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Since 1987, we've been at the creative edge of sustainability planning, design and education.


Our Mission

Over the past 30 years, we've developed a range of innovative and effective tools, processes and practises that help individuals, small community groups, large organisations and whole communities engage in co-creating a sustainable and regenerative future. Our current mission is to share these sustainability tools; train facilitators in these social technologies; and teach new paradigm thinking to empower and resource a new generation of changemakers.

“Working with Sustainable Futures Australia
has been a productive partnership towards
achieving a strategic plan that brings
together agencies, organisations and
individuals in a creative, strategic visioning
process that aligns all key stakeholders
toward a common goal.”
— Cam Mackenzie, Principal Advisor, Qld. Dept. of Education Training & the Arts

What We've Achieved

  • Integrated sustainability into operations and decision-making of local governments across Australia.
  • Protected biodiversity, threatened species, coastal areas and freshwater resources through sound environmental planning.
  • Motivated community engagement in hands on sustainability projects including bush regeneration and place-making.
  • Brought diverse groups of people together to make difficult decisions about local economic and environmental futures.
  • Designed eco-settlements at local, city and regional levels, including ecovillages and liveable cities.
  • Educated hundreds of university students in sustainable living, ecopsychology and social activism.
  • Collaborated with Aboriginal elders to teach the wider community about sustainable culture and social justice.
  • Won over 20 professional awards in sustainability planning, design and education.

Click through to our projects page to see some grounded examples of our achievements. Or meet our team.

“Sustainable Futures Australia has assisted Council with a number of sustainability projects, including the development of a sustainability framework for the [then] newly amalgamated Council. They have a detailed understanding of the role and functions of Local Government and have vast experience in the area of sustainability and consultation.”
— Ken Wilson, Sustainability Coordinator, Clarence Valley Council, NSW