Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2005 - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to observe and / or interact with whales and dolphins for commercial purposes. The purpose of the guidelines is to ensure that the animals are not harmed.

The guidelines provide advice for all government and private enterprise in the development, update and implementation of laws regulating whale and dolphin watching. They provide a consistent national policy for the management of whale and dolphin watching.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Operating address: John Gorton Building King
King Edward Terrace
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6274 1111
Phone: 1800 803 772