Spatial Data Information Services
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is responsible for publishing the official zoning maps of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. GBRMPA is also the custodian of spatial data relevant to Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and maintains an extensive and comprehensive collection of current reef and marine park spatial data covering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park area.
The following spatial layers are available either by request or by contacting the GBRMPA:
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Boundary
- 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
View more detailed information about each of our spatial data layers or Download the GBRMPA Zoning Coordinates in MS Excel [690KB] and Acrobat PDF [1.4MB]
Accessing GBRMPA Spatial Data
All spatial data layers listed here are supplied free of charge for non-commercial and educational use. Download a non-commercial and educational use application form PDF[190KB]. (Please note that Adobe Reader v8 or above is required to fill this document)
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
Fax +61 7 4772 6093
Email Spatial Data Centre
Spatial data in Google Earth
As part of the International Year of the Reef 2008, spatial information about the Great Barrier Reef is now available on Google Maps and as downloadable KML files for Google Earth. View more information
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