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Gecko Talks is a free, monthly environmental talks series aimed to inform the general public and raise awareness. The topics range from academic research on our native flora and fauna to sustainable and ethical business and investment practices and local

Lend a voice and a helping hand to our natural environment and gift a Gecko Friends membership this Christmas. By gifting a Gecko Friends membership, you will support the environmental work that we do to educate and advocate for the

Our popular EcoDiscoverers’ school holiday programs are now available for bookings! All EcoDiscoverers’ programs are written by qualified teachers and delivered by expert environmental educators. The programs develop our children’s connection to their natural environment through knowledge and hands-on exploration,

The 2022 Annual Environmental Awards are now open for nomination. These awards are a celebration of all the outstanding environmental work done by the community on the Gold Coast. Over the past 24 years, Gecko has had the pleasure of

2022 – March Report by Lois Levy March Campaign Report 2022Volunteers are wanted to help with all these campaign actions.Submissions due – nilMail Out20220211_Sub_Qld_Resources-Industry_Plan20220208_Ltr_MinEnvironment_NP20220208_ltr_GCBulletin_CurrumbinEcoPark20220218 _Ltr_Council_Mountain_Bikes20220223_Ltr_Ministers_StateDevt_Environment_Beachbars20220227_Ltr_LisaTimoney_Eco-ParkMail In:20220303_Email_FromLisaTimoney Gecko Campaigns groups the matters that arise under four broad headings of climate change;

Planned Coomera Connector & M1 Motorcross & 4 wheel driving now allowed in Nerang National Park and permission gradually spreading to other National parks January and February 2022 Campaigns Report by Lois Levy Volunteers are wanted to help with all

Local Groups Fear Gold Coast Beach Erosion and Homes Flooding if Climate Change is not reduced to 50% by 2030 Fearing serious damage to homes and hinterland rainforests along with flooding, tourism and community groups want urgent action to cut

The public consultation of the concept plans for the light rail stage 4 finished on 17th September. While there were certainly plenty of opportunities for residents of the southern Gold Coast to view the concept drawings and talk with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) officers, there were few answers to questions. Gecko’s full submission is available on web site -

Gecko are holding their 32nd Annual General Meeting on October 16th and would like to invite all to attend this event to hear about the activities Gecko has been involved with over the past year and welcome in our new Committee. If you believe you possess the skill and passion to serve on our management committee, we would be happy to receive your nomination by our closing date on October 1st. Nomination forms are available at Gecko Reception. Gecko would like to cordially invite all their members* to attend and vote in the new committee for 2021 - 2022. After our AGM, we will be holding a trivia night hosted by Captain Plastic (aka Anthony Hill). This promises to be a fun filled evening. Refreshments will be served. Visit for more information

Gecko Talks, 22nd September in curru8mbin RSL. Narelle and Damian have been observing Dragonflies and Damselflies around the coast for well over 30 years, and will be sharing with us their wealth of knowledge on these species’ life history, habitats, diversity and the ticks behind telling them apart. Visit to book your seat and see more information