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In recent years, surfers in Australia have been instrumental in saving great swathes of pristine coastline from development as oil and gas fields. The Fight for the Bight saw tens of thousands of people paddle out to save the Great Australian Bight…and saw a movement come to life.

Now, Big Gas is making its last stand. As the world moves toward clean energy sources, fossil fuel giants are racing to develop new resources before their time runs out. For the surfers and coastal communities of Australia, that means gas rigs offshore. From Ningaloo to Newcastle, the people of our coast are standing up and paddling out for a natural coastline and a clean energy future.

Tools for Surf Activists

Get the tools you need to make positive change in your local area.

Join us for a series of workshops where we bring together experienced trainers from the nonprofit world and surf activists, to share their inspiring stories, knowledge and expertise.

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Surf Coast VIC
Surf Coast November 18 - Free Event

Join us for a virtual workshop by surf activists Belinda Baggs & Dan Ross. Learn skills to help stop gas expansion in the Otway Basin.

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Warrnambool /<br>Apollo Bay VIC
Warrnambool /
Apollo Bay
November 23 - Free Event

Join us for a virtual workshop hosted by surf activists Wayne Lynch & Belinda Baggs. Learn skills to help stop gas expansion in the Otway Basin.

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Tasmania TAS
Tasmania November 25 - Free Event

Join us for a virtual workshop by surf activists Dave Rastovich & Dan Ross. Learn skills to help stop gas expansion in the Otway & Sorell Basins.

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Newcastle NSW
Newcastle December 2 - Free Event

Join us for a virtual workshop by surf activists Heath Joske & Lauren Hill. Learn skills to help stop PEP11.

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Central Coast NSW
Central Coast December 2 - Free Event

Join us for a virtual workshop by surf activists Heath Joske & Lauren Hill. Learn skills to help stop PEP11.

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Northern Beaches NSW
Northern Beaches December 7 - Free Event

Join us for a virtual workshop by surf activists Dave Rastovich & Lauren Hill. Learn skills to help stop PEP11.

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Every year, the Government carves out large swathes of our ocean and hands it to gas companies. The coast between Sydney and Newcastle is being developed as on offshore gas field, meanwhile an area only 5km from the 12 Apostles has been approved for gas exploration.

Gas exploration involves seismic testing which impacts marine life such as whales and dolphins. It can kill or badly injure sealife close by – even lobsters, scallops, and tiny zooplankton kilometres away. While leaks further jepordise these invaluable ecosystems.

Gas is a fossil fuel. Extracting, refining and burning gas drives climate change. The expansion of the gas industry in Australia has seen our greenhouse gas emissions rise, not fall.

Australia is the world’s largest exporter of natural gas, shipping out over 70% of the gas we produce. Yet, Australians pay some of the highest prices in the world for household gas.

Investing in gas doesn’t create long-term jobs. Australia instead has the potential to become a leader in renewable energy.

Gas poses a significant threat to the health of our families and communities. The extraction and processing of gas involves hazardous substances that are damaging to our health.

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