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About Us

The North West Environment Centre is a dynamic and active community-based organisation whose members work toward creating a better North West Tasmania and a better world for everyone. The NWEC vision is  'to inspire a new perspective on our relationship with the environment and  each other so that we may all act to create a socially harmonious and ecologically sustainable future'


We are involved with a variety of projects across the North West Coast. From the  local community garden, to coastal rehabilitation work to bringing the community together for a festival of Sustainable living.


Would you like to donate and help make a difference.?

We are a registered charity and donations over $2 are tax deductible.

If you require a tax invoice or receipt please email:

Get Involved

Become a member or volunteer. and be part of a collective of people living on the North West Coast of Tasmania working toward a sustainable, low impact, interesting and rich lifestyle that respects nature as much as personal relationships and the things that make us joyful.


Here is a snap shot of our projects

Penguin Community Garden

OPEN Wednesdays mornings  10am-12pm. Saturdays 4.30pm until dusk (summertime ONLY) Come and join us to see the Penguin Organic Community Garden spring to life.  Enthusiastic volunteers tend their seasonal growing tasks amongst a variety of plots, raised beds, hot houses and orchards.


Join us for one of our many workshops promoting a sustainable future. A variety of topics have been on offer from mushrooms to millipedes, poly tunnels to preserving . Check out  our socials for upcoming events.

Birds on Farms Book

This Glove-box guide to birds and habitat restoration and management in NW Tasmania. This was sponsored by the Australian Government Enviro fund.

Books are available  for purchase at a cost of $10. extra charge for postage.


North West Ecofest

NW Ecofest is an annual sustainability festival featuring products and information that encourage us to reduce our ecological footprint.

Community Bus

Our 12-seater bus was purchased under the Cars for Communities scheme and provides low-cost transport to not-for-profit community groups across the region.

Latest Project

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NW ecofest’ is a one-day sustainability festival that inspires individuals who are interested in working together to build a more resilient and connected future. Featuring workshops, stallholders, food and music. NW ecofest is a vibrant festival attracting attendees from across the state at all stages of their journey to a more planet friendly lifestyle. see more

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