• NVDA training

    Saturday, March 06, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation campaign centre in Hobart, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    RSVP's are essential as numbers are limited, please RSVP below to guarantee your place.

  • Forest Defenders Screening - Bendigo

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 07:30 PM
    The Old Church on the Hill, Cnr Harkness and Russell St, Quarry Hill, Bendigo, VIC
    Two activist filmmakers Crusty and Ramji joined our frontline campaigns in 2020 and their new stunning documentary Forest Defenders has captured the wild native forests of Tasmania and our actions to defend these forests. It is a grassroots documentary, filmed across Tasmania by the activists themselves.

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

    Forest Defenders provides a powerful and beautiful insight into why these spectacular parts of native forests and rainforest are worthy of protection, showing the day-to-day lives of those who fight for protection. 

    Guest speaker Wendy Radford from the Wellsford Forest Conservation Alliance will tell us about their current campaign here in Bendigo. Q&A time after the film.

    Doors open 7pm. Film begins at 7.30pm so come early to get your spot on the comfy couches. Limited seating due to current climate.

    Purchase your tickets HERE 

  • Forest Defenders Screening - Ulverstone

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 06:45 PM
    Apex House Community Innovation Hub, 3 Gollan St, Ulverstone, Tasmania

    Please join us for a screening of ‘Forest Defenders’, a documentary that was filmed on the frontline of the blockade to defend a pocket of Tasmanian wilderness, the largest tract of cool temperate rainforest in the world, the pristine and ancient Tarkine.

    Tickets by donation here.

    This stunning documentary ‘Forest Defenders’ has captured the wild native forests of Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundations action to defend these forests. It is a grassroots documentary, filmed across Tasmania by the activists themselves.

    Forest Defenders provides a powerful and beautiful insight into why these spectacular parts of native forests and rainforest are worthy of protection, showing the day-to-day lives of those who fight for protection.

    This screening is being hosted by members of the Ulverstone Community, and will include a Q&A with the Bob Brown Foundation's Tarkine campaigner Scott Jordan after the film. We will be taking donations for the Foundation at the door, and there will be tea and coffee available after the film.

    Purchase your tickets-by-donation to this event here.

  • takayna Trail 2021 – Run to Save Wild Places 128 rsvps

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM through March 20, 2021
    takayna / Tarkine

    We are thrilled to announce registrations are now open for the 2021 takayna Trail 50km / 20km Ultra. 

     

     

    Feel the freshest air in the world fill your lungs as you tackle our exciting new route. Traverse the giants of a eucalypt forest, the unique grassland plains with spectacular mountain views and through a stretch of Australia’s largest temperate rainforest.  

    Race day is Saturday 20th March. Pre-race dinner and registrations will be held on Friday 19th of March in takayna/Tarkine, North West Tasmania.

    Entries are limited to 150 competitors, so get in quick to secure a spot. 

    We are, of course, sensitive to the complexities COVID19 holds for both our organisation and runners, so we will be carefully mapping a plan and adhering to all public health recommendations applicable to Tasmania in March. We remain optimistically cautious in our event planning, and look forward to being reunited with you all in the beautiful takayna.

     

    Not a runner but would love to be involved? 

    As usual, we rely upon our fantastic and committed volunteers to make these events a success – so if you are interested in joining us as a volunteer for this amazing event and being immersed in the Tarkine wilderness, click the button below to email Jo.


     

  • NVDA training

    Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation campaign centre in Hobart, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    RSVP's are essential as numbers are limited, please RSVP below to guarantee your place.

  • Koala Day of Action

    Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Hyde Park

    Koalas need you to be their voice.

    Despite headlines that koalas will be extinct in NSW by 2050, the government has done nothing to protect them.

    Instead they are letting bulldozers and loggers into our forests to rip out the last remaining habitat.

    Join the Save Our Koalas Day of Action rally and march in Hyde Park near the Archibald fountain.

  • Forest Defenders Screening at Earthy Eats - Launceston

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Earthy Eats, 19 Kingsway, Launceston, TAS
  • Forest Defenders Screening at Pentridge Cinema - Coburg

    Friday, March 26, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Pentridge Cinema, 1 Champ St, Coburg, VIC

    Join us for an inspiring screening of Forest Defenders, our newest documentary filmed on the frontlines of the battle to save takayna/ the Tarkine, during the 2019/2020 summer of dramatic action and activism. 

