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!

Reef health

Over summer, we issue weekly public reports on the conditions of the Reef. These updates are based on forecasts, water temperature heat mapping, in-water surveys, citizen science and aerial surveys.

Draft Tourism Management Action Strategy
Open for comment! We invite you to have your say on the Draft Tourism Management Action Strategy.
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.
Release of Great Barrier Reef Intervention Policy
This new policy supports restoration and/or adaptation interventions designed to support and build resilience on the Great Barrier Reef.
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 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.