in Swanbourne Beach, Australia
Coastal waters in Swanbourne Beach, Australia © Josh Spires

How we work

Our partners

At The Nature Conservancy, we believe everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment. We’re proud to work with many different partners across Australia and we thank them for their important contribution to conservation. Click on the links below to see which of our projects they support.


  • aerial view of reef building work

    Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)

    Together we are creating the largest reef restoration project ever undertaken in Australia. Learn how we work with PIRSA.

  • line the bank of Frenchmans Creek at dawn in the Carrs, Capitts and Bunberoo (CCB) Creeks system.

    South Australian Department of Environment & Water

    We work with DEW to restore the lost shellfish reefs of South Australia and at the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary. Learn more about Windara Reef.

  • oysters on the ocean floor

    WA Dept Primary Industries & Regional Development

    The Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is helping us restore oyster reefs near Albany, WA. Learn how we work with DPIRD.

  • at our shellfish reef in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria

    Inspiring South Australia

    We were awarded a grant to support the hosting of community events during National Science Week 2018 and year-round science engagement activities such as “Life on an oyster reef” interactive tool. Learn about "Life on an oyster reef".

  • under construction off Rogues Point, SA - September 2018

    Dept. of Infra., Transport, Cities & Regional Dev.

    The Australian Government 's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development supported the building of Windara Reef, South Australia. Learn more about Windara Reef.

  • Western Australia

    City of Albany

    The City of Albany, on WA's Great Southern coast, supports our project to rebuild shellfish reefs in Oyster Harbour. Learn more about Oyster Harbour.


  • blue estuary under a sky with fluffy clouds

    Alcoa Foundation

    Alcoa Foundation provided funding of more than $2 million for three environmental projects across the Peel-Harvey catchment near Mandurah in Western Australia. Learn how we work with Alcoa Foundation.

  • Reef Cam in Port Phillip Bay

    John T Reid Charitable Trusts

    John T Reid Charitable Trusts supported the establishment of Reef Cam in Port Phillip Bay and Windara Reef project in South Australia. Learn more about Reef Cam.

Community Organisations & NGOs

  • a grassy shoreline


    With support from Recfishwest, we are rebuilding the lost native oyster reefs from Oyster Harbour, Albany, Western Australia. . Learn how we work with Recfishwest.

  • desert at dusk

    Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ)

    KJ (along with BHP) were partners with TNC for a number of years in the Martu Living Deserts Project. Learn how we worked with KJ.

Corporations & the private sector

  • contains critical waterbird breeding habitat

    ANZ Bank

    Debt finance to acquire the Great Cumbung was provided by ANZ in line with the bank’s aim to support business practices that improve environmental sustainability. Learn how we work with ANZ Bank.

Science & Academia

When working with the private sector, we apply our 10 Principles of Corporate Engagement to identify which relationships best align with our organisational values, conservation mission and highest priorities. For any private sector engagement, we ensure the partnership will deliver clear conservation benefits with lasting, measurable outcomes and have a direct connection to our conservation mission.

To learn how your organisation can partner with The Nature Conservancy in Australia, please contact us today.