Great Australian Bight

  • Women of the Warrior

    8 March 2019
    Zoë Deans

    This International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women of Greenpeace's iconic Rainbow Warrior ship, recently in Australia's waters to protect the magical Great Australian Bight from risky oil drilling.

  • Funding activism can change the world

    24 January 2019

    It was calm seas on board Greenpeace’s flagship, the MY Rainbow Warrior, as we hosted a gathering of friends from the environmental movement in Port Melbourne in November. The below excerpt is from a speech given by the Executive Officer of the Reichstein Foundation and member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, John Spierings, on the night. Greenpeace is grateful to John for agreeing to share his remarks about courage, hope and using your power, in the true spirit of the Warrior.

  • Two incredible, little-known reefs

    24 January 2019

    What do pink dolphins and leafy sea dragons have in common? They both benefit from two amazingly unique and little-known reefs on opposite sides of the world. Despite their geographic differences, these two reefs have some striking similarities. Find out more about the Amazon Reef and the Great Southern Reef.

  • Apollo Bay: a community standing up to the oil industry

    17 December 2018

    What does it take to get a whole town standing up for a good cause? 16-year-old Grace brought her Apollo Bay community together to take a stand against deepwater oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

  • Photo story: exploring the Great Southern Reef

    12 December 2018
    Max MacBride

    The Great Barrier Reef is famous around the world. But hardly anyone’s heard of Australia’s system of pristine cold-water reefs we’ve been exploring...The Great Southern Reef.

  • BP’s 2016 oil well plan proves safe Bight drilling is a myth

    5 November 2018
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    A more than two year legal battle by Greenpeace Australia Pacific has revealed details of how dangerous and risky drilling by any oil company would be in the Great Australian Bight and how difficult it would be to respond in the event of an accident.