Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Recent additions to parks

There are 7,142,675 hectares of land protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 as at 23 September 2016.

This page shows additions to parks and reserves since July 2008. The list is sorted by the date the
addition was gazetted or reserved by legislation.

Additions to parks and reserves since July 2008

Name of park

Date of addition

Size of addition
(hectares)

Jervis Bay National Park 02/12/2016 229.1
Nattai National Park 02/12/2016 350.1
Nightcap National Park 02/12/2016 82.61
Columbey National Park 09/12/2016 422.18
Ellerslie Nature Reserve 09/12/2016 238.29
Wolli Creek Regional Park 09/12/2016 0.1822
Kalyarr National Park 04/11/2016 20240.7
Wombat Creek State Conservation Area 28/10/2016 501.3
Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park 28/10/2016 28.1
Sugarloaf State Conservation Area 07/10/2016 304.6
Mares Forest National Park 07/10/2016 274.2
Mugil Murum-ban State Conservation Area 07/10/2016 94.56
Werakata State Conservation Area 07/10/2016 341.4
Dangelong Nature Reserve 23/09/2016 4.8
Kybeyan State conservation Area 23/09/2016 5.1
Kybeyan Nature Reserve 23/09/2016 1012.89
Yellowmundee Regional Park 23/09/2016 182.85
Morton National Park 09/09/2016 16.66
Heathcote National Park 28/04/2016 6.9
Capertee National Park 08/04/2016 2733
Malabar Headland National Park 12/02/2016 71.67
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park 04/12/2015 764.6
Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve 20/11/2015 0.6085
Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area 20/11/2015 329.2
Munmorah State Conservation Area 20/11/2015 521.3
Blue Mountains National Park 20/11/2015 1.6468
Goolawah National Park 20/11/2015 26.5
Goolawah Regional Park 20/11/2015 8.7
Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve 16/10/2015 17.29
Hunter Wetlands National Park 09/10/2015 31.87
South East Forest National Park 02/10/2015 360.01
Brisbane Water National Park 02/10/2015 2.4
Glenrock State Conservation Area 18/09/2015 4.228
Nangar National Park 11/09/2015 32.37
Culgoa National Park 25/09/2015 2286
Tarlo River National Park 25/09/2015 462.3
Coffs Coast Regional Park 04/09/2015 39.08
Blue Mountains National Park 28/08/2015 81.26
Royal National Park 14/08/2015 8.502
Brisbane Water National Park 10/07/2015 59.65
Wianamatta Regional Park 12/06/2015 240.26
Goulburn River National Park 05/06/2015 23.35
Wollemi National Park 13/03/2015 0.098
Captains Creek Nature Reserve 13/03/2015 1188.5
Wollemi National Park 13/03/2015 24.28
Capertee National Park 05/03/2015 40.41
Dooragan National Park 05/03/2015 25.15
Eurobodalla National Park 05/03/2015 1.25
Everlasting Swamp National Park 05/03/2015 131.9
Popran National Park 05/03/2015 0.12
Royal National Park 05/03/2015 0.47
Woomargama National Park 05/03/2015 54.61
Yengo National Park 05/03/2015 64.75
Dananbilla Nature Reserve 05/03/2015 541.4
Wolli Creek Regional Park 05/03/2015 9.41
Wereboldera State Conservation Area 05/03/2015 287
Tuggerah State Conservation Area 06/02/2015 0.0645
Yathong Nature Reserve 01/01/2015 4151
Brisbane Water National Park 24/12/2014 0.62
Morton National Park 28/11/2014 64.7
Deua National Park 28/11/2014 386.07
Kumbatine National Park (incorporating part of Kumbatine State Conservation Area) 21/11/2014 397
Lachlan Valley National Park (incorporating part of Lachlan Valley State Conservation Area) 21/11/2014 29424
Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve (incorporating Macquarie Marshes State Conservation Area) 21/11/2014 2392
