require this permit if you intend to undertake any activity not otherwise
regulated by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zoning Plan or similar plans
for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zones.
following activities require a permit:
commercial activities, including shipping, boating, tourist operations such as
whale watching, and fishing;
and operation of structures, such as jetties, marinas, pontoons and aquaculture
works, such as repairs to structures, dredging and dumping of spoil, placement
and operation of moorings;
or mooring for an extended period;
discharge from a fixed structure;
except for limited impact research;
hunting and/or fishing
out cultural heritage purposes such as research, filming or monitoring in
Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection areas.
visitors to the Marine Park will not require a permit for recreational
consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
You will be required to submit a new application when:
- First setting up your business;
- Your current permit is close to expiry; or
- You want to make significant changes to your operation.
The Agency will consider:
- The potential impacts of the conduct proposed to be permitted by the proposed conduct on the environment and on the social, cultural and heritage values of the Marine Park or a part of the Marine Park;
Options for monitoring, managing and mitigating the potential impacts of the proposed conduct; and
- Whether the proposed conduct will take place in an area to which a zoning plan applies.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the permit.
Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.
Department of the Environment and Energy
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Great Barrier Reef Operations
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (Australian Government)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 (Australian Government)
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