Commonwealth marine reserves

Australia is a marine nation. We are surrounded by magnificent oceans that are the envy of the world.  These oceans are one of our most important and beautiful natural resources.  They are part of the Australian way of life.

As a nation we want the incredible diversity of life in our oceans to be protected and allowed to thrive.  At the same time, we want to enjoy, in a sustainable way, the benefits that our oceans provide. With good planning and management based on science, marine reserves can help us to do this.

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Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveMacquarie Island Commonwealth Marine ReserveTemperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkSouth-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkSouth-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkSouth-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkNorth Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkNorth-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkCoral Sea Commonwealth Marine ReserveGreat Barrier Reef Marine ParkCoral Sea Commonwealth Marine ReserveGreat Barrier Reef Marine ParkHeard Island and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveMacquarie Island Commonwealth Marine ReserveTemperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkSouth-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkSouth-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkSouth-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkNorth-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves NetworkCoral Sea Commonwealth Marine ReserveGreat Barrier Reef Marine ParkCoral Sea Commonwealth Marine ReserveGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park
 

Commonwealth marine reserves: South-west | North-west | North | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Sea | Temperate East | South-east | Heard Island and McDonald Islands

 

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Contact us

Commonwealth Marine Reserves Branch
Parks Australia
Department of the Environment
Edgar Waite Building
203 Channel Highway
Kingston TAS 7050
or
Email: marinereserves@environment.gov.au
Phone: 1800 069 352