Advisory committees

There are six marine park advisory committees, one for each marine park in NSW:

These committees provide a voice for local communities to contribute to the management of the state's marine estate and the local marine park. They engage with local residents and stakeholders, provide a forum for local communities to raise issue and give valuable feedback to the government.

The following interests are represented on the committees:

  • Aboriginal people
  • commercial fishers
  • marine conservation
  • marine science
  • recreational fishers
  • scuba divers
  • local council
  • tourism industry.

There are many other advisory committees with a key role in informing management of the marine estate such as:

  • Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Council
  • Aboriginal Fishing Advisory Council
  • National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council
  • Maritime Advisory Council

Community and stakeholder engagement

If you would like to contact your local advisory committee please email

Page last updated/reviewed: 21 Jan 2019