This Friday 17 November, school students across the country are striking to demand the Albanese Government stops fossil fuel projects by 2030 – and they are calling on all of us to stand with them. Find an event near you and join your nearest strike:

  • Boorloo/Perth: Friday 17 November, 9am at Florence Hummerson Reserve, WA, 6000.
  • Byron Bay: Friday 17 November at 10am at Byron Railway, Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481.
  • Castlemaine: Climate Concert on Saturday 11 November 6.30pm at Castlemaine Goods Shed, 21 Kennedy Street, Castlemaine, VIC, 3450.
  • Gadigal land/Sydney: Friday 17 November at 12pm at Belmore Park, Hay Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000.
  • Meanjin/Brisbane: Friday 17 November, Art Exhibition, time & place TBD.
  • Naarm/Melbourne: Friday 17 November at 1pm at Flagstaff Gardens, 370-384 William Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000.
  • Ngunnawal land/Canberra: 12pm at Minister Katy Gallagher’s office, 40 Corinna Street, Phillip, ACT, 2606.
  • Taree: Friday 17 November, 11am at Fotheringham Park, 242 Victoria Street, Taree, NSW, 2430.

It’s not yet summer, and already extreme heat, bushfires and floods are impacting communities and wildlife across Australia. Climate change – fuelled by digging up and burning coal and gas – is making these extreme weather events more frequent and severe.

Our elected representatives should be doing everything they can to phase out polluting coal and gas this decade, to protect people and our living world. Instead, the Albanese Government is approving and subsidising massive new coal and gas projects and infrastructure.

I don’t want to imagine what an Australian summer looks like 10 years from now if polluters like Woodside and Santos keep expanding and wreaking havoc on our climate.

Lots of people in a crowd holding cardboard signs. Printed over the photo are these words: And so on November 17th we will be striking for climate, demanding that Labor #shiftthepower away from fossil fuels by ending all approvals and subsidies for fossil fuel projects now!

Can’t make it to a strike, or looking for ways to support the students further? Follow them on Instagram and/or Facebook and like and share their message to help more people see their demands to stop coal and gas and protect their future.

This is going to be the first nation-wide strike since COVID-19 and all the lockdowns!

For all these strikes, students will walk out of their classrooms, to the office of their local Member of Parliament (MP), and demand the federal government #ShiftThePower away from the corporations profiting from new coal and gas projects.

By standing with the students, you will show support for their demands of:

  1. Net zero by 2030 which means no new fossil fuel projects.
  2. 100% public renewable energy generation and export by 2030.
  3. Funding for a just transition and jobs for fossil fuel workers and their communities.
  4. Resource First Nations-led solutions that guarantee land rights and care for Country.

I'll be there

Right now, young people are showing the kind of leadership that we need from our elected representatives – to say no to new coal and gas and yes to a just and planned shift to 100% clean energy and jobs, which will help build a world where every living thing thrives.

ACF has been proud to stand with the students at many strikes over the years, and look forward to standing alongside them again – and with you – on Friday 17 November.

Horizontal image of young people holding cardboard signs. Over the top of the image are pink words that read Climate Strike! Friday November 17th 1. Net Zero by 2030 2. 100% Public renewable energy by 2030 3. Fund a just transition 4. First Nations-led solutions

By joining the strike, you are contributing your physical presence and your voice to the growing pressure on the Albanese Government to step up and take action to slash pollution now and create a safe and healthy future – for the students of today, and all those to come after them.

Thank you for standing with School Strike 4 Climate. Together let’s #ShiftThePower.


Header: Ryan Chenoweth.


Phoebe Rountree

Mobilisation Coordinator at Australian Conservation Foundation