Size: 795 ha
Zone: Marine National Park (Green) Zone
Management Area: Mackay / Capricorn Management Area
Managed by: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
This Reef was named in recognition of Mr David Perkins, who contributed significantly to marine conservation through management, policy and legislative initiatives and to establishing Marine Parks along the Queensland coast. His passion for the conservation of marine species influenced many throughout Australia. The name was agreed to under a Memorandum of Understanding between Australian Hydrographic Office, Department of Environment and Resource Management and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The reef was named on 1 November 2007.
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.