    This screening is being hosted by one of our fantastic Melbourne supporters, and will be held at Pentridge Cinema in Coburg. 

    The screening will kick off at 7pm. Guest speakers after the screening are to be announced soon!

  • Art for takayna

    Friday, April 02, 2021 at 09:00 AM through April 06, 2021
    takayna / Tarkine

    ART for takayna is the Bob Brown Foundation’s revamped and re-energised Tarkine in Motion project.  Australia’s largest environmental art project, where artists immerse in the wild, ancient and threatened takayna/Tarkine for 72 hours.  Inspired by takayna/Tarkine, the artists bring to the world a multi-platform exhibition showcasing their interpretation of this wild place, campaign projects, blockade structures, theatre, dance and movies to name a few. 

    For four days, artists and volunteers will operate out of six base camps located across the 495,000 hectares of takayna /Tarkine. From the small shack town of Arthur River on the northwest coast, the remote coastal stretch between Sandy Cape and Rupert Point to the ancient, threatened rainforests scheduled for imminent logging and mining. 

    The artists - videographers, writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, print-makers and photographers – capture the wild and scenic beauty of this threatened landscape. Theytake you on a journey through threatened landscapes, to the rugged and serene rainforest, across vast button grass plains, towering sand dunes, hidden waterfalls and to the jagged rocky shore that shreds the wild Southern Ocean. 

    Using the creative power of art to alert the world to the plight of a threatened wilderness - takayna / Tarkine. 

     

    (Formally Tarkine in Motion)

     

     

  • NVDA training

    Saturday, April 03, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation campaign centre in Hobart, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    RSVP's are essential as numbers are limited, please RSVP below to guarantee your place.


Past Events


  • Forest Defenders Screening - Nowra

    Friday, February 26, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra, NSW, 2541

    Please join us for a screening of ‘Forest Defenders’, a documentary that was filmed on the frontline of the blockade to defend a pocket of Tasmanian wilderness, the largest tract of cool temperate rainforest in the world, the pristine and ancient Tarkine.
    This stunning documentary ‘Forest Defenders’ has captured the wild native forests of Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundations action to defend these forests. It is a grassroots documentary, filmed across Tasmania by the activists themselves. 

    PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS SCREENING HERE

    The film captures the hundreds of volunteers who took part in the takayna/Tarkine Sumac Ridge Blockade, Ta Ann veneer mill shut down and multi-day occupations and disruptions of logging operations in the Que River, Pieman, Wentworth Hills and Mt Field areas. While these actions were happening, (the forest defenders) Ramji and Crusty were filming throughout. 

    Purchase your tickets here

    Forest Defenders provides a powerful and beautiful insight into why these spectacular parts of native forests and rainforest are worthy of protection, showing the day-to-day lives of those who fight for protection.

  • Forest Defenders Screening - Wynyard

    Friday, February 26, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    The Don, 26 Goldie St, Wynyard

    Get your tickets to this screening here

    Please join us for a screening of ‘Forest Defenders’, a documentary that was filmed on the frontline of the blockade to defend a pocket of Tasmanian wilderness, the largest tract of cool temperate rainforest in the world, the pristine and ancient Tarkine.

    This stunning documentary ‘Forest Defenders’ has captured the wild native forests of Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundations action to defend these forests. It is a grassroots documentary, filmed across Tasmania by the activists themselves.

    Get tickets here

    This screening will be hosted at 'The Don' in Wynyard, and is organised by Carol Donaghey. For any questions, please contact Carol at [email protected]

  • Forest Defenders Screening - Armidale

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    295 Rusden Street, Armidale, NSW, 2350

    Join us for an outdoor screening of 

    Forest Defenders: The fight to protect Tasmania’s native forests

    on Tuesday, 23rd February, from 7pm
    at 295 Rusden Street, Armidale. 


    The film takes you straight to the frontline where ordinary people are stepping up, joining the Bob Brown Foundation to protect some of the most incredible forests in the world from the archaic practice of native forest logging.

