CounterAct provides training, capacity building and resources to environmental and social justice campaigners across Australia.


Make your actions count! CounterAct was launched in 2012 to support communities in taking effective, creative, strategic action on issues of environmental and social justice.

As an affiliate of Friends of the Earth we work to protect the natural environment, and receive tax deductible donations for some of this work. However, we also work for social justice and human rights and consider these issues inter-linked.

Across the country we are seeing a growing network of concerned citizens taking on large multinationals and government to defend their right to clean air, water, a safe climate and for social justice. We help you to CounterAct the corporate-government system with training and skills to grow your community or campaign.

CounterAct provides training in direct action skills, campaigning and community organising across Australia. We aim to increase capacity and skills amongst grassroots activists whilst encouraging a culture of skill sharing, and making activism accessible for everyday folk.

We can advise and train you on strategy, organising and campaigning skills, social and traditional media, digital privacy and security culture, group dynamics, facilitation and coordinating volunteers, as well as how to coordinate your own safe, and peaceful nonviolent actions.

We have run workshops for, or collaborated with, The Centre for Australian Progress, The Wilderness Society, Quit Coal, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Leard Forest Alliance, Friends of the Earth, Lock the Gate, Save Bastion Point, No Macca’s in Tecoma,, Broome No gas, refugee rights activists, the East West tunnel campaign and more.


We also develop and share resources that increase the effectiveness of campaigners – and regularly add to our resource section.

Find out more about our people here.

Get in touch if you would like to collaborate, suggest or request a workshop, or would like to share resources.

CounterAct acknowledges the traditional aboriginal custodians of the many nations of this country, and will work respectfully with traditional owners in the course of our projects. CounterAct is an affiliate member of Friends of the Earth, has received seed funding from Melbourne Social Forum, and works collaboratively with Plan to Win and Melbourne Activist Legal Support.