Why Donate?

There are many good reasons - Explore them here

The Great Barrier Reef is important

A vast, beautiful, precious environment. Find out more >


One of the best research facilities

With our backing, Lizard Island Research Station provides outstanding opportunities for research and education and is hugely productive. Learn more >

Joe Pollock researching off Lizard Island

Efficient funding channel

Our Foundation is a hyper-efficient funding channel where you will see all of your donations being put to good use. Learn more >

Joe Pollock researching off Lizard Island

We keep you informed

We communicate the science that we support and you will see how your donations are put to good use. More information> 


Advancing knowledge of the reef

Coral reef science is still a young discipline and we have so much to learn. Find out more >


Research needs support

Lizard Island Research Station would not exist and could not continue without LIRRF donor support. Find out why >

Joe Pollock researching off Lizard Island

Advancing science careers

Our fellowships program kickstarts the careers of promising researchers. Learn more >

Soft coral

A sense of wonder

For some, this may be most compelling reason of all. Explore >

Coral reefs need our help

The Great Barrier Reef is a vital part of our ecosystem and a natural wonder beloved by Australians. It is a World Heritage Area that is at risk of being listed as 'in danger' in recognition of the many challenges it faces.

Science and the will for change are the only possible solutions. Our work is helping.

Will you help us?


Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation
c/- Australian Museum
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.