    Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/why-tibet-matters-tickets-48228823710


  • Refining the Definition of Wilderness

    Friday, August 10, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Fullers Bookshop, Hobart, Tasmania


    Offering a scholarly perspective on the definition of wilderness, this publication appraises the effectiveness of existing definitions and recommends a definition that focuses on experiential as well as ecological values.

    The authors, all of whom live in Tasmania, collectively represent almost a century of experience in the field of wilderness advocacy and management, and more than 120 years of experiencing wilderness first-hand.

    To be launched by Bob Brown at Fullers Bookshop.

    RSVP here.



    Thursday, August 09, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Makers Workshop, Burnie, Tasmania

    Bob Brown will be opening Craig George's photographic exhibition 'Raw Tarkine and Beyond' at the Makers Workshop, Burnie, 9th August 5 - 6.30 pm. If you are in the Northwest of Tassie make sure you drop in to see the exhibition, the Makers Workshop is open 9am - 5pm daily.

  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - August 10 rsvps

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    This meeting space for this Tarkine Action Group has been kindly donated by Tarkine in Motion artist Fiona Haasz, and will require you to bring along a pillow or a camping chair. There will be a couple of spares there, but please bring your own cushion or chair to sit on. 

    We'll be incubating next steps for the Melbourne campaign together as usual including how to sustain a presence in the Tarkine vigil coups, planning monthly vigils in the Federal Environment Ministers office and planning for an international day of action in September. 

    Come along to find out more, get involved and plan your trip to Tassie's Tarkine with us soon! 


  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - July 11 rsvps

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Ross House Association in Melbourne, Australia

    Hosted by Melbourne based campaigner Emma Wasson, this action group meeting is a chance for a face to face campaign update and opportunity to get engaged in further developing the Tarkine campaign in Melbourne.

    Come along to find out what you can do to support. There'll be lots of volunteer roles to fill for our upcoming August Fundraiser.



  • 8th Hobart Oration - Justice for the Next Generation, Julian Burnside and Behrouz Boochani

    Monday, July 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Hobart Town Hall in Hobart, Australia



    This event is sold out.

    A video of the Oration will be available on our website in the near future.

  • Stand with us for takayna / Tarkine

    Friday, July 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Melbourne, Burnie, Hobart



    Time: 12:30pm – 1PM

    Day: Friday the 6th of July

    Where:  Premier Will Hodgmans office, Executive Building Hobart, Level 4, 15 Murray st



    Frydo Friday for the Tarkine Forests!

    Time: 5:00pm

    Day: Friday the 6th of July

    Where: Minister Frydenbergs office, 695 Burke Rd, Camberwell



    Day: Friday the 6th of July

    Contact Scott Jordan for more information: scott@bobbrown.org.au






  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - June 17 rsvps

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Ross House Association in Melbourne , Australia

    This meeting will be hosted by Melbourne Campaigner Emma Wasson as a practical prop and placard making workshop for the next Frydo Friday action on July 6 at 5pm (save the date!) to mark the return on the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles to the Frankland River Forests for their breeding season, at which point logging restrictions will apply again until February 2019. Come along to meet like minded people, get crafty and join us in celebrating the return of the eagles. 


    Photo: Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle, Rod Hartvigsen

  • Burnie screening of takayna 14 rsvps

    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Burnie Arts and Function Centre in Burnie, Australia


    Vote takayna / Tarkine Public Event

    Screening of Patagonia’s brand new film takayna with speakers Bob Brown and Jarrod Edwards. 

  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - June 23 rsvps

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Ross House Association in Melbourne, Australia

    This meeting will be hosted by Emma Wasson, Bob Brown Foundation's Melbourne Campaigner. Find out more about the Tarkine campaign and meet activists who have been to the Tarkine Vigil Camps in Tasmania. 

    This meeting is an opportunity to discuss actions at the Tarkine Vigil camp and activities we can do in Melbourne to build the campaign for a World Heritage listed Tarkine National Park, including its return to Aboriginal ownership. 


    Photo: Tarkine Action Group, Mother's Day at the G for Mother Earth. 

  • No Woodchip Port for Dover - Community Meetings 5 rsvps

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM



    The beautiful, peaceful town of Dover in Tasmania's Far South is under enormous threat with a proposal for a Woodchip Export Facility. Please help us to protect the natural beauty of our region.  Far South Tasmania is not the place for a Woodchip facility!

    Join Save our South, Bob Brown Foundation and Wilderness Society for public meetings in Hobart, Cygnet, Bruny, Dover and Huonville. 

    Cygnet - 13 June 6pm, Town Hall

    Bruny - 16 June 1pm, Alonnah Hall

    Huonville - 19 June 6pm, Town Hall

    Dover - 26 June 7pm, Dover School Hall 

    Hobart - 27 June 6pm, Dechaineux Theatre




  • Tarkine Action Incubation Lab - postponed 1 rsvp

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Friends of the Earth Cafe, Smith Street, Melbourne in Collingwood, Australia

    Be part of our Melbourne-based people power movement that will help securely protect takayna / Tarkine as World Heritage listed National Park and see it returned to Aboriginal ownership. 

    This is a regular grassroots action meeting for planning campaign projects, activities and events.


    Come along to hear about the kind of actions you can get involved in and meet like minded people passionate about protecting the iconic region of takayna / Tarkine from Melbourne. 

  • Tarkine in Motion Fundraiser

    Monday, May 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Loop Project Space and Bar in Melbourne, Australia

    The Bob Brown Foundation brings together the artists who journeyed to this remote part of the world at this unique event to share their impressions of this unique landscape. Come for after work drinks and a mingle to become acquainted with this threatened wild place through, film, song and spoken word.

    There is a $5 suggested donation on the door, or $10 inclusive of a raffle ticket and a chance to win some great prizes.

    All funds raised will go directly toward the Bob Brown Foundations Tarkine campaign in Melbourne.

  • Mother Earth's Day Action Planning 11 rsvps

    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. 


  • 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.