About us

Oatley Flora and Fauna Society (O.F.F) was formed in 1955 by local residents concerned about the vandalism of flora and fauna in Oatley Park, a bush land reserve in Sydney, metropolitan area. BEING GREEN -The history of the Oatley Flora and Fauna Society,  The First 50 Years 1955 – 2005  by Alan Fairley is available as a pdf file to download. Click here to read “Being Green” the first 50 yrs of OFF Over the years the area of interest has expanded and the primary aims of the Society are to stimulate interest in Australian flora and fauna; foster an understanding of the need to conserve natural environment and cooperate with other organisations in protecting the environment. See our Committee Correspondence page for our latest activities

In celebration  of OFFs 60th anniversary, Alan Fairley has updated Being Green The latest chapter covers successes and challenges experienced by the society during the last decade 2006 – 2015. . Click here to read Being green Ch8 – Sucesses and Challenges 2006- 2015


 O.F.F. has a good working relationship with both Hurstville and Kogarah Councils and has representation on Hurstville Councils Tree Preservation Working Party Committee and Kogarah Council’s Estuary Management Committee. O.F.F. also participates in the annual Clean-up Australia Campaign. In the past years O.F.F. has been successful in obtaining the bush land regeneration grants from the NSW Environment Protection Authority, and three bush land areas in the suburb of Oatley Have been vastly improved. O.F.F also secured a Coast Care grant to help Kogarah Council and the local community in their efforts to regenerate the wetlands of Poulton Park in South Hurstville. When necessary O.F.F. makes representation to Members of Parliament and relevant organisations important environmental issues whether they are Local, State or Federal. O.F.F. is a flourishing local organisation and welcomes new members and visitors. Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society works to keep our district clean and green by:

  • Being an independent local watchdog over actions of local Councils, government agencies and developers
  • Providing a way for members to express their environmental concerns to local, state and national governments
  • Providing local Councils with environmentally-focussed comment on significant developments and management plans
  • Protesting against tree removal and other environmental damage in our suburbs
  • Obtaining funds for rehabilitation and weed removal in local bushland in both Hurstville and Kogarah Council areas
  • Supporting environmental campaigns, such as conservation of urban bushland and protection of the Georges River catchment
  • Producing a monthly newsletter to keep members informed about local environmental issues, as well as conservation issues in the wider community
  • Making representations to Members of Parliament on important local environmental issues
  • Investigating and reporting environmental problems such as pollution from sewer overflows and drainage
  • Giving financial and moral support to other conservation bodies, such as the Georges River Alliance and the Total

See our Committee Correspondence page for our latest activities