Looking after our parks

National parks are special areas and it's up to all of us to treat them with care - whether bushwalking, camping, or vehicle touring.


Be a considerate park visitor
There are a few easy things you can do to help care for parks and reserves when you visit them. Read about them here.

Look after historic & cultural sites
National parks are full of cultural heritage, from Aboriginal rock art to old lighthouses. See how you can help protect them.

Stop weeds & pest animals from invading our parks
Introduced species can spread very quickly into parks, and have a massive impact on native plants and animals. Find out how to stop them.

Be careful with fire
Learn more about fire bans and bushfire danger ratings, so you can stay safe and protect the bush (NPWS website).

Help rescue injured wildlife
Whether you come across a beached whale or an animal injured on the road, there's someone you can contact.

Report illegal activities
If you see something suspicious in a national park, we need to know about it. Find out who to contact.

Become a volunteer
Find out about bush regeneration groups and other volunteer programs you can join in national parks.

Pets in parks
Find out why dogs and other domestic pets (other than trained assistance animals such as guide dogs) must not be taken into national parks, state conservation areas, nature reserves, historic sites or Aboriginal areas.

Parks in Canada
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Page last updated: 07 July 2014