The environment's legal team since 1992 - protecting the public interest - evening the odds

The EDO is an independent community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. We offer professional legal advice and (in a small number of cases) representation, law reform and policy work and community legal education.

The EDO defends the environment in a way that no other organisation can - as the environment's legal team! However, our services are at risk due to Federal government funding cuts. You can help support our work by becoming a member or donating to the EDO. You can read our constitution here.

To request legal advice or to find out about our services, please click here


EDO Network Media Release: EDOs of Australia welcome $14 million funding commitment 

The Environmental Defenders Offices of Australia have welcomed the ALP’s pledge to restore funding to Australia’s network of environmental community legal centres. The commitment, totalling $14 million over 4 years, reinstates crucial Commonwealth funding which was withdrawn in 2013, and will expand the ability of EDOs to work together and provide free or low-cost legal services to people around Australia. Read more here.


Supported by the Law Foundation of SA, the Department for Environment and Water, membership fees, tax-deductible donations and fundraising. Thanks to our in-kind sponsors: Flinders University, Wavetel, Glashaus Strategic Thinkers, Leconfield and Temple Bruer Wines and B&C Legal Software Solutions.

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