Australian Marine Parks and World Heritage Areas

Australia has established 60 marine parks in Commonwealth waters. Every park has its own unique environment: from the deep seamounts south of Tasmania to the shallow shoals of the Arafura Sea. Our job is to help marine scientists understand life in these parks, using nationally consistent methods that allow park managers to monitor, compare and respond to environmental change.

Click a park name on the map or list below to find out more . . .

image/svg+xml Lord Howe Twilight Gascoyne Argo-Rowley Terrace North-west network Ningaloo Ningaloo Ashmore Reef Mermaid Reef Apollo Norfolk Nelson Gulf of Carpentaria Central Eastern Coral Sea Coral Sea network Temperate East network Cod Grounds East Gippsland Dampier West Cape York Carnarvon Canyon Abrolhos Murat South-west Corner South-west network Kimberley Kimberley Tasman Fracture South Tasman Rise Shark Bay Cartier Island Bremer Bremer Gifford Hunter Hunter Gifford Australian Marine Parks Freycinet Zeehan Perth Canyon Perth Canyon Oceanic Shoals North network Arnhem Montebello Great Australian Bight Jurien Macquarie Island South-east network Franklin Wessel Roebuck Hunter Beagle Beagle Flinders Flinders Freycinet Freycinet Huon Huon Boags Boags Tasman Fracture Tasman Fracture Southern Kangaroo Island Two Rocks Huon Eighty Mile Beach Geographe Geographe Western Kangaroo Island Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Limmen Flinders Boags Arafura Solitary Islands Eastern Recherche Jervis Heard Island and McDonald Islands Western Eyre Murray

World Heritage Areas

Across-park studies

Across-park studies