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Tim Low on Macquarie Island.

Our Story

The Invasive Species Council was founded by far sighted individuals sick of seeing wave after wave of weeds, feral animals and other pests destroying the natural places they loved.

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Superb fairy wren. Photo: Patrick Kavanagh

Leave a lasting legacy

Create a lasting environmental legacy by leaving a Gift in your Will to help us grow and keep Australia safe from the damage invasive species inflict on our incredible natural world.

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Feral Cat

What are invasive species?

Our Work Invasive species include pest animals like feral cats and foxes, introduced marine pests, weeds, diseases, fungi and parasites, as well as insects from

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Christine Milne, Ambassador

As an ambassador for the Invasive Species Council Christine will help raise the profile of the ecological disasters being driven by invasive species, work for increased funding and national action as well as a more integrated Asia Pacific regional and global response from Australia.

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The numbat is listed as endangered and under threat from foxes and cats. Photo: Seashalia Gibb | Pixabay

Our Wins

The Invasive Species Council has a proud history of standing up to protect Australia’s incredible natural world from the multiple threats of dangerous pest animals, weeds and diseases.

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Donate today

Please give generously and help us protect Australia from the growth of feral animals, weeds and environmental diseases, and continue to be one of nature’s strongest advocates.

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Tasmanian flora. Photo: John Sampson

Who we are

The Invasive Species Council campaigns for stronger laws, policies and programs to keep Australia’s native plants and animals safe from weeds, feral animals and other invasive species.

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Feral cat illustration

About us

The Invasive Species Council campaigns for better laws and protections for our native plants and animals from weeds, pests and feral invaders.

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Critically endangered Norfolk Island green parrot. Photo: Luis Ortiz-Catedral

What we do

Core to our work is protecting Australia’s natural environment from harmful invasive species through prevention and early action.

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Passionate volunteers walk to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko calling for greater protection of Kosciuszko National Park from feral animals.


We work on invasive species issues across Australia. If you have a passion for protecting our native plants and animals get in touch.

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