Pledge Fight For Our Reef

Support Reef tourism workers

In a historic move, North Queensland businesses and tourism operators are banding together to call for urgent action on the climate crisis – to protect the future of our Great Barrier Reef and all of the businesses that depend on it.

Over 60,000 people’s livelihoods depend on a healthy, vibrant Great Barrier Reef. They need our help.

Add your name to the statement of support for Reef tourism workers and local businesses – who stand to lose everything if we don’t urgently stop the carbon pollution that is heating our oceans.

We will deliver your signatures to government and key decision makers to show Australians support our tourism workers.


Statement from over 150 North Queensland Businesses and Tourism Operators

We love the Great Barrier Reef.
As businesses operating in and around the World Heritage area, we take seriously our responsibility to look after one of the world’s most beautiful and biologically rich ecosystems.

We own/operate businesses in tourism, hospitality, retail, real estate and construction – and together we’re calling for bold action to protect this natural icon.

We cannot understate the economic value of the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef is a magnet for people from Australia and around the world and generates $6 billion each year and sustains 64,000 jobs.

Despite the negative press, the Reef is a dynamic, vibrant, awesome place. But, like coral reefs around the world, it is under serious threat.

Climate change, mainly driven by burning coal and other fossil fuels, is the single biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef. The carbon pollution from coal, oil and gas is heating the air and the oceans to dangerous levels. Coral reefs around the world were damaged during an unprecedented marine heatwave in 2016 and 2017.

It’s not too late to save our Reef but time is critical.

The federal government has a responsibility to honour the Paris Agreement and to protect the Reef on behalf of all Australians, all humanity and future generations. Yet our representatives continue to support the expansion of coal and gas, including Adani’s mega coal mine.

To give our Reef the best chance for the future, Australia must join the rest of the world to rapidly phase out coal and other fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy.

We call on all our political leaders to stand up for North Queensland businesses and jobs and fight for the future of our Reef.


Are you a Reef coast business who wants action to address the climate crisis?
Add your business name to the Declaration.