Brindabella National Park (incorporating Brindabella State Conservation Area) 21/11/2014 2880
Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area 21/11/2014 2.57
Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area 21/11/2014 3196
Doodle Corner Swamp Nature Reserve 21/11/2014 208.33
Gelnrock State Conservation Area 21/11/2014 4.38
Hartley Historic Site 21/11/2014 0.21
South East Forest National Park 01/08/2014 41.90
Popran National Park 06/06/2014 16.19
Morton National Park 21/02/2014 17.16
Monga State Conservation Area 14/02/2014 3.89
Lachlan Valley National Park 01/01/2014 1048
Paroo-Darling National Park 13/09/2013 521
Brisbane Water National Park 13/09/2013 18.74
Avondale State Conservation Area 13/09/2013 4.42
Egan Peaks Nature Reserve 24/05/2013 41.49
Seven Mile Beach National Park 03/05/2013 3.64
Koorawatha Nature Reserve 19/04/2013 1.07
Wollemi National Park 12/04/2013 32.38
Arakoon National Park 15/02/2013 0.8
Tilligerry State Conservation Area 11/01/2013 119.01
Minimbah Nature Reserve 11/01/2013 22
Cathedral Rock National Park 11/01/2013 12
Darawank Nature Reserve 07/12/2012 0.8847
Mungo National Park 23/11/2012 692.6
Maria National Park 23/11/2012 54
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park 26/10/2012 32.64
Oolambeyan National Park 26/10/2012 320
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve 05/10/2012 56
Yatteyattah Nature Reserve 17/08/2012 0.497
Goonengerry National Park 10/08/2012 85
Abercrombie River State Conservation Area 10/08/2012 80
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park 10/08/2012 238.8
New England National Park 27/07/2012 125
Ginghet Nature Reserve 27/07/2012 2673
Abercrombie River National Park 20/07/2012 50.89
Georges River National Park 20/07/2012 0.14
Morton National Park 20/07/2012 16.19
Coolah Tops National Park 20/07/2012 1148.35
Dananbilla Nature Reserve 30/03/2012 8.6
Lane Cove National Park 30/03/2012 50
Illunie Nature Reserve 10/02/2012 26.25
Clybucca Aboriginal Area 03/02/2102 27.03
Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area 03/02/2012 250
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area 03/02/2012 219.9
Paupong Nature Reserve  03/02/2012 336
Towarri National Park 20/01/2012 29
Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Park 13/01/2012 128
Brindabella National Park 13/01/2012 261
Goulburn River National Park 01/01/2012 359.4
South West Woodland Nature Reserve 01/01/2012 383
Torrington State Conservation Area 18/11/2011  20.23
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park 18/11/2011  2891
Broadwater National Park  28/10/2011  19.92
South East Forest National Park 28/10/2011 149
Hunter Wetlands National Park 25/10/2011 3.5
Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve 14/10/2011  8.7
Leacock Regional Park 23/09/2011  4.345
Goolawah National Park 17/06/2011 12
South East Forest National Park 04/03/2011 50.4
Lachlan Valley State Conservation Area 03/03/2011 17754
Werekata State Conservation Area 03/03/2011 22.92
Crowdy Bay National Park 03/03/2011 11.6
Mt Yarrowyck Nature Reserve 03/03/2011 1.73
South East Forest National Park 03/03/2011 31.6
Wollemi National Park 03/03/2011 639.8
Darawahl State Conservation Area 03/03/2011 303.7
Illawarra State Conservation Area 03/03/2011 14.89
Brigalow State Conservation Area 25/02/2011 252.7
Keverstone State Conservation Area 25/02/2011 1164
Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area 25/02/2011 4292
Columbey State Conservation Area 25/02/2011 250
