Environmental Law Australia


Particularly useful links for environmental law in Queensland, Australia and internationally are:

Australian Government

Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

Queensland Government

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Department of Environment and Science

Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs

Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy

Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Planning

Local Government directory (Qld)

Regional Ecosystems online search


Austlii (judgments of all Australian courts)

Federal Court of Australia

Queensland Courts


Commonwealth legislation

EPBC Act website

Planning Act 2016 (Qld)

Local Laws Database

Queensland legislation

Environmental Law Associations

National Environmental Law Association (NELA, Australia)

Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA, Australia)

IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (International)

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (International)

Environmental regulators’ networks

Australian Environmental Law Enforcement & Regulators Network (AELERT)

International Network for Environmental Compliance & Enforcement

Public interest lawyers

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO)

Environmental Justice Australia (formerly EDO Victoria)

ClientEarth (UK-based environmental advocates)

Earthjustice (USA-based environmental lawyers)

Conservation Groups

Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)

Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (ARCS)

Farmers for Climate Action (FCA)

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO)

Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council (Gecko)


Humane Society International (HSI)

North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC)

Queensland Conservation Council (QCC)

Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC)

The Wilderness Society (TWS)

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ)

WWF-Australia (WWF)

Climate Change

Climate Change Laws of the World


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


International law

Australian Treaties Library

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law

ECOLEX gateway to environmental law

Environmental Law Library of the Earth (IUCN)

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD)

International Environmental Law Research Centre

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

General environmental information

The Learning for Sustainability website provides links to resources on sustainable development and community engagement.

Green degrees & Sustainable Careers (a US website with interesting ideas on careers in sustainability).

Reneweconomy has clean energy news and analysis for Australia.

Solar Power Guide has some good educational resources on solar power (hat tip Payton Palmer, a school student who alerted me to this website).

The Environmental Education Virtual Field Trips for Nature Lovers provides online virtual tours (mostly in the USA) and links for environmental education (hat tip Carissa at the Friends of the Bay of Minette, USA).