PO Box 34 U
Charles Darwin University
NT 0815 Australia

Email: austurtle@austurtle.org.au
Promoting Sea Turtle Research & Conservation

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Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Marine Turtle Symposium

Follow the Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre at CDU by clicking Here.


We acknowledge the Kenbi People and the descendants of

Tommy Lyons  being the Traditional Owners of Bare Sand Island

and custodians of the sacred sites thereon.

 Follow the progress of UXO removal from Bare Sand Island.

disposal of UXOs

We thank Sea Darwin in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and all those who donated to the 3rd ASTS at Territory Wildlife Park in August 2016 and Paddy Pallin Foundation

and Carla and the Ninja Turtles for their generous support in 2013

About us

AusTurtle was established in June 2004 to promote sea turtle conservation and research in northern Australia. All species of sea turtles in Australian waters are listed as either endangered or vulnerable to extinction under the Commonwealth EPBC Act 1999. AusTurtle is a non-profit organisation and is run by concerned scientists, students and members of the public. AusTurtle is registered in the Northern Territory and has adopted the model constitution under the NT Associations Act 2004.

The aims of the organisation are:

To support sea turtle research and conservation
To support the objectives of the National Sea Turtle Recovery Plan through Research, Threat Abatement and Education
To support the preservation of sea turtle habitat and their associated biota
To engage in sea turtle education
To engage in fundraising to support the above aims
To support the continuation of a long-term research project at Bare Sand Island, Northern Territory
To collaborate and form partnerships with other organisations and institutions to apply for funds to support the above aims
To participate in discussions regarding sea turtle management, conservation and research at all levels including local, regional, national and international.


To achieve these aims, AusTurtle will collaborate and form partnerships with other organisations and institutions, apply for funding from large organisations and government grants, and raise funds through the sale of merchandise.

Supporting Conservation
Major avenues that AusTurtle seeks to promote conservation of sea turtles are through:
1. Supporting research at Bare Sand Island
2. Education and public awareness
3. Providing support for student projects throughout northern Australia

For more details of the organisation please contact us at:

PO Box 34U
Charles Darwin University
Northern Territory 0815

Email: austurtle@austurtle.org.au

Ph. +61 438 192 507



2006.   Last updated 16 October 2019

AusTurtle Inc.
PO Box 34u, Charles Darwin University, NT 0815 Australia
Email: austurtle@austurtle.org.au