• BioBlitz 2018 100 rsvps

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 05:00 PM through November 26, 2018
    Riverbend Youth Centre in Scotchtown , Australia

    ***  BIOBLITZ HAS NOW SOLD OUT  ***

     

     

  • Watch the World Demand Action 46 rsvps

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 07:30 PM
    Parliament Lawns in Hobart, Australia

     

    In June 2018, Patagonia launched the film takayna.


    In the months that followed, 216 000 people from around the world signing the petition calling for  Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman to nominate takayna / Tarkine for World Heritage protection. On November 27, Patagonia and the Bob Brown Foundation will be hosting a rally outside Parliament House in Hobart in Tasmania to thank all of you who showed your support.

    Join us on the lawns of Parliament to celebrate!

  • Falls Festival Loo Crew - 2018-19

    Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM through January 01, 2019
    Marion Bay

    Volunteer for Bob Brown Foundation at Falls Festival Marion Bay.

    Volunteers receive a free ticket, premium campsite, hot showers, hot meals and all you need to do is four 4 hour shifts during the festival from 28 Dec to 1 Jan.

    To find out more or to register contact:
    fallsfestival@bobbrown.org.au or call Sarah on 0478 279 943

  • Join us in Hobart and learn more about leaving a gift in your Will.

    Saturday, March 02, 2019 at 01:45 PM
    Royal Botanic Gardens, The Riverview Room

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.


Past Events


  • Julian Burnside and James Dryburgh in Conversation

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

    You are warmly invited to a conversation with Julian Burnside QC and author of The Balfour Correspondent, James Dryburgh.  

    The Balfour Correspondent is a compelling response to a young girl's letters written to Tasmanian Newspaper, over 100 years ago.

    During 1912, fourteen-year-old Sylvia McArthur writes to a weekly Tasmanian newspaper from Tasmania's wilds. Her letters from the doomed bush town of Balfour, in the lands we now think of as the Tarkine, have been forgotten for a century. James Dryburgh answers her letters, creating a strangely powerful dialogue across time and space and giving us a powerful sense of the forces that still do battle to shape our existence in this country, and on this earth. 

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    Tickets available online (below) or from Eltham Book Store, 970 Main Rd, Eltham. Ph: 03 9439 8700 

    $55 per person or $35 concession, (includes one signed copy of the book and afternoon tea).

    Children welcome.

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    This event is presented with the generous support of the Royal Society of Victoria and in conjunction with Eltham Bookshop.

     

     

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    Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 06:00 PM
  • Tales of the Tarkine

    Friday, November 09, 2018 at 10:00 AM through November 16, 2018
    Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia

    A stunning exhibition from two Tarkine in Motion artists featuring paintings by Michelle Ball and photographic images by Craig Wall.

    These talented and generous artists are donating exhibition profits to our Foundation, so this is an event not to miss.

     



    Immerse yourself in a rainforest 100 million years plus in the making. Experience a storm swept coastline that has been home to countless generations of Indigenous peoples.

    The Tarkine is a beautiful and remote region of North West Tasmania that is under threat from logging and mining. Its rainforests are amongst the last remnants of a vast tract of cool temperate rainforest which once stretched across the southern half of the super-continent Gondwana, before it broke off to form Antarctica, South Africa, South America, New Zealand and Australia. Fossils of these same tree species can be found buried deep beneath the ice of Antarctica. 

     



    Craig and Michelle's artworks seek to reflect the fragility and beauty of these unique and ancient landscapes.

    Opening night is Thursday 8th November (SOLD OUT) and then showing daily from 10am to 4pm till Friday 16th November.

    Free admission.

  • Tarkine Artivist Collective Meetings 4 rsvps

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    These gatherings are hosted by artist Fiona Haasz who is working with The Bob Brown Foundation to support the campaign for securing a World Heritage listed Tarkine National Park including it's return to Aboriginal ownership.

    If you would like to collaborate with other Tarkine in Motion artists who have participated in the Bob Brown Foundation's Tarkine in Motion artist field trip or be a mentor for emerging artists to support merging practice with a campaign for environmental action, these gatherings could be for you.

    These gatherings will lead toward you producing a piece of work exhibition ready for the Launching Pad Gallery space from November 30, 2018. 

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    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday 31st October (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    RSVP: Let us know you will be there.

    Note: Directly after these gatherings are the campaign meetings from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the same space.

  • 2018 Environment Awards 4 rsvps

    Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation Office in Hobart, Australia

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    Bob with our 2017 Environment Award winners.

     

    Join us for the presentation of our annual Environment Awards as we celebrate the courage and dedication of inspiring environment activists.

