From 1 July 2020, fines for illegal activities in the Marine Park have increased. Recreational fishers caught poaching from Marine National Park (Green) Zones will now face a $2220 fine. Know where you’re going and what’s allowed.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park zoning maps are tools to help you get to know the zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park. You can avoid fines if you get to know the zones and what is activities are allowed in each zone.
Zoning exists in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to protect plants, animals and habitats. Like a town planning scheme, it defines what activities can occur in each location. If you’re heading out on the water make sure you bring a zoning map with you so you can follow the zoning rules and avoid a fine.
You can find zoning information on the zoning maps below, or download the free Eye on the Reef app, which now includes zoning maps.
We recommend crosschecking the app with a printed map and your GPS plotter.