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


There are so many wonderful resources for campaigners already out there – we aim to continually add to a collection here, and write or adapt others for the needs of the Australian community.  We’d like to acknowledge that there are already a range of groups doing good work in this area who have great collections themselves – such as The Change Agency and Plan to Win in Australia, and Training for Change, Seeds for Change, Rhizome Network and Ruckus Society to name just a few international organisations.

Latest Resources

Media checklist for direct action

Some resources for other facilitators and NVDA trainers includes: Facilitation at the Frontlines for folks who practice the extreme sport of facilitation at community blockades and convergences and this Checklist for nonviolent direct action training.

In preparation for the FWD2015 conference and to support the Actionskills training project we developed a guide to Live tweeting for actions.

A legal guide for community activists working to challenge coal and gas projects is available here (4.5 mb), after a successful launch in May 2015. You can also read the FAQ about adapting the resource, and hard copies are available by donation at Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith St, Collingwood, or Environmental Justice Australia.

Here is a logistics checklist for people preparing for community blockades.  Also a resource we organised and contributed to for the Walmadan Camp near Broome is available here, and although that campaign has now been won (for now) we reckon it has a range of very helpful information.

You can find out about the role of police liaison and check out an FAQ to blockade basics for people who have never been to a community blockade before.

In 2013 we launched a report into the training needs of grassroots activists and campaigners in Australia – check it out here.

  • Campaigns


  • Creative


  • Direct Action

    Direct Action

  • Legal


  • Solidarity


  • So much more

    So much more


We are also keen to adapt and modify content for local audiences in Australia, particular to our needs.  A couple of projects we would like to work on in coming months is a local guide for activist security, and some reflections on how we can work better as allies to Aboriginal people working for change.  Get in touch if you have ideas or would like collaborate.