Australian Government agencies
Many agencies and organisations contribute to the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for managing shipping activities throughout the Great Barrier Reef region. It coordinates emergency responses to marine emergencies and marine pollution (for example oil spills).
Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. It provides through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry develops and implement policies and programs that ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable.
Department of Defence
The Department of Defence manages all defence training activities in the Great Barrier Reef region.
Department of the Environment and Energy
The Department of the Environment and Energy develops and implements national policies, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's natural environment and heritage.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection enforces a range of Commonwealth laws at sea and at various international entry points, including ports. Maritime Border Command provides aerial surveillance of Australian coastal waters.
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