New CetusGeo Emagazine is Out Now!

We are very pleased to let you know that Issue 2 of CetusGeo Dolphin & Whale Emagazine is OUT NOW! In this whale sized issue, we celebrate the return of the humpback whales to the East Coast of Australia, and pack it full of interesting articles on science, conservation, arts and culture – there’s even a bit of crafting in this issue. To get your copy of the CetusGeo Dolphin & Whale magazine and get an annual subscription, simply become a member of Dolphin Research Australia and we’ll deliver it to your inbox. Follow the links to become a member today!

Become a Dolphin Champion & DONATE

Australian humpback dolphin with fishing hook in it’s mouth

Our Dolphins & Our Oceans need your help more than ever! Why not become a Champion for Dolphins and their ocean homes & MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TODAY?

With more dolphin & whale species being listed as threatened, populations declining & individuals becoming sick, injured or dying from pollution, Your Gift is Urgently Needed Now More than Ever!

Help us continue to aid in the protection & conservation of dolphins and the oceans for another year!

Moreton Bay Dolphin Ecology Workshop

Moreton Bay Dolphin Ecology Workshop poster 2017 LRbanner 2Love dolphins and want to learn more? Then come along to our Dolphin Ecology Workshop 16th September 2017! Learn all about the biology, ecology and conservation of dolphins and how to assist in monitoring populations along our coastline. For more information and to make a booking CLICK HERE

Whale & Dolphin Tour Guide Training 2017

The Dolphin Research Australia Inc. Cetacea Tour Guide & Operator training course is back again in 2017! The 2 day course will be held 26-27th April in

Humpback whale tail fluke (photo: E. Hawkins)

Humpback whale tail fluke (photo: E. Hawkins)

Nambucca Heads, NSW. It is an extensive course that covers everything from the biology & ecology of whales and dolphins to best practice guiding. CLICK HERE for more information. Places are very limited so make sure you ENROL NOW so you don’t miss out!

CetusGeo Issue 1 is Out Now!

The first issue of our CetusGeo Dolphin & Whale Emagazine is OUT NOW! Exclusive to Dolphin cetusgeo-issue-1-2016_lrResearch Australia Inc. members and dolphin guardians, the emagazine covers all the latest news in the world of whales, dolphins and so much more! Delivered to inboxes of our current members and dolphin guardians, CetusGeo is an emagazine for Cetacean and Nature lovers! For your annual membership or adoption, you’ll receive 2 issues per year. Our first issue features articles about marine debris & cetaceans, the issues with shark nets, latest cetacean news and so much more! To get your copy, simply become a member or adopt a dolphin today!

Moreton Bay Dolphin Expeditions 2017

Our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expedition Dates for 2017 have just been announced!!! mb-2017-expedition-posterWant to join the team & become an invaluable sponsor of the Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project? Checkout our Dolphin Research Eco-volunteer Expedition Page for more information about our eco-volunteer program & download an information booklet!


Christmas Is Coming!

Thinking about what to get your loved ones for Christmas? LOOK NO FURTHER FOR YOUR previewspermCHRISTMAS GIFTS! We have something for all ages! Our Dolphin Adoption packages make great gifts! or Check out our Artists for Dolphins online Etsy store. Full of environmentally and ethically friendly crafted gifts designed, created and donated by our Artists for Dolphins Collective. There’s SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

CetusGeo Whale & Dolphin Magazine!

IT’S HERE! We are very excited to announce our upcoming publication of CetusGeo Whale and Dolphin cetus-geo-advertisementMagazine! Exclusive to Dolphin Research Australia Inc. members and dolphin guardians, the magazine covers all the latest news in the world of whales, dolphins and so much more! Our first issue is due for release in November 2016. DON’T MISS OUT! To SUBSCRIBE TODAY simply become a member or Adopt-A-Dolphin and you’ll automatically receive 1 year subscription.

Our School Holiday Program is Back!

Our Dive In Marine Education Holiday Program is back this NSW Spring Break! Come and join us 20160421_124540 this Spring Break for a fun morning on Thursday 6th October 9.30am-12.00pm at the Ballina Surf Club! It’s a great morning of story telling, crafting and beach cleaning. Click HERE for more information and to book.

Whale & Dolphin Tour Guide Course

Humpback Whale Fluke

Humpback Whale Fluke by E. Hawkins (c) 2010

ENROL NOW! Our 2-day Whale & Dolphin Tour Guide Training Course will be held in 3-4th May 2016 in Byron Bay, Australia! Our tour guide course provides an introduction to the biology, ecology, behaviour interpretation of cetaceans and regulations in Australia.  The course provides expert instruction for best practice approaches for the operation of cetacean tour businesses and guiding whilst taking into consideration the needs of clients, their expectations, and satisfaction.  The training is delivered by cetacean tourism experts and is available for those currently working or would like to work in the cetacean watching and swim-with industry. FIND OUT MORE HERE!

Join Our 2016 Moreton Bay Expeditions


Join Our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project as an Eco-volunteer in 2016! Dates have now been announced!

