marine protected area managed by the Australian government

Conservation areas in Australia topics:
National parksMarine parksIndigenous Protected Areas

State/territory national parks: NSWNTQldSATas.Vic.WA

Australia's marine life out in its natural habitat is best found in its marine parks. The best known marine park is the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but there are many more marine parks that have something to offer.

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Unlike national parks in Australia, the management of marine parks gets a bit complex, because some are managed by the state governments (and the Northern Territory government), some are managed by the federal government while others are comanaged by both the state/territory and the federal government. The 58 (excluding the Great Barrier Reef) marine parks that are managed by the federal government are managed by Parks Australia with the sole exception of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Australian marine parks Edit

Australian marine parks

Parks Australia divides the Australian Marine Park network into five different networks. All of them fall into one of these network, with the exception of the Coral Sea Marine Park and the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve. They include

State/territory marine parks Edit

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