Martha Ridgeway Shipwreck

A new shipwreck has been discovered on the Great Barrier Reef – it’s believed to be the Martha Ridgway, which was lost on a voyage over 170 years ago.

Protecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reef heritage
A strategy that recognises Great Barrier Reef Traditional Owners’ connection to their sea country
Marine debris
Marine debris is a major threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef
Reef health updates summer 2018-19
While we are now into March and April, the Authority will continue to keep a close eye on the Reef.
Reef Fact
Reef Facts

Continental islands found in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

344,400 km2

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is bigger than Italy

Visiting the Whitsundays?

Check out our new guide for recreational users visiting the Whitsundays.

Eye on the Reef

Our Eye on the Reef program enables anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long-term protection by collecting valuable information about reef health, marine animals and incidents.