Permits

A Marine Parks permit is a tool to ensure that your operations in the Marine Parks are ecologically sustainable. Permits allow managing agencies to give detailed consideration to proposed activities and apply any necessary conditions to those activities.

A new online application portal has been launched to allow applicants to submit Marine Parks permit applications and to manage their existing permits and contact details.

If you are considering undertaking activities outside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park but which might affect either the World Heritage Area or any other protected matters (like an endangered species or some wetlands) you should contact the Department of the Environment and Energy for further guidance on your possible obligations.

Once you are issued a Marine Parks permit, you will need to make sure you commence operations under that permit, and if it is a special tourism permission that you make reasonable use of your permit.

If you are a High Standard Tourism Operator you are able to request a long-term permit.