The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so it's protected for the future.
Our work is guided by:
- The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
- Our Corporate Plan
- Australian Government policies
- Portfolio Budget Statement
- The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report
- and government priorities.
We use the best available scientific information to guide us, and engage with experts and the community. This includes four Reef Advisory Committees and 12 Local Marine Advisory Committees.
Out on the water, field management and enforcement of zoning rules is carried out with Queensland and Australian Government agencies on our behalf.We provide a number of other services to protect and manage the Reef ranging from issuing permits, providing advice on marine management, and operating our education centre Reef HQ Aquarium.
We report to the Australian Government Environment Minister.
Our main office is in Townsville, and there are regional offices in Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton to keep a close connection with those communities.
A small office in Canberra provides ministerial and parliamentary liaison to the Department of Environment portfolio and other Australian Government agencies.
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