Extinction Rebellion

What is XR

Gallery of images relating to the Australian rebellion

XR placards and activists

What is XR?

Extinction Rebellion Australia is part of a worldwide movement to bring the planet back from the brink of climate catastrophe. At our core, we’re using civil disobedience to disrupt business as usual so that we can raise awareness and demand that our governments set a new course before it’s too late. It’s unforgivable to leave future generations to foot the bill for decades of corporate greed.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is non-violent and when we act, we do it in full public view and take responsibility for our actions.

Our focus is on political change rather than personal change, but we welcome the latter. A better, safer future for everyone starts here.


Tell the Truth

Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

Act Now

Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero.

Beyond Politics

Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

Learn more about Citizens' Assemblies: XR's third demand.


we have a shared vision of change

Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.

we set our mission on what is necessary

Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change - using ideas such as "Momentum-driven organising" to achieve this.

we need a regenerative culture

Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.

we openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system

Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.

we value reflecting and learning

Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.

we welcome everyone and every part of everyone

Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.

we actively mitigate for power

Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.

we avoid blaming and shaming

We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.

we are a non-violent network

Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.

we are based on autonomy and decentralisation

We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power.

Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.