Orpheus Island Research Station is located both within a National Park and within a scientific research zone of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. As a consequence, visitors are required to be familiar with and observe all applicable Federal and State regulations in addition to OIRS and JCU policies and procedures. It is the responsibility of visitors to familiarise themselves of these obligations. Non-adherence to these regulations and policies may incur levies, fees and fines. Additionally, OIRS reserves the right to terminate activities judged to be unsafe, illegal or damaging to the environment.
Details of the most commonly applicable regulations can be found below: