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 Marine Reserves, Parks and Sanctuaries

Marine National Parks, Marine Parks and Marine Sanctuaries protect representative samples of Victoria's unique and diverse marine environments for the benefit of present and future generations.

Victoria's marine waters include 13 Marine National Parks and 11 smaller Marine Sanctuaries as well as 4 Marine/Marine and Coastal Parks. These parks and sanctuaries protect 5.3% of Victoria's coastal waters, safeguarding important marine habitats and species, significant natural features, cultural heritage and aesthetic values.

The proposed Commonwealth reserves are in Commonwealth waters (outside three nautical miles) within the South-east Marine Region, which stretches from the ocean off eastern South Australia, through Victoria, Tasmania and off southern New South Wales.

Victorian Marine National Parks
Victorian Marine Sanctuaries
Victorian Marine/Marine and Coastal Parks
Commonwealth Marine Reserves

Additional References

A number of activities a prohibited within the boundaries of Victoria's Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries, including:

For the protection of the environment activities that involve removing, killing or damaging animals, plants or artefacts are prohibited.

All forms of commercial and recreational fishing from sea or shore are prohibited including collecting bait, line fishing, setting traps, netting and the use of spears. Heavy penalties apply.

- Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide


Victorian Marine National Parks

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Victorian Marine Sanctuaries

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Victorian Marine/Marine and Coastal Parks

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Commonwealth Marine Reserves

· Commonwealth Marine Protected Areas - South-east Marine Region

· Commonwealth Marine Protected Areas

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See also:
· Parks Victoria

· Victoria's System of Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries - (Parks Victoria)

· Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries - Coordinates - (Parks Victoria)

· Marine, Coastal and Estuarine Investigation. (2000) - (Victorian Environmental Assessment Council)

· Sea Search

· Marine National Parks (Victorian National Parks Association)

· National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (Department of Environment and Heritage)

· Interim Bioregionalisation for Australia, IBRA (Department of Environment and Heritage)

· The Role of Marine Reserves as Fisheries Management Tools (Bureau of Rural Sciences)

· Marine Parks and Sanctuaries Video Files (Department of Sustainability and Environment)

· Marine Life Photographs (Department of Sustainability and Environment)

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