Interpreting zones

Special management areas © Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA)

It is important that you are aware of the zone you are in while you are out on the water, so take time to check where you are going and what you can do there. Severe penalties apply for individuals breaching Great Barrier Reef Marine Park legislation.

You should also familiarise yourself with the Special Management Area requirements.

Please note: The activities that can be carried out within most State and Commonwealth Marine Park zones are generally the same, however there are some differences. Refer to the relevant zoning plans for further details.