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A an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period.

Source: Wikipedia

Mark your calendar for Cooloola BioBlitz (Autumn) May 17, 18 and 19 in 2019

ANOTHER Cooloola Bioblitz to be held in Rainbow Beach!

Following the highly successful Spring Cooloola Bioblitz held in August 2018 when 37 new species of spider and 1 new moth were discovered, the next Cooloola Bioblitz based in Rainbow Beach and the surrounding areas is planned for May 17, 18 and 19 in 2019 (Autumn). New species of moth and spiders were found in 2018. We will have amazing experts in all fields to lead groups. No experience necessary. Come for just 1 day or the whole weekend.

For further information contact

John Sinclair 0418 650 535

Lindy Orwin 0478 039 322



We conduct Water Quality Monitoring once every 2 months in the Tin can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach areas.

We are currently looking for more volunteers who will be trained and mentored.

It only takes about 1 hour per month.

Meet a great group of like minded people and contribute to the protection and care of our beautiful Cooloola Coast.

Click the Upcoming Events tab above for calendar of dates / sites.

Phone, text or email the Coordinator on 0478 039 322 for any queries or if you can join in local water monitoring.


Do you walk along Rainbow Beach in the mornings on a regular basis? We are looking for volunteers for TurtleWatch on Rainbow Beach from October to March. While you are walking in the early morning, you can be looking for turtle tracks or hatchlings and reporting them to our project leader.

Phone, text or email the Coordinator on 0478 039 322 for any queries or if you can join in local turtle monitoring.

Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendars for the Annual General Meeting and guest speaker.

8 December 2018


Tin Can Bay RSL Community Hall

Refreshments available


Cooloola Coastcare, winners of the 2017 Queensland Coastcare Award

Cooloola Coastcare Association is the Cooloola Coast's award winning Natural Resource Management group, registered with Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWALC) and supported by Gympie Regional Council through ratepayer's Environment Levy.