Traditional Owner connections to sea country
We work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners and acknowledge their continuing social, cultural, economic and spiritual connections to the Great Barrier Reef region.
Australian Government agencies
Many agencies and organisations contribute to the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef.
Queensland Government agencies
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is jointly managed by the Australian and Queensland Governments to ensure this natural wonder is protected for the future.
Commercial fishing industry
Fishing is an important activity in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park that provides valuable commercial, recreational and cultural benefits. Commercial fishing in the Marine Park is an important contributor to Australia’s seafood industry and generates approximately $104 million annually.
The marine tourism industry is a key partner in the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef.
Reef Guardian Councils
The Reef Guardian Council program showcases environmentally sustainable practices undertaken by councils in the Great Barrier Reef catchment.
Scientists and researchers
We use the best available knowledge to manage the Great Barrier Reef and ensure it remains healthy for future generations.
Master Reef Guides
Master Reef Guides are recognised as the world’s leading reef guides, interpreters and story tellers sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Together, we can all make a difference by looking after the Reef, helping to protect the animals and plants that call it home and the heritage and lifestyle that is important to us.