The People's Blockade of the World's Largest Coal Port — 24th–27th

Actions, protests & rallies


11:00am Friday 24 November to 12:00pm Monday 27 November


Horseshoe Beach
Horseshoe Bend Rd
Muloobinba/Newcastle NSW 2300


This November, take positive action for a safe climate future in one of the largest peaceful civil disobedience protests for climate action in Australia’s history.

The event will occur on Awabakal and Worimi land and water, at Muloobinba (Newcastle, NSW).

We're calling for thousands of people to gather and demand an immediate end to new coal projects and the end of coal exports from the world’s biggest coal port, by 2030.

It will be a fun and family-friendly gathering, with live music and speakers and food shared by donation, and a blockade action

Borrow one of our kayaks, or bring your own vessel – a kayak, tinny, yacht or surfboard!

Program overview

  • Friday: action training & planning.
  • Saturday: flotilla blockade, live music, speakers, kids’ activities.
  • Sunday: more nonviolent action, more music & family-friendly fun.
  • Monday: next steps in planning the movement to protect our planet.

Why join this protest?

We’re in a climate emergency. The UN Secretary General said recently that “humanity is on thin ice, and that ice is melting fast.”

Newcastle coal exports are a climate issue of global significance. When burnt, the coal going through the port contributes nearly 1% of global emissions – almost as much as our entire domestic emissions combined.

Time is running out and we need to escalate our climate defence. We’ve blocked the port many times before, but for the first time ever we will be blockading for two consecutive days.


Commit to be one of thousands of people joining the peaceful flotilla blockade of the world's largest coal port, this November.

Help make the 'People's Blockade' an historic turning point.

Lodge your expression of interest today or head straight to register / commit.

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