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Queensland is the second largest state in Australia. It contains 472 separate protected areas with a total land area of 69,388 km2 (26,791 sq mi) (4.02% of the state’s area). 223 of these are national parks, which is the highest number of any Australian state or territory, totaling 65,871 km2 (25,433 sq mi) (3.81% of the state’s area). Seven others are Scientific National Parks, totaling 522 km2 (202 sq mi) (0.03% of the state’s area).

List of terrestrial protected areas

Conservation Parks

  • Anderson Street
  • Archer Point
  • Baddow Island
  • Baffle Creek
  • Bakers Creek
  • Baldwin Swamp
  • Bare Hill
  • Barubbra Island
  • Baywulla Creek
  • Beachmere
  • Beelbi Creek
  • Bell Creek
  • Bingera 1
  • Bingera 2
  • Bird Island
  • Blackwater
  • Bloomfield River
  • Bloomsbury
  • Boat Mountain 1
  • Boat Mountain 2
  • Bottle Creek
  • Boyne Island
  • Broadwater
  • Buccan
  • Buckleys Hole
  • Bullock Creek
  • Bullyard
  • Bunya Mountains
  • Bunyaville
  • Burleigh Knoll
  • Byron Creek
  • Cabbage Tree Point
  • Caloundra
  • Cape Pallarenda
  • Carbrook Wetlands
  • Carello Palm Swamp
  • Carraba
  • Causeway Lake
  • Charon Point
  • Combo 1
  • Combo 2
  • Coolmunda
  • Cooloothin
  • Coombabah Lake
  • Cressbrook
  • Currimundi Lake
  • Currumbin Hill
  • Daisy Hill
  • Dawson River
  • Delicia Road
  • Denmark Hill
  • Djilgarin
  • Duggan
  • Dwyers Scrub
  • Etty Bay Road
  • Eudlo Creek
  • Fraser Island
  • Five Rocks
  • Flagstone Creek
  • Fleays
  • Fleays Wildlife Park
  • Flinders Peak
  • Futter Creek
  • Garden Island
  • Goat Island
  • Goat Island (Noosa River)
  • Granville
  • Great Sandy
  • Gurgeena
  • Hallorans Hill
  • Harry Spring
  • Hays Inlet 1
  • Hays Inlet 2
  • Herberton Range
  • Highworth Bend
  • Horseshoe Bay Lagoon
  • Horseshoe Lagoon
  • Indooroopilly Island
  • Ipswich Pteropus
  • Irongate
  • Jack Smith Scrub
  • Jalum
  • Joseph Banks (Round Hill Head)
  • Jumrum Creek
  • Kamerunga
  • Keatings Lagoon
  • Keppel Sands
  • Keyser Island
  • King Island
  • Kirrama
  • Knapp Creek
  • Kurrimine Beach
  • Lake Broadwater
  • Lake Murphy
  • Lark Quarry
  • Limestone Creek
  • Long Island Bend
  • Malanda Falls
  • Maroochy River
  • Meingan Creek
  • Millstream
  • Moggill
  • Mon Repos
  • Mooloolah (Marie Higgs)
  • Morven
  • Mount Beau Brummell
  • Mount Blarney
  • Mount Cooroy
  • Mount Dumaresq
  • Mount Eerwah
  • Mount Hector
  • Mount Hopeful
  • Mount Kinchant
  • Mount Leura
  • Mount Perry
  • Mount Scoria
  • Mount Whitfield
  • Mouth of Baffle Creek 1
  • Mouth of Baffle Creek 2
  • Mouth of Kolan River
  • Myora
  • Neurum Creek
  • Newport
  • North Pointer
  • O'Regan Creek
  • Palm Creek
  • Palmview
  • Pine Ridge (27°54′00″S 153°23′34″E / 27.9000°S 153.3928°E / -27.9000; 153.3928 (Pine Ridge Conservation Park))
  • Plunkett
  • Police Paddock
  • Princhester
  • Reinke Scrub
  • Rosins Lookout
  • Round Island
  • Roundstone
  • Samford Ferny Hills
  • Serpentine Creek
  • Sheep Island
  • Sheep Station Creek
  • Shoalwater Bay
  • Six Mile Creek
  • Skull Knob
  • South Stradbroke Island 1
  • South Stradbroke Island 2
  • Speewah
  • Spicers Gap Road
  • Springwood
  • St Helens Gap
  • Tallebudgera Creek
  • Tinana Creek
  • Tinana Island
  • Tingalpa Creek
  • Tolderodden
  • Tomewin
  • Toohey Forest
  • Tooloombah Creek
  • Toorbul
  • Townsville Town Common
  • Tuchekoi
  • Vandyke Creek
  • Vernon
  • Wararba Creek
  • Warrina
  • Weyba Creek
  • White Blow
  • White Rock
  • White Rock (Limited Depth)
  • Wilandspey
  • Woongoolba
  • Zamia Creek

