Become a Coastal Ambassador

Expressions of interest are now closed for the 2021 program.

South Australia has stunning coastlines, with unique and amazing animals and plant life living in the ocean and on our beaches. Become a Coastal Ambassador and help to conserve Adelaide’s coastal environment.

What is a Coastal Ambassador?

Coastal Ambassadors have an interest in coast and marine conservation and want to learn as much as they can about these environments. They are community champions who willingly share knowledge within their community and actively participate in helping to protect and conserve the coast.

About the program

The Coastal Ambassador training and mentoring program is run by Green Adelaide and funded by the landscape levy. The program presents a series of expert talks, workshops and field trips to support, educate, inspire and mentor individuals about our coast and marine environments and what can be done to help conserve them.

The program is open to anyone living in the Green Adelaide region and is free for participants. Interactive field trips such as supervised snorkelling and kayaking excursions allow participants to gain knowledge by actively enjoying these spectacular marine environments.

All activities are held on weekends and one evening. This highly sought after program accepts 20 placements each year.

2021 program 

Expressions of interest are now closed for the 2021 program.

The course is FREE and comprises six sessions starting on Saturday 23 January and ending on Tuesday 2 March. Most sessions include field trip components.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • temperate marine ecology
  • environments and organisms of Gulf St Vincent
  • marine protected areas and sanctuaries
  • intertidal coastal zones and reef surveys
  • marine litter, mangroves and the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary
  • getting involved in marine conservation.

Training dates for 2021




Saturday 23 January

10 am - 4 pm

West Beach

Sunday 7 February

10 am – 4 pm

Garden Island

Sunday 14 February

10 am – 4 pm

Port Noarlunga

Sunday 21 February

10 am - 4 pm

St Kilda

Sunday 28 February

10 am – 4 pm

West Beach

Tuesday 2 March

5:45 pm - 9 pm


All workshops will be held in a COVID-safe environment and may be subject to change depending on the latest Government advice. 

More information

For more information please contact Green Adelaide Seascapes Liaison Officer Claire Lock:

Phone:  0477 342 880

Youth training program

Expressions of interest are now OPEN for the Youth Coastal Ambassadors training program.