Coastal & marine parks
Discover the marvel of Victoria's protected coastline and marine waters.
Coastal Parks and Marine Parks protect areas of coastal, intertidal or subtidal land which are of conservation or scientific significance.
Marine National Parks or Marine Sanctuaries encompass over 5 percent of Victoria's coastal waters. These parks and sanctuaries contain important marine habitats and species, or encompass areas of significant natural features. They are highly protected areas in which no fishing, extractive or damaging activities are permitted. Visitors are welcome to enjoy activities such as swimming, diving, snorkelling and boating within marine national parks and sanctuaries. However, they are "no take" environments, so visitors are not permitted to remove fish, crustaceans, plants, shells, sand or any other items.