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Our affiliated groups

EcoNetwork Port Stephens Inc. works in partnership with over 30 affiliated community groups and businesses as well as many individual local members to protect the biodiversity of our region. EcoNetwork has also created ‘special interest groups’ around issues of local significance.

If you’d like to volunteer for one or more of these groups, you could:

  • help restore our dune systems
  • learn about our marine environment
  • protect our wetlands
  • plant or save koala habitat
  • attract bees to your garden
  • contribute to local planning policies
  • set up a sustainable neighbourhood … and more!

For the latest volunteer opportunities, check out our Volunteer page here.

Affiliated community groups:

Boomerang Bags – Raymond Terrace

Boomerang Park Preservation Group Inc.


Climate Action Port Stephens

Climate Action Port Stephens (CAPS) is a not-for-profit community group of Port Stephens residents who are concerned about the global climate and ecological crisis and want to see real climate action in their community.

CAPS works to motivate, educate and empower the community and local government to take action to address the climate crisis. CAPS members have held small local demonstrations in support of School Strike for Climate and Fridays for Future.

Like CAPS on Facebook and check out their website.


Friends of Tomaree National Park (NPA)

The Friends of Tomaree National Park is a community-based group of the National Parks Association (Hunter Branch), an affiliate of EcoNetwork dedicated to advancing the integrity of Tomaree National Park.

We carry out regular bush regeneration, helping to manage significant weeds. We support threatened species work, undertake some wildlife surveys and care for special plantings. And we like to enjoy ourselves. All our activities within the national park are with the support and oversight from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Visit them on our website.

Fly Point Nature Reserve

Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF Inc.)

Mambo-Wanda Wetlands Conservation Group

Mambo Wanda Wetlands Reserves and Landcare Committee

Marine Parks Association Inc.

Myall Koala & Environmental Group

National Parks Assn Inc – Hunter Branch

North Arm Cove Community Association Inc.

Ocean & Coastal Care Initiatives (OCCI)

Pindimar/Bundabah Community Assn Inc.

Plastic Free Port Stephens Inc.

Port Stephens Walking Group (NPA)


Renew Hunter Region Branch

The Hunter Region Branch is one of the volunteer-run community groups of Renew, a national non-profit organisation providing expert, independent advice and sustainable solutions to households, government and industry.

Renew members form a vibrant network of people actively reducing their impact on the environment by making tangible changes to their homes and lifestyles, and sharing skills with people in their area. 

The main goals of Renew Hunter Region Branch are to:

  • learn more about sustainability
  • connect with sustainability experts, enthusiasts and residents
  • inspire more Australians to live sustainably
  • advocate for change that benefits all Australians and the planet.

We are keen to hear from anyone wishing to join Renew, volunteer or just come along to our events and activities. Join our mailing list or visit our webage

Save Balickera

Shoal Bay Community Association Inc.

Soldiers Point Community Group

Soldiers Point-Salamander Bay Landcare Group

South Tomaree Community Association Inc.

Tilligerry Habitat Inc.

Tomaree Bird Watchers

Tomaree Community Garden

Tomaree Headland Heritage Group Inc

Tomaree Museum Association Inc.

Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc.


Voice of Wallalong and Woodville

The Voice of Wallalong and Woodville is a not-for-profit community organisation formed by residents in 2013 to safeguard the character of our north-west corner of Port Stephens Local Government Area.

We represent residents of Woodville, Wallalong and neighbouring areas including Butterwick and Duns Creek, Brandy Hill, Seaham, Nelsons Plains Osterley and Hinton.

Visit their website or on facebook.


Destination Port Stephens

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

Rainbird Farm

Readers Retreat

Resourceful Living

Salamander Recycling Inc.

Wetland + Ecological Treatment Systems

EcoNetwork Special Interest Groups:


Koala Koalition

Sustainable Futures Festival Committee

State-wide affiliations:

Nature Conservation Council of NSW

NSW Better Planning Network