of Australians are proud of the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status. It is part of our identity and an Australian icon
million football fields is the sheer size of the Great Barrier Reef, covering 346,000km2. One third of the Marine Park is a 'no take' zone.
40 years of World Heritage
The variety of species and habitats in the Great Barrier Reef make it one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on Earth. Though similar habitats occur elsewhere, no other World Heritage Area contains such biodiversity.