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NSW Marine Parks

The NSW system of marine protected areas encompasses six multiple use marine parks, 12 aquatic reserves and 62 national parks and reserves with marine components.

NSW Marine Estate

The NSW marine estate includes marine protected areas and other oceanic and estuarine waters of the State. A new approach to marine park management will be piloted in Solitary Islands Marine Park and Batemans Marine Park

For more information on the marine estate please visit

If you have any questions, please email


Have your say - Ocean Beaches and Headlands Assessment

Have your say on the draft management rules for marine parks for inclusion in the Marine Estate Management (Management Rules) Regulation 1999. The changes will:

  • rezone 10 sites within the Solitary Islands, Cape Byron, Port Stephens–Great Lakes and Batemans marine parks from sanctuary zone to habitat protection zone and to allow recreational line fishing from the shore in those areas,
  • update the maps for marine parks. There are a small number of amendments that make corrections to various descriptions and spellings and ensure that the maps are consistent.

To make a submission, and for further information, please visit the NSW Marine Estate website.

New marine parks permit application


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