    The informal ceremony will present awards for Environmentalist of the Year, Young Environmentalist of the Year, Community Environment Group of the Year and the Deni Greene Award and will be followed by refreshments.

    Please RSVP to Jasmine if you are planning to attend to assist with planning.

    All welcome!

     

     

  • Rally against wilderness helicopter incursions

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Civic Square

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    Hosted by Fishers and Walkers against Helicopter Access Tasmania, this rally is to protest against commercial helicopter access into the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, which will destroy the tranquillity and remoteness of one of Tasmania's most beloved wild places.

  • Leaving a gift in your Will information session - Melbourne

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 01:15 PM
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Old Melbourne Observatory

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.

  • Leaving a gift in your Will information session - Sydney

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 01:15 PM
    Fraser Suites in Sydney, Australia

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.

  • Tarkine Action Group - October 17 1 rsvp

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    Look for the green door and come in for an in person campaign update, hosted by Bob Brown Foundation Campaigner, Emma Wasson. You can also find other ways to volunteer and contribute to the campaign. 

    We will be starting to work on developing a Tarkine Trivia fundraising event together you can get involved in, as well as more discrete tasks to help promote existing upcoming events. 

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    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday 17 October (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Tarkine Action Group - October 3rd 2 rsvps

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    It takes people taking Action for Earth to build this campaign in Melbourne, and we would love you to get more involved.

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    You can find out more on how to volunteer at these meetings and find like minded people with a shared vision for protecting wild places like the Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park, including it's return to Aboriginal ownership. 

    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday, Oct 3rd (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    There's lots to do, so please come along. 

  • takayna film & fundraising night - 8.30pm session

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 08:30 PM
    in Fitzroy, Australia

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    Be moved by this film to see how running can help protect a forest. This film brings a story of the ancient Gondwanan rainforests through the eyes of local GP, long distance runner and Tarkine activist Nicole Anderson. 

    Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is the last stronghold in Tasmania for threatened species as the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Devil, Masked Owl, Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. 

    Find out how you can get involved with the Bob Brown Foundation in Melbourne and takayna / Tarkine.

    Limited seats - book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

    No parking on site.

    As well as the film takayna there will be a bar, raffle, art and virtual reality experience.

    All proceeds for Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park and returned to Aboriginal ownership.

     

     

  • takayna film & fundraising night - 6.30pm session

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    in Fitzroy, Australia

    Be moved by this film to see how running can help protect a forest. This film brings a story of the ancient Gondwanan rainforests through the eyes of local GP, long distance runner and Tarkine activist Nicole Anderson. 

    Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is the last stronghold in Tasmania for threatened species as the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Devil, Masked Owl, Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. 

    Find out how you can get involved with the Bob Brown Foundation in Melbourne and takayna / Tarkine.

    Limited seats - book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

    No parking on site.

    As well as the film takayna there will be a bar, raffle, art and virtual reality experience.

    All proceeds for Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park and returned to Aboriginal ownership.

     

     

  • 2018 Big Canopy Campout in takayna / Tarkine 120 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.

  • takayna at the Dendy 16 rsvps

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 05:15 PM
    Dendy Cinemas Canberra in Canberra, Australia

     

    takayna / Tarkine in northwestern Tasmania is home to one of the last tracts of old-growth rainforest in the world, yet it’s currently at the mercy of destructive extractive industries, including logging and mining. This documentary, presented by Patagonia Films, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last wild places.

    Bob Brown will open this evening's film screening with a short talk. All proceeds from the nights screening will go directly back into the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine.

    Buy your tickets online here.

  • Join our anti-whaling protest outside the Japanese embassy

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

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    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.

  • takayna film night

    Friday, September 07, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Loop Bar & Project Space in Melbourne, Australia

    Join the Bob Brown Foundation for a special National Threatened Species Day screening of takayna.

    Patagonia's new film takayna showcases the rare and threatened Tasmanian takayna / Tarkine.

    Be moved by this film to see how running can help protect a forest. This film brings a story of the ancient Gondwanan rainforests through the eyes of local GP, long distance runner and Tarkine activist Nicole Anderson. 

    Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is the last stronghold in Tasmania for threatened species as the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Devil, Masked Owl, Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish and Tasmanian Wedge-tailed eagle. 

    Find out how you can get involved with the Bob Brown Foundation in Melbourne and takayna / Tarkine.

    Only 30 tickets available so book now to avoid missing out.

     

  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - August 7 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.

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    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.

  • 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
    LEIGHTON HALL, UNSW KENSINGTON

     

    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