The use of permits helps the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) ensure the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef’s state and commonwealth Marine Parks. Permits allow these organisations to:
- Reduce impacts on high-use and sensitive areas
- Separate potentially conflicting activities
- Encourage responsible behaviour in all Marine Parks users
- Collect data for planning of Marine Parks
- Monitor activities which may become damaging to the Marine Parks.
- When do you need a Marine Parks permit?
- Steps in the permitting process
- Structure of a permit
- Deeds of agreement
- Changes/variations to permits
- Transfers of permits
- Suspension and revocation
- Review rights
- Relocating an operation as a result of a severe environmental incident
- Vessel Identification Numbers
- Privacy notice for permit applications
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)
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