Australian Marine Parks and Zoning (DAWE)

This dataset corresponds to the zoning of Commonwealth Marine Parks managed by Parks Australia. This metadata is a non-authoritative extract maintained for the eAtlas. See links for the original and full metadata. Consistent with the Australian Government's commitment to develop a National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas, networks of marine parks have been proclaimed for Commonwealth waters across the North, North-west, South-west, Temperate East and Coral Sea Marine Regions. These networks build on previous marine protected area proclamations, including the South-east Marine Parks Network declared in 2007. This data contains spatial and contextual information about Australian Marine Parks proclaimed under the Commonwealth Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, which are managed by Parks Australia, with the addition of Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve, which is managed by the Australian Antarctic Division It does not include data on marine protected areas in other Australian jurisdictions (e.g. the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, State/Territory marine parks), or terrestrial protected areas with marine components (e.g. Pulu Keeling National Park). More information can be found at Please note: This data (updated April 30th 2019) contains a technical amendment made on the basis of user feedback. Macquarie Island is the only marine park affected by this amendment. The area calculation for Macquarie Island Marine Park has been under reported by 483km2. This will affect statistical analyses that use the calculated area (KM2) as an input. Methods: Format: This is available in ESRI FileGDB, KML, MIF and Shapefile format. Data Dictionary: Attributes include NetName (name of each network) ResName (name of each marine reserve), Zone (type of management zone within each reserve), ZoneIUCN (the IUCN assigned to each zone) NatLegend (to apply symbology), PolygonID (unique ID applied to each polygon area) and Area_km2 (area in square kms). The attributes should be considered authoritative. Data Location: This dataset is filed in the eAtlas enduring data repository at: data\non-custodian\2020-2024\AU_DAWE_Australian-Marine-Parks_2019

Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Point Of Contact
eAtlas Data Manager Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

Data Usage Constraints
  • Attribution 3.0 Australia