Friends Groups

Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses

Contact Donnalea Mangion
Phone 5492 2723  or  0418 999014
Website Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses
Who are we Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses look after the two lighthouses at Caloundra and help to maintain the artifacts and research the historic aspects of the site.
Tours We are open every second and fourth Saturday of the month 9:00am till mid afternoon
Cost on open days is $2 for adults, children free
Tours at other times by arrangement $5 per person, min $20

Friends of Tasman Island

Contact President, Carol Jackson
Phone 0438 004 111
Who are we Friends of Tasman Island was formed as a WILDCARE Inc group in 2005. We have a membership of very dedicated volunteers and supporters who are interested in the conservation of both the cultural and natural environment on the island.
What we do Working in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service, our volunteer activities include:

  • Developing a plan for the conservation of the Lightstation
  • Repairing accommodation to be used by researchers and volunteers working on the island
  • Development of a management plan for the natural environment of Tasman Island
  • Feral cat eradication

MV Cape Don Society

Contact The MV Cape Don Committee
Phone 0410 771 772
Aims The MV Cape Don Society Inc. (The Society) is a non-profit, community-based organisation which has been given the task of restoring and maintaining the historic MV Cape Don as a museum and working ship. The restoration is carried out by members of the Society, our volunteers. The Society is incorporated under The Associations Incorporation Act of the ACT 1991.
Location The MV Cape Don is berthed at the end of Balls Head Drive in Waverton, Sydney, just around the corner from H.M.A.S. Waterhen.

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Aims Our group works in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service to maintain the cultural and natural heritage values of Maatsuyker Island.
We care about the island. Even if we never go there we want to know that the historic buildings are being conserved, the Aboriginal heritage is acknowledged and respected, and the Islands animals, plants and marine environment are protected for future generations (FOMI philosophy)

Cape Byron Lighthouse Friends and Volunteers

Aims Looking for volunteer work with a view? If you’ve got a minimum of 3 hours a week to spare, come and be part of a friendly team at Cape Byron. Lead guided tours of the museum and lighthouse and share the area’s fascinating maritime history with visitors.
Location Northern NSW

Friends of South Solitary Island Lighthouse

Contact Rob Trezise
Phone (02) 6651 2001
Aims A group to share experiences, photos, videos,promote, and all things lighthouse,especially South Solitary Island Lighthouse.
Location Mid coast NSW

Friends of Althorpe Islands Conservation Park

Contact Barbera Colquhoun
Phone 0459 327 717
Aims The Friends of Althorpe Islands Conservation Park (FoAICP) began in 1996 and have accessed the island (4.5 nautical miles from the mainland) by boat or helicopter. This adventurous group has been very active to the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of Althorpe Islands Conservation Park.
Location Yorke Peninsula, South Australia