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.


Published: Aug 2016

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