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Commercial whale watching

Commercial whale watching operations:

  • have a single, annual fixed-base payment of $5000 (from 1 July 2013) which will increase each year with CPI
  • are required to be eco-certified
  • have access to more areas within the marine parks.

Changes to open up more whale watching areas throughout the Great Sandy and Moreton Bay Marine Parks would require legislative amendments. Beach landings can be allowed under environmental, safety and management conditions. Whale watching guidelines and distances remain unchanged.

Last updated
21 March 2019