    Numbers are restricted to keep the event Covid-safe, so RSVP by Monday, 22nd February, via e-mail to Deni at [email protected]. For more information ring Bea on 0458 752 680.

    All welcome, arrive from 7pm for a 7:30pm start. 

    Entry free, donations welcome. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/348946426186472/
  • NVDA training

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation campaign centre in Hobart, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    RSVP's are essential as numbers are limited, please RSVP below to guarantee your place.

  • Forest Defenders Screening - Torquay

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Bells Beach Brewing, 22 Baines Crescent, #Shed 2

    Join Kate Gazzard & Hilary McAllister for an evening of Action for Earth, and together witness the current battle between the Bob Brown Foundation and the logging industry of Tasmania to protect native forests.

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    'Forest Defenders' tracks the journey of everyday men and women as they put themselves on the line to protect the ancient rainforests of the Tarkine/takayna against destruction by logging and mining industires.

    Join us at Bells Beach Brewing to learn more about the fight to protect the Tarkine, meet fellow trail runners and envionmentalists and raise funds to propel Kate and Hilary along the 50km takayna Trail course in March 2021.

    Tickets can be purchased here.

  • Pieman Blockade Camp Information Session 10 rsvps

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation

    This week we also marked a year since the loggers' machines were evicted from this area by the BBF's incredible volunteers in an amazing show of direct action people power. But threats remain. The Tasmanian Government still plans to log these forests, and the Chinese Government-owned mining company MMG plans to pump toxic mine tailings across the Pieman River into a proposed tailings dam in verified World Heritage value forest.

    For now, these incredible rainforests and tall eucalypt forests are still standing, and with your help, we can keep them that way.

    Have you considered spending some time at the Pieman Blockade? Join our information session below by RSVPing below. 

     


    Would you like to find out more but can't attend the session?

    Click here to find out more.


     

  • NVDA training

    Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation campaign centre in Hobart, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    RSVP's are essential as numbers are limited, please RSVP below to guarantee your place.

  • The Great Forest Case – Town Hall Meeting 115 rsvps

    Thursday, February 04, 2021 at 12:30 PM
    Hobart Town Hall

     

    We will be hosting a Town Hall meeting in Hobart to provide an update on how we will continue to fight for the forests.

    Speakers will include Bob Brown and the Great Forest Case lawyer, Roland Browne.

  • NVDA training

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation campaign centre in Hobart, Australia

    Join our experienced activists for an introduction to Non Violent Direct Action (NVDA) training covering a variety of topics including:

    - Non-violence and de-escalation of violence

    - History and context of Direct Action

    - Different types of actions and roles within actions

    - Legals briefing for activists

    - Security culture

    - How to get involved

     

    The first session will be on Saturday 23rd January, but if you would like to attend this or any future session, please RSVP below and we will contact you to arrange which session you would like to attend.

  • Environmentalists of the Year 2020 - Save the Date 14 rsvps

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online
    Established in 2012, the Environmentalist of the Year Awards recognise and encourage the commitment and courage of environmentalists in their pursuit of environmental protection, preservation and justice.
    This year we will be hosting the awards in our Hobart office but also online.
    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81644249793?pwd=ZW14cVlKM1RlZHVQNEhUZmhWcFFZQT09
    Passcode: 133379
    Or iPhone one-tap :
    Australia: +61731853730,,81644249793#,,,,,,0#,,133379# or +61861193900,,81644249793#,,,,,,0#,,133379#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    Australia: +61 7 3185 3730 or +61 8 6119 3900 or +61 8 7150 1149 or +61 2 8015 6011 or +61 3 7018 2005
    Webinar ID: 816 4424 9793
    Passcode: 133379
    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdmtyrkpcd
  • Foundation Christmas Party – 2020

    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Bob Brown Foundation, Hobart Office in Hobart, Australia

    Join us for the annual Bob Brown Foundation Christmas Party. 

    We welcome all staff, board members, volunteers, donors and supporters to join us for a drink and nibbles in celebration of all we have achieved together in 2020. 

     

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have a strict capacity limit. As such RSVP's are essential, please RSVP below. 

     

     

  • Swift Parrot Snap Action – Hobart 108 rsvps

    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Parliament Lawns, Hobart

    In response to this tragic news about the Swift Parrot’s decline, Bob Brown Foundation is organising a snap demonstration calling for immediate protection of all Swift Parrot habitat.

