Season's greetings

Published: 08/01/2013

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority wishes you a very happy Christmas and New Year.

Opening hours

Our offices in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton and Canberra will be closed from Tuesday 25 December 2012 and will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2013. On Monday, 24 December 2012 the office will be operating regular business hours. 

During this closure period, there will be several people on call and key services will continue to operate as usual. Please use the important contact phone numbers provided over this period.

Reef HQ opening hours

Our national education centre Reef HQ Aquarium is closed Christmas Day, but is open every other day from 9:30am to 5pm.

Important contacts

Incidents in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park can be reported via our online incident response form.

If your matter is urgent, please contact the relevant on call service

Incident/offence Agencies to contact
Phone number
Oil/diesel/sewage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
(07) 3830 4919 Quote 'oil spill'
Australian Maritime Safety Authority 1800 641 792 (24hr)
Marine life
Sick, dead or stranded marine animals, fish kills Qld Department of Environment and Heritage Protection RSPCA QLD
(1300 264 625)

In case of emergencies, such as a cyclone or other natural disaster that requires our online systems to be shut down, updates will be posted to our Facebook page. In all other situations where power is not an issue we will update our main website with details as regularly as possible.     

Name: GBRMPA Media
Contact: (07) 4750 0846