Recreational fishers poaching from Marine Park no-take green zones between Ayr and Mission Beach are the target of holiday-long compliance blitz launching today.Read full article
While it is too early to tell whether mass coral bleaching will occur on the Great Barrier Reef this summer coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish continue to pose a high risk, according to Australia’s leading marine experts and scientists.Read full article
Fostering leadership for the world's coral reefs was the aim of a three-week immersive course conducted in Townsville and at nearby Great Barrier Reef sites.Read full article
We recently provided input to the Australian Department of Environment and Energy on the climate change policies review discussion paper.
Information on the Great Barrier Reef Summit — Managing for Resilience — which took place on 24 and 25 May 2017 and involved over 70 regional, national and international delegates.
The Government’s Response will ensure the Authority is best placed to continue its important work with reef users, business, research, and government and non-government partners.
Our strategies for the protection of coastal ecosystems can be found in the Authority’s position statement for coastal ecosystems, which is open for public consultation until 5pm on 15 December 2017.
This year we are collaborating with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to collect as many sightings of coral spawning as possible through our Eye on the Reef Sightings Network.
During 2016–17 the Authority increased its focus on building the Reef’s resilience through management interventions. Pressures from weather events, coral bleaching and disease, and crown-of-thorns starfish highlighted the need for action to ensure the long-term health of the Reef.
There are many ways you can get involved and show your support for the Great Barrier Reef.
- Zoning Maps
- Images for downloading
- News releases
- Permit information
- Reef in Brief e-newsletter
- Freedom of Information
- Work with us
- Community consultation
- Help protect the Reef
- Join a monitoring program
- Become a Reef Guardian
- Report an incident
- Visit Reef HQ Aquarium
- Donate to the Turtle Hospital
- Out on the water