Caring for 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?

AGM Date Claimer

27 November 2021

Rainbow Beach Community Hall


With guest speakers

Science in the Hall

27 November 2021

AGM Guest speakers

Don & Lesley Bradley

Presentation: Migratory Shorebirds

2pm Rainbow Beach Community Hall

AGM Forms


Nomination Forms

Proxy forms for absentee member voting

AGM Nominees

Nominees & Vacancies

Closing Date for Nominations

13 November 2021 at 2 pm

The Cooloola BioBlitz is one of the significant events of the year for Coastcare and this video captures the 2021 Cooloola Bioblitz. We're trying to document the biodiversity in the whole region. Watch our latest video (10 minutes) .

Cooloola BioBlitz 2022

25, 26, 27 March 2022

Spend 48 hours in nature guided by experts. Become a Citizen Scientist!

Cooloola BioBlitz 2021

Fantastic discoveries


Cooloola BioBlitz 2021

iNaturalist Photos and IDs


OPPOSE proposed privately owned commercial development inside the Cooloola Recreation Area of the Great Sandy National Park

Queensland residents only

Closes 11 February 2022

Wildflower Walks

New booklet & maps

Available directly or at many sites around Cooloola & Gympie

$5 +ph

Tin Can Inlet Rehab

Stage 2

Volunteers needed to help build our Environmentally Friendly Mooring Models and deploy our seagrass survey sled.


Coming up in November

Nesting season November to March

Stay in touch on FaceBook at Follow

TurtleCare Rainbow Beach

Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Developed 2021

COVID 19 Statement

Cooloola Coastcare follows the Australian and Queensland Governments' directives in relation to Covid 19.

All events are planned using the government checklists and all work is carried out under Covid guidelines.

At times, these restrictions and guidelines can change at short notice. Please be aware that events and activities may be impacted at short notice by rule changes when making bookings or planning travel.

Wash hands regularly. Maintain social distancing. Do not attend if you are sick. Wear a mask when social distancing is not possible or practical. Register at events to facilitate contact tracing.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

In keeping with the spirit of reconciliation, Cooloola Coastcare acknowledges the Kabi Kabi 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: 16/10/2021