Phillip Island Conservation Society



Phillip Island Conservation Society

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The Phillip Island Conservation Society (PICS) is a non-profit community organisation that works collaboratively to promote environmental protection and conservation of natural resources on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.
Phillip Island Conservation Society began in 1968. Its history is a record of what commitment and optimism can accomplish. To join the work of PICS, contact us.

What we do:

Monitor planning permit applications and make submissions when necessary, including going to appeal.
Assist other groups and individuals with planning issues
Habitat improvement and protection
Participate on committees concerning Phillip Island and Westernport’s environment and flora and fauna.
Host expert speakers though our General Meetings and workshops on topics of current interest.
Organise Bass Coast Shire environment groups’ get together every few years.
Disseminate environmental information.

Type of group


Primary environmental focus

Conservation & Protection

Geographic sphere or activity


Primary location

Phillip Island

Known address

Cowes, 3922 VIC

Website link/s

Founding Year


History of group

A Brief History of Phillip Island Conservation Society Inc.

In 1968, a proposal to build a marina in a sensitive environmental sanctuary in Rhyll threatened local wildlife and flora. Locals and holiday makers were so concerned for the fragile and delicate nature of this unique area that Phillip Island Conservation Society Inc (PICS) was born.

For nearly 50 years, PICS has been an active and growing non-profit community organisation with a vision to work collaboratively to promote awareness and conservation of the natural resources and wildlife on and around Phillip Island Victoria, Australia.

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