Permit Application Privacy Notice

Personal information you provide to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the GBRMPA) in your permit application is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act).

The information provided by you will be used by the GBRMPA to assess your application and to assist to make a decision about whether to grant you a relevant permission. The GBRMPA may also use the personal information you provide to notify you of any subsequent matters affecting any permission granted to you, including any changes to your permission, information about management arrangements for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and information about relevant policies implemented by the GBRMPA.

The authority to collect this information is in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 (the Regulations).

Who do we give the information to

This joint application form may be used by both the GBRMPA and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to assess your application for a Marine Parks permit. If your application comprises an application for permission to conduct activities in a Marine Park of the State of Queensland, then identifying information collected on this form will be given to QPWS.

If the GBRMPA considers that the granting of the permission may restrict the reasonable use by the public of a part of the Marine Park, then it may also require you to publish an advertisement containing any information about your application that the GBRMPA reasonably requires.

Under the Regulations, if you are granted a permit, a copy of the permit document, which may include some identifying information such as your name and address, will be published on the Internet.

The GBRMPA will not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party without you consent, unless it is required to do so by law.

More information

For more information on privacy and the Privacy Act, see the Privacy Commissioner’s website at