ReefBlitz is an annual event that lets you contribute to a snapshot of catchment and reef health, and get involved in practical actions to help look after Queensland's reefs.

Join in a range of events from coast to coral from 1-31 October, 2019! Across the state, our members and amazing partners will be delivering citizen science and local action activities.

Join ReefBlitz 2019 from October 1-31!

Far North Queensland events

North Queensland events

Central Queensland events

Southern Queensland events

Already blitzed for 2019!


Why ReefBlitz Matters!

Hot of the press is the lastest research (Dean et al 2018) showing why ReefBlitz & the citizen science programs it supports are so important! A new study with Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions showed that not only can citizen science generate large amounts of data about our reefs, but citizen science programs can positively influence stewardship! ReefBlitz participants in 2016 reported a willingness to share reef conservation information (91%), increased support for marine science and conservation (87%), and intention to adopt a new conservation behaviour (51%).

Want to check out previous years of ReefBlitz?

ReefBlitz 2018 | ReefBlitz 2017   |   ReefBlitz 2016 event summary & video    |   ReefBlitz 2015    |    ReefBlitz 2014 launch


In October 2018, 1,654 participants from across Queensland joined in to lend a hand through citizen science and on-ground action! Read all about their achievements in our ReefBlitz wrap up! In 2018, 49 ReefBlitz partners:


Huge congratulations to event participants and partners who helped make this possible!

ReefBlitz 2018 regional events were funded by Queensland Government and Mackay Whitsundays Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership, with extensive in-kind support from our network of members and partners.

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Boeing are founding partners of ReefBlitz.