Australian Marine Parks

Australian Marine Parks support people’s livelihoods and the Australian lifestyle.

We manage the 60 Australian Marine Parks located within Commonwealth waters – those over 5.5 kilometres from the coast.

Management plans set out our approach to managing our marine parks. There are six management plans – one for each of the five marine park networks (the North, North-west, South-west, South-east and Temperate East networks) and one for the Coral Sea.

Explore our marine parks using the interactive map below.

Where are Australian Marine Parks?

Australia’s marine parks

The Australian, state and territory governments have established marine parks around the country, covering 4.3 million square kilometres or 48 per cent of our oceans.

The Great Barrier Reef marine park is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Heard Island and McDonald Islands marine park is managed by the Australian Antarctic Division.