Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)


Aim and Scope of the Organisation

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is a regional strategic planning and management agency responsible for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Areas of Interest Within Tourism

The activities of the GBRMPA focus on marine, coastal and estuarine environments. Within these areas, the Authority has extensive expertise in:



Examples of Work Carried Out

Considerable experience has been gained through involvement in national assessments for integrated marine resource management options and marine protected areas. GBRMPA has assisted in various international projects and provided support to, amongst others:

Fiji Islands: helped develop management systems for environmentally sensitive areas.
Belize: undertook the training of the Senior Officer, developing marine protected areas.
Malaysia: assisted the Malaysian Department of Fisheries in marine park planning and a co-ordinated training programme.
Ecuador: developed plans for the Management of the Galapagos Marine resource reserve Global: preliminary assessment of a global representative system of marine protected areas for the World Bank and IUCN

Links with Other Organisations

The GBRMPA co-operates with the Queensland Department of Environment & Heritage and Queensland Boating & Fisheries. It has also collaborated extensively with the James Cook University of North Queensland.

Information Source

Prepared by ...
Richard Kenchington
Senior Director, External Services, GBRMPA
PO Box 1379, 4810 Townsville, Australia
Telephone 077 500700 Facsimile 077 242264
E-Mail [email protected]