Protected areas of AustraliaThe Protected areas of Australia are maintained by Parks Australia within Environment Australia, with the exception of the Great Barrier Reef, which is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
NOTE - this is only a small portion of the quote of protected areas in Australia. Each state is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the areas within its boundaries. Environment Australia is responsible only for the Commonwealth and off-shore parks in the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, the Christmas Island Territory, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Territory, the Norfolk Island Territory and the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Protected areas of Australia
Marine National Nature Reserves
Specially Protected Areas (part of the Antarctic Treaty Areas)
Special Scientific Interest Sites (part of the Antarctic Treaty Areas)
For areas managed on state/territory level see: