There are 10 major trading ports along the Great Barrier Reef coast. The waters of most of these ports are within the Great
Barrier Reef Region, but not within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
In recognition of the outstanding values of the Great Barrier Reef, there are stringent management arrangements for commercial
shipping in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, which is designated a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area by the International
Maritime Organisation. Shipping traffic is confined to Designated Shipping Areas in the Great Barrier Reef Region.
This dataset shows the boundaries of the Designated Shipping Areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park proclaimed under
Section 59 of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (CTH) and described in in Part 10 of Schedule 1 of the Great
Barrier Reef Zoning Plan 2003.
This metadata record was created for the eAtlas and is not authoritative. Please contact GBRMPA for more information. To
obtain this dataset go to the GBRMPA spatial information website, download the appropriate data usage agreement and send
it through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To cite this dataset in the eAtlas:
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, (2004). Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Designated Shipping Areas. eAtlas Archive.
The Data is subject to Copyright. Usage must comply with signed data usage agreement. Appropriate acknowledgement of the
custodian must be created in all outputs. No third party usage is permitted without prior written consent of the custodian.
For up to date licensing information please refer to:
The following is an extract:
1. General Licensing Information
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is responsible for publishing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s
official zoning maps. GBRMPA is also the custodian of spatial data relevant to Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and
maintains an extensive and comprehensive collection of current reef and marine park spatial data covering the Great Barrier
Reef Marine Park area.
2. Infringement of Copyright
While GBRMPA wants to encourage the development and further use of GBRMPA spatial information, you must have GBRMPA’s written
permission (a licence) before you can reproduce or publish any of GBRMPA 's spatial data. All GBRMPA publications and spatial
data in whatever form or media are protected under the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968. For example, under the provisions
of the Act, the Commonwealth’s copyright will be infringed if any person or organisation reproduces or publishes GBRMPA
spatial data without having GBRMPA written permission in advance. The Commonwealth’s copyright will also be infringed if
any spatial data is imported or sold or distributed in Australia, where that spatial data would infringe copyright if it
had actually been made in Australia. If you do anything which infringes the Commonwealth’s copyright you will have stolen
the results of GBRMPA work and GBRMPA will take legal action. Under the Copyright Act the Commonwealth may have the right
to obtain injunctions, and an account of profits or damages. You may also be required to hand over any infringing copies.
Copyright will be infringed whether reproduction:
Is by hand or by any mechanical or electronic means
Is based directly or indirectly on the Commonwealth’s spatial data
Is from a map or a document or an electronic file.
Copyright will not be infringed when reproduction constitutes a 'fair dealing' for the purpose of research or private study,
or for the purpose of criticism or review or for the purpose of reporting news. However, the 'fair dealing' provisions
are strictly limited. Copyright will not be infringed when the reproduction is done for the purpose of a judicial proceeding
or for a report of a judicial proceeding. The Copyright Act may permit you to make a backup copy necessary for safeguarding
electronic data, as long as the copy is kept and used only for that purpose.
3. Legal Advice
You should get your own legal advice to find out if any proposed project in relation to using GBRMPA spatial data will or
may infringe Commonwealth copyright if it is done without permission.
4. Licence Terms and Conditions
The Commonwealth has prepared standard terms and conditions for granting access to its spatial data. These terms and conditions
control the way you may exploit the spatial data. Your licence will set out exactly how you may exploit GBRMPA spatial data.
The licence will state what spatial data you will be allowed to use and how it must be treated. Our licences cannot be
used by or transferred to anyone else. However, GBRMPA may give you permission to engage someone else to assist you in your
work. Where your use of GBRMPA spatial data is intended to create a derived product that will assist navigation, GBRMPA
will only allow you to use the officially published charts and documents produced by the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO)
for this purpose. If you do not comply with the terms and conditions it will result in the termination of your licence.
Horizontal Accuracy: Varies from 1-125 metres, as it relies partly on locational accuracy of other base GBRMPA datasets,
namely GBR Features and the boundary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Lines depicted in coverage are an interpretation
of descriptions in the GBRMPA zoning plans and should always be used in conjunction with these descriptions to avoid possible
Dataset matched to current GBR Features dataset and the boundary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The dataset includes
the Shipping Exclusion Areas designated in Schedule 10 Shipping Areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zoning Plan