Spatial Data Information Services

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is responsible for publishing the official zoning maps of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

We are also the custodian of spatial data relevant to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and maintain an extensive and comprehensive collection of reef and marine park spatial data covering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The following spatial layers are available for download under creative commons licensing:

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Boundary
  • Reefs
  • Coastline and Islands
  • Marine Bioregions
  • Designated Shipping Areas
  • Dugong Protection Special Management Area
  • Public Appreciation Special Management Area
  • No Dories Detached Special Management Area
  • Restricted Access Special Management Area
  • Seasonal Closure Special Management Area
  • Remote Natural Areas
  • Cairns Plan of Management
  • Hinchinbrook Plan of Management
  • Whitsunday Plan of Management
  • Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRAs)
  • Great Barrier Reef Zoning


Accessing spatial data

All spatial data layers listed here are supplied free of charge for non-commercial and educational use.

For commercial use of GBRMPA spatial layers, download commercial use application form PDF[321KB]. Please see licensing and copyright and our pricing information for further information.

Phone +61 7 4750 0700

Email Spatial Data Centre