How do I get started?

The Reef Rescue Land and Sea Country Indigenous Partnerships Program seeks to expand the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA) program across the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park catchment. Traditional Owners who aspire to develop a Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement must formally advise the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in writing.

What funding support is available?

Funding to support Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement development and implementation is currently available under the Reef Rescue Program. Traditional Owner groups with Great Barrier Reef sea country (and persons or legal entities acting under the direction and on behalf of Traditional Owner groups) are eligible to apply.

As a guide, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will consider the provision up to $50 000 for Traditional Owners to develop a Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement based on:

  • asssessment of a Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement development project proposal and,
  • a detailed budget (which addresses all of the applicable criteria).

What other resources are available?

Information on the development of Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement including funding conditions can be found in the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement Development Funding Guidelines. Further details can also be found in the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement Workbook.

Traditional Owners may also seek funding to support the implementation of a Traditional Use of Marine Resources once the Australian and Queensland governments or a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority endorsed Marine Park Indigenous Land Use Agreement have accredited it. Details on the funding conditions for the implementation of a TUMRA can be found in the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Implementation Funding Guidelines.

For further information about Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreements, please contact the Indigenous Partnerships Group, toll free on 1800 990 177 or email indigenous_partnerships@gbrmpa.gov.au.