Australian Marine Parks

Your input was critical in shaping how we manage our marine parks.

In 2016 and 2017, we sought your advice as part of the process to finalise marine park management plans.

In September and October 2016, thousands of people took the time to write to us about the things we should consider in drafting management plans. Check out a summary of the key issues raised here.

Between 21 July and 20 September 2017, we released the five draft management plans for public comment. Over 82,000 people sent in submissions about the draft plans. View the submissions we received here.

Reports on your feedback

Read the Director of National Parks’ reports responding to the feedback we received on each draft plan:

Between 21 July and 20 September 2017, the Director consulted about her proposal to rename 58 Commonwealth marine reserves as marine parks. Click to see the Report from the Director, responding to your feedback, and the proclamation to formally change the name of these 58 marine parks.