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Phillip Island
Conservation Society

Protecting and Conserving Phillip Island

The Phillip Island Conservation Society (PICS) is a non-profit community organisation and registered charity that works collaboratively to promote environmental protection and conservation of natural resources on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. Phillip Island Conservation Society began in 1968. Its history is a record of what commitment and optimism can accomplish.

More information on PICS can be found on our website, membership payments are also made through our website.


Our History

PICS has been active for over 50 years and was one of the first community conservation groups in Australia. The history of the first 40 years of the society’s activities can be read in the book: An Island Worth Conserving; a History of the Phillip Island Conservation Society 1968-2008 by Christine Grayden. This book won the community/collaborative section of the Victorian Community History Awards in 2009 and can be read by downloading the pdf from the Reports section. Some campaigns during that time included:

  • Working with the Saltwater Creek Action Group to save Saltwater Creek from a residential marina development

  • Working with the Nobbies Action Group to try to stop a large-scale and inappropriate private building on Crown Land at Point Grant (the Nobbies area)

  • Growing and planting thousands of trees on the island with the community as part of the Bicentennial Celebrations in 1988.


Get Involved

Benefits of Membership

If you like the work we do, why not become a member?
By becoming a member of PICS, you help us continue our mission and in return, you will also receive these great benefits:

  • Get 25% off entry prices to all Phillip Island Nature Parks including the Penguin Parade on presenting the PICS Membership Card

  • Receive “The Penguin” quarterly newsletter

  • Invitations to exclusive presentation by expert Speakers on planning, wildlife, environment

  • Access to advice on planning and environment matters that may effect you

  • Opportunities to help the environment through volunteering days

  • Be part of a like-minded community making a difference

  • Become a Gold Member

  • Public Fund donations are tax free


We are always looking for volunteers for a range of activities we hold.

It doesn’t matter your age or gender, we have something for everyone. From administrative duties to managing public events, planting days and foreshore cleanups. You’ll work alongside other passionate people, make some new friends and discover more about this beautiful island.

We welcome you to join our group. All ages are welcome.

For membership enquiries contact:




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