Island caretaker role up for grabs

Fancy living and working on a tropical island in the beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park? We’re seeking submissions via a merit-based tender process for caretakers on Low Isles, an island located off Port Douglas.

Climate change
Climate change is the biggest threat to coral reefs worldwide. Read our position statement on climate change.
Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program
Our coordinated and integrated monitoring, modelling and reporting framework for the Great Barrier Reef and its adjacent catchment.
Crown-of-thorns starfish control program
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority runs a crown-of-thorns starfish control program to protect a network of priority coral reefs from outbreaks of coral-eating starfish.
Reef facts
Did you know the Reef is bigger than Italy? Find out more facts about the Reef.
Reef Fact
Reef Facts

Is the average depth of inshore waters, while on outer reefs, continental slopes extend down to depths of more than 2000 metres

344,400 km2

Approximately half the size of Texas

Visiting the Whitsundays?

Check out our new guide for recreational users visiting the Whitsundays.

Eye on the Reef

Our Eye on the Reef program enables anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long-term protection by collecting valuable information about reef health, marine animals and incidents.