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Election of Directors and Annual General Meeting 2017

The Wilderness Society Ltd

From little things, big things grow.

All members can take pride in the achievements of The Wilderness Society over our 41-year history, and an important part of that success story has been the support of our Members.

To acknowledge our Members’ support and encourage their participation in the organisation, as a result of Constitutional changes in late 2015, The Wilderness Society Ltd Board of Directors will be elected by direct ballot in a process leading up to the 2017 Annual General Meeting. The nomination and election process is designed to ensure broad geographic representation and elected Directors must come from at least four of the following six regions: Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales; Queensland; Northern Territory and South Australia; Tasmania; Victoria; and Western Australia. 

The elected Directors who will be retiring at the Annual General Meeting in 2017 are Melissa McQuillan and Michelle Prior from Queensland, opening two (2) Director positions for election. The continuing Directors are Stuart Baird, Leanne Craze, Coral Robinson, Linda Selvey and Craig Zanker.

Directors may be elected from regions in which there are vacancies. These eligible regions are Queensland; Northern Territory and South Australia; Tasmania; Victoria; and Western Australia.

There are no vacancies in the region of Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.

The Wilderness Society is calling for nominations from Members in eligible regions, for the position of Director. If, as a member, you are interested in nominating, please contact or call 1800 030 641 for the nomination form and details.

Nominations open on Thursday, 14 September and close at 5pm AEST on Thursday, 19 October 2017.

How do I vote?

Voting will open on 26 October 2017, when candidate information and voting material will be made available on this page.

Voting will close at 5pm AEDT on 16 November 2017.

The results of the election will be notified to Members at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 23 November 2017 at 6:30pm AEDT. Details of the various locations where you can attend the meeting are listed below.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Members for their support, and to encourage Members to also participate as a candidate in our 2017 election process.

Annual General Meeting 2017

All Members are invited to attend The Wilderness Society Ltd's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, 23 November 2017 at Suite 201, Level 2, 46 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW, beginning at 6.30pm AEDT (registration from 6.00pm). The meeting will be convened and facilitated from Sydney via phone link up to our offices around the country. Please see meeting locations below to find your nearest venue. 

If you have any questions or to RSVP, please email Jo Stephen and Christine Zangari at

Meeting locations 



Wilderness Society office address


6:00pm AEDT registration for a 6:30pm start

130 Davey St, Hobart Tasmania


6:00pm AEDT registration for a 6:30pm start

353-355 King St, West Melbourne Victoria


5:30pm ACDT registration for a 6:00pm start

7/118 King William St, Adelaide South Australia


3:00pm AWST registration for a 3:30pm start 

City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth Western Austrlalia



5:00pm AEST registration for a 5:30pm start 

67 Boundary St, West End Queensland



6:00pm AEDT registration for a 6:30pm start 

Pachamama House, 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton New South Wales


State AGMs

State and local organisations are also holding their own Annual General Meetings. Click on the location to learn more.