TEQ’s role is to grow positive awareness of the experiences available on the Great Barrier Reef that will drive visitation, resulting in overnight visitor expenditure growth.

TEQ is committed to working in partnership with industry, government and partners to build a foundation of shared trust, collaboration and action.

High Standard Tourism Operators

Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef tourism operators play an important role in preserving and presenting the reef’s story to visitors. They help to protect and present the Marine Park to a consistently high standard, and are recognised by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for their good standards. These operators are independently certified by a recognised environmental certification scheme including EarthCheck, and Ecotourism Australia. 

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) supports the High Standard Tourism Program which ensures Reef operators adhere to environmental and interpretation standards, working in partnership with the protected area agencies and the community including traditional owners.

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

The GBRMPA is the Commonwealth agency charged with managing the protection and sustainable use of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area. The authority prescribes permitted and prohibited activities to ensure the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australian communities through the care and development of the marine park. 
The GBRMPA also works in partnership with stakeholders to deliver the High Standard Tourism Program, Reef Guardian School Program and Eye on the Reef Program.
For more information visit: gbrmpa.gov.au

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)

QPWS is the managing body of Queensland’s national parks. QPWS is committed to the development and maintenance of protected areas within Queensland so as to permit permanent preservation of the area’s natural condition.
QPWS and the GBRMPA operate a joint Field Management Program that protects and maintains well-functioning marine and island ecosystems that support economic, traditional Indigenous owner and tourism recreational uses of the Great Barrier Reef.
For more information visit: nprsr.qld.gov.au and nationalparks.queensland.com

Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO)

AMPTO is the peak industry body for marine tourism within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. AMPTO represents the interests of the industry and lobbies support from federal and state ministers on ecological issues and tourism matters. AMPTO works closely with the GBRMPA to continually monitor and improve management of the reef.

Ecotourism Australia

Ecotourism Australia is the national body for the ecotourism industry, inspiring environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism. To achieve this, they work closely with motivated and experienced members who deliver quality experiences that follow ecotourism principles. Ecotourism Australia administers an Eco Certification Program, EcoGuide Certification Program, and in partnership with the GBRMPA, the High Standard Tourism Program.
For more information visit: ecotourism.org.au
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Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The primary role of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is to fund vital research to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef.

For more information visit: barrierreef.org

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Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

A global, social-purpose community empowering current and future generations of the world with the opportunity to protect and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.

For more information visit: citizensgbr.org

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government works with a range of partners to ensure the Great Barrier Reef remains one of the best-managed marine areas in the world. 

For more information visit: gbr.qld.gov.au 

Great Barrier Reef - Regional Tourism Organisations

TEQ partners with regional tourism organisations to implement marketing strategies to promote the Great Barrier Reef.
For more information visit: teq.queensland.com/RTOcontacts