Sustainable community

If you would like to join with others to help improve our local environment, below is a list of local groups who are doing great things to support sustainability and take action to care for the environment.

 Group Location  About 

ABC Community Garden

88 Kooyong Road

A community garden within the grounds of the Armadale Baptist Church at 88 Kooyong Road. The garden is run by volunteers and open to all. More than just a garden, it’s a place to discover sustainable, productive and creative living. Drop your food waste at the communal compost site out the front of the garden.

Breakfree Stonnington


A grassroots group consisting of Stonnington residents from all walks of life - doctors, young professionals, students, parents, and retirees - looking to engage with the Stonnington community on climate change. 

Buy Nothing Project


The Buy Nothing Project builds community amongst members through the act of gifting and asking for items for free, bringing back the notion that you could ask a neighbour to borrow some milk for your tea.

Cultivating Communities


Cultivating Community is a Melbourne based not for profit organisation creating joyful, connected communities who care for each other and the earth.

East Malvern Men’s Shed

East Malvern

Repairing items for local childcare centres and charity groups whilst building a community of healthy, connected members.

Friends of Gardiners Creek Valley

Glen Iris

Local volunteer group who meet regularly to care for Gardiners Creek Valley.

Friends of Herring Island

Herring Island

Local volunteer group who meet on the first Sunday of every month to care for and re-vegetate Herring Island.


Friends of Glen Iris Park Wetlands

Glen Iris Wetlands  

Local volunteer group caring for the gardens surrounding the Glen Iris Wetland and TH King Oval. Supported by Rotary Chadstone East Malvern and the City of Stonnington.


Friends of the Urban Forest, Malvern

 Urban Forest, Malvern  

Local volunteer group bringing neighbours together to help care for and learn more about Indigenous plants and fauna in the Urban Forest Reserve and enhance community wellbeing and greening. Supported by the City of Stonnington.

Initiatives of Change


A world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with our own.

Keep Victoria Beautiful Stationeers program

East Malvern Railway Station and Prahran Railway Station 

 East Malvern Station and Prahran Station Local community volunteers enhancing and greening two of Stonnington’s railway stations as part of the Keep Victoria Beautiful Stationeers program.

Love Our Streets


Love Our Street aims to bring people together as a community to look after our environment, to keep our streets beautifully clean and stop litter getting into our creeks, canals, on to beach or in the ocean. Join a group or start one up in your neighbourhood.


Rewilding Stonnington


A local group dedicated to reintroducing indigenous and endemic plants to Stonnington and to raise public awareness and connect with the pre-colonial heritage of our local Council area. 

Stonnington Climate Action Network


A local group campaigning for a safe climate and a sustainable future for all of Stonnington.

Stonnington Bicycle User Group

Stonnington A local group seeking to encourage the development of better cycle infrastructure in Stonnington. The group discusses all matters cycling in and around the Stonnington area.

Pik It Up


A group of local residents running regular clean up events to remove litter from the environment.

Uniting Op Shops


Volunteers support a range of programs, events and activities for vulnerable and marginalised people across Victoria.

Yarra Riverkeeper Association

Yarra River

An independent community of citizen-advocates working to protect and preserve the Yarra River through clean up events, community education and working with government.

Yarra River community working bees Main Yarra Trail, opposite Melbourne High School


Join monthly community working bees to get your hands dirty, meet your neighbours and learn about this little patch of the Yarra, the plants and wildlife that call the area home.

Zero Waste Victoria


Inspiring Victorians to reduce their plastic consumption and waste through everyday choices and actions.



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