    "A decade ago there was alarm at the estimates of 1000 pairs of remaining Swift Parrots. The news of ‘less than 300 individuals’ is notice of a death spiral. Chief villain here is the Tasmanian government’s logging of the parrots’ nesting sites” said Bob Brown.

    Join us on Hobart’s parliament lawns next Wednesday 9th December at 1pm, to coincide with Forestry Tasmania's appearance at parliamentary Estimates hearings.

    RSVP below.

  • Join us for a Koala picnic – Canberra 25 rsvps

    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Parade Grounds, Parliament House, Canberra

    Koalas are in crisis and will be extinct by 2050 if urgent action isn't taken now.

    Bring your Koala soft toy, placard and a picnic blanket.

  • The Great Forest Case – Post Federal Court Hearing Webinar 1 rsvp

    Friday, December 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online Webinar

    Don’t have time to watch the whole case? The day after the case we will be hosting a follow up webinar to give you an update about what happened during the case. Speakers will include Bob Brown, BBF lawyer Roland Browne and Campaign Manager Jenny Weber.

     


     

    Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uT6nMW9VReuKrQFFW-_9Sw

     


     

    The webinar will be recorded and shared on our Facebook page.

  • The Great Forest Case – Federal Court Hearings 5 rsvps

    Wednesday, December 02, 2020 at 09:00 AM through December 04, 2020
    Online or Streaming Live to our Hobart Office in Hobart, Australia

    The Great Forest Case hearings are on 2nd and 3rd of December!

    Bob Brown Foundation is taking on a monumental legal case challenging the regulation of native forest logging. 

    Our case will argue that the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is not a valid agreement. RFAs are outdated agreements which are notoriously inadequate for protecting our threatened species. If our case is successful, it will not only be good news for Tasmania, but will be significant for other states in Australia, as it will set a precedent for similar litigation.

    The Great Forest Case is the best change in a generation of ending native forest logging. It will be a history-making event and we encourage you to join in and be a part of it. There are several ways you can join in on the action:

     

     


    Join the case online

     The hearing will be held online and members of the public are welcome to join.

    Time: 10.15am to 4.15pm, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December

    Link:

    Wednesday, 2 December 2020 10:15 AM-12:45 PM: Click here

    Wednesday, 2 December 2020 2:15 PM-4:15 PM: Click here

    Thursday, 3 December 2020 10:15 AM-12:45 PM: Click here

    Thursday, 3 December 2020 2:15 PM-4:15 PM: Click here  

     

    We ask that you please have your cameras and microphones turned off during the hearing.

     

     


    Join us for a screening of the hearing in our office in Hobart

    You are welcome to join us in the BBF office in Hobart for a screening of the hearing from our board room. We will have staff on hand to answer any questions you have during the case.

    Time: 10.15am to 4.15pm, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December

    Location: Level 4/116 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000

    Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to [email protected] as we will have a limited number of spaces due to COVID restrictions.

     

     


    Join us for a follow up webinar

    Don’t have time to watch the whole case? The day after the case we will be hosting a follow up webinar to give you an update about what happened during the case. Speakers will include Bob Brown, BBF lawyer Roland Browne and Campaign Manager Jenny Weber.

    Time: 12 noon, Friday 4th December, Online.

    Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uT6nMW9VReuKrQFFW-_9Sw

    The webinar will be recorded and shared on our Facebook page.

     


     

  • Summer for Swifties – Swift Parrot Citizen Science Surveys

    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 08:30 AM through December 21, 2020
    Southern Tasmania
    Critically Endangered Swift Parrots are breeding in Tasmania's forests - we are heading out to spot them for a citizen science project.

     

    The critically endangered Swift Parrot is threatened by logging in its native forest habitat. Our Foundation is campaigning for the protection of all Swift Parrot habitat in secure conservation reserves.

    This summer we are hosting a citizen science project to record Swift Parrots and our focus will be on the permanent logging zones where the parrots could be this season.

    Once you have booked to attend you will hear from your survey leaders about the logistics, carpooling and where to meet.

    Most surveys will be a full day out in the field, departing from Hobart at 8:30am.

