Welcome to the Library of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority - an information service of major international significance on natural resource management, especially marine park management.
The Library aims to provide a proactive and effective information service which supports the overall goal and aims of the Authority, and which also meets the information needs of our clients. While the collection's emphasis is the sustainable management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, other important subjects are marine protected area planning and management, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, coral reef ecology, environmental law and World Heritage.
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.
Hours and Contacts
Library and Image Services is open to the public, by appointment. Members of the public are most welcome to visit, browse the collection and photocopy material (charges apply).
To make an appointment, contact the Library staff on (07) 4750 0701.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO Box 1379 (2-68 Flinders Street)
Townsville Qld 4810
- firstname.lastname@example.org (for library-related requests)
- email@example.com (for image-related requests)
Inter-Library Loan/Document Delivery contacts and conditions
Phone numbers for Library and Image Services
|Facsimile||(07) 4772 6093||+ 61 7 4772 6093|
|Library Manager||(07) 4750 0801||+ 61 7 4750 0801|
|Librarian (ILLs)||(07) 4750 0701||+ 61 7 4750 0701|
|Image Collection Officer||(07) 4750 0707||+ 61 7 4750 0707|
The Library collection holds approximately 7000 monographs, 1000 serial titles, 200 video titles, a large collection of staff papers, together with a comprehensive cartographic collection of topographic maps, hydrographic charts and aerial photography. The Image Collection includes over 70 000 colour images of all aspects of life on the Great Barrier Reef.
Staff may borrow material directly. External loans of books and videos and document delivery services are possible through standard procedures and conditions shown in the Australian Interlending Code. Specific conditions apply for external use of the Authority's Image Collection.
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:
- Corals and Crustaceans
- Dangerous Marine Animals
- Marine Pollution
- Aerial Photos of Coral Reefs and Cays
- Marine Research or Tourist Activities
- Sunsets and Seascapes
If you're heading out on the water, don't forget your free Zoning Map so you know where you can go and what you can do.
The Great Barrier Reef is a hive of activity. If you're lucky enough to see a humpback whale from May to September, make sure you keep a safe distance.
We're delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park's World Heritage listing.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing plants, animals and habitats. There are a range of tourism experiences on offer.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this Great Australian icon.
If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL
(1300 264 625)
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.