Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Beelbi

Beelbi declared Fish Habitat Area

Beelbi declared Fish Habitat Area


Beelbi and Marsh creeks and coastal foreshore, 34 km north-west of Maryborough.

Plan number

FHA-030 (PDF, 625.3KB)  (revision 1)


1,841 ha
1,286 ha management A
555 ha management B

Management level

A and B

Declaration dates

10 May 1986 (original declarations)
19 December 2003 (redeclared combining Beelbi and southern part of Burrum Toogoom FHAs)
25 February 2005 (revised management area along foreshore in front of Toogoom)

Local government

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Management features

Conservation of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing grounds; inshore fish and crustacean nursery area.

Habitat values

Extensive mangrove stands with low closed Avicennia and Aegialitis shrubs and open mixed forests; seagrass areas; shallow littoral flats; patches of saltmarsh.

Fisheries values

Bream, estuary cod, flathead, garfish, luderick, mangrove jack, sea mullet, tailor, whiting, banana prawns, king prawns, mud crabs.

Other values

Habitat for dugong.