Eyes and Ears incident reporting
Although most people who spend time in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are careful to do the right thing and not damage what they have come to enjoy, sometimes incidents do occur. Stakeholders such as tourism operators and other people who are regularly out on the water can play a vital role in reporting through the 'Eyes and Ears' Incident Reporting Program.
What is an incident?
An incident refers to any activity that is not allowed in the Marine Park. It could be an activity such as littering, taking more than the approved tourist group size to a location, moving too close to a whale, causing damage to a mooring or fishing in a green zone.
How do I report an incident?
Stakeholders are asked to report to the GBRMPA any incidents they witness by completing an incident report. You can provide information through the Report an Incident page on this site.
The more information that is provided, the easier it is to follow-up on the report. If you witness a suspected breach of the law you are advised not to approach any suspected persons or request information from them.
What happens with personal information?
Information provided to the GBRMPA about possible offences may contain personal information. Personal information collected by the GBRMPA is protected by the Privacy Act 1998.
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