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The online Tourism Operator's Handbook has been developed to provide an overview of the management arrangements in place in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park. Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure that this Handbook is accurate at the date of publication, as an operator, you should be familiar with the statutory and other instruments relevant to the management of Marine Parks and island National Parks (e.g. Regulations, Zoning Plans, Plans of Management, site plans and permits).

This material contained on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)'s Tourism Operator's Handbook web site is general in nature and is provided on the terms and understanding that:

  • GBRMPA, the Commonwealth and the Queensland Government are not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice;
  • GBRMPA, the Commonwealth and the Queensland Government are not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information in this web site, nor for any error or omission from this web site; and
  • GBRMPA, the Commonwealth and the Queensland Government expressly disclaim all and any liability and responsibility to any person in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by such person in reliance, whether wholly or partially, upon the whole or any part of this web site.

Material on this site may contain some inaccuracies or be out of date. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The legal requirements outlined in this Handbook are not exhaustive and may change over time. Although provided in good faith, operators should not use this publication as a substitute for legal advice.

In some cases the material may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of GBRMPA, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other web sites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

Copyright Notice

© Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 2005.

The information contained within this website is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 all other rights are reserved. Requests for further authorisation should be directed to:

The Director
Communication and Education Group
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
P.O. Box 1379
Townsville, Qld. 4810
Australia

or by email to registry@gbrmpa.gov.au

Linking Guidelines

GBRMPA appreciates that people find value in our websites and that they may wish to share this information with others by providing a link on their page. Therefore, organisations and individuals are free to include our link on their site without prior permission within the following guidelines.

Unless we enter into a specific written agreement with you, you may not use any of GBRMPA's names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in or with your links, except that you may link to a GBRMPA site using the plain text name of that site or the plain text name of GBRMPA or the plain text page title.

Do not present the link to GBRMPA's site in any way that suggests GBRMPA has any relationship or affiliation with your site or endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services on your site without the prior express written permission for a particular use from GBRMPA.

Do not use any of GBRMPA's names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in any advertising, publicity, promotion, or in any other commercial manner without the prior express written permission for a particular use from GBRMPA.

Do not use any of GBRMPA's names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademark or service marks, or any other words or codes identifying GBRMPA's web sites in any "metatags" or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select sites, without GBRMPA's express written permission for a particular use.

If your site uses frames GBRMPA expressly prohibits the display of any of its HTML pages within in-lines or frames of the linking website and any attempt to do so is a violation of our copyright.

GBRMPA expressly prohibits the referencing of images directly from its server. Rather, where copyright permits we would ask that you transfer the image to your own server and reference it from there.

Upon establishing the link, e-mail the address at which the link is located to registry@gbrmpa.gov.au

Requests for further authorisation should be directed to:

The Director
Science, Technology and Information Group Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
P.O. Box 1379
Townsville, Qld. 4810.
Australia.

or by e-mail to registry@gbrmpa.gov.au

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