Jurien Commonwealth Marine Reserve



Transitional arrangements

Until a management plan comes into effect transitional arrangements apply.

  • Under the transitional arrangements, there are NO CHANGES ON THE WATER for users of new areas added to the Commonwealth marine reserves estate.
  • NOTE: There are no changes to management arrangements in the marine reserves that existed prior to the establishment of the new reserves, that is, the same restrictions on activities will continue to apply even where those reserves have been incorporated into new reserves.
About the Jurien Commonwealth Marine Reserve

1851 km2

Depth range

15–220 m (approx.)

Types of zoning

Marine National Park Zone (IUCN Category II)–31 km2
Special Purpose Zone (IUCN Category VI)–1820 km2

Major conservation values

  • Important foraging areas for the:
    • threatened soft-plumaged petrel
    • threatened Australian sea lion
    • threatened white shark
    • migratory roseate tern, bridled tern, wedge-tailed shearwater, and common noddy
  • Important migration habitat for the protected humpback whale
  • Examples of the ecosystems of two provincial bioregions: the central part of the South-west Shelf Transition (which includes the Central West Coast meso-scale bioregion) and small parts of the Central Western Province
  • One key ecological feature :
    • western rock lobster habitat (species with an important ecological role).
  • Heritage values represented by the SS Cambewarra historic shipwreck