Re-populate Acland - join this event!

Acland has been making history as a Darling Downs town that honours community rather than coal mining. On Census night we plan on recounting how the community has challenged the dirty coal mine's Stage 3 development.

Let's re-populate Acland just for one night!Farms not Coal

Friends of the Earth Brisbane, the Oakey Coal Action Alliance, and community members of the Acland region, invite you to join us to celebrate the community's 2021 court success, and to keep the township of Acland on the map. Community members of the Acland region have maintained the tireless struggle to protect their region from the impact of coal mining. Join them and members of the Oakey Coal Action Alliance on this special - once in every 5 year event.

This year's Re-populate Acland event will be the third Census night action. Come along, you too can make a difference in our ongoing resistance to coal mining and work towards a safe climate for all.

When: August 10th -11th. Set up after lunch and stay overnight and have breakfast too!

Where: Tom Doherty Park, Francis Street, Acland 4401.

How: Come along! If you are driving and have a spare seat or two, or need a lift, please contact us.

Bring: BYO food, drink and camping gear.

Services: Tom Doherty Park has an electric BBQ and a wood BBQ, toilet block, and water for cleaning. The park tables and chairs are limited, so consider bringing something to sit on. For the kids the park has a simple playground. This is a family friendly event.

Activity: Come and see for yourself the impact the mine has had on this community and hear what the locals and support networks have experienced and how they are protecting what is left.

What to bring: BYO food for dinner, and if you are staying overnight - breakfast. Camping gear and warm sleeping gear. Dress warmly for winter. The park is serviced by bore water groundwater, but BYO drinking water if you like.

Contact Us: Do you have further questions and want to speak to someone -

Covid-19: Acland is outside the South East Qld restrictions. Currently the requirements for this gathering are: you must practise physical distancing as much as possible and:

  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water, and use alcohol-based sanitiser
  • avoid hugs, kisses and handshakes
  • wherever possible keep at least 1.5 metres away (two big steps) from people you don’t live with.

To obtain the latest information please go to:

Questions and Answer:

Q. Do i need to bring my own Census form?

A. If your household attends and has been issued a Census form, bring the form along and fill it in on the night.

Q. If I do not bring my household form, how do I complete my Census on the night?

A. Census is also conducted online and Acland has internet.

Q. Is this event going to managed Covid-19 safe?

A. Yes, please see the Covid-19 section above. Updates will be provided to registered participants if required. We suggest you also check the restrictions prior to leaving home via the QLD health website.

Q. Is there a limit of people to attend?

A. No, because this gathering is in a public park we are not restricted to people attending (as of 30 July 2021)

Q. What happens if Covid-19 restrictions come in?

A. Those people that register will be contacted with an update.

  • August 10, 2021 at 4:00pm – 7pm
  • Tom Doherty Park
    30 Francis St
    Acland, QLD 4401
    Google map and directions
  • 16 people are going
  • Friends of the Earth Brisbane

Will you come?