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World Oceans Day 2021

May 25, 2021

June 8 is World Oceans Day! 

At AMCS, we celebrate our oceans every single day but June 8 is extra special because it’s the official UNESCO designated World Oceans Day. 

This year the theme of World Oceans Day is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. Around 80% of Australians live on the coast. And so our lives are intrinsically linked to the ocean – it provides us food, livelihood and a wonderful playground that brings joy and relaxation. 

As Australia’s only organisation 100% dedicated to marine conservation, World Oceans Day is a really special celebration. It’s a day to take stock and remember what we are fighting for and why it’s so important.

Donate to save our seas this World Oceans Day

The ocean is in deep trouble. Our coasts and seas are overused and under protected. Pollution, global heating, overfishing and industrialisation threaten the future of our amazing oceans and the marine wildlife that inhabit them.

For over 55 years, we have empowered ocean lovers like yourself to be the voice for Australia’s oceans – achieving amazing wins along the way. 

On World Oceans Day, 8 June 2021, we are holding our first ever Giving Day – for one day only, your donation will unlock a matched amount – doubling your impact.

Donate this World Oceans Day!


Funds you help us raise will be used to address challenges we face to:

  • reduce pollution
  • fight overfishing
  • protect our remaining healthy habitats
  • improve and support sustainable fishing practices
  • and restore degraded habitats

We must act now to protect our precious oceans, the life and livelihoods they provide. Help us protect what we have and ensure it’s there for our children’s children. Sign up to be notified about our first ever Giving Day – an opportunity for you to double the impact of your donation. 


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