Commonwealth marine reserves

Commonwealth marine reserves

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Commonwealth marine reserves network map - Click to find out more Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve Macquarie Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve Temperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network South-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network South-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network North Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network North-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Commonwealth marine reserves: South-west | North-west | North | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Sea | Temperate East | South-east | Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Australia has the third largest marine estate of any nation in the world. It is a massive area larger than our landmass and extends from the tropical seas of the north to the sub-Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean.

In 1998, the Commonwealth and state and territory governments committed to the creation of a National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (NRSMPA) by 2012.

Commonwealth marine reserves have been established over a total area of 3.1 million square kilometres of ocean being managed primarily for biodiversity conservation, fulfilling the Australian Government's part in the creation of the national system.

Contact

Commonwealth Marine Reserves Branch
Parks Australia
Department of the Environment
Edgar Waite Building
203 Channel Highway
Kingston TAS 7050
or
Email: marinereserves@environment.gov.au
Phone: 1800 069 352

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