    We will be releasing more dates for surveys. So if you have missed out on these first surveys, there will be more.

    Watch the videos below to get familiar with identifying Swift Parrots in Tasmania.

     


     

    Buy tickets here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/swift-parrot-citizen-science-surveys-tickets-129941902729

     

    Meeting time and location:

    8.30 am

    Outside the Bob Brown Foundation office, 116 Bathurst St, Hobart.

     

    You will need to bring:

    Lunch, a good pair of binoculars, wet weather gear just in case, sun protection and water.

     


     

  • International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 08:30 AM
    Executive Building, 15 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000

    We are taking part in an International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy on 24th November and need your help to make it a success.

    Join us in Hobart outside the Executive Building at 8:30 am for a snap rally.

     


     

    In addition a mass online action will flow around the world through the various time zones, starting in the Pacific, via Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe to the Americas. 

    The focus is an important petition. Many thousands of individual signatures are needed to make a big impact, so we are asking you, your friends, family and colleagues to each sign the petition on the 24th November. You will be joining many people who care deeply in calling for change.

    The petition calls for an end to subsidies and incentives for burning forest wood, for it to be excluded from renewable energy targets, and for the protection and restoration of forests to be prioritised for our health, the climate and biodiversity.

    The target is the European Union and its member countries but this message must come from everywhere affected by Europe’s unacceptable large scale biomass burning and poor leadership – from forests and communities suffering the impacts, to other jurisdictions that are following in Europe’s footsteps – currently leading to a global escalation of this false and damaging climate solution.

    This is going to be an exciting and important campaign event. 

    We encourage you to post our graphics to your social media to spread the word and inspire people to join in. And when you’ve signed the petition on 24th November, have fun by posting a pic of yourselves with the hashtag #forestsarenotfuel, and encourage your friends to sign too. You can access the materials and resources for this here.

    Please join us as we work together with organisations and people all over the world in this global push for change!

     


     

  • Forest Defenders Screening – Randwick NSW 29 rsvps

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    TBA – Randwick

    I would like to invite you to the special screening of "Forest Defenders". This new and unique film takes you on a journey to the ancient forests of takayna /Tarkine in northwest Tasmania. You will gain an insight into what it takes to protect this unique temperate rainforest from logging.

     

     

    Meet Lisa, the GP and nature lover, climbing giant trees and teaching others safety; Alex and Wiebke, two German tourists gearing up for a different kind of travel adventure; Andrew, self-proclaimed adventurer, contemplating the importance of protecting nature for his grandkids; and so many more amazing everyday people who decide to stand up for our forests and our future.

    And as a special treat Gelato MESSINA is kindly supporting the screening of this film with their new limited edition “Save takayna” sorbet. You'll be able to enjoy a taste on the night.

     


    The final location of the screening will be emailed to you after you RSVP. 


     

     

  • takayna / Tarkine BioBlitz 2020

    Friday, November 13, 2020 at 04:00 PM through November 16, 2020
    takayna / Tarkine

    Tickets to BioBlitz 2020 are now on sale - scroll down for ticket options.

    We will be running our BioBlitz differently in 2020 as a result of COVID19. 

    Rather than running one large event out of Riverbend, we will be splitting our BioBlitz up into six different field trips that will explore and survey different parts of the Tarkine. We will be running the following field trips - Corinna, New Haven, Mount Bertha, Tarkine Coast, Que River and Rapid River. 

    For detailed information on each field trip, please head here. 

    Our BioBlitzes are an exciting, three day festival of citizen science in nature. Over the past five years, we have taken over 500 scientists, supporters and volunteers into the Tarkine landscape to observe and record more than 1800 species of flora, fauna, fungi and more. 

    We bring enthusiastic citizens together with passionate scientists, observing creatures like the endangered Masked Owl or Astacopsis Gouldi, studying beautiful and minuscule myxomycetes and fascinating fungi, lichen and bryophyte, and identifying and recording the vast and varied species of flora that make up the Tarkine's ecosystem. 

    If you are a scientist or naturalist and would like to help us by running a survey, please email [email protected] for more information. Unfortunately, we have filled all of our volunteer spots for now.

    Click here to download the Event Information Booklet.