Australian Marine Parks

Marine parks provide outstanding experiences for visitors, including charter fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and nature watching.

Creating amazing destinations for visitors is one of Parks Australia’s core goals.

Supporting eco-tourism

With a permit, you can take your visitors almost anywhere in our Australian Marine Parks.

We’ve made sure to identify areas where you’ve told us you’re currently operating or where tourists may like to visit in future. We want people to enjoy our marine parks.

The draft plans also set out where charter fishing will be allowed. Charter fishing will be allowed in 97 per cent of Commonwealth waters within 100 km of the coast and in 82 per cent of key Coral Sea reefs.

Click here to find out more about marine park tourism