Welcome to ECO Community

Connect, champion, inspire and inform.

About Us

Ecotourism Australia (EA) is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, established in 1991, that promotes and supports the ecotourism industry in Australia through building capacity and actively promoting sustainable tourism operations and systems. Our key program – ECO Certification – was the world’s first national ecotourism certification program. Ecotourism Australia is acknowledged globally for our industry standards and recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). We are recognised as a credible, national peak body for sustainable and nature-based tourism.

As the peak body for sustainable tourism, we connect, champion, inspire and inform through strategic partnerships and global best practice standards. 

You can find out more about us here: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/

Our ECO Community is the meeting place for the Ecotourism Australia family and a hub for collaboration, learning, knowledge-sharing and networking. 

Why you should join us?

This members-only community is an opportunity for almost 500 operators and 20 destinations to interact, learn from one another, share insights and ensure tourism is sustainable for the environment, the community, the visitor and the business.

Here are just some of the benefits of joining ECO Community: 

  • Learn | Access videos, events, research, and blogs on how to improve your eco practices.
  • Network | Connect with Ecotourism Australia members, the Ecotourism Australia board and Ecotourism Australia staff.
  • Spark conversation | Share your successes and struggles and receive feedback from your fellow members and the Ecotourism Australia team.
  • Strengthen tourism sustainability | Contribute to making Australia a sustainable tourism destination.
  • Inspire | Inspire your fellow members and be inspired by them!

Who is part of the community?

The ECO Community is made up of Ecotourism Australia members and partners:

  • Industry experts - Ecotourism Australia Board Directors, Hall of Fame operators and Green Travel Leaders
  • Nature-based tourism operators located throughout Australia who are ECO certified, ROC certified or Climate Action certified 
  • ECO Destination representatives from across Australia, NZ and the South Pacific
  • The knowledgeable and professional Ecotourism Australia team who are here to support you every step of the way

What is Ecotourism?

Curious about how we define 'ecotourism'?

The definition of ecotourism adopted by Ecotourism Australia is:

"Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation."

Ecotourism is where sustainable tourism and nature-based tourism meet.

Contact us

Have a question you want to ask Ecotourism Australia? We would love to hear from you!

07 3256 6777
[email protected] 

www.ecotourism.org.au/ 

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