Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific, dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment through groundbreaking litigation and law reform advocacy.

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

Philanthropy Administration Specialist

We are seeking a passionate, committed and experienced individual to manage the administration of our philanthropic programs during this critical decade for nature and climate. Closes 5th June. Read more.

Senior Solicitor / Special Counsel – Freshwater

This is a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced solicitor to join the EDO Nature team to advance flagship litigation and advice work for nature across Australia. Closes 6th June. Read more.

Director, Science and Expert Advisory Program

Leading a small team, this critical role ensures EDO is at the forefront of integrating science into Australia’s legal frameworks and decision making. Closes 21st June. Read more.