Legislation, regulations and policies
- Policies and position statements
- Vessel sewage regulations
- Whale and dolphin watching regulations
- Regulator Performance Framework
Overview of the Representative Areas Program
- The need for rezoning
- Research and planning
- First community participation phase
- Developing the Draft Zoning Plan
- Second community participation phase
- Further development of the Plan
- Implementing the Zoning Plan
- Education, Surveillance and Enforcement
- Monitoring the ecological effects of the 2004 rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Plans of management
- Cairns Area Plan of Management
- Hinchinbrook Plan of Management
- Shoalwater Bay (Dugong) Plan of Management
- Whitsundays Plan of Management
- Guide to visiting the Whitsundays Plan of Management Area for recreational users
- Whitsundays Plan of Management Setting 5 Site Plans
- Special Management Areas
- Raine Island Moulter Cay and MacLennan Cay Site Management Arrangements
- Clump Point Site Management Arrangements
- Michaelmas Cay Locality Site Management Arrangements
- Upolu Cay and Reef Site Management Arrangements
- Milln Reef Site Plan
- Flynn Reef Site Plan
- Bauer Bay, Site Management Arrangements
- Tongue Bay, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach
- Fitzroy Reef
- Keppel Bay and Islands Site Management Arrangements
- Lady Elliot Island and Reef
- Lady Musgrave Reef
- Cairns Area Plan of Management Historical Site Plan
- Horseshoe Bay Site Management Arrangements
- Blue Pearl Bay, Hayman Island
- Low Isles
- About Marine Park permits
- Current permit application and decisions
- Advice on research permits
- Permit application assessment fee
- Contingency arrangements for tourism operations after a severe environmental incident
- Improving the permission system
- Environmental management charge
- Environmental assessment management
Shoalwater Bay (Dugong) Plan of Management
Shoalwater Bay is a remote area located 50km north of Rockhampton. An extensive network of creeks and rivers drain into the area, which supports shallow seagrass meadows and mangrove communities.
The Shoalwater Bay area is the most important dugong and seagrass habitat in the southern region of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The use and management of this area by the Department of Defence has assisted in maintaining the pristine values of this area.
The Shoalwater Bay (Dugong) Plan of Management aims to manage activities in the bay that threaten the dugong population or impact on the seagrass meadows.
- Shoalwater Bay (Dugong) Plan of Management [PDF 1.33MB]
- Shoalwater Bay (Dugong) Plan of Management Map [PDF 155.14KB ]
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.
We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing animals, plants, and habitats.
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.