The Authority has been providing world-leading marine park management since 1975. We are a strong, efficient and agile natural resource regulator entrusted by Australia with the responsibility of managing the natural wonder that is the Marine Park.
Our management is guided by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and the best available science to protect values, reduce threats, and improve the current and long-term outlook for the Reef and the communities that depend on it.
We work together with other Australian and Queensland government agencies, industry, community organisations, and individuals to help achieve our vision of, a healthy Great Barrier Reef for future generations.
Our main office is in Townsville, and there are regional offices in Cairns, Mackay, Yeppon and Brisbane to keep a close connection with those communities.