United as Citizens, we’re combining our actions to make a positive impact for the Reef.

On the Great Barrier Reef, billions of life forms work as one. We're inspiring humanity to do the same.

Andy Ridley
The actions of people across the planet will define the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
Andy Ridley, CEO Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

Don’t give up on our reef

You can jump in the water and be inspired by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, but the threats are major, real and immediate. If we respond now with action not apathy, there’s hope.

What’s at stake

The reef’s greatest threats

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the first natural wonders to suffer from the direct impact of climate change. Poor water quality, caused by land-based runoff, and damage by crown of thorns starfish are making our reef even more vulnerable. And that’s just the beginning.

What’s endangering the reef

Building a global community

We need to engage citizens from around the world; empowering them to make the change that needs to happen. From local community education to large-scale initiatives with global partners, every action has impact.

Our plan of attack

A symbol for our citizenship

Entitled 'Citizens Gateway', the newly revealed structure is so much more than just an astounding piece of art. It's a symbol of diversity, resilience, and the circle of life that thrives on the Great Barrier Reef.

Explore the sculpture

Unite for the reef.

Help build the Citizens movement! Encourage others to get involved, including family, friends, colleagues and local government. The more citizens, the more chance the Reef has.

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