Donation FAQ

The EDO is the environment's legal team. The EDO defends the environment in a way that no other organisation can. No longer funded by the Federal Government, we are now looking to the community for support. 

Help us maintain our vital services and invest in the EDO by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly donation. 

Regular donations from supporters like you enable us to build a secure and sustainable income on which to plan for the future - and allow our legal team to tackle the threats to our environment that might otherwise go unchallenged.

"Community legal organisations including the Environmental Defenders Offices have played an integral role in the struggle for justice in this country for decades."
Shadow Federal Attorney-General, the Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC MP

What exactly will my donation be spent on?

Standing up in court to protect our environment is just part of what we do. We also work towards reforming the law to give greater protection to our natural environment, we give free legal advice to individuals and community groups as well as providing fact sheets and seminars as part of our community education program.

Information and advice

Empowering people with the knowledge to protect the places they love is central to what we do. On a one-to-one basis, our lawyers advise individuals and community groups on their specific situation, helping them to understand the laws and the processes involved in using the law to defend their environment.

Legal representation

We represent a diverse range of clients, from individuals and grassroots community groups to conservation organisations. There is no other organisation with the capacity and expertise to act for these groups across such a wide range of issues including land use planning, water and biodiversity conservation.


Our website has the resources help to guide individuals through the legal complexities of the planning system. We have a comprehensive Handbook on the ACT environmental law as well as fact sheets on issues such as noise pollution, tree protection, heritage protection, non-violent direct action and the Summernats. We also produce a free quarterly newsletter updating subscribers on environmental legal news. 

Does all my money go to the EDO?

Yes, by donating directly to EDO ACT, there are no fees to commissions deducted from your donation.

Are donations tax deductible? 


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved. 


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