Apr 02, 2023 waworldocean
About WA World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day unites and rallies the world to protect and restore our blue planet!


Why WA World Ocean Day?


Western Australians are, in many ways, an ocean and coastally-oriented community, with a deep, multilayered history of connection to the coast over millennia. Yet much of what the ocean and coast provide to us is invisible and undervalued. Also partially obscured are many profound changes in ocean health, some of which are manifestations of global trends, others local.

Western Australia has made commendable progress in recognising the importance of conserving our distinctive ocean ecosystems and has experienced some of the widespread benefits that flow from conservation action, but there is clearly a long way to go.

We believe there is a significant opportunity to do more to tap the abiding passion that so many Western Australians have for the ocean and coast, and channel that interest and conviction in positive ways to support the next wave of the ocean and coastal conservation priorities.

World Oceans Day, June 8, provides an annual moment to draw the WA community’s attention to our extraordinarily diverse marine environment, and to motivate everyone – from school children to leaders in their fields to take specific, meaningful action to keep our big blue backyard healthy, productive, and accessible to all.


Our Objectives:

  • Avenue for key players to share things they are doing that relate to public
  • Engage the community in marine life
  • Avenue for key players to share things they are doing that relate to public
  • Open forum for questions from the public
  • Timely community discussion on important marine issues in WA

Together, WOD effectively engages the public to inform policymakers, and unite the wa community to protect and restore our shared ocean and create a stable climate. Join the growing global movement in June and continue growing engagement and action year-round – sign up to our community here. 

How Can You Support WOD?

There are many different ways you can support WOD, either attend an event on the 8th of June or donate.

1. Help The Ocean with a contribution to our ocean focused charities

2. Show Your Support and attend our event at Gage Roads

Our inaugural event at Gage Roads will be a great way to listen to some of the most pressing issues facing our West Aussie coastline and have a candid conversation about what we can do as a community to move forward.

Reach out to us if you would like to get involved and receive the Information deck to participate in future organising or sponsorship opportunities.

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