Australian Marine Parks

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Australia is surrounded by magnificent oceans and a marine environment that’s the envy of the world.

Establishing marine parks helps conserve and protect marine species and their habitats.

Our marine parks also provide places for people to watch wildlife, dive, and go boating, snorkelling and fishing. Importantly, they create jobs in industries like fishing and tourism, and provide us with food and energy.

That’s why the Australian Government has established 60 marine parks around the country.

How we manage marine parks

Watch the video above to learn more about your marine parks.

Your feedback

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft plans for Australian Marine Parks.

The public consultation for the draft plans finished on 20 September, 2017.

The Director of National Parks is now considering your feedback, before providing final plans to the Minister for the Environment and Energy.

Where are Australian Marine Parks?

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