People power has been unleashed in Port Fairy to protest the plan by Norwegian energy company Equinor to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
Over 350 people joined the 'Hands across the Sand' event on South Beach in a show of solidarity against the energy giant's exploration proposal.
Event organiser Ben Druitt said he was happy with the attendance given the number of Fight for the Bight events that had been held recently.
"The Fight for the Bight issue has been big all around the country," Mr Druitt said.
"Hopefully this becomes a serious issue for the election."
Mr Druitt praised Alex Dyson, an independent candidate for the seat of Wannon at the upcoming federal election.
"People enjoyed seeing a politician as one of them. Alex wasn't pushing a particular angle, he was just a sensible centre."
The Port Fairy event was one of a number of 'Hands across the Sand' events organised around Australia on Sunday, with over 2000 people registered to attend the Adelaide event.
"Events like this give people a chance to get out and feel like they can make a difference," Mr Druitt said.
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