World Heritage

The Shark Bay World Heritage Area

The Shark Bay World Heritage Area encompasses some of Australia’s most impressive and significant natural treasures; so much so that is has been rated as one of the world’s most important natural sites; a World Heritage site.

What is World Heritage?Aerial view of Big Lagoon in Francois Peron National Park

Ever wondered how sites become World Heritage listed or why some areas get listed and others don’t? Click here to find out why.

Shark Bay’s World Heritage Values

What are the reasons for Shark Bay’s World Heritage listing and what sets it apart from other natural sites? Click here to find out.

Managing the World Heritage Area

Shark Bay is a massive and remote area with over 1500 kilometres of coastline, numerous islands and large tracts of unpopulated land. Managing this area is a challenge for the various land managers. Find out how it is achieved here.