Reef Alliance


Since 2008, agricultural industry groups, regional natural resource management bodies, rural land managers and the Australian Government have been working together to implement enhanced land management practices that improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon. The 2017 Reef Alliance Awards will recognise and celebrate the achievements and efforts of outstanding individuals who have participated in the Australian Government Reef Programme and/or Reef Trust Initiative.

Reef Nutrient Management Award

Reef Sediment Management Award

Reef Pesticide Management Award

Reef Conservation Award

Reef Extension Officer’s Award

The Prince of Wales Environmental Leadership – Reef Sustainability Award*

*The Princes of Wales Environmental Leadership award nominee must be a primary producer or enterprise or extension officer and have received Australian Government Reef Program funding or Queensland Government support sometime between 1 July 2013 – 2017.


The winning primary producer or enterprise for each category will receive a trophy and the opportunity to attend a study tour at the Heron Island Research Station in early 2018. The winner or their representative will be required to attend the Reef Awards Dinner in Townsville on Wednesday 22 November 2017 in conjunction with the Queensland Government’s Annual GBR Synthesis Forum. Travel costs for each of the winners plus one accompanying partner each will be met.


The Awards are sponsored by Reef Trust: Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef project funded by the Australian Government Reef Trust.