Australian Marine Parks

Australian Marine Parks logo

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

Commercial fishing netting

Fisheries assistance – Our Marine Parks Grants awarded to strengthen Australian Marine Park management

Friday 5 April 2019

The first round of Our Marine Parks Grants have been awarded to fund eight organisations to deliver 12 projects that will improve the long-term sustainability of fishing in ways that support the objectives of Australian Marine Parks.

Read more
Cod grounds marine park.

Fishers caught fishing illegally in Cod Grounds Marine Park

Friday 22 February 2019

Last weekend occupants of three local vessels were found to be illegally fishing inside the Cod Grounds Marine Park, nine kilometres off the coast of Laurieton. This marine park is one of 58 Australian Marine Parks managed by Parks Australia to protect Australia’s offshore marine environment.

Read more

See more news

Where are Australian Marine Parks?

Dive in

How we manage marine parks

Play video
Watch 1:53

Watch the video to learn more about your marine parks.

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.