Australians have a special connection with the ocean. Surfers, swimmers, sunbathers and sailors share our pristine beaches, rocky shores and spectacular coral reefs with an abundance of life, including marine turtles, seals, sea-lions, dolphins, whales and penguins.

Oceans are essential for life. Over half the oxygen we breathe is generated by them, and they absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Oceans are the number one source of protein for more than a billion people across the globe - Without a healthy marine environment, our security, our economy and our very survival are at risk.




Recent statistics suggest that 31 per cent of global fish stocks are overfished.

Plastic Oceans

Plastic Pollution

By 2050, the oceans could have more plastic than fish.

Acidic Seas

Climate Change

Since the Industrial Revolution, our seas have become about 30 percent more acidic.

Essential for life

Essential for Life

Oceans are essential for life. Australian oceans in particular provide life support for 45% of the world’s whale and dolphin species, and 20% of the world’s fish species.

Act for the Wild

Learn more about how your actions can make a positive change to our Oceans.

Act for the Wild Blog

By choosing seafood certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, your supporting fisheries doing the right thing and helping ensure an ocean-friendly future.
Oceans cover more than 70% of the globe's surface, but they're under threat. Luckily, there's plenty you can do to help!