Australian Marine Parks

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

There are eight Australian Marine Parks off the coast of the Northern Territory and Queensland. These marine parks cover 157,480 square kilometres.

The region has shallow-water tropical marine ecosystems and a large area of continental shelf. 

Coral, invertebrates, and phytoplankton are all highly diverse.

Fish such as snapper, emperor and grouper are common higher order predators of coral and rocky reef habitats.

The region supports dugongs, seabirds and dolphins. Also at home are:

  • sawfish
  • seasnakes
  • saltwater crocodiles
  • seahorses
  • pipefish.

This is a fantastic place to fish, snorkel, dive or go boating, with plenty to do for visitors.

North Marine Parks Network Management Plan

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

Regional Engagement

The implementation of the North Marine Parks Network Management Plan is supported by the North Marine Parks Advisory Committee.