Zoning maps

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park zoning maps are tools to help you get to know the zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park. You can avoid fines if you get to know the zones and what is activities are allowed in each zone.

Zoning exists in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to protect plants, animals and habitats. Like a town planning scheme, it defines what activities can occur in each location. If you’re heading out on the water make sure you bring a zoning map with you so you can follow the zoning rules and avoid a fine. We’ve released new look maps to provide you with more information. The zoning itself has not changed, just the look and extent of the maps shown on each map.

You can also access four overview maps (scale 1:1,000,000) and two special edition maps;  Whitsunday Group Special Edition map (scale 1:150,000)and the Lizard Island Special Edition map (scale 1:100,000). *note the Lizard Island special edition map is included as an insert in MAP 4 - Cooktown.

Image of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park catchment and coastline. Zoning exists in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to protect plants, animals and habitats. There are 19 zoning maps for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Zoning maps 1-19

Map number Map name
MAP 1 Cape York
MAP 2 Lockhart River
MAP 3 Cape Melville
MAP 4 Cooktown
MAP 5 Cairns
MAP 6 Innisfail
MAP 7 Townsville
MAP 8 Cape Upstart
MAP 9 Offshore Bowen
MAP 10 Whitsunday
MAP 11 Hydrographers Passage
MAP 12 Mackay
MAP 13 Hardline Reefs
MAP 14 Shoalwater Bay
MAP 15 Offshore Shoalwater Bay
MAP 16 Swain Reefs
MAP 17 Capricorn
MAP 18 Capricorn Bunker Group
MAP 19 Offshore Capricorn
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