What are the charges?

Fee Schedule 2016

Tourist related visitors – daily charges

On 1 April 2016, the Standard Tourist Program Charge increased to $6.50 (full day) and $3.25 (part day) per visitor.

Full-day visitors

Permittee to collect from each visitor $6.50 per day for:

  • trips of three hours or more
  • trips entering the Marine Park before 5.00 pm
  • trips leaving the Marine Park after 6.00 am
  • first three days of an extended charter
  • any visitors who are on the fourth or subsequent days of an extended charter with a different operator and who then participates in your tourist operation.

Part-day visitors

Permittee to collect from each visitor $3.25 for:

  • trips less than three hours
  • the first day of a trip entering the Marine Park after 5.00 pm
  • the last day of a trip leaving the Marine Park before 6.00 am
Semi-submersible and glass-bottomed boat excursions

A trip to conduct a coral viewing program provides for a stand-alone activity involving an excursion for visitors to view coral and fish from a semi-submersible or glass-bottomed boat. Please note that this does not include glass-bottomed and semi-submersible excursions which are ancillary to another tourist program.

Permittee to collect from each visitor 40 cents per excursion.

If a visitor participates in more than one excursion on the same day and all the excursions are provided under the same permit, the visitor only pays for the first excursion.

Sight-seeing flights

Permittee to collect from each visitor 40 cents per excursion.

If a visitor participates in more than one excursion on the same day and all the excursions are provided under the same permit, the visitor only pays for the first excursion.

Tourist related services and structures – fixed quarterly charges

Beach hire

Charges are based on the equipment listed on the permit. The permittee must pay the EMC even when there was no activity.

Non-motorised beach hire
  • Less than six pieces of equipment: $12 per quarter
  • Six or more pieces of equipment: $25 per quarter
Dinghy hire
  • A dinghy is a small open boat having no designed sleeping accommodation. It does not include half-cabin boats.
  • Less than six dinghies: $50 per quarter
  • Six or more dinghies: $12 per dinghy per quarter.
Motorised water sports
  • If the equipment is jet boats (e.g. jet skis) designed to carry no more than two persons: $25 per quarter
  • If the equipment includes no jet boats: $62 per quarter
  • If the equipment is jet boats and other motorised equipment $87 per quarter.

Installations and tourist facilities

Pontoons

Pontoons include tourist, helicopter and swim pontoons.

  • An area less than or equal to 40m2: $90 per quarter
  • An area greater than 40m2: $180 per quarter.
Floating hotels
  • $280 per quarter.

Underwater observatories (other than those attached to pontoons)

  • $130 per quarter.
Non-tourist charter passengers - daily charges

This category applies to commercial vessels available for charter operations to conduct non-tourist activities (e.g. surveys, research, commercial film making and delivery of goods/crew). Passengers only pay for one day, regardless of the length of the trip.

  • Non-tourist charter operations - $2 per person per trip.

Non-tourist related services and structures – fixed quarterly charges

Vending operations
  • $30 per metre of the length of the vessel per quarter
  • The general mode of operation of such vessels is for the sale of goods or services from a vessel. No visitors are carried.
Marinas
  • $380 per quarter (for construction or operation).
Mariculture
  • $500 per quarter for the first 10 hectares plus $200 per quarter for each additional 10 hectares.

The charge applies to farming facilities for the culture of pearls and clams.

Land-based sewage discharge

  • This charge applies to land-based marine outfalls only.

If the sewage has received tertiary treatment: $400 per quarter.

Note: Sewage that has received secondary treatment may be taken to have received tertiary treatment if not more than five per cent of the annual volume of effluent generated is discharged into the Marine Park at a land-based outfall. If sewage has received primary and secondary treatment only: $400 per quarter plus a charge based on a cost per unit nutrient using the formula $4.00 x V x (N+P).

V: is the total volume of sewage, expressed in megalitres, discharged in the quarter.

N: is the concentration, expressed as milligrams per litre, of all forms of nitrogen.

P: is the concentration, expressed as milligrams per litre, of all forms of phosphorous.

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