Dolphins are curious and will come to you – sometimes you might not even realise!
The important thing is to give our dolphins a fair go by showing them respect and space.
This is what ‘Dolphin Distancing’ is all about. It’s like “Neighbourhood Watch” for dolphins and whales.
Rather than the usual signs on boat ramps, media releases, calls for more policing, or blaming and shaming, we are taking a new approach that is a world-first for behaviour-change around dolphins and is known to have worked in other situations.
You can help us show boaters how it’s done by committing to Dolphin Distancing and receiving a sticker to proudly display on your vessel, reinforcing your pledge.
Help us to build a huge community of boaters who do the right thing and know when to report harassment to authorities.
It’s easy – don’t approach dolphins closer than 100m (boats including paddled craft), 300m (Jet Skis) or 30m (swimmers). Dogs should be kept 300m away from dolphins.
Report breaches to DEECA on 136 186. Call DRI on 5979 7100 with any questions.
It’s fine if they approach you – enjoy the experience but don’t follow.