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Reef Catchments Mackay staff during an online meeting.

Coping with the Current Health Alert

COVID-19 has presented a significant threat to our friends, families and businesses in our local communities. Reef Catchments at this time has been actively working to reduce the threat on our staff and outcomes by postponing our face to face forums, public gatherings and events, even providing resources for our workforce to work remotely and […]


Both the Mackay and Proserpine offices of Reef Catchments are closed following recent updates regarding COVID-19. All staff members will be working remotely and remain fully contactable via email and mobile phones. The staff profiles on About on this website provide full contact details for all members of the Reef Catchments and Healthy Rivers to […]

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Cane movie

Click on this image to view the new movie about Reef Trust 3, a review of what Reef Trust 3 has achieved on the ground. Includes interviews with farmers and extension officers. You can also visit the Reef Catchments YouTube page for a variety of videos on the work being done by Reef Catchments.

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Aerial shot of countryside.


Reef Catchments aims to assist farmers with the implementation of best management practice, ultimately aimed at reducing water run-off impacting the Great Barrier Reef and improve the long term viability of farms within the region.

Aerial shot of river.


Reef Catchments River Restoration Projects and Healthy Waterways Program seek to advance science and standards of practice of river restoration and improving the health of the waterways throughout the region through education and community participation programs.

Poster Bucasia Beach.

Coasts & Biodiversity

The Mackay Whitsunday Isaac coastal zone is characterised by a diverse range of natural features including sandy beaches, rocky headlands, extensive intertidal flats, and substantial areas of coastal wetlands. These areas are under increasing threat from development, climate change, population growth and recreational use. The Coasts and Communities program was initiated to set a vision […]

Dead trees.


Reef Catchments has developed a range of fire management tools in consultation with Volunteer Rural Fire Brigades, Fire Wardens, fire scientists and key landholders to support their fire management activities.

Yellow crazy ant.


Over 2700 exotic plant and 73 exotic animal species have been introduced into Australia, severely impacting agriculture systems, urban areas and the natural environment.