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Empowering people to save our reefs and oceans


Reef Check Australia believes in protecting reefs and oceans by empowering people.  We are an innovative environmental charity dedicated to engaging the community in hands-on reef research, education and conservation.


Layne Beachley surfboard raffle - raising funds to save our reefs!

Enter to win a unique, handcrafted, wooden ‘Tree to Sea' surfboard, signed by 7-time surfing world champion, Layne Beachley!

Tania Kenyon, a Reef Ambassador volunteer and PhD candidate researching coral reefs at UQ, was awarded a Layne Beachley Foundation 'Aim for the Stars' scholarship in 2017 to support her work.

She is now raffling this beautiful surfboard to ‘pay it forward'. Funds will go to Reef Check Australia's citizen science and education programs, and to The Layne Beachley Foundation, to support future scholarship winners. Grab your raffle ticket today!

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Seeking Reef Ambassadors for Sunshine Coast!

We are seeking outstanding individuals to be reef role models who help lead a movement of understanding, appreciation and positive action for reefs in 2018! Receive training in reef ecology, communications and behaviour change principles, plus be part of an awesome community. Applications close April 15!

Apply >



Action of the month

Each month in 2018 Reef Check Australia will suggest an action you can take to help our reefs and raise awareness about the Third International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

In May we're hoping to inspire everyone to "Pay It Forward" just like our amazing Reef Ambassador Tania Kenyon has done by organisng the fundraising raffle with a unique Tree to Sea surfboard as a prize

Of course, you don't need to hold a raffle! In line with the theme of this years National Volunteer Week, we're asking you to "Give a little. Change a lot" by helping out someone you know and helping the marine environment at the same time. Check out our Action of the Month page for more info.

action of the month



International Year of the Reef

2018 is the third International Year of the Reef, bringing focus to initiatives that engage people around the world in understanding, appreciating and protecting reefs. 

We've got big plans for 2018 and you can help! 

  • Surveying and reporting on 100 reef sites
  • Launching Reef Ambassadors on the Sunshine Coast
  • Building on Reef Ambassador programs in Brisbane and Townsville
  • Releasing a series of Ocean Action Kits to help you do more great work for oceans
  • Launching a new website to make it easier for you to join us on the journey



2017 achievements

Reef Check Australia 2017


Flinders Reefs photo coffee table books!

Dont miss out on this limited edition coffee table book featuring 300+splendid photos, dive site maps and stories about Flinders Reef., Moreton Bay/Quandamooka. Created and donated by the awesome crew at the UniDive, book sales all go back to supporting Reef Check programs! 

Buy a book!



Everyone can get involved - in or out of the water: