Australian Marine Parks

Through the Ocean Discovery and Restoration Program, Parks Australia and the Director of National Parks are seeking to co-contribute with partners to deliver discovery and restoration projects important to science, industry, traditional owners, park managers and the community, to improve understanding and sustainable management of our Australian Marine Parks.

The Australian Government has committed $15 million over 4 years for partnerships in ocean discovery and restoration.

Parks Australia is uniquely placed to enable access to some of our country’s most remote and wild island and ocean places. However, we need partners to help us realise the potential that can be made in ground-breaking conservation efforts through support for innovation, access to research vessels, and promotion and delivery of good ideas and on-ground outcomes.

If you or your organisation are interested in partnering with the Director of National Parks under this program, please consider the guidance documents below and contact us at ODR.partnerships@environment.gov.au or call 03  6208 2990.

The Process

Parks Australia has developed a range of documents to guide you through the process. The first document, the Partnership Call: Australian Marine Parks Ocean Discovery and Restoration Program, provides important information about the process to co-contribute (financial or in-kind) to a project with Parks Australia.

There are two key ways in which you can look to partner with the Director of National Parks under this Program.

  1. You may be interested in co-contributing to one of the identified priority proposals by the Director of National Parks; these priority proposals are referred to as Parks Proposals in the Partnership Call. Any additional Parks Proposals will be published on this website as they are agreed.
  2. Alternatively, you are invited to bring forward your own priority proposal for consideration by the Director of National Parks. Proposals bought forward by partners are referred to as Partner Proposals in the Partnership Call. 

In addition to the Partnership Call, the Guide for Potential Partners when completing a Detailed Proposal and Proposal Form steps you through this process.

Organisations interested in co-contributing under this Program are encouraged to contact Parks Australia on ODR.partnerships@environment.gov.au or call 03 6208 2990 to commence informal partnering discussions. 

A summary of the Approved Projects and the funds committed by the Director of National Parks to that Approved Project, will be published on this page.  The total available program funding for the remaining potential Proposals will also be published here, and decrease by the value of each Approved Project.

This Partnership Call will remain open until all program funding has been provided through a collaborative agreement; or the Director of National Parks considers that the Program Outcomes have been met; or the Program is no longer required.

Partnership Call: Australian Marine Parks Ocean Discovery and Restoration Program

Guide for Potential Partners when completing a Detailed Proposal

Detailed proposal form

 

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