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


New management plans to take effect from 1 July

Thursday 28 June 2018

New management plans for Australian Marine Parks will take effect from Sunday 1 July 2018.

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Fishing boats

Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package

Sunday 1 July 2018

With five new management plans, covering 44 Australian Marine Parks, coming into effect today an additional 2.3 million square kilometres of Australian waters are now actively managed for the first time.

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Diving into Australia's largest marine park

Friday 8 June 2018

Parks Australia managers and James Cook University researchers recently returned from a voyage to the Coral Sea Marine Park to gain a better understanding of the coral reef ecosystems.

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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.