Awards and recognitions

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority was recognised with the following regional, national and international awards.


  • 2017 December, Risk Excellence Awards for Building a Positive Risk Culture from the Department of Environment and Energy





  • 2006 August Australian Government Minister's Achievement Award


  • 2005 October World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Gift to the Earth
  • 2005 July Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation for UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme, jointly to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Dr Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich (Mexico)
  • 2005 April  Planning Institute of Australia, National Awards
    • National Award for Community Based Planning,
    • Planning Minister’s Award, Overall National Award for Excellence in Plannin


  • 2004 December US Coral Reef Task Force Award for Outstanding Management (International)
  • 2004 November Planning Institute of Australia, Queensland Division
    • Award for Environmental Planning/Conservation
    • Award for Community Based Planning
    • Overall Winner for Excellence in Planning
  • 2004 August Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research
  • 2004 August ESRI International User Conference Award (Special Achievements in Geographical Informational Systems)
  • 2004 June Banksia Environmental Award (for Government Leading by Example for a Sustainable Future)