Registered Office:
65 Anzac Avenue
Seymour VIC 3660
phone: 5799 0960

Who We Are

In 2002, Field and Game Australia members took a stand against the nation's rapidly degrading wetlands. They created the WET Trust - the Wetlands Environmental Taskforce (WET) Public Fund – with the primary aim to purchase and restore Australia's remaining wetlands to ensure they are preserved for future generations.

The formation of WET recognised the desperate need to conserve and maintain Australia's remaining wetlands and the essential habitat that they provide for a wide variety of unique native flora and fauna. The WET is now an important vehicle for funding the acquisition, rehabilitation and maintenance of Australian wetlands.

The WET is a Federal Government approved Environmental Trust, and any donations made are fully tax deductable.


Registered Environmental Organisation (Registered 24/07/02, ABN 42 150 070 738) Registered by Environment Australia – Department of the Environment and Heritage


Taxation Status
Entitled to receive tax deductible donations under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 item 6.1.1 of subsection 30-55(1). (From 23/12/05)

Stamp Duty
The WET Trust is exempt from the payment of stamp duty by the Victorian State Revenue Office (Reference No: SX9377)

Field and Game Australia Inc

The Trust
Field and Game Australia Inc Wetlands Environmental Taskforce Trust

The Fund
Wetlands Environmental Taskforce Public Fund

Management Group
Mr Russell Bate
Mr Bill Paterson
Mr Grahame Webb
Mr Roger Hallam

Responsible Officer
Mr Richard Light
WET Administrator
PO Box 464, Seymour VIC 3660
Ph: 03 5799 0960

Our History

WET was established in 2002 as a natural extension of the conservation activities undertaken by members of Field and Game Australia since 1958, and builds on the principles that underpinned the highly successful Victorian program of wetland purchase from that time.

That decision, just over a decade ago, was made by a group of hunters who recognised the desperate need to take a pro-active approach to ensure Australia's wetlands continued to be preserved and maintained well in to the future.

The formation of the WET acknowledged the importance of preserving Australia's remaining wetlands, given the essential habitat that they provide for a wide variety of unique native flora and fauna, and offered every Australian an opportunity to take positive actions to protect and enhance Australia's remaining wetlands.

Since its formation, FGA members have undertaken a range of voluntary conservation projects using its own financial and human resources, that has included water control structures, revegetation, vermin control, waterfowl counts, and artificial nesting boxes.

Already the WET is undertaking the biggest wetland habitat restoration project in Australia at the Heart Morass, near Sale.