Our mission is to lead, inspire, advise and support the Australian and global community to protect and share the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in perpetuity.
We acknowledge Rainforest Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the Wet Tropics and recognise their connection to this cultural landscape. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.
First Indigenous Chair appointed to Wet Tropics Management Authority Board
Wet Tropics temporary office closures—COVID-19
Wet Tropics Management Authority awarded for excellence in rainforest restoration
Wet Tropics Management Authority response to concerns over glyphosate use in World Heritage Area
The Wet Tropics Management Authority, formed in 1992, fulfils Australia’s international obligation to protect, conserve, present, rehabilitate and pass on the World Heritage Area to future generations.
We are jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. We maintain strong community networks and collaborate with land managers, including Traditional Owners, and conservation, research, tourism and community sectors.
Through these partnerships, we work towards addressing a range of natural and human-induced threats to this irreplaceable natural resource.
Importantly, the Authority encourages partners, communities and visitors to the region to protect this special place for future generations.