Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the leading environmental law practice in the Australia Pacific Region delivering legal solutions for peoples, nature and our climate. We have a big vision which is a world where nature thrives. We’ve got big ambition about the role we can play in delivering that vision and we’ve got an incredible team across the country working to achieve it.  

We are dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by providing access to justice, running ground-breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy. Over our 30-year combined history we’ve developed a formidable track record of empowering communities and delivering effective protection of the environment through legal services. 

Our Values:

Commitment – We are committed to; a united organisation, to each other, to collaboration, to justice, to our communities and to creating a world where nature thrives.

Diversity – We are respectful of and welcome diversity of; staff, volunteers, offices, environmental regions, communities, stakeholders.

Integrity – We work effectively, efficiently, strategically, professionally and ethically; “justice is in our nature”.

Vision – We lead change and environmental empowerment using innovation, creativity, and courage.

Find out about volunteering for EDO, as a legal student, lawyer, scientist or office support.

Current Opportunities

  • Managing Lawyer – Western Australia

    • Employment Type: Full-time
    • Employment Term: Contract
    • Experience Level: Managing Lawyer
    • Salary: AUD$127,725-$141,668
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  • Senior Solicitor/Special Counsel – Safe Climate (Corporate and Commercial)

    • Employment Type: Full-time
    • Employment Term: Contract
    • Experience Level: Senior Solicitor
    • Salary: AUD$107,000-$141,668
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Sarah Flynne Memorial Scholarship

The Environmental Defenders Office is seeking applications from young people in regional or remote Australia to commence their career in environmental law with a training placement supported by the Sarah Flynne Memorial Scholarship. Applications for 2024 have now closed. Applications for 2025 will open in November/December 2024. Find out more here.

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