Australian Marine Parks

Breeding seabirds forage in Dampier Marine Park, turtles use the waters after egg-laying, and humpback whales travel through the marine park when migrating.

Dampier Marine Park, north-west of Dampier Archipelago, includes zones protecting offshore shelf habitats and a seafloor rich with sponges.

Other undersea features include:

  • Delambre Reef
  • Tessa Shoals.

Important activities in this area include:

  • shipping and port operations
  • commercial fishing
  • recreational fishing.

The Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Yaburara, and Mardudhunera people have responsibilities for sea country in the marine park.

Dampier Marine Park is about 10 kilometres north-east of Cape Lambert, Western Australia. It covers 1252 square kilometres, with depths from less than 15 metres to 70 metres.

It has National Park, Habitat Protection and Multiple Use zones.


If you chat with Dampier locals, you might be able to talk them into revealing some of the many great fishing spots around the archipelago.

The adjacent Western Australian Dampier Archipelago Islands Reserve is a great place to explore, both in and out of the water.

Click on the map below to see what you can do in the Dampier Marine Park.

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Park area

1,252 km²

Depth range

15 to 70 m

Average depth

22 m