2019 Outlook Report

Our Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2019 highlights the urgent need for our continued and accelerated action to improve the long-term outlook for the Great Barrier Reef.

The Reef Water Quality Report Card
Results of Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan actions reported up to June 2018.
Statement: from Marine Park Authority Board
Our Marine Park Authority Board issued this statement about the Reef’s health and management.
Reef health
Find out what's happening on the Reef in our latest monthly update.
Naming of reefs and undersea geographic features
A reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park now bears the name Joe Baker Reef, honouring the world-renowned marine scientist and one of our foundational board members.
Reef Fact
Reef Facts

The average depth of inshore waters - on outer reefs, continental slopes extend down more than 2000 metres

344,400 km2

Approximately half the size of Texas

Get involved

The Great Barrier Reef is facing a range of pressures and all actions — big or small — matter to the future of this amazing natural wonder.

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.