Privacy Notice for Incident Reporting

Information you provide to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) about possible offences may contain personal information about you and other parties. Personal information collected by the GBRMPA is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.

Why we collect it

Information provided by you may be used by the GBRMPA to investigate offences relating to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (the Marine Park), and its collection is authorised by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.

Who we may give it to

The GBRMPA may pass on information concerning possible offences to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. If the information you provide results in Court action, we may also need to provide this information to the Court.

Some information may be passed to another government agency which has jurisdiction to investigate relevant offences relating to the Marine Park. For example:

  • Australian Federal Police
  • Department of Environment and Water Resources
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • Australian Customs Service
  • Australian Quarantine Inspection Service
  • Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries
  • Queensland Transport

We do not provide your information to any private organisation nor collect information for commercial marketing.

More information

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