Introducing Reef Resilience

It is big, fast, and about revolutionise field activities in the vast Great Barrier Reef — meet the new $9.7 million state-of-the-art Reef Resilience vessel, which was unveiled in Gladstone.

Future Leaders Eco Challenge

Schools and educators, including home school educators, are invited to participate in a series of fun, STEAM-based challenges encouraging students to care, learn, act and share their love for the Reef. Register now for the FREE 2021 Virtual Future Leaders Eco Challenge!

Fifth Master Reef Guide Cohorts

As storytellers and ambassadors within the tourism industry, Master Reef Guides provide up-to-date information on the Reef, share their personal stories and experiences and inspire people to get involved in reef protection.

2021-22 Budget
The Treasurer will deliver the 2021-22 Federal Budget at approximately 7.30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday 11 May 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

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 e-newsletters

Keep up-to-date with the latest Great Barrier Reef news including events, awards, research and announcements.

Outlook Report

Every five years, we publish an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future. We also produce an in brief summary of the report.

Crown-of-thorns starfish control program

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority runs a crown-of-thorns starfish control program to protect a network of priority coral reefs from outbreaks of coral-eating starfish.