Founded in 2005, the Yarra Riverkeeper Association is a values-driven community-based organisation that works with communities, Traditional Owners, governments (local, state, and federal), statutory authorities,
and businesses to advocate for the health of the whole river. We are a not-for-profit organisation with a paid staff and volunteer Board. We are independent of the government and transparent in our decision-making.
Our vision is a healthy, protected, and loved Yarra, Birrarung River. We seek to understand and partner with Traditional Owners to re-energise the river ecologically and culturally, bringing back biodiversity and health. Every day we work to make this possible, through vibrant advocacy, education, community engagement, on-the-ground litter and regeneration programs, and fundraising.
As Melbourne’s population grows and the climate crisis worsens, the Yarra, Birrarung is coming under increasing environmental pressure of degrading threats, pollution, and habitat fragmentation affecting its biodiversity complexities. Riverkeepers are vital to keeping the Yarra, Birrarung healthy.
Trading Name: Yarra RiverKeeper
ABN: 95 339 378 852