Our Philanthropic Trust

The Invasive Species Solutions Trust is an Australian Charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. The Trust accepts tax deductible donations.

We are governed by an independent, skills-based board of Trustees, and managed by a core team of staff based at our Canberra office. Our national portfolio of work is led by an expert team of researchers geographically dispersed across Australia.

We are an apolitical, nonpartisan science-based organisation that takes a considered, evidence-based approach to matters of social licence and emerging pest plant and animal issues.

We invite you to help us deliver lasting improvements for our native species, our agricultural systems, and our natural environment. Your support will help us develop and deliver evidence-based solutions that target our most urgent biosecurity needs, both nationally and at a community level.

For more information contact:

Trevor Capps

Fundraising Manager

Phone | 02 6201 2887

Email | Trust@invasives.com.au

Our Patron, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley


Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.

During their married life, Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas. David is the current Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Mrs Hurley’s own career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from full time teaching in July 2011. She has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice. Mrs Hurley holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra.