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Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Australia's lead management agency for the Great Barrier Reef

 

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First Nations acknowledgement

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority acknowledges the expertise, wisdom, and enduring connections that have informed the guardianship of the Reef for millennia. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners as the first managers of this land and sea Country, and value their traditional knowledge which continues to inform the current management and stewardship of the Reef for future generations.

Turtle artwork by Zane Saunders

The Great Barrier Reef is recognised as one of the world’s best managed coral reef ecosystems. It is our great privilege and responsibility to protect and manage this unique and special place. 

86%

of Australians are proud of the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status.

70

million football fields is the sheer size of the Great Barrier Reef, covering 346,000km2.
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