Permaculture Australia is the national permaculture member based organisation in Australia.

Being a member of PA means you have become part of a lively group of people who are getting active about solving the world’s problems through learning, sharing and practicing permaculture.  Our mission is to support, promote and advocate for permaculture ideas, solutions and strategies.


What do we do?

Permaculture Australia (PA) is a registered charity and environmental organisation. We are responsible for the management of the Permafund grants round and continues to support Vocational Training in Permaculture through involvement with the Industry bodies and organisations that manage this training.

PA also has a key role in informing society about the value of permaculture as one of the solutions to the climate crisis.  Taking actions that are guided by permaculture principles and ethics reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and create systems that return carbon to the earth. Permaculture offers a huge range of practical tools to improve household and community resilience, increase food security, better manage water, and reduce bushfire risks. All of these are sorely needed now that the climate is changing so much faster than expected, with unprecedented fire conditions, heatwaves and drought.

The structure of PA is shown below.

Our People

Permaculture Australia is managed by an elected Board of Directors for a period of twelve months at each AGM. In addition to permaculture qualifications, the Board of Directors bring extensive  experience in project management, strategic planning and finance to ensure compliance.

We have also have a  ‘virtual office’ with three part time staff filling the positions of: Administration and Memberships Manager, Social Media and Marketing Administration, Webmaster and Accountant. Find out more about our people.