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Park Operations Branches

The National Parks and Wildlife Service incorporates 8 Park Operations Branches, with key offices in regional locations across the state. There are also a number of visitor information centres and works depots strategically located to meet the needs of the community and to manage protected areas.

Natural and cultural heritage is conserved at a local and regional level, and partnerships are developed with the community and other governments and agencies, providing leadership and direction through conservation programs. New South Wales has more than 870 national parks and reserves. They protect landscapes from rainforests and rugged bush to outback deserts. The map below shows the 8 Park Operations Branches and current key offices. 


Blue Mountains

Hunter Central Coast

Greater Sydney

North Coast

Northern Inland

South Coast

Southern Ranges


Map of New South Wales, showing NPWS regions.
Page last updated: 28 June 2017