Australian Marine Parks

Click on the map below to navigate the North-west Marine Parks Network.

There are 13 Australian Marine Parks off the north-west coast of Western Australia that make up the North-west Network.

Covering 335,341 square kilometres, marine parks in the north-west include coral reefs, soft sediments, canyons and limestone pavements.

Wildlife found here include dugongs and species of:

  • seabird
  • shark
  • whale
  • dolphin
  • marine turtle.

Locals and visitors have the chance to experience such wildlife in unique places, including:

  • offshore reefs
  • islands
  • cays.

The iconic whale shark is found at Ningaloo, and every year humpback whales migrate through the region to and from their breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast.

Marine parks in the North-west Network

North-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan

A management plan for the North-west Marine Parks Network came into operation on 1 July 2018. See the:

North-west Advisory Committee

An advisory committee is being established for the network.

More information about the advisory committee, including terms of reference, membership and implementation plans will be available here in future.