Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve - Activities

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MARINE USERS

Transitional arrangements

Until a new management plan comes into effect there will be no changes to management arrangements for the renamed Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve.

  • Transitional arrangements involve NO CHANGE ON THE WATER for marine users.
  • If you hold an existing approval to undertake activities within the renamed Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve, you are able to continue to operate under the terms of your existing approval.
  • No additional administrative requirements apply.

Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve (previously named Cartier Island Marine Reserve) forms part of the North-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network. Transitional management arrangements apply until the management plan for the North-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network comes into effect.

Activities summary

Prohibitions on Public Access: All of Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve is closed to the public.

The following table outlines activities allowed with approval (A) or not allowed (Cross) at Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve.

Activity Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve
(IUCN Ia zones)
General Access A
Commercial Activities
Fishing (including collecting) Cross
Filming and Photography A
Tourism and Charters A
Other Commercial Activities Cross
Recreational Activities
Scuba diving & snorkelling Cross
Fishing Cross
Scientific Research A
Activities allowed in the reserve