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
Thursday 14 February 2019
The first round of Our Marine Parks Grants is now open to applications from invited fishing sector organisations. Applications close on Tuesday 12 March 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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