Report injured, stranded or trapped animals

Report breaches of laws and regulations

Great Sandy Marine Park Visitor Guide

Great Sandy Marine Park Visitor Guide which identifies zoning and summarises permitted activities in each zone.

  • Great Sandy Marine Park Visitor Guide (

  • Refer to page 12 and 13 for specific zoning maps in the area, which can be cross-referenced to provisions table on page 3.

  • Refer to page 3 for provisions table and description of types of activities permitted in various zones within the marine park.

Fishing breaches

Suspected breaches of Fisheries legislation may be reported via the 24 hour Fishwatch Hotline 1800 017 116

Fishwatch hotline | Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland (

The Fishwatch hotline allows the public to report suspected illegal fishing directly to the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol, such as:

· illegal use of nets

· fishing in closed waters or during closed seasons

· taking female crabs

· taking undersize fish or exceeding possession limits

· exceeding crab pot/dilly limits

· destruction or disturbance of marine habitat

· interfering with other people's crab pots/dillies or other fishing gear

· taking oysters from licensed oyster grounds.

If you suspect someone is fishing illegally, please provide as much of the following information as possible:

· date, time and area where it took place

· registration numbers and a description of any vehicles or boats involved

· details of the person or people involved (if known)

· an accurate description of the activity (e.g. setting large numbers of crab pots, netting the local creek on low tides).

Police Matters

Is the incident happening now? Is anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger?

Please contact Triple Zero, 000



Queensland Policelink Phone: 131 444