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World Oceans Day 2021

June 5, 2020

This year June 8 is UNESCO’s World Oceans Day! 

Across the world, schools, community groups and ocean lovers are joining forces in asking for more protection for our vulnerable ocean wildlife.

What is 30×30?

This World Oceans Day, we are working together to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. That’s less than 10 years away! By safeguarding at least 30% of our oceans with highly protected marine sanctuaries, we can have healthy oceans full of life for generations to come. 

What you can do to #ProtectOurHome

Australia can do our part by creating sanctuary zones for gorgeous Adélie penguins, found only in Antarctica.

Add your name to the call for an East Antarctic Marine Park!


What to watch this World Oceans Day

Did you know that Australia was instrumental in the creation of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959? That’s right! Aand in 1989 Australia and France led a mighty diplomatic feat that resulted in a mining ban in the Antarctic. We have done so much to protect this special part of the world.

Right now, Australia is taking the next step in our Antarctic legacy by leading the charge for an East Antarctic Marine Park. Join Aussie Antarctic explorer Tim Jarvis in our Facebook livestream and learn more about our Antarctic legacy and how you can help protect it.

Tim Jarvis: Protecting Australia’s Antarctic Legacy
Watch on Facebook
Thursday 11 June 2020, 7:30-8:30pm


Ocean Odyssey ABC

Australia’s Ocean Odyssey
A journey down the East Australian Current

Watch on ABC TV & ABC iView


From Tuesday 9 June at 8:30pm

Hidden off the east coast of Australia is the East Australian Current – a river of seawater that doesn’t just deliver life to our iconic marine habitats, wildlife, and islands, but is essential for all life on land too – including our own! 

From June 9, the mysteries and marvels of this unique ocean phenomenon will be brought to our living-rooms in Australia’s Ocean Odyssey, showing on ABC and ABC iview. We were lucky to get a sneak peek, and trust us, you’re not going to want to miss this one! 

Join us for a Tweet Party!

At AMCS we’ll be glued to the TV and letting our unrestrained love for Australia’s oceans loose on Twitter during every episode

Join us for the Tweet Party using #OceanOdysseyAU – 8.30pm Tuesday nights.

Why are we celebrating World Oceans Day?

Australians have a deep bond with our oceans. As inhabitants of the largest island on earth, it is our great privilege to grow up surrounded by an amazing diversity of life and colour.

It is this great love, and pride for our oceans, that drives us every day. If you want a future for our threatened Australian Sea Lions, our vulnerable turtles, or our awe-inspiring ocean giants, join your passion with ours and help us save our oceans today.

Over 50 years ago the Australian Marine Conservation Society was formed by a community of scientists and ocean conservationists, who came together to take action to protect our marine life.

World Oceans Day gives an opportunity for our community to celebrate and reflect on our bond with the ocean. It’s a day for inspiration and collaboration, as we seek a future that supports a healthy ocean for a healthy planet for us all.