Extinction Rebellion

Rebellions

Rebellions

Current campaigns and upcoming rebellions across Australia

XRSA: End Fossil Fuels Now

Rebels sitting on the floor holding 'No to gas' signs.

Extinction Rebellion South Australia is planning waves of ongoing, disruptive civil disobedience actions targeting major events in which the fossil fuel industry partners with government. Join our End Fossil Fuels Now campaign!

The climate movement successfully pressured the South Australian government to declare a climate emergency. Now we are demanding deeds not words.

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Rebels linking arms and marching together

Wave 1 - Blockade the Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference

17th - 19th October 2022

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The first wave of action begins this October and centers on a blockade of the Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This is the flagship regional event for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

To blockade this event we need to mobilise hundreds of people in non-violent civil resistance. We are asking you to commit to joining us on the front-line, in a support role or in mobilisation.

We offer training and support for everyone who takes on a role. Extinction Rebellion acknowledges the need for a regenerative culture that supports rebels by prioritising their well-being and safety. We are all crew!

Become a Conscientious Protector

Prepare yourself for the first wave of action by undertaking in-person nonviolent civil disobedience training. A beneficial training even for those taking an non-arrestable role.

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Paint the Streets

Help us get the word out about the blockade by distributing flyers and posters in your community.

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Rebels on bicycles

Wave 2 - Santos Tour Down Under

13th - 22nd January 2023

More details coming soon.

'Oilies' -rebels masked in black

Wave 3 - Blockade APPEA

15th - 18th May 2023

More details coming soon.

XRVIC: Spring Rebellion '22

Banner: Spring Rebellion '22, 8-22 Oct, A festival of civil disobedience

Join us for two weeks of rebellion from 8 October to 22 October. The next few years will determine the fate of humanity. Don't be a bystander!

This rebellion combines the disruption of the Just Stop It! campaign in March 2022 with the artistic and movement-building actions we know and love from the Spring Rebellion in 2019 and the Autumn Rebellion in 2021. You can be part of actions in regional Victoria as well as in the city. 

We have less than one month to build towards this period of rebellion. We need you to help with outreach, training, and the exciting smaller actions that build the movement and help new rebels gain confidence. Our Spring Rebellion ’22 will be the work of hundreds of rebels, coming together via local and affinity groups – and as individuals – to take action and rebel for a safer future. Want to dress up as a bee? Help plan actions? Paint a banner? Write a flyer? Put up posters? Do outreach? Take to the streets!

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We continue our fight to stop the use of coal, gas and oil, and add a focus on stopping another planet-destroying activity – the logging of our native forests. We will have a colourful daytime presence in the Carlton Gardens on weekends for outreach, assemblies, training events and family-friendly fun. 

No gas terminal in Corio Bay banner

The fortnight of action kicks off in Geelong on Saturday 8 October, where local rebels have been opposing Viva's push for a gas import terminal in Corio Bay. There will be a family friendly action at the Geelong Sea Baths. In the evening we will take part in the spectacular Geelong White Night Festival (the photo above is by Matt Hrkac

XR Protester wearing koala mask in forest

The focus of the first week will be mainly in the regions, working with friends and allies taking bold action to disrupt the logging of our few remaining precious native forests and the damaging new gas projects that are proposed for our shoreline.

XR Disco-bedience practice

On the middle weekend, we will be back in the Carlton Gardens, practising civil disco-bedience and getting into costume before joining the Fringe Festival parade in Lygon Street. (the photo above is by Julian Meehan)

The second week of action (17-22 October) will be focused in Melbourne disrupting city-based locations linked to fossil fuels and logging. Book your leave now! 

Banners at State Parliament: Our right to protect, Extinction is forever protect habitat and species, Duty of care

Wherever possible we will be pairing actions in regional locations with actions in the city. For example, during the first week, we might pair a 100-person walk-in to a logging coupe with a city action. In the second week, we might pair a smaller regional gas-related action with a large blockade of a site in Melbourne. (the photo above is by Matt Hrkac)

To keep up to date on the action check the Events page on this website

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Calendar of XRVic Spring Rebellion '22 Events

WEEK 1

Saturday 8 October:
11am-2pm NO MORE GAS Beach Party, Eastern Beach, Geelong
Sunday 9 October:
Forest actions, details to be confirmed
Monday 10 October:
Forest actions, details to be confirmed
Tuesday 11 October:
Forest actions, details to be confirmed
Wednesday 12 October: 9am
Commonwealth Bank AGM (organised by 350.org), Melbourne Cricket Ground
Thursday 13 October:
11.30am UN-F**CK OUR FUTURE Rally, meet at Southern Cross Station
5pm Multi-faith service and campaign launch , organised by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRC) as part of an international launch of a campaign in support of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, Melbourne CBD
Friday 14 October:
5pm Disrupt the City for Climate Justice (with other groups), meet at State Library

WEEK 2

Saturday 15 October:
9am-5pm Festival of Love and Rage, Carlton Gardens
Fringe Festival Parade and Party, Lygon Street, Carlton
Sunday 16 October:
9am-5pm Festival of Love and Rage, Carlton Gardens
Kidical Mass Children's Ride, meet at Carlton Gardens
Monday 17 October:
9am Mass Rebellion Monday, meet at Carlton Gardens
Tuesday 18 October:
9am Gas is a Killer: Stop It Now! Action, meet at Carlton Gardens
Wednesday 19 October:
10.30am Forests come to the City Action, meet at Vic Parliament
Thursday 20 October:
(to be confirmed)
Friday 21 October:
8am Yarra River Blockade, Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne
5pm Civil Disco-bedience, meet at Carlton Gardens
Saturday 22 October:
1pm-3pm Ballarat Climate March, meet at the Ballarat Civic Hall