The Invasive Species Council was formed in 2002 to seek stronger laws, policies and programs to keep Australian biodiversity safe from weeds, feral animals and other invaders. Our focus is on prevention and early action.
The Invasive Species Council is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a board, about 200 members and over 2000 supporters. The organisation is incorporated in Victoria and registered with the Australian government as a charitable institution and a tax-deductible gift recipient.
We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Click on the registered charities tick (right) to view our listing on the Charity Register.
The Invasive Species Council is a member of the Pacific Invasives Partnership, the Australian Wildlife Management Society, the Weed Society of Victoria, the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, the Queensland Conservation Council, the North Queensland Conservation Council and the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre. We are an affiliate of the School of Biological Sciences of Monash University.
We are a founding member of the Honolulu Challenge, a global call for greater action on addressing invasive alien species to protect biodiversity and human wellbeing from their impacts. The Honolulu Challenge on Invasive Alien Species was launched at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu.
Our work is funded by donations from our supporters. We receive no ongoing government grants. Occasionally we may receive a small proportion of funds for our expert advice to government on a fee for service basis and fixed project grants. These funds make up between 0 and 10% of our income in any one year.
We are grateful for the generous support of the many individuals, trusts and foundations that make our work possible.
We particularly appreciate the significant ongoing support from the Limb Family Foundation, Mullum Trust, the Garry White Foundation, the McKinnon Family Foundation, Paddy Pallin Foundation and the Curlew Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation.