Defending the Great Australian Bight

Operation Jeedara

The Great Australian Bight
The World's Best Kept Secret

The Great Australian Bight is one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas.

Home to animals seen nowhere else on Earth, the Bight remains threatened by oil and gas companies looking to exploit the area’s natural beauty and ecological significance.


Operation Jeedara
Protecting the Great Australian Bight

Operation Jeedara is our ongoing mission to defend, conserve and protect the Great Australian Bight from risky deep-sea drilling. 


In 2016 and 2018, Operation Jeedara saw our flagship, the M/Y Steve Irwin, travel to the Great Australian Bight to showcase the beauty of the region and raise the profile of the issue to a global audience. 

Learn more about our expeditions
Operation Jeedara
A Victory for the Whales of the Great Australian Bight

Following the incredible upswell of opposition and the success of Operation Jeedara, in February 2020, Equinor became the fourth fossil fuel company to abandon their plans to conduct risky deep-sea oil drilling in our pristine Great Australian Bight. 


And now in 2021, oil and gas giant Santos has also abandoned its plans.

Learn more about Equinor's withdrawal from the Bight
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