Australian Marine Parks

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

Marine parks help conserve marine habitats and the marine species that live within and rely on these habitats.

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.

Latest marine parks news

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Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package

Friday 14 December 2018

The Director has released the ‘Fishing Business Assistance Grants – Consultation Report’, which details the Director’s consideration of comments received from the fishing industry on the Fishing Business Assistance program.

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Largest ever reef survey of the Coral Sea Marine Park underway

Tuesday 4 December 2018

The most extensive reef survey of the Coral Sea Marine Park ever undertaken will continue this week as scientists from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE) and Parks Australia staff set sail from Gladstone, Queensland.

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Sharing marine park science through partnerships

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Parks Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science have launched the Australian Marine Parks Science Atlas, an online portal showcasing the remarkable scientific discoveries being made in our marine parks.

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How we manage marine parks

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Management plans set out how we manage our parks – protecting important marine habitats and species, while allowing people to use and enjoy these special places.

Find out more about how we will manage marine parks under these plans by clicking the links below.