reef ball australia
reefball your undersea architects

We specialise in the design and construction of:

Artificial reefs for fishing, diving, snorkeling

Marine and freshwater habitat enhancement

Compensatory artificial reefs for environmental permits, eg dredging and development applications

Oyster substrate for oyster restoration

Reefs for beach protection and tourism,   eg. multipurpose breakwaters

Fish friendly structures for coastal developments, jetties, resorts, marinas

Rest-In-Reef: memorial reefs and modules

"Is your dredging or coastal development impacting natural reefs, and the permitting authorities demanding compensatory mitigation or environmental offsets?"

"Do you need to repair damaged coral reefs for fishing, coastal protection or toursim?"

"Are you looking to add value to your coastal development by increasing marine life and recreational fishing opportunities?"

We can help. We are the leading group in the design and construction of artificial reefs with specialist expertise in reef restoration programs. Contact us for an obligation free proposal.


our services
Specialists in Artificial Reef Design and Construction
  • Supply of concrete artificial reef units - build your own reef!
  • Construction of Reef Balls at site
  • Assistance with permits, site assessment and reef design 
  • Oyster reef restoration
  • Coral relocation
  • Restoration of reef damage due to dredging and ship groundings
  • International capability

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Video below includes excellent examples of how Reef Balls mimic natural reefs in appearance and function after 10, 5 and 1 year. (Tip: click on 'YouTube' to see a higher resolution version)

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Reef Ball Australia is a proud member and supporter of the Buy 1 Give 1 program.

To date our contributions have planted 878 trees in Indonesia to reforest essential habitat for the endangered Orangutan, and 90 school kids in China have received environmental education for a day.

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Bahrain Reef Ball reefs have already attracted 43 species of fish in only 4 months! This is unheard of in Bahrain waters.

Reef Ball Australia provided the construction site setup and Reef Ball construction training for the Bahrain project that is building 10 reefs around Bahrain to help improve fish stocks.


more information
Contact us to discuss your project or for more information, quotes and orders

Call David on mob: 0400 520 471

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Poster by PT Newmont gold mine showing coral growth on Reef Balls over time. We provided the site selection and training on Reef Ball construction for this project in North Sulawesi.
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January 2012
Canberra lake enhanced with 48 Reef Balls to help native fish

In the News!
Reef Arabia to build a reef for the new Doha Port
Our partner company Reef Arabia in Bahrain has won the contract to supply and deploy over 600 different sized Reef Balls to create a productive reef as part of the new Doha Port and naval base mitigation plan.

An excellent initiative by the Qatari government to create long lasting assets for the country.

More Reef Balls for Brisbane (Morteon Bay Marine Park)
DERM took delivery of 96 Reef Balls in July and these were added to the existing Reef Balls off West Peel Island.

The West Peel Reef Balls are fishing well and we've been told it doesn't take long to reach bag limits.

Port Phillip Bay (Victoria) to gain satellite reefs around fishing piers
Fisheries Victoria has installed satellite fishing reefs around popular fishing jetties in Portarlington, Altona and Frankston.

An excellent initiative and an example of how existing coastal structures can be enhanced to improve the recreational fishing experience. A first for Australia!

Don't forget...we can provide a range of different fish enhancement options for your coastal development including private jetties.

Reef Ball Australia wins Bahrain Contract
We were proud to be a part of a great initiative by the Bahrain Government to replace lost reef structure and help local fisheries.

The project involved site selection, reef design, reef deployment (2,500 Reef Balls) and 12 months of monitoring.

ian jones 12kg snapper 2010

Record Snapper Caught on VIC Reef Ball Reef
Ian Jones caught a 12.3kg snapper on 'Rec Reef' in late November, possibly a record for the year.

Ian commented that there were plenty of 5kg snapper on the reef, as well as large schools of baitfish.

Rec Reef is located 2km offshore from Aspendale in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria and is one of three recreational fishing reefs constructed by the Victorian Government. All three reefs are laid out in a geometric pattern covering 2,500m2 and using 96 Reef Balls each.

For details of the recreational fishing reefs, see the link below.

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