Habitats such as seagrass and saltmarsh meadows, coastal wetlands, coral and shellfish reefs, and mangrove and kelp forests provide coastal protection, improve water quality and support fisheries and biodiversity

Our coastal ecosystems are constantly under pressure - from development, climate change, tourism, and natural disasters. In Australia, there is a community of marine and coastal restoration specialists who work together to conserve, restore and manage these ecosystems so that they can provide the full range of services that they are capable of.

The Australian Coastal Restoration Network is a platform to connect those specialists, experts, researchers, practitioners and managers so that they can collaborate, share knowledge and ideas, and seeks answers and solutions to challenges.

Coral reef

salt marsh


kelp forest

shellfish reef