The Great Sandy Biosphere comprises 1.416 million hectares of Queensland, Australia, including 542,000 hectares of marine ecosystems and 874,000 hectares of diverse landscape.
The Great Sandy Biosphere is an important site for conservation at regional, state, national and global levels.
A biosphere reserve is an area declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as having achieved a notable balance between environment and sustainable human development.
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status recognises places around the world with outstanding natural environments, where communities are committed to working together to live sustainably.
Partners in protecting the Great Sandy Biosphere include Traditional Owner groups, the Queensland Government, Burnett Mary Regional Group, Gympie Regional Council, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Bundaberg Regional Council.