Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Broad Sound

Mangrove-lined creek, Broad Sound

Mangrove-lined creek, Broad Sound


Parts of Broad Sound and adjoining estuarine systems, 125 km south-east of Mackay.

Plan number

FHA-047 (PDF, 832.9KB)


170,394 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

22 November 1986 (original declaration)
28 March 2008 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Isaac Regional Council/Livingstone Shire Council

Management features

Conservation of commercial; recreational and Indigenous fishing grounds; protection of key fish habitats.

Habitat values

Extensive mangroves and saltmarshes around estuary; mangrove-lined creeks and seagrass beds; high tidal range with extensive intertidal areas exposed at low tide; sandy beaches; rocky structures.

Fisheries values

Barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; sea mullet; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns; mud crabs.

Unique features

Largest tidal range in Queensland, state’s largest declared FHA.

Other values

Protection of dugong habitat.