Illegal fishers be warned

We can see you, before you can see us…we are running compliance patrols over the holidays, with a special focus on Green Island. Find out how you can help to Protect Your Patch.

Policy and Planning Roadmap

Developed to focus the Authority’s efforts to deliver a proactive, contemporary and risk-based approach to Marine Park policy, planning and regulation that will protect key values and enable ecologically sustainable use for a changed and changing Reef.

Be Reef Smart
Enjoy the beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park responsibly and safely.
International Coral Reef Initiative
Celebrating 25 years, the initiative contributes to raising awareness on the importance of and threats to coral reefs and related ecosystems.
Great Barrier Reef State Party Report 2019
The 2019 State Party Report outlines Australia’s response to the World Heritage Committee.
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.