Australian Marine Parks

Click on the map below to navigate the South-east Marine Parks Network.

There are 14 Australian Marine Parks off the coast of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, covering 388,464 square kilometres. Together they make up the South-east Network.

In these parks off Australia’s South-east coast, migratory whales journey to and from Antarctica twice a year, providing one of the best opportunities to spot these popular marine mammals.

Iconic species such as southern bluefin tuna and blue whales roam here.

In the deep sea, there’s a diverse range of fishes and other creatures, such as crabs, coral, sea urchins and sponges that have bizarre and fascinating adaptations to survive in their deep, dark homes.

Marine parks in the South-east Network

South-east Marine Parks Network Management Plan

A management plan for the South-east Marine Parks Network came into operation on 1 July 2013.

South-east Stakeholder Forum

Parks Australia has convened the South-east Stakeholder Forum to promote the involvement of marine reserve users, stakeholders and the community in the management of the South-east Network.

This Forum brings together representatives from regional industry associations, conservation and marine science agencies and community groups to consider issues relevant to the management of the South-east Network.

Development and implementation of activities under the Management Plan and Implementation Schedule are significantly aided by the collaboration and constructive feedback of this Forum.