Information services

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority information services unit aims to provide a proactive and effective information services which support the overall goal and aims of the agency. We have some great services available to the public these include our external image collection, cartographic index, Story Place and REEF bibliographic databases and e-library.

The REEF bibliographic database is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. REEF indexes material on or about the Great Barrier Reef, and is available online or on cd-rom from RMIT Publishing - Informit. REEF is Australia's largest single bibliographic source to the Great Barrier Reef.

For more information, contact:

Information services
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO Box 1379 (2-68 Flinders Street)
Townsville Qld 4810
Email: (for image-related requests)

Inter-Library Loan/Document Delivery contacts and conditions

Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing Directory

Image Services and Resources

We have spectacular images of Australia's most famous natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Image Collection is a vast pictorial resource, available to the staff of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), as well as outside agencies. The collection comprises over 50 000 original colour 35 mm transparencies, together with several thousand black and white and colour images.

Search the Image Catalogue

Our collection includes a wide range of Image Collection Categories such as:

  • Fish
  • Dugongs
  • Whales
  • Corals and Crustaceans
  • Dangerous Marine Animals
  • Marine Pollution
  • Aerial Photos of Coral Reefs and Cays
  • Marine Research or Tourist Activities
  • Mangroves
  • Sunsets and Seascapes
  • Coastlines.