Stewards of the natural world of the Cooloola Coast

The Cooloola Coast is a region with stunning natural beauty and high environmental values. It is recognised as a natural environment of international significance: UNESCO World Heritage Tentative ListRamsar Wetland of International SignificanceUNESCO Great Sandy Biosphere ReserveGreat Sandy Marine ParkGreat Sandy National Park: Cooloola SectionWolf Rock Marine Protection area

What's happening?

Cooloola Coastcare President provides an update on Coastcare's projects, research and activities during the Corona Virus Pandemic

Last updated 18-3-20

Cooloola BioBlitz

Drive Carefully

Drive slowly & carefully on the beach.

Take the road when the tide is high or wait so you don't compact turtle nests.

Stay off the dunes, turtles and birds nest there & grass stops the sand eroding.

Dogs on a leash protect nests of birds who have flown from the other side of the world to nest safely here.


At least 40 nesting turtle tracks recorded on Rainbow Beach !

Monitoring turtles as they lay and hatch and rescuing stranded turtles.


The Coordinator

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Active Research, Citizen Science, Education, Advocacy, Science Communication and Work Projects


Citizen Science


Volunteers monitoring water quality at 20 sites in the catchment.

Tin Can Inlet Rehab

Local Action for Biodiversity

Tin Can Inlet Rehabilitation

Community planning for a healthy, thriving future for Tin Can Inlet.


Science Communication

through the Arts

Concept development to share BioBlitz biodiversity data through public art.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

In keeping with the spirit of reconciliation, Cooloola Coastcare acknowledges the Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) and Butchulla people who are the traditional custodians of the land and sea where Cooloola Coastcare operates, and recognise that these have always been places of environmental stewardship. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal people continue to play within the Cooloola community.

Partners, Collaborators & Sponsors

Cooloola Coastcare is grateful to our many grant providers, sponsors, partners, colleagues, supporters and friends who help us in so many ways through financial support, equipment, discounts, donations, volunteering and assistance in so many ways.

Last updated: 13-3-2020