How we assess applications

Our assessment guidelines explain the general approach the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority uses when assessing applications for permission.

Most assessments are conducted jointly with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service—refer to Permission System Policy for further information on the joint permission system.

Some assessments are conducted jointly with the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy or the Queensland Coordinator-General under processes established in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Regulations. For further information refer to the EPBC referral deemed application information.

Under the Native Title Act 1993, the Marine Park Authority notifies all registered native title holders or claimants of any activity requiring a permission that is proposed to occur on or near their claim or determination area. The notification period is 31 days — the assessment guidelines provide further information.