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



Contact us for more information. Some of our events are privately booked and don’t feature on the website. Sign up to our occasional e-list if you’d like to be informed.

Check our new online training series REBEL SCHOOL OF THE AIR


June 16th – Twitter: Townhall or tantrum – Rebel School of the Air (and facebook)

March 28 – Building Community during Corona – online – Rebel School of the Air

February – Workshop series, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney


23-24th November – Extinction Rebellion – Sydney

20th November – University of NSW – social change

17th November – Extinction Rebellion & general NVDA training – ACT

15th November – Green Institute – Cultivating Democracy – ACT

7th November – School strike – webinar

2-3rd November – WA Forest Alliance – Climate/Forests camp & training – Nannup


5th October – Extinction Rebellion NVDA training (Perth)

22nd September – Extinction Rebellion NVDA training (Perth)

11th September – Social media training, School strike

31st September – Train the trainer series (Brisbane)

23 August – Plenary speech & workshops – NACLC conference (Brisbane)

Mid August – workshop series, Camp Binbee (Central Queensland)

10th August – Extinction Rebellion training (Perth) 5th August – Activist Legal Support (Perth)

Mid July – Lewin forest camp (SW Australia)

20th June – Australian Progress, multiple workshops

19th June – Media & Digital Storytelling

8th June – Peaceful Protest for Climate rebels

18th April – Legal rights briefing and discussion of repression – VIC – with Melbourne Activist Legal Support

15th April – Centre for Australian Progress – Fellowship – VIC

14th April – Storytelling for Creative Activism – NSW – with Digital Storytellers

13th April – Peaceful protest training for Climate Rebels – NSW

2nd March, Perth, Peaceful Protest training – School strike


24-25th November – With Queensland Activist Legal Support – Police Liaison & Legal Support

15th November – Our re-launch – Celebrating our new form!

11th November – “Women to the Front” – a collaboration with the Womens Climate Justice network to encourage womens voices in the movement

12th October – The Reluctant Radical – Nicola Paris joins the Environmental Film Festival (discount code here for CounterActivators! EFFARR1650)

August-September – non advertised events

July – Students of Sustainability workshop series

May – Beyond Coal and Gas  – workshop series

April – Melbourne City Mission, Youth training series



  • Stop Adani film screening – Melbourne
  • 10-11th – NVDA training – hosted by Lee Rhiannon for Greens NSW


Workshop series – ASEN training camp


October – December 2017

Intensive workshop series for Beeliar wetlands campaign, and Climate Justice activists, nationwide series – contact for more information


  • 3rd – Facilitation training – HOBART
  • 5th – Creative activism workshop – HOBART
  • 30th – Creative nonviolent resistance workshop – MELBOURNE




We have run a wide variety of workshops, training events, tailor designed events, and public speaking appearances since May 2013 as CounterAct.

Gippsland folk raring to go after a nonviolent direct action training

Gippsland folk raring to go after a nonviolent direct action training