Protecting the Great Barrier Reef
Find out more about the importance of the Great Barrier Reef, how it’s managed and what’s threatening the reef.
Our actions to implement the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce’s recommendations; and reef science, research and Best Management Practice programs for farming in reef catchments.
Wetlands help prevent sediment and nutrients entering the reef. We protect wetlands through law and by providing landowners with management resources through WetlandInfo.
The overarching action plan between the Australian and Queensland governments and partners to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef to 2050.
The Australian and Queensland government plan to improve the quality of water entering the reef from broadscale land use.
The Australian Government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is responsible for protecting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the World Heritage Area.
Have you got a great idea that can help the reef?
Expressions of interest are open until Friday 21 April for trialling water treatment systems and agricultural management practices in reef catchments.
Enhancing reef regulations discussion paper
Read and provide your feedback on the Queensland Government’s proposals to broaden and enhance existing regulations to eradicate the most polluting practices from land-based activities in the Great Barrier Reef catchments.
Reef 2050 Update on progress
Australia has provided UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre with an update on progress with actions under the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
The Queensland Government has purchased Springvale Station – a 56,000 hectare property in Far North Queensland – for the purposes of adding to the State’s protected area estate and reducing sediment run-off entering the Normanby River catchment which drains to the northern Great Barrier Reef.
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