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.
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.
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Cape Byron Marine Park
Visitor address: Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Phone: 02 6620 9305
Fax: 02 6620 9333
Solitary Islands Marine Park
Visitor address: 36 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: 02 6691 0600
Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park
Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
Phone: 02 4916 3970
Fax: 02 4982 1014
Lord Howe Island Marine Park
Visitor address: Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island NSW 2898
Phone: 02 6563 2359
Jervis Bay Marine Park
Visitor address: 4 Woollamia Road, Huskisson NSW 2540
Phone: 02 4428 3000
Fax: 02 4441 7756
Batemans Marine Park
Visitor address: cnr Burrawang and Graham Streets, Narooma NSW 2546
Phone: 02 44 76 0807
Fax: 02 4476 0833
Phone: 1300 550 474
Fax: 02 4982 1107