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NPWS Park Operations Branch – North Coast

Find out who liaises between your community and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), and who to contact for more information.

Contacts for this branch

Key offices


Phone: 02 8289 6301
Fax: 02 8289 6381
Email: northernrivers.region@environment.nsw.gov.au

Street address: Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Centre for Tropical Horticulture, 494 Bruxner Highway, Alstonville NSW 2477
Postal address: PO Box 856, Alstonville NSW 2477

Opening hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday


The office has a visitor counter on Level 4 with information about the national parks in the region. Permits and passes are also issued here.

Phone: 02 6641 1500
Fax: 02 6641 1599
Email: northcoast.region@environment.nsw.gov.au

Street address: Level 4, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW
Postal address: PO Box 361, Grafton NSW 2460

Opening hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

North Coast Regional Advisory Committee

Contact Jenny Byrnes, Administration Officer  for specific inquiries about this NPWS advisory committee.

Phone: 02 6641 1530
Postal address: PO Box 361 Grafton NSW 2460

Committee members

Mr Rob Cleary
Ms Rachel Binskin
Mr Allister Gee
Mr Robin Heath
Ms Kristine Hely
Mr Max Ingram
Mr Frank Kennedy
Mr Peter  Lean
Mr Sean McArdle
Mr Roderick McKelvey – Chair
Mr Peter Morgan
Mr Bob Palmer
Mr Barry Ramke
Mr Terrence Tibbett
Mr Clark Valler JP

Northern Rivers Regional Advisory Committee

Contact Karin Bennett, Regional Administration Officer, for specific inquiries about this NPWS advisory committee.

Phone: 02 6627 0200
Postal address: PO Box 856, Alstonville NSW 2480

Committee members

Mr Trevor Bendall
Mr Rod Caldicott
Mr Blair Cochran
Ms Lois Cook
Ms Marie Gale
Dr Hedley Grantham
Ms Eleanor Margaret Hodgson OAM
Mr Rodney Holland
Mrs Melissa Ladkin
Miss Jeanette (Jan) Olley
Dr Pascal Scherrer – Chair
Dr Debra Stokes
Mr Darren Taitoko
Mrs Lorraine Vass
Dr Charlie Zammit 

For more information on NPWS Regional Advisory Committees, visit the Advisory committees web page.

Page last updated: 15 December 2017