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.
Planning for marine parks in the Indian Ocean Territories
We’re embarking on the first steps to create marine parks in the waters off Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands – Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.
Latest marine parks news
Friday 23 April 2021
The Australian Government has announced a $39.9 million investment in Australian Marine Park partnerships as part of a broader $100 million Ocean Leadership package.
How we manage marine parks
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.
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