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When you donate to Reef Restoration Foundation, you invest directly into our mission, which manifests in our signature Resilience & Recovery program.

Your donation goes a long way and is fully tax deductible in Australia.

Individual Donors

Anyone can donate right here on our website through Donorbox! Just choose an amount and whether it’s a once-off or monthly donation.

You can join our Care for a Coral or Build a Coral Branch features, which generate a Certificate of Appreciation that make great gifts for friends or family. Donors will receive a certificate with your name on it that can be downloaded and printed. Certificates are electronically stamped with the name of the receiver. If you are buying it as a gift for someone, please use their name in this field at the checkout.

Most business donors to Reef Restoration Foundation favour a ‘percentage-of-sales’ arrangement where they nominate the percentage, and they can budget for the donations based on sales forecasts. The arrangement can be ongoing or for a specified period, such as a sales campaign; or a once-off. That’s up to you.

Please note that the Australian Tax Office defines a donation to a charity as an investment in the mission of that organisation with no expectation of anything in return. However, when the charity is a Deductible Gift Recipient, the donation is tax deductible in Australia.

Reef Restoration Foundation provides business donors with our suite of logo files, and the donor controls how they promote the arrangement to their market. However, Reef Restoration Foundation cannot provide that service or the ATO would deem it to be sponsorship, which could have negative implications for the business donor in the event of a tax audit.

We add the business donor’s contact details to our newsletter mailing list, so they are updated on the progress of our Resilience & Recovery program.

US based donors can secure tax deductibility by donating via Bright Funds.

No. Tree frames 1 5 10 15 20
Cost per year $10,000 $25,000 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000
No. Coral genotypes 40 200 400 600 800
No. Additional fertilised larvae1 4,000,000 20,000,000 40,000,000 60,000,000 80,000,000
Logo on RRF website
Gifted RRF logo suite
Quarterly update
Social media posts per year 1 2 4 8 12
Produce a magazine article
Produce a promotional video
Presentation at a sponsor event

Our volunteers are motivated and passionate individuals and come from all walks of life. Some of our volunteers have been with us since the very beginning and have ridden the whole journey with us from simple beginnings to our signature Resilience & Recovery program.

We seek volunteers with the requisite qualifications and experience in diving and boating.

Queensland Workplace Health & Safety classifies the day-to-day diving activity in the Resilience & Recovery program as General Diving work. This means our divers are classified as Occupational Divers, which carries minimum diving qualifications, and the currency of medical examination and gear servicing.

In addition to the legal standards, Reef Restoration Foundation requires you to be based in Cairns or the surrounding area and to be able to commit to the program at least once a month for at least six months.

  • Assisting team members to stock our nurseries with coral fragments
  • Assisting team members to install new nurseries
  • Assisting team members with monitoring in our nurseries
  • Minimum PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent with Perform Diver Rescue Statement of Attainment (VET Rescue)
  • AS/NZS 2299.1:2015 Occupational Dive Medical
  • Minimum 50 hours of logged dives
  • Reef Restoration Foundation will provide serviced dive bottles, BCDs and regulators.
  • Volunteers must provide their own wet suit, mask and fins
    If volunteers use their own BCD and regulator, the gear must be serviced in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Diving Insurance for non-residents

Our Volunteer Coordinator publishes the schedule a month in advance and requests availability for the days required. We endeavour to stay true to the schedule. However, there are several variables over which we have no control that can cause changes to the schedule. Please forgive. This affects us all!

Typically, there will be up to six volunteers per outing, and we endeavour to rotate the volunteers to provide everyone with an opportunity to be involved. It is a full-day activity.

There are typically opportunities for up to three volunteers per outing. This is governed by WH&S requirements and the number of seats on boats that are allocated to us by our tourism partners.

It’s a great day out, irrespective of the conditions. You’ll find that everybody that you work with is a lover of life and is committed to the objectives of the Resilience & Recovery program. You’ll be in very good company!