South-west Marine Parks Network
Click on the map below to navigate the South-west Marine Parks Network.
There are five Australian Marine Parks off the coast of South Australia and nine off the coast of south-west Western Australia that make up the South-west Network.
These marine parks cover 508,371 square kilometres and include habitats such as:
- deep abyssal plains
- underwater plateaus
- mountain chains
- submarine canyons, including Australia’s largest underwater canyon, the Perth Canyon.
Particular hotspots for biodiversity are the unique mix of temperate and tropical marine species that inhabit the waters of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Recherche Archipelago and the world’s richest known temperate soft sediment communities in the Great Australian Bight.
Endangered southern right whales migrate through the region to coastal waters off South Australia and Western Australia.
Playful colonies of Australia’s famous sea lions live here alongside blue whales, humpback whales and seabirds.
It’s no wonder the south-west is known for its fishing, snorkelling, diving and boating.
Marine parks in the South-west Network
- Abrolhos Marine Park
- Bremer Marine Park
- Eastern Recherche Marine Park
- Geographe Marine Park
- Great Australian Bight Marine Park
- Jurien Marine Park
- Murat Marine Park
- Perth Canyon Marine Park
- South-west Corner Marine Park
- Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park
- Twilight Marine Park
- Two Rocks Marine Park
- Western Eyre Marine Park
- Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park
South-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan
A management plan for the South-west Marine Parks Network came into operation on 1 July 2018. See the:
- South-west Network Management Plan
- South-west Network maps, including the zoning
- See the South-west Network factsheets, setting out the zones and rules for marine parks in the network.
South-west Advisory Committee
Expressions of interest are now being sought for members of the South-west Marine Parks Advisory Committee.
Parks Australia would like to from anyone who is interested in taking an active role in shaping the management of the South-west Marine Parks Network.
As a member, you will draw on your experience and expertise to guide and advise on the implementation of management programs and actions undertaken in South-west marine parks.
Parks Australia is particularly interested in hearing from people with knowledge about marine parks or experience relevant to marine park management, including:
- tourism and fishing
- sea country values
- science and research
- communication and education.
Applications are due by 5.00 pm, 31 August 2018.
South-west marine parks
Stay in touch
Subscribe to receive important updates about your marine parks. Enter your email address and click "join now".