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Hands Across the Sand

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Let's stand together to send a message to Equinor (neé Statoil) and our government that we say no to risky and dirty deep sea drilling in the Great Australian Bight!

Hands across the Sand is an event that brings people from all parts of the community together, symbolising drawing a line in the sand against offshore drilling and promoting a just transition to clean energy.

This day of action started in the US in 2010 after the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and has since grown internationally as the recognition from communities grows that our oceans should not be oil fields.

Bring friends, family, placards and any creative element you want to bring to the action.

Events will be held at:

South Australia

Brighton + Paddleout

Kangaroo Island + Vivonne Bay (details TBC)



Port Willunga

Point Sinclair


Port Fairy

Western Australia

Margaret River

New South Wales

North Wollongong Beach + Paddleout

Not one near you? Grab a mate and organise one - all you need is few people holding hands and someone taking the photo! Guide to organise your own can be found here