Local Groups

What Communities Can Do

Around the world, communities are taking action to protect their region from fracking. We know that sustained community action works, because politicians and decision makers respond to strong community attitudes. Below are just a few ideas for what Community Action Groups, and individuals, can do.

The quickest, easiest thing you can do now is to take action by using our online form to message your MP about fracking.


  • Letters to the editor
  • Call talk-back radio
  • Get your local paper to cover your event, group etc
  • Approach TV programs (e.g. human interest news programs such as Today Tonight, A Current Affair etc) with your community’s story


  • Write to or call your local representative
  • Ask for a meeting with your local member
    • Tell your MP about your concerns and what your group is doing; that fracking is a big issue in your community
  • Meet, write and call your local council members

In the community

  • Join a local community group fighting against fracking, contact us and we'll put you in touch
  • Distribute information flyers / leaflets (general info, or for an event) to households and businesses
  • Create a petition
  • Hold a community meeting, information night or movie screening (e.g. Gasland)

Gas field Free Communities

There are over 150 gas field free communities across Australia, supported by the Lock the Gate Alliance. For help and support on declaring your area a gas field community, visit Gas Field-Free communities.