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.


  • juvenile oysters on a scallop shell

    National Environmental Science Program (NESP)

    We work with NESP's Marine Biodiversity Hub to determine the most efficient way to restore native Sydney rock oyster reefs and to measure the benefits they provide to both people and nature. Learn how we work with NESP

  • Reef building in Port Phillip Bay

    Victorian Government

    We're collaborating with Victorian Fisheries Authority and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on our project to restore the lost shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay. Learn how we work with the Victorian Government

  • 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"


  • blue estuary under a sky with fluffy clouds

    Alcoa Foundation

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

  • Reef Cam in Port Phillip Bay

    John T Reid Charitable Trusts

    Thanks to support from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Reef Cam is now an important element of TNC’s Great Southern Seascapes Program. They also support our Windara Reef project in South Australia. Learn how we work with John T Reid Charitable Trusts.

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.

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.