Responsible Reef Practices
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef? Follow these tips to help protect the marine environment.
Special Management Areas
Special Management Areas provide a responsive and flexible approach to implementing appropriate management strategies at various sites in the Marine Park. They are an additional layer on top of zoning.
Like a town planning scheme, zoning outlines what activities can occur in each location. Access free maps to help you get to know the zones.
Access and use by location
There are site specific management arrangements for some locations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Check this information before heading out on the water.
Planning your visit
If you are lucky enough to visit, there are many opportunities for you to experience and learn about the wonders of the Reef.
Environmental management charge
Information on this charge associated with most commercial activities operated under a permit from us.