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Marine national parks and sanctuaries

Tasmanian Blenny
from Victorian-Parks
 
Trident Goby
from Victorian-Parks
 
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)
from Andrew Morrison
 
Callogobius mucosus
from Victorian-Parks
 
Zebrafish Schools
from Parks Victoria
 
Nudibranch - Phyllodesmium serratum
from Parks Victoria
 
Spotted Pipefish
from Parks Victoria
 
Limestone Reef Platform
from Parks Victoria
 
Old Wife fish
from Parks Victoria
 
Smooth Stingray
from Parks Victoria
 
Biscuit Star
from Parks Victoria
 
Sharks are regular visitors
from Parks Victoria
 
Vibrant colours
from Parks Victoria
 
Leatherjacket
from Parks Victoria
 
Nudibranch - Dendrodoris nigra
from Parks Victoria
 
Juvenile Zebra fish
from Parks Victoria
 
Sap-sucking Sea Slug
from Victorian-Parks
 
Clarrie's Hermit Crab
from Victorian-Parks
 
Red-handed Shrimp
from Victorian-Parks
 
Zebrafish 
from Victorian-Parks
 
Dusky Morwong
from Victorian-Parks
 
Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary
from Victorian-Parks
 
Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary
from Victorian-Parks
 
Stingaree 
from Victorian-Parks
 
Nudibranch
from Victorian-Parks
 
Nesting Gannets
from Parks Victoria
 
Popes Eye
from Parks Victoria
 
Popes Eye nesting gannets Nov14
from Parks Victoria
 
Black Swans at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuar
from Parks Victoria
 
Sea Search Intertidal Monitoring with Marine
from Parks Victoria
 
Sea Search Intertidal Monitoring with Marine
from Parks Victoria
 
Junior Rangers at Ricketts Point!
from Parks Victoria
 
Rockpool Rambling at Ricketts Point Marine Sa
from Parks Victoria
 
Urchin (photo: Julian Finn)
from Parks Victoria
 
Goby (photo: Julian Finn)
from Parks Victoria
 
Ascidian (photo: Julian Finn)
from Parks Victoria
 
Anemone (photo: Julian Finn)
from Parks Victoria
 
Algae and Urchins (photo: Julian Finn)
from Parks Victoria
 
Red Anemone (photo: Jen Hoskins)
from Parks Victoria
 
Point Cooke (photo: Mark Rodrigue)
from Parks Victoria
 
Golfball sponge
from Parks Victoria
 
Blubber Jellyfish (photo: Andrew Christie)
from Parks Victoria
 
Southern Biscuit Star
from Parks Victoria
 
Nudibranch (photo: Sandy Webb)
from Parks Victoria
 
Jellyfish (photo: Emily Matheson)
from Parks Victoria
 
Pelican (photo: Mark Rodrigue)
from Parks Victoria
 
Senator Wrasse (photo: Julian Finn)
from Parks Victoria
 
Sea Star (photo: Jonathan Stevenson)
from Parks Victoria
 
Scenery (photo: Mark Rodrigue)
from Parks Victoria
 
Hydroids (photo: Don Love)
from Parks Victoria
 
Lighthouse (photo: Don Love)
from Parks Victoria
 
Port Jackson Shark (photo: Amelia Fowles)
from Parks Victoria
 
Blue Ring Octopus (photo: Don Love)
from Parks Victoria
 
Australasian Gannets (photo: Jonathan Stevens
from Parks Victoria
 
Scenery
from Parks Victoria
 
Ricketts Point rock pools
from Parks Victoria
 
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
from Parks Victoria
 
Diving with the seals
from Parks Victoria
 
Swan Bay
from Parks Victoria
 
Swan Bay
from Parks Victoria
 
Point Nepean
from Parks Victoria
 
The Weedy Seadragon (photo: Bill Boyle)
from Parks Victoria
 
Point Lonsdale
from Parks Victoria
 
Point Lonsdale
from Parks Victoria
 
Diving at Pope's Eye
from Parks Victoria
 
Australasian Gannets
from Parks Victoria
 
Bird watching
Canoeing
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Surfing
Swimming
Yachting/Sailing

Port Phillip's marine national parks and sanctuaries are magnificent places for exploring marine life, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, low speed recreational boating or sailing and photography.

They protect a unique and diverse range of marine plants, animals and habitats for the benefit of current and future generations. Around 90 percent of the plants and animals in southern Australian waters are found nowhere else in the world.

There are four marine national parks and sanctuaries within Port Phillip:

  • Jawbone-Marine-Sanctuary.jpg

    Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, named after its shape, is located in Williamstown and protects 30ha of coastal waters. The little promontory, west of the beach at Williamstown, has been fenced off…

  • Point-Cooke-MS.jpg

    Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary is located in the north east corner of Port Phillip Bay, a mere 30 minute drive from Melbourne. The park protects 290ha of a typical Port…

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    Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park The park is an internationally recognised dive site, offering excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities for varying levels of experience. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around…

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    Sea Urchin

    Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary With its rockpools close to shore, Ricketts Point is the perfect place to introduce kids to the wonder of Victoria’s underwater marine life. Sandstone platforms are home to an array…