Access and use by location

Marine Parks rangers conduct compliance patrols throughout the Marine Park

Marine Parks rangers conduct compliance patrols throughout the Marine Park

The ecological diversity and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef make it popular with locals and visitors.

Marine Park rules help protect the Great Barrier Reef and ensure it is used and enjoyed in an ecologically sustainable way.

Most rules apply throughout the Marine Park — like Marine Park zoning that outlines what you can do in each location — however there are some specifically related to popular areas, certain activities and sensitive locations.

Before you visit it is important to be familiar with the area you’re going to and the Marine Park rules that apply.