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Sea Shepherd Byron Bay

2015 Upcoming Events

Please check our chapter facebook page for upcoming events.

Byron Bay Sea Shepherd is committed to raising funds to protect our oceans, one of the many ways we do this is by selling Sea Shepherd merchandise at the local markets. You can always find us set up at the following:

Byron Bay Markets:
First Sunday of every month, 8am-4pm

The Channon Markets:
Second Sunday of every month, 9am-3pm @ Coronation
Park, The Channon.

Bangalow Markets:
Fourth Sunday of every month, 9am-3pm @ Bangalow

Cant make it on a Sunday? No worries, we set up every Saturday on the corner of Lawson Street and Jonson Street, under the Balcony Restaurant

Big thanks go out to our local supporters and the many tourist for their continuous support. We are so blessed to be in an area that is also committed to protecting our oceans and the wonderful animals that call it home.



Please check back regularly for event updates or contact Byron Bay Chapter Coordinator Adam Shostak on 02 6684 5323, or email


Past Events:

(most recent events first)

Hotel Brunswick presents a benefit show for Sea Shepherd!
5th April 2014

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Woodford Folk Festival Falls Festival 2013

The Byron crew were extremely busy during the holiday break with 2 major music festivals, Woodford Folk Festival on the Sunshine Coast and Falls Festival in Byron Bay.

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our stalls, purchased some merchandise and signed up to be a part of our new monthly giving program, the Direct Action Crew!

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Splendour in the Grass
26-28 July 2013
North Byron Parklands

Thank you, to all who stopped by our tent at last weekends "Splendour in the Grass" festival, in Byron. Your support was amazing.

July 21 2013
Gasfield Free Declaration Day

The Byron Bay Sea Shepherd crew had a funtastic time manning the stall at the Byron Bay Gasfield Free Declaration Day beach front markets last Sunday. The Byron community voted 98.6 % in-favour of a Gasfield Free shire. Great news for our water ways and oceans. The Sea Shepherd crew joined the community in a aerial photo shoot on the beach. Thank you to the CSG organisers for inviting us. It was a great day


Operation Zero Tolerance Campaign Fundraiser
Sunday 11th November





July 2012
Smashing Pumpkins


Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins with Katie Watts, Sea Shepherd's Music Coordinator and onshore volunteers Savannah and Matty. Smashing Pumpkins song "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" is the theme song of Whale Wars - love the Pumpkins!!

April 2012
Byron Bay’s 23rd Annual Bluesfest


Sea Shepherd was present, with a spectacular stall jam packed with merchandise, set up by Adam and his Byron Bay team. This year’s Bluesfest was especially memorable because it brought together Byron, Gold Coast, Brisbane and even Antarctic volunteers. It was several days of work mixed with fun and good music.

By Mark (Wombat) Clough.



November 23rd - 26th, 2011
Captain Paul Watson's visit to Byron Bay

In a first for Sea Shepherd Byron Bay, two fundraising events were held over one week in November.

The first was a show at The Great Northern Hotel that featured amazing bands - Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother who did an exclusive acoustic set, Krash (Ash Grunwald and Kram from Spiderbait), The Grains and Dallas Frasca & Her Gentlemen. All artists graciously took time out from tours and most travelled from interstate to be involved.

Then on the Saturday, The Own Pussycat held an exclusive meet and greet with Captain Paul Watson. This was a sell-out event and because it was so intimate, guests were able to speak one-on-one with Captain Watson, asking him questions while snacking on vegetarian finger food. The highlight of the night was when Captain Watson inspiringly spoke about the upcoming Operation Divine Wind and the importance of saving the world’s oceans.

The always-supportive Byron crowds ensured both events were overwhelming successes and generously contributed financially to the upcoming campaign.

By on shore crew volunteer and Byron Bay events coordinator Robyn Downie





Photos courtesy of Paolo Appiotti, Anthony Moulay and Kirra Pendergast.

October 31, 2010
Aye Aye Captain! Sea Shepherd Fundraiser - Stone and Wood Brewery, Byron Bay

The recent Byron Bay fundraiser for Sea Shepherd's upcoming Antarctic campaign, Operation No Compromise was a huge success. The Stone and Wood Brewery was bursting at the seams with over 350 people in attendance and special guest artists including Xavier Rudd, Heart Tribe, In2nation, Loren and the Grow your Owns and many more. Paul Watson spoke about the issues currently faced by marine life worldwide, and how individuals can make a difference in protecting and caring for our oceans. Cetacean conservation films, including a film from Byron Bay's talented young underwater filmmaker, Madison Stewart were also on show, along with a poem written and read by one of our youngest Sea Shepherd supporters, Isabel Dow.

The event, MC'd by Karl Goodsell also marked the second anniversary for the Sea Shepherd Byron Bay Chapter Leader Adam Shostak. The night raised valuable funds for Operation No Compromise and also iterated the important issues around the world that need to be addressed in order to protect the planets most vital asset - our ocean.





November 21, 2006
Sea Shepherd Celebration - Byron Bay Community Centre


Over 300 people came out to hear Paul Watson speak. It was a great night of music and information. Some of Byron's best musicians were on hand to entertain the audience. Howie Cooke MC'ed the event and also preformed some original music.more

Dave Rastovich introducing Captain Watson

Paul Watson giving keynote speech
Howie Cooke as MC
Audience gathered around the
Sea Shepherd Info Table

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