Position statement

We encourage action to reduce the risks and limit the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs globally.

2019 Outlook Report

Our Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2019 highlights the urgent need for our continued and accelerated action to improve the long-term outlook for the Great Barrier Reef.

Annual Report 2018-19

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's annual reports highlight the agency’s work and achievements over the reporting period.

Great Barrier Reef State Party Report 2019
The 2019 State Party Report outlines Australia’s response to the World Heritage Committee.
Permit for Queensland Shark Control Program
Frequently asked questions about the Queensland Shark Control Program
Climate change
Climate change is the biggest threat to coral reefs worldwide. Read our position statement on climate change.
Field Management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Field Management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Reef Fact
Reef Facts

The average depth of inshore waters - on outer reefs, continental slopes extend down more than 2000 metres

344,400 km2

Approximately half the size of Texas

Get involved

The Great Barrier Reef is facing a range of pressures and all actions — big or small — matter to the future of this amazing natural wonder.

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.