The Great Barrier Reef is far more than a holiday destination. It has great cultural and historical significance to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have lived harmoniously with the Reef for centuries. Protecting the Reef will ensure it can be enjoyed for centuries to come.
Don’t give up on our Reef
The Reef can not become history
Did you know? 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owner groups have continuing relationships with the Great Barrier Reef.
More than a natural wonder
The Great Barrier Reef provides habitat and shelter for many species, including humans. Its structure protects the east-Australian coastline from powerful waves and tropical storms.
Our reef houses and feeds countless fish that humans eat. Without it, thousands of communities around the world would suffer from famine and malnutrition.
Did you know? 1 billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of protein.
The Reef is a barometer for the well-being of the whole planet. It is one of the first major ecosystems to suffer from the devastating effects of climate change and is a true indicator of the current state of the world. Protecting the Reef needs to be our priority.
- The Great Barrier Reef Covers344,400km
- Coral reefs support25% of all marine life
- The corals of the Great Barrier Reef are between20,000 and 120,000 years old
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.