Be a Marine Biologist for a Day

From the classroom to coral — school students and teachers can now experience what it is like to be a marine biologist on the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef health

As Australia’s lead management agency for the Reef, we monitor Reef conditions very closely throughout the year. Over summer, we issue weekly public reports on the conditions of the Reef.

Going fishing?

Zoning rules in the Great Barrier Reef Marine parks apply make sure you know the zoning rules before you head out on the water.

Be Reef Smart
When enjoying the many different activities the Great Barrier Reef, it is important to enjoy them in a responsible and 'reef friendly' way.
Know your zones
Before you cast a line in the Great Barrier Reef, make sure you are familiar with the zoning rules.
Moorings and No-anchoring areas
Access maps and information on moorings in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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.
Reef Fact
Reef Facts
86%

of Australians are proud of the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status. It is part of our identity and an Australian icon

70

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.

Reef-urbishment underway

Reef HQ Aquarium is undergoing a $80 million reef-urbishment, an initiative of the Australian Government.

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