Famous Environmentalists from Australia

List of notable or famous environmentalists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top environmentalists born in Australia and even some popular environmentalists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian environmentalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These environmentalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known environmentalist from Australia is included when available.

Bob Brown and Judith Wright are included on this list.

This historic environmentalists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian environmentalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous environmentalists from Australia?" These prominent environmentalists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian environmentalists.

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  • Aila Inkeri Keto AO (born 14 March 1943) is founder and President of the Rainforest Conservation Society in Queensland, Australia, now known as the Australia Rainforest Conservation Society. In 2005, Keto was a recipient of the Queensland Greats Awards.Born in Tully, Queensland, Australia, Dr Keto originally studied biochemistry and worked at the University of Queensland.Keto was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1994 and was nominated as Queenslander of the Year in 2000. In 2001 she was awarded the Centenary Medal, "for service as an expert on wet tropics and as a leading conservationist and academic".In 2005 Dr Keto was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize for her work ...more
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Tully, Australia
  • Robert James Brown (born 27 December 1944) is a former Australian politician, medical doctor, and environmentalist who is a former Senator, and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown was elected to the Australian Senate on the Tasmanian Greens ticket, joining with sitting Greens Western Australia senator Dee Margetts to form the first group of Australian Greens senators following the 1996 federal election. He was re-elected in 2001 and in 2007. He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party. While serving in the Tasmanian parliament, Brown successfully campaigned for a large increase in ...more
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Oberon, Australia
  • Ian Kiernan

    Ian Bruce Carrick Kiernan (4 October 1940 – 16 October 2018) was an Australian yachtsman, property developer, builder, and environmental campaigner and conservationist, known for co-founding with Kim McKay the not-for-profit Clean Up Australia campaign in 1989 and, in 1993, a similar Clean Up the World operation, serving as the event's chairman, the annual initiative attracted participation from 30 million volunteers in 80 countries.
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Dr John Wamsley (born 1938) is an Australian environmentalist. He was the Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year for 2003. Wamsley is known for his attempt to set up a network of wildlife sanctuaries across Australia.Wamsley was born in Ourimbah, New South Wales in 1938. His passion for Australian wildlife was born when the seven-year-old Wamsley's family moved to a 67 hectare bushland block at Niagara Park. At age sixteen Wamsley became a trainee metallurgist with BHP. Dissatisfied with the job he became a labourer in BHP's open-hearth furnaces and worked a second job renovating run down houses. By age 23 Wamsley was a millionaire. Approximately two years later Wamsley ...more
    • Age: 85
  • Judith Wright
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    Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 1915 – 25 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights. She was a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award.
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1915-2000)
    • Birthplace: Armidale, Australia
  • Professor Peter Cullen AO FTSE, MAgrSc, DipEd (Melb), Hon DUniv (Canb), (born 18 May 1943, Melbourne, Victoria; died 14 March 2008, Canberra) was a leading Australian water scientist.
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1943-2008)
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia