Marine Parks

Lord Howe Island Marine Park from the air, Photo: Geoff Kelly MPA

Marine parks help to conserve marine biodiversity within the NSW marine estate, while at the same time providing for many other activities, such as diving, boating, fishing and tourism.

Marine parks provide a platform to showcase our distinctive sealife and iconic natural features. Marine parks also provide opportunities for  scientists, students and educators to improve our understanding of the marine environment.

Marine parks include a variety of habitats stretching from the estuaries, beaches and headlands of our coastline and further out to sea.

Marine parks are also declared at national and international levels in Australian and global systems of marine protected areas.

Marine parks in NSW

There are six marine parks in NSW. In NSW marine parks are declared and managed under the Marine Estate Management Act 2014 by NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Each of the six marine parks have an advisory committee. These committees provide a voice for local communities to contribute to the management of the state's marine estate and the local marine park. They engage with local residents and stakeholders, provide a forum for local communities to raise issue and give valuable feedback to the government.

A range of marine park management reforms are planned or currently underway including new marine park management plans beginning with Solitary Islands Marine Park and Batemans Marine Park.

Marine parkAddress Contact details

Cape Byron Marine Park

Mailing address:

Cape Byron Marine Park
PO Box 127
Byron Bay NSW 2481

Visitor address: Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481

Phone: 02 6620 9305

Fax: 02 6620 9333

Email: cape.byron@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Solitary Islands Marine Park

Mailing address:

Solitray Islands Marine Park
PO Box 4297
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Visitor address: 32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Phone: 02  6691 0600

Fax: 02 6651 1440

Email: solitary.islands@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park

Mailing address:

Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park
Locked Bag 1
Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Visitor address:

Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
Taylors Beach Road
Taylors Beach NSW 2316

Phone: 02 4916 3970

Fax: 02 4982 1014

Email: psglmp@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Lord Howe Island Marine Park

Mailing address:

Lord Howe Island Marine Park
PO Box 161
Lord Howe Island NSW 2898

Visitor address: Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island NSW 2898

Phone: 02 6563 2359

Email: lord.howe@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Jervis Bay Marine Park

Mailing address:

Jervis Bay Marine Park
PO Box 89
Huskisson NSW 2540

Visitor address: 4 Woollamia Road, Huskisson NSW 2540

Phone: 02 4428 3000

Fax: 02 4441 7756

Email: jervis.bay@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Batemans Marine Park

Mailing address:

Batemans Marine Park
PO Box 341
Narooma NSW 2546

Visitor address: cnr Burrawang and Graham Streets, Narooma NSW 2546

Phone: 02 44 76 0807

Fax: 02 4476 0833

Email: batemans@dpi.nsw.gov.au

General Enquiries

Marine Environment
DPI Fisheries
Locked Bag 1
Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Phone: 1300 550 474

Fax: 02 4982 1107

Email: marine.environment@dpi.nsw.gov.au