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.

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Full house in Poona for Cooloola Underwater Biodiversity Assessment (CUBA) presentation.

A crowd of 60 people turned up to see Josh Jensen present the video and the information. That's 12% of the population so a great turnout in this small community. The Poona Centenary Hall was a perfect venue and the committee were helpful and welcoming.


A crowd of 65 turned out in Rainbow Beach for the Cooloola Underwater Biodiversity presentation and were treated to delicious sandwiches and pikelets with jam and cream thanks to the wonderful team from the Rainbow Beach Community Hall. At the right in the photo is the professional camera used by underwater cameraman and marine biologist, Josh Jensen, to create the engaging footage of the diverse range of creatures found in Tin Can Inlet.

Tin Can Bay Biodiversity Film Full House!

Over 130 people crowded into the RSL Hall and were enthralled by the interesting presentation by diver, cameraman and Marine Biologist, Josh Jensen on Friday night, April 6th. Thoughtful questions from the audience followed Josh's engaging presentation and videos.

Another 64 people attended in Rainbow Beach on April 9.


Join Cooloola Coastcare members and the local community as they map nature using the fun biodiversity game called QuestaGame on their phones.

Take photos of wild animals, birds, insects and plants on your phone, identify them for game gold. Test yourself with quests! Get outside into nature and have fun.

Download the free mobile phone app and join the Cooloola Coastcarers Clan.

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Activities for May 2018


We conduct monthly Water Quality Monitoring 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 Caost.

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

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