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Our security responsibilities

The data you give us will be safe. Encryption is used to protect the personal information you give us.
Our data will be stored at a secure facility. Regular backups of data are performed to ensure it can be recovered in case of a disaster.

All access to the system is logged. If any unauthorized behaviour should occur, this will assist us in identifying and resolving the issue.

  • Increasing your safety online tips:
  • Install and activate security software on your computer
  • Ensure your security software includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and anti-spam filter
  • Run regular scans of your computer for viruses
  • Remember to update your security software to ensure you are always running the current version
  • Check your Internet browser's security settings for ways to make your browsing more secure
  • Do not open email attachments if you do not know the sender
  • Only download files from reputable Internet sites
  • Be wary when exchanging files with colleagues or friends
  • Never click on hyperlinks in emails received from unknown sources.


  • Protecting your password:
  • Never share your password with anyone
  • Never send your password via email
  • Make your password as strong as possible.

Further cyber security advice

  • SCAMWatch – online information on avoiding and reporting scam


  • Your use of does not:
  • affect or reduce any obligation any Agency owes You; or
  • reduce any obligation You owe to any Agency.
  • The website is not a substitute for independent professional advice; you should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances. You must exercise your own judgement and carefully evaluate the material on
  • We strive to protect the information you provide on We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that and your information are not compromised. However, we cannot guarantee that no Harmful Code will enter You should be aware of the risks associated with using websites.
  • We recommend that you use an appropriate and up-to-date firewall and anti-virus software to protect your computer systems.
  • If you experience a problem or loss that is caused by the information you send to or via, your computer being compromised in some way or by something beyond our control, we cannot take responsibility for causing the problem. We will, however, do our best to help you if we can.
  • Where connection to a system or website outside our control compromises the objectives of, we may sever links to that website or system.

Contact us

By contacting us, you should report any suspicious or unauthorized activity relating to your use of This will help us make as secure as we can.

Reporting Suspected Fraud

Fraud means ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss to the Commonwealth, by deception or other means.  Allegations of fraud against recipients of funding administered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority or of unlawful conduct by staff or contractors can be reported in writing or by telephone to the Fraud Liaison Officer.

You have the option of not identifying yourself or using a pseudonym when reporting suspected fraud offences online or over the phone. All reports will be kept confidential.

Postal address:
Fraud Liaison Officer
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO  Box 1379
Updated 23 Aug 2022
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