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.
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.
Take action to have a positive impact
As a Citizen you can join local or global actions to reduce your impact on the Reef and the planet, and get your mates, colleagues or families involved. Soon you will be able to create your own actions and share them with the world.
There are actions you can do right now to help the Reef.
Direct intervention project
Sponsor a COTS Diver
Donate towards the training of a diver to help tackle crown of thorns starfish outbreaks on the Reef.by Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators
Hold the Straw
Next time you buy a drink ask for "no straw please".by Straw No More Project
No Leftovers Left Behind
Buy only what you need, and use everything you buy.by OzHarvest
BYOB (bring your own bag)
Help to end the damage caused by plastic bags by bringing reusable bags with you when you shop.by Boomerang Bags
Carry your Cup
Carry a reusable cup with you to use in place of wasteful disposable cups.by Take 3 for the Sea
BYOB (bring your own bottle)
Bring your own reusable bottle with you and help to stop the harmful impacts of plastic bottles.by Tangaroa Blue
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.
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.
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.
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.