We are all Citizens of the Reef. Join us.

The reef is under threat, we need to act now to protect it.

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declare your citizenship.

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We are starting with 6 simple actions, but we will grow.

Help us start the movement. The Citizens’ platform is for us to unite and commit to actions together. Each action has a positive impact. Choose yours and see your impact score. Recruit fellow Citizens and watch your impact score grow.

  • Giving back to the Reef

  • 49.8t

    CO2
    The average amount of CO2 used to create and transport the 7633 cups, 51.3k straws, 2293 bags of food, 19.9k plastic bags and 10.8k bottles that our Citizens have already committed to save.
  • 12.8MWh

    Energy
    The average amount of raw energy used to create and transport the 7633 cups, 51.3k straws, 2293 bags of food, 19.9k plastic bags and 10.8k bottles that our Citizens have already committed to save.

More Citizens = more actions = greater impact.

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.

Together, we can ease the pressures that the reef faces - but we need your support to do it. Because it’s only when we’re united as Citizens, that our individual actions can come together to make a real, physical impact on the Great Barrier Reef.

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