The State Council sets NPA’s strategic direction and policy, co-ordinates conservation responses, and helps strengthen our network of local branches and groups. It comprises activist members from diverse parts of the State, including:

  • delegates elected by branches
  • convenors of State Council committees
  • members of the Executive
  • additional appointed members.

The State Council is a great way to meet and network with fellow conservationists, whilst developing your skills in the environment sector.

Meetings are held 3 times per year on Saturdays at various locations across NSW. These are usually combined with a Sunday activity or inspection guided by local experts. Travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed.

How to become a State Councillor

  • Become a branch delegate. Contact your local branch committee.
  • Become a committee convenor. NPA has specialist groups on landscape conservation, park management and field activities. Contact Brian Everingham for further information.
  • Become an Executive member. This is an elected position. Nominations close at the end of each September.
  • Become an appointed member. Additional members are sought with an interest or experience in particular conservation issues or geographical regions, such as:
    -native forests
    – inland rivers
    – marine conservation
    – nature-based field activities
    – Western Sydney / Blue Mountains
    – South East / Kosciuszko region
    – Central West / Far West regions
    – Riverina Murray region.

Download an information sheet or contact Brian Everingham for further information