Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Repulse

Repulse declared Fish Habitat Area at Conway Beach

Repulse declared Fish Habitat Area at Conway Beach


Cape Conway to Seaforth, 40 km south-east of Proserpine.

Plan number

FHA-004 (PDF, 1.3MB)


69,496 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
10 May 1986 (redeclared to extend across Repulse Bay to St Helens Bay)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Whitsunday Shire Council

Management features

Habitat conservation for fish and prawn stocks; protection of fishing grounds.

Habitat values

Mangrove-dominated floodplain with Rhizophora, Acanthus, Acrostichum, Avicennia and Ceriops common; mangrove-lined creeks; intertidal flats; seagrass beds around the mouth of Repulse Creek.

Fisheries values

Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns.

Other values

Protection of dugong and marine turtle habitat.