Australian Marine Parks

Australians need a secure energy source for our future. Oil and gas under our oceans is a potential source of that energy.

While there is no oil and gas production in our marine parks at present, there may be potential for it in some ‘blue’ zoned areas in the future.

Any proposed oil and gas activities will always be subject to the appropriate environmental assessments and approvals.

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority will carefully assess any application to explore or mine in a marine park. The Authority will also regulate mining if it is approved, to avoid or minimise any impacts.