Permission application fees

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority collects a fee to cover the cost of the time spent administering and assessing the request for Marine Park permission.

Fees vary according to the complexity of the application and are usually paid before the application assessment starts.

Please note: The Authority acknowledges that travel bans and work restrictions associated with the outbreak of COVID-19 have placed severe financial hardship on businesses who use and access the Great Barrier Reef.

Consistent with the Australian Government’s intent to support businesses during this unprecedented event, until 31 August 2020 Permit Application Assessment Fees payable under section 202 or 205 of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 2019 may be waived in some instances.

In recognition of limited Permit Holder staff capacity and contractor availability, any valid applications will be assessed based on available information, further information requests will be limited where possible.

The Application Guidelines provide full details, and a list of fees for the current calendar year is also available.

For more information:
Phone (07) 4750 0700