This paper presents the findings of a study into the information needs of Indigenous Australians who study and/or work in the field of environmental health. A questionnaire concerned with computer use, information need and recent on-the-job experiences from practitioners and students Australia-wide was used to source data. Respondents from remote, rural and urban locations were targeted using a multirecruitment strategy. The results show that Indigenous practitioners across all locations identified a need for technical information covering a broad range of environmental health issues. Respondents wanted to learn from the experiences of others and placed a high value on Indigenous specific case studies from the field. In addition they desired strategic knowledge and resources to support program planning and action; development of their profile within the community; and raising environmental health awareness amongst their people. The findings confirm that current professional development and networking opportunities for community practitioners are few and that relevant and useful educational resources are limited for practitioners-in-training. An Internet resource is put forward as one potentially powerful means of filling this knowledge, practice and communication void. The study has reinforced the need for a dedicated, user-friendly environmental health information resource for Indigenous users - a resource that could see the students and practitioners themselves as key contributors.