Port Curtis Coral Coast Regional TUMRA (Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement) was developed under the Reef Rescue Land and Sea Country Indigenous Partnerships Program

The PCCC Regional TUMRA is the fifth and largest agreement of its kind - it covers an area almost ten times the size of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory or 26,386km2.
The TUMRA area extends from Burrum Heads, south of Bundaberg, north to the mouth of the Fitzroy River and includes Curtis Island off Gladstone


  • Discussions commenced in July 2004
  • They involved Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, Bailai and Tarebilang Bunda peoples
  • Subsequent discussions were held between 2004 and 2009
  • Science and Management Workshop held in October 2009
  • Elders from the four PCCC (Port Curtis Coral Coast) Traditional Owner groups resolved to develop a TUMRA through the Gidarjil Development Corporation
  • A contract between the GBRMPA (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority) and Gidarjil was developed to manage the development process
  • Many informal discussions took place
  • 11 workshops were organised which were open to all 4 TO groups
An authorisation meeting in Bundaberg on 30 April 2011 confirmed the TUMRA and the role of the PCCC Traditional Owners' TUMRA Working Group and Steering Committee

Launch of the TUMRA Accreditation

The TUMRA launched to the public at a Cultural Festival in Bundaberg on 30 September 2011 with an event that attracted well over 250 people throughout the day, and was widely covered by the local and Indigenous media.

PCCC Traditional Hunting Permits

The permit system has been formally endorsed by the Gidarjil TURMA Steering Committee and the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority and are hereby adopted by the Steering Committee to implement and authorities permits to Hunt for one (1) Turtle (Green) per person.
Hunting of Dugong is not presently allowed in the PCCC Traditional Owner TURMA Region. This decision has been made by the Traditional Owners of land and sea country in the PCCC Traditional Owner. If you require any further information or wish to apply for a permit please contact the TUMRA Project Co-ordinator on (07) 41307700 or alternatively email

TUMRA Newsletters

Tumra Newsletter(PDF, 7.5MB)


Further Information on the TUMRA:

Kerry Blackman
PCCC TUMRA Contact Person
Managing Director
Gidarjil Development Corporation


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