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 and protect marine species and their 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.

How we manage marine parks

Watch the video above 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.

A management plan has been in place for 14 marine parks in the South-east since 2013.

Five management plans for the remaining 44 Australian Marine Parks have been approved and will come into effect in July 2018. Find out more about how we will manage marine parks under these plans by clicking the links below.

Where are Australian Marine Parks?

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