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 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

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Managing Sea Country in Australia’s Coral Sea Marine Park

Thursday 19 December 2019

Watch Meriam traditional owners from Mer Island share stories about their connections with the reefs in the Coral Sea Marine Park and the importance of sea country to the community.

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New collaboration strengthens management of sea country in the Kimberley Marine Park

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Parks Australia and the Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation have taken an important step towards strengthening management of sea country in the Kimberley region with the signing of a partnership agreement.

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Our Marine Parks Grants now open

Monday 9 December 2019

The second round of Our Marine Parks Grants is now open to applications from organisations and community groups.

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Protect your marine parks – Report illegal activity

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Suspicious or illegal activity in Australian Marine Parks can now be reported through a new hotline number – 1800 852 975.

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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.