The Valley Centre for Environmental Education & Research Inc. (The Valley Centre) was founded in 1992 on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and in 1993 was incorporated as a non-profit organisation.

Inspired by the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit, The Valley Centre decided to purchase a large parcel of land near Sydney that would be a showcase for sustainable community in the 21st Century. In 1998, with member funding, a 170-acre property was purchased at 623 Greens Road, Lower Portland, adjacent to the Hawkesbury River, (NSW), approximately one and a half hours drive North West of Sydney. A natural haven for wildlife the property has a rich diversity of native flora and fauna, including many endangered species.

In the year 2000 The Valley Centre was granted full charitable status and Entered onto the Register of Environmental Organisations with Environment Australia.

Mission Statement:
Since 1992 The Valley Centre has been committed to providing:

  • Education and research for the promotion of local and global environmental preservation
  • A sanctuary for flora and fauna, including those that are rare and endangered
  • A place for personal development in surroundings that are beautiful and in harmony with nature.
  • A place for the community to experience self-expression through the arts, theatre, music, dance, crafts and multi-cultural activities in a natural environment














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