The Tasmanian environment is unique and beautiful part of the world. Tasmanian environmental issues have been an important part of Tasmania's history and future.

Launceston Backpackers is active in many areas concerning the protection of Tasmanian forests and profits from Launceston Backpackers are directed to different causes. Our staff also gives time to work on these issues.
  • We make monthly donations to the Tasmanian Wilderness Society.
  • We have made donations over $1000 towards the court cases of two environmentalists.
  • We have provided discounted accommodation for Greens conferences.
  • We are active members of T.A.P. into a Better Tasmania.
  • We have regular involvement in distributing environmental information through letter box distribution.
  • One of our staff has been active in organizing localized public meetings in Lillydale.
  • One of our staff has been active in environmental community arts projects.
  • We have been involved in helping the organizers of two public rallies in Launceston, both of which attracted over ten thousand people.


Tasmanian Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society is a national, community based, environmental organization whose purpose is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth.

Conservation Volunteers
This organization offers you the opportunity to work on local environmental projects
Phone 03 63349985

Clean Air Tasmania
Clean air should be one of our most precious resources in Tasmania, essential for our quality of life, but it isn't. This site gives you information about forestry burn offs in Tasmania.

Friends of the Blue Tier.
Friends of the Blue Tier is a community group dedicated to the protection of the natural environment of the Blue Tier. The Blue Tier carbon rich forests protect many treasures such as the Blue Tier Giant with its massive 19.4 meter girth.

Tap into a Better Tasmania
This site gives you information about a range of environmental issues and the proposed pulp mill in the Tamar Valley
103 Canning Street, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250        Ph: (03) 6334 2327