Marine Permits

Permits – Marine Based Activities

All research, with the exception of Limited Impact Research, and educational activities will require a GBRMPA permit to conduct activities in the Marine Park (including snorkelling, diving, reef walking, surveys, transects and collecting). Application forms can be found on the GBRMPA Zoning, Permits and Plans website and should be submitted to GBRMPA.

All permits must be obtained prior to your arrival on Heron Island. The permit process can take 6 months so it is important that applications are submitted well in advance of your trip. Copies of permits must be supplied to HIRS Scientific Staff prior to your arrival. Please contact marinepermits@jcu.edu.au or GBRMPA if you have any queries about permits.

GBRMPA permit enquiries
Ph: +61 7 4750 0700 or 1800 990 770; email: assessments@gbrmpa.gov.au

General Fisheries permit enquiries
Ph: +61 7 4750 0700 or 1800 990 770; email: assessments@gbrmpa.gov.au