Local Marine Advisory Committees

Do you have a keen interest in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and your local region? Are you interested in staying informed on matters relevant to the management, sustainable use and conservation of marine and coastal resources?

World Ocean Day

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most iconic areas in our ocean. It is the sea country for more than 70 Traditional Owner groups, home to incredible biodiversity, and important to people for recreation and their livelihoods.

Consultation underway
Public consultation is underway for the Museum of Underwater Art Project. Feedback on the proposed closes 13 July 2021.
New plan recognises sea country connection
The heritage, knowledge, and cultural values of Mandubarra Traditional Owners is now formally captured.
Tourism Industry Activation and Reef Protection Initiative
Learn more on this Reef project, including engaging tourism operators in reef monitoring and reef site-stewardship actions.
Reef Knowledge System
The System provides a wide range of information on the Great Barrier Reef. It is a key initiative of the Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program.
Reef Fact
Reef Facts
35m

The average depth of inshore waters - on outer reefs, continental slopes extend down more than 2000 metres

344,400 km2

Approximately half the size of Texas

Reef-urbishment underway

Reef HQ Aquarium is undergoing a $40.1 million reef-urbishment, an initiative of the Australian Government.

Heading out on the water?

Before you visit it is important to be familiar with the area you’re going to and the Marine Park rules that apply to popular areas, certain activities and sensitive locations.

Using your GPS charplotter unit

How do you know which zone you’re in when you’re out fishing in the Marine Park? There are many GPS chartplotters available to help you know and follow the zoning rules and avoid a hefty fine.