Past Reef health updates

Aerial survey

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

As Australia’s lead management agency for the Reef, we monitor Reef conditions very closely.

Throughout the year, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority issue regular reports and over summer issue weekly public reports on the conditions of the Reef – the full series of past health conditions of the Reef and video updates are below. These updates are based on forecasts, water temperature heat mapping, in-water surveys, citizen science and aerial surveys.

In addition to our regular updates, we’ve released the first Reef snapshot: summer 2019-20.  We also released statements about the mass coral bleaching that occurred on the Reef and a statement on aerial surveys, along with educational information on coral bleaching.

At the beginning of summer 2020-21, we will resume weekly Reef health updates.

The Authority acknowledges the extreme impact that COVID-19 is having on tourism businesses and their communities and we are doing everything we can to support the industry in these difficult times. When it is safe to do so, we will encourage people from across Australia and around the world to see the Reef, love the Reef, and importantly protect the Reef.