About us

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Fungimap is a not for profit, citizen-science organisation dedicated to furthering the conservation and knowledge of Australian fungi. We started our work in 1995 as a mapping project and incorporated as an association in 2005.

Our aims are to:

  • Stimulate and support the study of Australian macrofungi through the accumulation, storage, analysis and dissemination of information about fungi.
  • Link and bring together those with an interest in Australian macrofungi, providing opportunities for sharing and learning; and fostering relationships between groups and individuals that share the objectives of Fungimap.
  • Promote the appreciation of fungi with a focus on Australian macrofungi in the natural environment.
  • Foster the conservation of Australian macrofungi.

We are based at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne but our remit and membership are Australia-wide.

Our work is funded mainly by membership fees, donations and project-based grants. We are a registered charity and donations to us of more than $2 are tax-deductible.

We are governed by a committee of management that is elected by Fungimap members.