Campaigning on Local and Global Environmental justice, positive solutions, anti nuclear, indigenous land and rights, climate justice, trade justice, global action!


FoEA is a non-profit organisation and over the last 35 years, FoE has evolved into a diverse and vibrant grassroots network of groups that are working at the local, regional, national and international level.

Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) was founded in 1974 at a meeting on French Island in Westernport Bay, Victoria, which was then the site for a proposed nuclear reactor.

FoEA sees that pursuing environmental protection is inseparable from broader social concerns, and as a result uses an environmental justice perspective in its campaigning. A strong social perspective means FoE is well placed to develop alliances at the grassroots level with other organisations and communities.

FoEA is the Australian member of Friends of the Earth International, which has member groups in 77 countries. Its international campaigns include corporate governance, climate change, trade and mining.


1. Break the nuclear cycle

2. Ensure climate justice

3. Support indigenous land & rights

4. Challenge corporate globalisation

5. Working towards positive solutions for healthy communities and healthy ecosystems