Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much

Helen Keller

The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA) is dedicated to establishing a powerful network of informed, influential, and active global citizens who are committed to redefining humanity’s relationships with the ecosystems we inhabit. Joining together as citizens of the planet, we seek to redirect our future towards a society that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative

The LFIA was established in 2012 by a passionate founding committee as a visionary hub for restorative programs and action within Australia. LFIA is an affiliate of the International Living Future Institute and provides education & training, advocacy, and opportunities for connection, across several innovative international programs.

Our Programs


The Living Building ChallengeTM is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture.



The nutrition label for building products. Declare is a transparency platform and product database changing the materials marketplace for manufacturers, designers, and developers.



The practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. Our Biophilic Design Initiative aims to educate, inspire, and reconnect built environment professionals to transform everyones daily experience.

Our Team

Laura Hamilton-O'Hara

Chief Executive Officer

Alegria Alano

Communications and Community Officer

Nicola Smith

Technical Officer


We are proud to be supported by this diverse group of industry leaders who are dedicated to exceeding the standards.