Hello Rebels,

Next Friday we begin what will be Extinction Rebellion South Australia’s longest action period as we take targeted action against Santos’ throughout the Tour Down Under.

Together we must not allow our government to enable a fossil fuel company to buy social license for climate destruction and greenwash this well-loved SA event.

This wave of action runs throughout the Tour Down Under from January 13th – 22nd with a range of creative and fun protest actions for everyone to get involved with. Our friends at Fossil Free SA and rebels from both XR Vic and the XR ACT will also be running protest actions.

If you haven’t already we recommend signing up to this campaign so that we can contact you directly and support you in taking action or a supportive role.

Action Schedule

Below is the schedule of public actions from XRSA and Fossil Free SA. Our collective power comes from the our numbers so please register and invite your friends and family who share your concern on this issue.

Campaign Kickoff – TDU Team Presentation
Friday, January 13 at 7pm
St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide
View Facebook EventRegister on Action Network

Renewables Down Under – Family Ride
Saturday, January 14 at 11:30am – 1pm
South of Veale Gardens area Sir Lewis Cohen Ave, Adelaide

View Facebook EventRegister on Humantix
This action has unfortunately been canceled due to the extreme heat.

#BreakAwayFromGas at the Schwalbe Classic (Fossil Free SA)
Saturday, January 14 at 4:30pm
Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide
View Facebook Event

Women’s Stage 1 Action
Sunday, January 15 at 11:30am
Patapinda Road – North of River Rd, Noarlunga Downs
View Facebook EventRegister on Action Network

Men’s Prologue Race Action and Picnic
Tuesday, January 17 at 5:30pm
Pioneer Womens Memorial Gardens, Adelaide
View Facebook EventRegister on Action Network

#BreakAwayFromGas at the Men’s Stage 1 (Fossil Free SA)
Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30am
Pioneer Womens Memorial Gardens, Adelaide
View Facebook Event

Challenge Ride
Friday, January 20 at 11am
Gate 1, Black Hill Conservation Park
View Facebook EventRegister on Action Network

#BreakAwayFromGas at the Men’s Stage 4 – Willunga (Fossil Free SA)
Saturday, January 21 at 12pm
Outside Willunga Environment Centre
View Facebook Event

Men’s Stage 5 Race Action
Sunday, January 22 at 11am
Reserve beside Crafers Park N Ride, Crafers
View Facebook EventRegister on Action Network

Interstate Actions

Bike Swarm for a Liveable Planet: Tour Down Under DUMP SANTOS
Sunday, January 15 at 10am
Haig Park, Canberra
View Facebook EventRegister on Action Network

XRVic Pedal Rebels Tour Down Under
Saturday, January 21 at 10am
Melbourne Park, Victoria

View Facebook Event

Taking Action

Each action will begin with a welcoming and briefing that outlines critical information that you need to know. Please arrive on time as briefings will begin shortly after the starting time.

Roads will be closed throughout the TDU so please check the TDU Website for the latest road closure information.

Unless otherwise stated actions will run for roughly two hours and close out once the proceedings have been seen through.

Most action will take place at or nearby the starting location. We will be maintaining a visual presence throughout our public actions so keep an eye out for banners and flags around the TDU event for that action. Some actions will be live-streamed to our Facebook page.

Please bring water, snacks, weather protection and comfortable clothing. All actions are being held outside. We are recommending that people wear masks.

We act with love and rage following XR’s principles and values along with our action consensus. Please familiarise yourself with both of these before attending.

We welcome every contribution. Actions have been designed to be uplifting, fun and connecting for all. There is no expectation that you engage in every part of an action. There will be opportunities for rebels to join or move away from disruptive and confrontational actions.

Be aware that some members of the public may be agitated or hostile at our presence. You do not need to engage or respond. Please take the safe option of acting collaboratively with and consulting other team members.

Looking forward to taking action together and keeping the pressure on Santos and the SA Government throughout the TDU!

With love and rage,

Extinction Rebellion South Australia