“The ACS is dedicated to healthy coastal ecosystems, vibrant coastal communities and sustainable use of coastal resources”
Contribute to international, national, state and local debates on coastal issues so as to foster rational, open decision-making in order to achieve sustainable use of coastal resources and responsible stewardship of coastal assets.
Promote knowledge and understanding of the environmental, social and economic value of the Australian coast.
Improve public, government and industry understanding of the value of the Australian coast for individual and social well being, the need to maintain and improve coastal ecosystems, and to ensure the use of ecologically sustainable development practices.
Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among people involved in the management, planning and development of the Australian coast.