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Adopt a Coral Bommie

Help us build a bigger, better Reef Check community by adopting a Coral Bommie today!

Coral bommies are stand-alone coral structures that can be as small as a beachball or as big as a car. They are structural stepping stones, offering refuge and homes for many marine organisms in the maze of reef structures. These reef structures are named after the aboriginal word bombora, meaning outcrop or mountain of reef.

How to Adopt

Benefits of your $45 monthly donation:

  • Your name will be posted on the Reef Check Australia website as an Adopt a Coral Bommie supporter and listed in our Annual Report
  • You will receive a Certificate of Support for your adopted coral bommie
  • You will also receive our annual sustainable Reef Check gift 
  • Your donation will support Reef Check Australia citizen science, education and conservation programs.

Clicking the Adopt a Coral Polyp button will direct you to GiveNow to sign up for a $45 monthly giving program. GiveNow makes it easy for you to make a regular or one-off donation, access your donation summaries and print receipts for your annual tax return, making donating simple, secure and straightforward.

Reef Check Australia is a registered Australian Charity with Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Status. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Adopt a coral bommie

Thanks to our Adopt a Coral Polyp supporters! 

John Loder

Douglas Stetner (2 bommies!)


What Coral are you?

Take our quiz to find out your inner-coral and learn a bit about the coral categories that Reef Check monitors. You can let us know when you sign up through GiveNow if you prefer to specify the type of coral growth form you would prefer for your adopted polyp!

What coral are you?


Many corals build a reef

Regular donations help ensure sustainability for our volunteer programs. One-time donations are always welcome, please see our Donation page for how your donation can make a difference.

We believe in the power of individuals working together--thanks for believing in us!

Adopt a coral bommie