How the Reef is managed
- Managing multiple uses
- Marine Monitoring Program
- Eye on the Reef program
- Water quality in the Great Barrier Reef
- Science for management
- Tourism on the Great Barrier Reef
- Recreation on the Great Barrier Reef
- Fisheries in the Marine Park
- Field Management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
- Managing Commonwealth Islands
- Strategic assessment and 25-year management plan
- Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report
Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan
- Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan
- Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program
- Reef 2050 Plan draft policies - consultation
- Reef 2050 draft policies
- Case studies - Reef 2050 Policy application
- Reef 2050 policy literature review
Threats to the Reef
- Coastal development and protecting the Great Barrier Reef
- Climate change
- How climate change is affecting the Reef
- What does this mean for species?
- Climate change impacts on microscopic organisms
- Climate change impacts on marine plants
- Climate change impacts on corals
- Climate change impacts on fish
- Climate change impacts on marine mammals
- Climate change impacts on marine reptiles
- Climate change impacts on seabirds
- Climate change impacts on seabed dwellers
- What does this mean for habitats?
- What does this mean for communities and industries?
- Adapting management to climate change
- Working with tourism operators
- Working with fishers
- Working with schools
- Declining water quality
- Extreme weather
- Remaining impacts from fishing
- Marine debris
- Managing for a resilient Reef
Managing tourism permissions
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) values its relationship with the tourism industry and seeks to improve the permitting arrangements for tourism operators.
The policy Managing Tourism Permissions to Operate in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (including Allocation, Latency and Tenure) includes:
- Application, assessment, variation and transfer arrangements for tourism permissions
- the offer of first option on a further tourism permission for existing permission holders, with a requirement for reasonable use of special tourism permissions (that is, those that are 'capped')
- the requirement to commence operation of a permission within two years
- allocation of new or spare special tourism permissions through expressions of interest
- the opportunity for 15-year permit terms for certified high standard tourism operations.
The policy was adopted by the GBRMPA on 13 August 2003 and amended on 29 July 2004.
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We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.
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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.
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