Conservation Reserves

Feature Protection Areas

  • Big Ironbark
  • Booroobin
  • Goggrell's Tree
  • Jowarra
  • Rosehall
  • Unnamed (20 different areas)
  • Western Creek

National Parks

Resources Reserves

  • Abbott Bay
  • Amamoor Forest
  • Bouldercombe Gorge
  • Cooloola (Noosa River)
  • Flat Top Range
  • Heathlands
  • Iron Range (Lockhart River)
  • Jardine River
  • Kennedy Road Gravel
  • Lawn Hill (Arthur Creek)
  • Lawn Hill (Creek)
  • Lawn Hill (Gorge Mouth)
  • Lawn Hill (Gregory River Base)
  • Lawn Hill (Gregory)
  • Lawn Hill (Lilydale)
  • Lawn Hill (Littles Range)
  • Lawn Hill (Stockyard Creek)
  • Lawn Hill (Widdallion)
  • Littleton
  • Moonstone Hill
  • Morgan Park
  • Mount Rosey
  • Munburra
  • Palmer Goldfield
  • Stones Country
  • Wrattens

Scientific Areas

  • Bald Mountain
  • Helidon Hills
  • Melaleuca
  • Mynea Creek
  • Nerang
  • Northbrook
  • Palgrave
  • Saltwater Creek
  • Stoney Range
  • The Lagoons
  • Unnamed (29 different areas)
  • Wordoon

List of marine protected areas

Marine protected areas within the Queensland jurisdiction consist of fish habitat areas declared under the Fisheries Act 1994 and marine parks declared under the Marine Parks Act 2004.

Fish habitat areas

Fish habitat areas are listed in two lists - 'A' and 'B'.

List 'A'

  • Annan River
  • Baffle Creek
  • Beelbi
  • Bowling Green Bay
  • Broad Sound
  • Burrum
  • Cape Palmerston - Rocky Dam
  • Cawarral Creek
  • Cleveland Bay
  • Colosseum Inlet
  • Corio Bay
  • Dallachy Creek
  • Deception Bay
  • Edgecumbe Bay
  • Eight Mile Creek
  • Elliott River
  • Escape River
  • Eurimbula
  • Fitzroy River
  • Hay's Inlet
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Hull River
  • Jumpinpin-Broadwater
  • Kauri Creek
  • Kinkuna
  • Kippa-Ring
  • Maaroom
  • Margaret Bay "Wuthathi
  • Maroochy River
  • Meunga Creek
  • Moreton Banks
  • Morning Inlet - Bynoe River
  • Murray River
  • Myora - Amity Banks
  • Nassau River
  • Noosa River
  • Peel Island
  • Pine River Bay
  • Princess Charlotte Bay
  • Pumicestone Channel
  • Repulse
  • Rodds Harbour
  • Sand Bay
  • Seventeen Seventy-Round Hill
  • Silver Plains
  • Staaten-Gilbert
  • Starcke River (Ngulun)
  • Susan River
  • Temple Bay
  • Tin Can Inlet
  • Trinity Inlet
  • Tully River
  • West Hill
  • Wreck Creek

List 'B'

  • Annan River
  • Barr Creek
  • Bassett Basin
  • Beelbi
  • Bohle River
  • Burdekin
  • Burrum
  • Cape Palmerston - Rocky Dam
  • Cattle-Palm Creek
  • Colosseum Inlet
  • Coombabah
  • Coomera
  • Currumbin Creek
  • Deception Bay
  • Edgecumbe Bay
  • Fraser Island
  • Half Moon Creek
  • Halifax
  • Kolan River
  • Margaret Bay "Wuthathi"
  • Maroochy River
  • Midge
  • Noosa River
  • Pimpama
  • Pine River Bay
  • Pumicestone Channel
  • Rodds Harbour
  • Seventeen Seventy-Round Hill
  • Starcke River (Ngulun)
  • Tallebudgera Creek
  • Trinity Inlet
  • West Hill
  • Yorkeys Creek

Marine parks

The Queensland jurisdiction only included the following three marine parks as of 2016; the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is located within the Australian government's jurisdiction.

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