About this document
The Great Barrier Reef is home to a range of extraordinary plant and animal life. The Reef is a national treasure with an amazing and ecologically diverse environment recognised globally for its Outstanding Universal Value.
Australians are passionate about the reef. Our vision is to ensure that this great natural asset continues to be a world wonder for each successive generation, and the Reef Trust is a critical tool in achieving this.
The Reef Trust is designed to fund projects that improve Reef health and resilience. Informed by the best available science, the Reef Trust pools and strategically allocates resources to address the highest priority threats to the Reef.
Through targeted strategic investments, the Reef Trust will assist delivery against key outcomes and targets of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, the 35-year blueprint for the sustainable management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
The Reef Trust is an Australian Government initiative working with the Queensland Government and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and collaborating with natural resource management organisations, industry and the community. This partnership will ensure the long-term protection and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, preserving its World Heritage values.