Master Reef Guides

Master Reef Guides are striving to be the world’s leading interpreters and story tellers. There are now 82 Master Reef Guides along the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, from as far north as the Ribbon Reefs to as far south as Lady Elliot Island.

Statement: Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Decision
As Australia’s lead management agency for the Great Barrier Reef, we welcome the World Heritage Committee’s decision not to place the Great Barrier Reef on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Statement: Long-Term Monitoring Program Annual Summary Report
AIMS released key findings from its Long-Term Monitoring Program Annual Summer Report of Coral Reef Condition for 2020-21 of the Great Barrier Reef.
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 chartplotter 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.