Collecting animals and plants from rock platforms and sand flats around Sydney
Collecting marine animals and plants is a popular activity in the Sydney region, but there are areas where restrictions apply.
In particular there are a number of Aquatic Reserves and Intertidal Protected Areas where marine animal and plant collection is completely prohibited or restricted.
The purpose of this guide is to:
- Identify these restricted areas and the rules that apply to them and;
- For all other areas where marine animals and plants can be collected identify the bag and size limits of common marine animals and the lawful methods of collecting them.
This factsheet is available to download from the right panel in English and six other languages.
Published: Aug 2016