Great Barrier Reef Stakeholders

Tourism and Events Queensland’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. We are committed to working in partnership with industry, government and partners including:

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The 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, Master Reef Guides, Reef Guardian School and Eye on the Reef Programs. 

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)

QPWS is the managing body of Queensland’s national parks committed to protection, maintenance and sustainable development of protected areas within Queensland. QPWS and the GBRMPA operate a joint Field Management Program within and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park ecosystems that support economic, traditional Indigenous owner and tourism recreational uses. and

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, working 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.
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Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The lead charity for the Great Barrier Reef, the primary role of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation champions real solutions and innovations grounded in science, technology, engineering and on-ground action to ensure the long-term conservation of the Reef.

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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. Discover projects working for the future of the Great Barrier Reef with the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Atlas.
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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. 


Regional Tourism Organisations

TEQ partners with Regional Tourism Organisations to implement marketing and experience development strategies to promote the Great Barrier Reef.