ACF Peter Rawlinson Conservation Award Winners 1992–2019
1992 – Matthew Jamieson, for campaigning on global and regional issues, from mining and oil exploration in the Timor Gap, to corporate social responsibility and marine and coastal management
1993 – David Allsop, for establishing Cairns & Far North QLD Environment Centre (CAFNEC) & working on Wet Tropics Heritage campaign
1994 – Margaret Thorsborne, for conservation campaigning work in Far North QLD - particularly Hinchinbrook Island
1995 – Jill Redwood, for campaigning against the destruction of East Gippsland forests
1996 – Elaine Cohen, for waste minimisation campaigning
1997/8 – Jacqui Katona, for leading the traditional owners' campaign to stop uranium mining at Jabiluka
1999 – Chris Harris, for over 20 years' contribution to the environment movement, from the Franklin River to developing Earth Share Australia (an innovative fundraising program for the environment movement)
2000 – Frances Bray & Keith Campbell, for efforts to protect Lake Wollumboola on the NSW south coast
2001 – John Corkill & Dailan Pugh, for work protecting forests in north east NSW through the North East Forest Alliance.
2002 – Beth Schultz and Peter Robertson, for over 35 years combined work to protect south west forests of WA
2003 – Nina Brown, for her pivotal media and communications support of the Indigenous campaign against a national radioactive waste dump proposal near Coober Pedy in South Australia.
2004 – Brian Purdue and Dennis Hirst, for their tireless work over 10 years to protect and restore the Hexham Wetlands at the mouth of the Hunter River
2005 – Louise Morris, for her campaigning against uranium mining and for forest protection in the South West of WA to 2001, then in Tasmania. She was one of the Gunns 20 activists being sued by wood chipping and timber company Gunns Limited.
2006 – Clive Crouch, for grassroots environmentalism, promoting biodiversity in the Wimmera region of Victoria for over 30 years.
2007 – Kevin Buzzacott, for highlighting the impacts of uranium mining and campaigning as an Indigenous community leader for over 20 years against Roxby Downs
2008 – Stephen Leonard, for his contribution to environmental law reform efforts
2009 – n/a
2010 – Rising Tide, for tirelessly and fearlessly drawing attention to the looming climate crisis
2011 – Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) & Bundy on Tap. The award was jointly given to two community groups: the FIDO volunteers for defending Queensland’s Fraser Island from numerous threats over four decades, and a local group for succeeding in having single-use bottled water banned from sale in their NSW town of Bundanoon
2012 – n/a
2013 – Glen Beutel: For his voluntary contribution to conservation through his work opposing the Acland Coal mine.
2013 Special Award – Jeffrey Lee: For sacrificing millions of dollars to save his traditional land, Koongarra, so it could be included in Kakadu National Park for future generations.
2014 – n/a
2015 – Jack Wongili Green, for leading a campaign against the environmental pollution of his region from Glencore’s massive lead and zinc mine in the McArthur River and working with other Indigenous groups to regain ownership of their lands and establishing Indigenous ranger programs
2016 – Micklo Corpus & Regina McKenzie Micklo Corpus: Keeping Kimberley frack free through camping at the gates of Buru Energy’s Yulleroo fracking site for over two years and counting. Regina McKenzie: Leading opposition to a nuclear waste dump proposal on Adnyamathanha land.
2017 – Forest campaigner Andrew Lincoln and the Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) for their critical work surveying and defending Victorian native forests.
2018 – Todd Dudley for 20 years of protecting and restoring ecologically-significant landscapes in north-eastern Tasmania’s mountains and coast.
2019 – Shirley Wonyabong, Elizabeth Wonyabong and Vicki Abdullah in recognition of their their decades-long campaign to protect their country and culture from a proposed uranium mine at Yeelirrie in outback Western Australia.
2020 – Steve Meacher from the Friends of Leadbeater's Possum was awarded in recognition of his work defending the critically endangered possum, and its habitat.
2022 – Hamish Cumming for all the work, effort and resources he has committed to protecting the diminishing numbers of southern brolgas in south-western Victoria.