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
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.
Wednesday 20 March 2019
The Fishing Business Assistance Grants are now open for acceptance by eligible commercial fishers. Applications close on Tuesday 7 May 2019.
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.
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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