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Unlike many other Australian parks and reserves, there is no permanent management presence at HIMI. Management staff and researchers must sail for around two weeks through the rough Southern Ocean to reach Heard Island before attempting to begin their work.

Outer marine zone

The Outer Marine Zone provides for the management of activities in the marine areas of the Reserve that extend beyond the Inner Marine Zone.

Due to the greater distance separating the Outer Marine Zone from the islands, regulation of human activities in this zone will be less strict than the Inner Marine Zone, while still sufficient to provide for the protection of the values of the Reserve.

Entry to, and passage through, the Outer Marine Zone by a vessel will not require a permit.

Zone Boundaries

The Outer Marine Zone comprises all the marine waters of the Reserve not included in the Inner Marine Zone (view map).

This page was last updated on 28 February 2005.