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Reef operators expressions of interest

Commercial reef tourism operators that meet the eligibility requirements are invited to submit an expression of interest to register with the Program.

Once eligibility has been confirmed, operator details will be published on the Program website to assist schools in engaging with reef experience providers. The list of operators is updated monthly.


Eligible commercial reef tourism operators must:

Reef education experiences examples


  • Glass bottom boat
  • Whale watching
  • Outer reef pontoon activities
  • Canoeing or sea kayaking
  • Tall ship or maxi yacht sailing adventures


  • Snorkelling
  • Semi-submersible activities
  • Scuba and helmet diving


  • Camping
  • Turtle rehabilitation centre visits
  • Research station visits
  • Nature discovery walks


  • Indigenous Sea Ranger led reef education tours
  • Cultural tour and reef education on GBR Sea Country

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Last updated: 18 May 2022