Our 2016 Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project Eco-Volunteer dates have now been announced! From May to July 2016, you can join our Dolphin Research Australia team in the field! As an Eco-volunteer you not only become a financial supporter of the research project, but also have the unique opportunity and be part of the team in the field as part of this unique opportunity. Enjoy a week learning, contributing and contributing to this important research and conservation project. For more information check out our Dolphin Research Expedition page and how you can join the team and become an Eco-Volunteer!

Check Out Our Online Store

Check out our Artists for Dolphins Online Store!

DRA T-shirts

DRA T-shirts

Inspired by the Oceans for the Oceans, our Etsy Artists for Dolphins have generously created and donated works to help raise funds for Dolphin Research Australia. Each handcrafted product is a unique piece made with care and love by the artists. We also now have our official Dolphin Research Australia merchandise available through our online store!

Check it all out the Dolphin Research Australia Store

Join Our Byron Dolphin Eco-volunteer Team

Byron Bay – Ballina Dolphin Research Expeditions Summer 2016

dolphins at Julian Rocks

Byron Bay Dolphins

Our summer 2016 Byron Bay – Ballina Dolphin Research Project field season is just about to kick off! Between January and February 2016, you can join the research team as an Eco-volunteer and assist in observing and recording dolphin behaviour and be part of our long-term dolphin research project. We’ll be using the 41ft yacht Ironbark and setting sail from Ballina and heading along the northern New South Wales coastline observing all the cetacean life along the way. If you are a keen observer and would like to be part of the Dolphin Research Australia Expeditions as an Eco-volunteer, check out our Research Expedition page for further details and how to participate.

Adopt A Dolphin for Christmas

Adopt A Dolphin for Christmas!

Jessie & Calf

Jessie & Calf

We are very excited to announce the expansion of our Adopt-A-Dolphin program. We now have four beautiful dolphins from Moreton Bay up for adoption adding to our six from Byron Bay. We have two female humpback dolphins and two bottlenose dolphins from Moreton Bay. Each have their own personal characteristics we’ve got to know from our time spent in the field. Please check out our Dolphin Adoption page and profiles and choose which you would like to adopt. They also make a great gift for Christmas!

Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions

Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions

Australian humpback dolphin in Moreton Bay Marine Park

Australian humpback dolphin in Moreton Bay Marine Park

Join us for an authentic and unique experience on our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions.  Join the research team for one week or two weeks for our 2015 season.

The Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions offer a once in a lifetime experience to learn, participate and actively contribute to advancing the knowledge of coastal dolphins and aiding in their protection and conservation.

Our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expeditions in 2015 will be based at the University of Queensland Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.  For expedition dates and prices go to our Dolphin Expedition Page

Dolphin Ecology Workshop

Dolphin Ecology Workshop Byron Bay

Dolphin Ecology Workshop Byron Bay

Dolphin Ecology Workshop Byron Bay

Ever wanted to learn more about dolphins and find out how you can help be part of research to help in the conservation of dolphins in your local area? Come and join us for an evening of intrigue and enjoyment at our upcoming Dolphin Ecology Workshop 23rd March 2015 at the Byron Bay Services Club 6.30pm-8.30pm (please arrive 6.15). Entry is $30 which includes year membership to Dolphin Research Australia and workshop pack. Workshop is free for current members! contact us at info(at) for bookings and queries.

Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers

Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers

Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers

Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers

Dolphin Research Australia is launching the Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers and inviting locals and visitors to the Byron Bay region to join up and become involved in the research. The teams will be observing and monitoring the dolphin population in this area and look at the different aspects of their ecology, movement patterns and social structure so we can understand more about these animals in the wild to ensure their conservation. Learn more and join the Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers! Our first Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers survey day will be on 11th April 2015 at Broken Head, NSW, 7am – 1pm.

Get Involved & Volunteer!

earth childrenWelcoming in the New Year of 2015 we have new and exciting opportunities for our members to get involved and volunteer!  Are you a professional in your field?? Have you always wanted to help a great cause and raise awareness of marine conservation and help Save Our Oceans?? We might just have what you are looking for!  Check out our ‘Get Involved’ page (click on the Support Us tab and follow the link) and see what we have available.

Give A Gift Of Endless Joy this Christmas!

Adopt A Dolphin for a loved one this Christmas and give a gift that keeps on giving! By becoming a Dolphin Guardian, you’ll be helping to Save Our Oceans and Protect our Precious Dolphins! There are six dolphins from Byron Bay to choose from. Each comes with a unique adoption pack. Order now and receive your package in plenty of time before Christmas! The hardest choice to make is which dolphin to choose!

Dolphin Education Programs

Dolphin Education Team teaching in the great outdoors

Our Dolphin Research Australia Education Programs are suited for all ages!! We are very happy to announce that we now have available both primary and high school education programs!! These incredible programs are fun for everyone and they provide a unique learning experience.  For more information about our programs check out our School Education page!