providing new hope for Australia's wildlife

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Where we work

Covering over 6.5 million hectares (16.1 million acres), AWC owns, manages or works in partnership on more land than any other non-government conservation organisation in Australia.

Our 30 locations are situated in key regions including the Kimberley, the Top End, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the southwestern forests. It is possible to visit 9 AWC sanctuaries.


Wildlife we protect

Australia is one of the most important nations on Earth for biodiversity. Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world, making its conservation even more important.

AWC protects some of the nation’s most iconic and endangered wildlife including 72% of native mammal species, 88% of native bird species, 55% of reptile species and 54% of amphibian species.

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Latest News

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Breaking News News from the Field Press Release 26 Feb. 2021

Kangaroo Island refuge launched to protect endangered wildlife

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17 Feb - 24 March at Defiance Gallery, SydneyFive Artists | Seven Days

Featuring work from five distinguished Australian artists, the exhibition Five Artists | Seven Days contains an exceptional collection of painting and sculpture inspired by the beauty of Mt Zero-Taravale Wildlife Sanctuary.

Each artist and their representing gallery will generously donate the first $45,000 from the sale of their work to AWC.


Webinar seriesAWC in Conversation

Join us for a series of live conversations, coming to you directly from the AWC team, as we discuss delivering effective conservation amid the challenges of 2020/21.

Click below to find out more and watch previous Conversations.


Northern Bettong In Danbulla National Park, North Queensland.
Issue 40: Bringing back the Northern Bettong

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