Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most treasured natural asset.
The Reef is the largest living structure on the planet and is one of its most complex natural ecosystems. It is rightly valued by the Australian and international community as a place of intrinsic beauty and incredible biodiversity.
Every year millions of Australian and international visitors come to see the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef supports nearly 70,000 full time jobs and is worth more than $5 billion a year to the Australian economy through the tourism industry alone.
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef is an environmental and economic imperative.