Camp Binbee, the #StopAdani blockade is currently not open to visitors whilst there are restrictions on gatherings and travel during COVID-19. As restrictions begin to ease, this will change and we look forward to being able to visit again. Check the latest updates on Frontline Action on Coal’s website.
Sometimes we need to take bold steps to protect the things that matter most. This is one of those times. A community run frontline camp has been set up from where people organise peaceful protests to stop Adani’s destructive mine and protect the Galilee. With construction already started on the mine, now is the time to step up like never before. Join with other everyday Australians on the frontlines for our future.
What happens on the frontline?
The people powered effort to move Australia beyond coal needs everyone. The frontline camp is a base for people to meet and learn about the Galilee Basin and the fight to protect it.
Whilst there you can join peaceful protests to stop Adani’s destructive mine and help out in other ways. From cooking, cleaning, gardening at the camp; to assisting with photography, first aid, media and driving.
All skills are welcomed and everyone is needed.
Where is the frontline camp?
The Camp, know as Binbee, is located on Birri country, an hour west of the Central Queensland town of Bowen. It’s a beautiful site by the banks of a sandy river with plenty of tree cover.
Camp Bimbee is well equipped with a camp kitchen, vegetable garden, office space and shaded meeting areas.
Who runs the camp?
Camp is run by dedicated volunteers from all parts of the diverse Stop Adani movement. Volunteers from Frontline Action on Coal, a community led climate justice group help organise people’s trips to the frontline camp.
What are the principles of the frontline camp?
The camp is committed to the principles of Nonviolent Direct Action and requires everyone to abide by these principles. This means you must:
- Behave and speak respectfully to other people, including camp members, mine workers and police.
- Not behave in a violent, aggressive, or intimidating way towards other people, including camp members, mine workers and police.
You can read the full Participants’ Agreement.
Are there legal risks to taking part in protests?
There’s many ways to protest against the construction of Adani’s mine. Some actions can have legal risks. We acknowledge that interactions with the police and the legal system can mean very different things for different people. We recommend visiting the Action Ready site to learn more about your rights and what’s involved in taking action in Queensland.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared for a variety of weather conditions and everything you need to be comfortable camping.
- At least 5 litres of water carrying capacity
- Light clothing that covers all of your skin/warm clothing at night
- Small backpack
- Sturdy walking shoes
- All your own gear for camping or caravaning including tent, sleeping bag and mat.
- Insect repellant
- Notepad and pens
- Camp chair
- Laptop and Telstra SIM
- Portable phone chargers
- Head torch
Please do not bring:
- Any illicit substances
- Pets (it is preferable that dogs remain at home)
Getting to the Front line
Camp Binbee is located an hour west of Bowen.
The drive from Brisbane is roughly 14 hours.
You can catch the Spirit of Queensland and NSW Translink from all major areas along the east coast to Bowen. Book here.
The camp can arrange a pick-up from town.
The nearest airport is at Proserpine (Whitsundays Airport) which can be reached by a number of cheap airlines. An airport pick-up can be arranged.
Confirm your trip!
Once you have the dates of your trip planned, fill out this form so the camp is ready for your arrival and to receive the exact location. If you plan to get a plane, train or bus, you need to provide at least 3 days notice to ensure a pick-up can be organised for you.
Note: your response will go to Frontline Action on Coal, who help people with trips to the frontline. They will send you a follow up email and confirm your travel plans.