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.
No Leftovers Left Behind
Build your own compost to take care of your inedible food scraps.by OzHarvest
BYOB (bring your own bag)
Keep reusable bags stashed where they’ll be ready to use when you need them.by Boomerang Bags
Keep your Cup
Choose certified organic and Fairtrade coffee.by Take 3 for the Sea
BYOB (bring your own bottle)
Every minute 1.2 million single-use plastic bottles are bought around the worldby Tangaroa Blue
Sponsor a COTS Diverby 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
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.