As Australia’s lead management agency for the Reef, we monitor Reef conditions very closely throughout the year. From May to November each year, we issue regular Reef health reports.
Summer Reef health
Summer is a time of increased risk of impacts for the Great Barrier Reef from threats such as marine heatwaves and cyclones.
Past Reef health updates
In addition to our regular updates, we’ve released Reef snapshot: summer 2020-21.
Reef 2050 Policies
Impacts on the Reef are compounding over time and space, diminishing the Reef’s ability to recover from disturbances. Greater reductions of threats at all levels — global, reef-wide, regional and
Social Science for the Great Barrier Reef
Social science for the Great Barrier Reef is about understanding and managing people’s relationship with the Reef for the health of both the Reef and the people.
Reef Guardian Fishers
The Reef Guardian Fishers program recognises commercial fishers who are fishing sustainably and maintaining the health of the Great Barrier Reef while building the future of their fishery and their
Eye on the Reef
Our Eye on the Reef monitoring and assessment program enable anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long-term protection by collecting valuable information about reef health,
The Reef snapshot: summer 2022-23 provides a concise, easy-to-understand summary of how the Reef has fared over the past summer,
Reef Beat series
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Reef Beat education series encourages teachers and students to explore the amazing Great Barrier Reef, threats to the Reef, ways to protect the health