Join a community organisation

The Great Barrier Reef is important to many coastal communities that depend on the reef for recreation and their livelihoods.

It is estimated that there are over 14 million recreational visits to the Marine Park by residents living within the Great Barrier Reef catchment every year, in addition to other visitors.

Communities contribute to reef protection and management in a number of ways.  Throughout the Great Barrier Reef catchment area there are community organisations that are helping protect the reef.

Join a group near you and start working towards a sustainable reef.

For more information on other community groups in your area, visit your local community directory.
  • Free zoning app

    Zoning maps

    If you're heading out on the water, download and use the free zoning app so you know where you can go and what you can do.

  • Important milestone

    40 years anniversary

    We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Visit the Reef

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    Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing animals, plants, and habitats.

  • What you can do

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    Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this great Australian icon.

  • Report marine strandings


    If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)

  • Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef

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    A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Current Conditions

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    Current Conditions: Environmental and climatic forecasts for the Great Barrier Reef