Oceans & rivers

Our oceans and our rivers are our lifeblood. We are working to keep our rivers flowing and to protect our oceans’ treasures.

Don't let them sink our national marine network

Australia’s oceans are amongst the most diverse on Earth. As Australians we have a special responsibility to look after our extraordinary ocean treasures. 

Kids having a swim in the Murray River

The Murray River runs – for now

The Murray-Darling needs a long-term sustainable plan to restore the Basin to a healthy condition that can be maintained for future generations. The national significance of the Murray & Darling river systems— our lifeblood — cannot be underestimated. 

Pink Anemonefish in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Stretching for more than 2300 kilometres along Queensland’s coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living thing and largest reef system, including fringing coastal reefs and lagoons, estuaries, beaches, outer reefs, open ocean and 900 islands.

Sustainable Australian seafood

Many Australian fish species are considered overfished in our waters yet demand for seafood is increasing. Help reverse the impact on our ocean treasures by learning about our sustainable seafood assessment program.