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Charges payable by visitors

             (1)  For the purposes of section 39C of the Act, a charge is payable by a visitor who participates in an activity specified in column 1 of an item of the following table that is undertaken in the Marine Park in a quarter. The amount of the charge is the amount specified in column 2 of the item.


Charges payable by visitors



Column 1


Column 2



One of the following excursions provided under a chargeable permission (subject to subsections (2) and (3)):

(a) a semi-submersible, or glass-bottomed, boat excursion;

(b) a sightseeing aircraft excursion

$0.40 for each excursion


A tourist program that is provided under a chargeable permission and involves an excursion to visit Lady Elliot Island (subject to subsection (3))

$2.00 for each day, or part of a day, that the visitor visits the island


The charter of a vessel provided under a chargeable permission for a commercial purpose unrelated to tourism

$2.00 for each visitor (other than a crew member) carried on the vessel

             (2)  For the purposes of item 1 of the table, if a visitor participates in:

                     (a)  2 or more semi-submersible, or glass-bottomed, boat excursions; or

                     (b)  2 or more sightseeing aircraft excursions;

that are provided under the same permission on the same day, a charge is only payable for the first excursion by the visitor in relation to those excursions.

             (3)  For the purposes of items 1 and 2 of the table, a charge is not payable by a visitor for an excursion if the excursion is provided under the chargeable permission under which the visitor is liable to pay a standard tour program charge under section 215.

Payment of charge

             (4)  A charge is payable under this section by a visitor to the holder of the relevant permission on behalf of the Commonwealth on the day, or the first day, the visitor becomes liable to pay the charge.

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