Ecofest Ecofest

Discover how a simple change in the way you live can help protect our national icon, the Great Barrier Reef, at Ecofest 2018 - CQ's largest free environmental event.

The theme for this year's Ecofest is 'Turn a new leaf, love our reef' and the event aims to educate attendees about the negative and positive impacts humans have on our marine life. 

Encouraging our younger generations to seek ways to mitigate the pollution and degradation of the marine environment takes time, but we need to start somewhere. It's important that our region acts as a positive role model so future generations can enjoy the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Visit Ecofest and learn how your actions, coupled with initiatives introduced by Council, industry and businesses, can help make our marine environment a cleaner and safer one in which to live, work and play.

Event details


Sunday, June 3


9am to 3pm




Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Glenlyon Road, Gladstone (Site Map)

Program :

Ecofest 2018


Gladstone Festivals & Events - (07) 4972 5111.

Guest Speakers:                           National environmental campaigner, Jon Dee; CQUniversity Seagrass ecologist, Dr Emma Jackson; Chief Scientist, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Dr David Wachenfeld.

How to get there