How we use your donations

We use your donations in four main ways

​Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation operates with very low overheads. All Trustees volunteer their time and expertise. We have no office and minimal administrative expenses, with the Australian Museum providing some support. Total annual costs run at less than 4% of funds raised – some years considerably less than this figure.  All funds donated go directly to support science and maintain Station facilities. 

Below we highlight the programs and facilities your donations support. 

Our Programs

Researchers in aquarium

Program 1 - Fellowships

We provide fellowships that support field-intensive coral reef research by PhD students and early-career researchers.
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Program 2 - Research grants

We provide grants for critical research that is often time-sensitive and for which funds may not be readily available from another source.
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Some of the new solar panels on the roof of the Kalkhoven Wing and the aquarium

Program 3 - Research facilities

We provide the facilities and equipment that underpin coral reef research and education at Lizard Island Research Station.
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Program 4 - Education

We provide educational opportunities for future researchers and their mentors at Lizard Island Research Station.   
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Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation
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1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010

Lizard Island Research Station
+61 (0)7 4060 3977

Weather & Ocean Observations

Latest Lizard Island Weather & Oceanic Observations from the AIMS Data Centre

We acknowledge Dingaal and Ngurrumungu Traditional Owners of the lands, seas and skies of the Lizard Island region.