Take action for a radically better world.
Whether you're emailing a decision-maker, signing a petition or submitting a public comment...
... you're creating a radically better world.
Taking action matters.
No matter where we live or how much we earn, we all should have a say about decisions that impact us, our families and our environment.
We all have a right to participate.
That's why we're here – to help you have a real say on our laws, policies and regulations. This includes a say in how they're developed, implemented and enforced.
We all have a right to information.
We passionate about helping you access timely and understandable information about environmental policies, projects and risks.
You have a right to know about environmental hazards, pollutants, potential health risks, and the decision making processes of government agencies and industries.
We all should be able to challenge decisions and actions that harm our health, our communities and our environment – and seek legal redress.
When the public responds with a huge outpouring of concern or support for environmental protection, decision makers feel huge pressure to act.
The more of us there are, the louder we become – until we are impossible to ignore!
Governments and agencies often have to ask the public to weigh in before they can make decisions or adopt or change regulations.
That's why we often invite you to share your concerns and personal experiences during government comment periods.
Your public comments go onto the official record, where they shape important government decisions – like how much agencies investigate environmental risks and how much information they release to the public.
When governments make weak or harmful decisions, we can use the public comments you write as powerful evidence in court.
Sign the petition
Call on Engie to properly rehabilitate Hazelwood mine
When the Hazelwood coal mine closed in 2017, it left behind a massive toxic pit.
Right now, we have an opportunity to ensure Engie’s plans to rehabilitate the mine are properly scrutinised.
Engie need to know people from the Latrobe Valley, to the heart of Melbourne, to the far ends of the state are calling on them to get rehab right.
Call for stronger protections against coal ash pollution in the Latrobe Valley – Submission guide
After successful community action won higher standards and better transparency from AGL, the EPA is seeking feedback from the community on AGL’s revised plans to expand its coal ash dumps in the Latrobe Valley. You can have you say until 11.59pm Friday, 9 February 2024.
Call on our Environment Minister to create new laws that actually protect nature
Over the past 20 years, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act has failed to protect the places, plants and animals we love. But right now, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change that.
Help shape new rules for coal-fired power stations in New South Wales – Submission guide
For the first time in five years, all four coal-fired power stations in New South Wales are under review. Until 5pm Monday, 27 November, you can have your say and help make sure the EPA requires these power-stations to operate in the safest way possible for the health of our communities and environment.
Call for a Duty of Care to young people in climate decision-making – Submission guide
Under our federal environment laws, our government has no duty to consider the health and wellbeing of young people when making decisions that could have serious consequences for the world they will inherit. But thanks to the tireless work of young people fighting for their futures, we have a vital opportunity to change that.
Sign the petition to call on Engie to properly rehabilitate Hazelwood mine
When the Hazelwood coal mine closed in 2017, it left behind a massive toxic pit. Right now, we have an opportunity to ensure Engie’s plans to clean up the mine are properly scrutinised. Will you add your name?
Call on the NSW planning Minister to keep Sydney’s drinking water clean
Centennial Coal wants to discharge millions of litres of contaminated water right into the rivers that feed Sydney’s main drinking water source, Warragamba Dam. That’s why we’re calling for our NSW Planning Minister to use his powers to refer the plans to Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek.