• 21_04_rally bus

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 07:30 AM
    Launceston Transit Centre in Launceston, Australia
    To make our Vote Environment Rally as accessible as possible, we are offering a bus service from Launceston to Hobart to bring supporters from the North to the Hobart rally.

    The bus will leave the Launceston Transit Centre at 7.30am, and will arrive into the Hobart Transit Centre at approximately 10.30am. It will then return to Launceston after the rally has concluded, leaving Hobart at approximately 1.30pm and arriving back into Launceston at 4.30pm*.

    *Times are approximate at this stage, and will be confirmed with ticketholders over the next few days.
  • Vote Environment Rally – Tasmanian State Election 2021

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Parliament Lawns

     

    Bob Brown Foundation is hosting this rally for environment because, in this age of climate emergency and extinction crisis, Tasmania’s natural beauty and wildlife is a top election issue.

    Likely to be the biggest public event of the election campaign, many hundreds of Tasmanians will turn out to put concern for our oceans, coasts, rivers, forests, wildlife and Aboriginal and modern heritage up front. The rally will be a call to the political leaders to show their eco-credentials before voters go to the ballot box.

     

     

     

  • NVDA training - Sydney

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 at 10:15 AM
    Yananda Room in Lewisham, 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 to 25.


Past Events


  • takayna / Tarkine Trivia Night – Turramurra

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Turramurra Bowling Club in Turramurra, Australia

     

    Help us raise funds to stop the destruction of the unique wilderness that is takayna / Tarkine.

     

    $30 each or $200 for a table of 8.

     


     

  • 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

    Sunday, March 28, 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 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!

  • Forest Defenders Screening at Earthy Eats - Launceston

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Earthy Eats, 19 Kingsway, Launceston, TAS

    We have now stopped online ticket sales in preparation for tonight, however we will have door sales this evening! $10 on the door - cash only, exact change appreciated! 

  • Koala Day of Action 23 rsvps

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


     

  • Forest Defenders Screening - Canberra

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Canberra Food Co-Op, 3 Kingsley St, Canberra

    Join us for our first screening of Forest Defenders in Canberra!

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

    This event is being hosted by one of our wonderful Canberra supporters, and will include a dinner lovingly catered by a fabulous group of volunteers.

    The event will start at 6pm, and the screening will begin at 7pm.

    About the film:

    Forest Defenders was filmed by two of our fantastic activists, during a dramatic month of full-on actions during the 2019/2020 takayna / Tarkine blockade. This film explores life on the blockade, and shows the determination and courage of the thousands of volunteer activists who took action to protect Boco Forest and Wentworth Hills from logging, shut down Ta Ann Mill, and spent countless hours holding vigil at our longstanding blockade in Sumac Forest.

    PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

    This event is held on behalf of the Bob Brown Foundation by local volunteers.

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • NDVA Training - Launceston 3 rsvps

    Saturday, March 06, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    292/294 Invermay Road, Mowbray

    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.

  • 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 - 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.