Ukerbarley Aboriginal Area 25/02/2011 1483
Chambigne State Conservation Area 18/02/2011 760
Towarri National Park 21/01/2011 442.73
Kosciuszko National Park 21/01/2011 162
Garawarra State Conservation Area 21/01/2011 33
Bundjalung National Park 21/01/2011 86
Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area 14/01/2011 164
Munmorah State Conservation Area 14/01/2011 105
Meroo National Park 01/01/2011 85
Mungo National Park 01/01/2011 10040
Warrumbungle National Park 01/01/2011 248
Towarri National Park 01/01/2011 25.14
Pilliga Nature Reserve 01/01/2011 47.44
Kwiamble National Park 01/01/2011 28.16
Boonalla Community Conservation Area (Kelvin) 01/01/2011 43.41
Goonoo Community Conservation Area 01/01/2011 770
Durridgere Community Conservation Area 01/01/2011 34.2
Breelong Community Conservation Area 01/01/2011 118.7
Bingara Community Conservation Area 01/01/2011 14.72
Yathong Nature Reserve 01/01/2011 4212
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park 01/01/2011 1972
Lachlan Valley National Park 01/01/2011 1094
Bullala Community Conservation Area 24/12/2010 3276
Gwydir River Community Conservation Area 24/12/2010 1048
Pilliga West Community Conservation Area 24/12/2010 805
Wolllemi National Park 24/12/2010 24.3
Glenrock State Conservation Area 24/12/2010 0.469
Mother of Ducks Nature Reserve 24/12/2010 5.24
Wiarborough Nature Reserve 17/12/2010 204.2
Wollemi National Park 17/12/2010 4.8
Kemps Creek Nature Reserve 17/12/2010 8.03
Innes Ruins HS 17/12/2010 16.3
Boonoo Boonoo National Park 17/12/2010 390
Warrabah National Park 17/12/2010 749.1
Billinudgel Nature Reserve 17/12/2010 7.92
Tuggerah State Conservation Area 03/12/2010 65
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park 03/12/2010 3204
Murrumbidgee Valley State Conservation Area 03/12/2010 689.1
Garawarra State Conservation Area 26/11/2010 16.7
Kings Plains National Park 20/08/2010 1318
Kwiambal National Park 20/08/2010 472
Abercrombie River National Park 13/08/2010 402
Blue Mountains National Park 13/08/2010 190
Kanagra-Boyd National Park 13/08/2010 2152
Tarlo River National Park 13/08/2010 0.5
Wollondilly River Nature Reserve 13/08/2010 109.3
Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve 06/08/2010 24.07
Curracabundi National Park 06/08/2010 872
Meroo National Park 16/07/2010 164.2985
Bridal Veil Falls Nature Reserve 16/07/2010 65.0
Fishermans Bend Nature Reserve 16/07/2010 39.0
Georges River National Park 16/07/2010 1.4278
Yarriabini National Park 16/07/2010 9.0
Euston Regional Park 01/07/2010 3273.8
Kemendok National Park 01/07/2010 9794.4
Lachlan Valley National Park  01/07/2010 11085
Lachlan Valley Regional Park 01/07/2010 1536.6
Murray Valley National Park 01/07/2010 38631.9
Murray Valley Regional Park 01/07/2010 10263.12
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park 01/07/2010 47464.3
Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park 01/07/2010 1180
Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve 18/04/2010 1.59
Nymboi-Binderay National Park 04/06/2010 342.3
Lane Cove National Park 04/06/2010 4.2
Barrington Tops National Park 04/06/2010 1944
Conjola National Park 04/06/2010 565.5
Guy Fawkes River National Park 04/06/2010 391
Cockle Bay Nature Reserve 28/05/2010 24.52
Crowdy Bay National Park 28/05/2010 16.59
Guy Fawkes River National Park 28/05/2010 631.4
Blue Mountains National Park 28/05/2010 12.14
Guy Fawkes River National Park 21/05/2010 886
Torrington State Conservation Area 21/05/2010 69
Yarringully State Conservation Area 21/05/2010 240.5
Boondelbah Nature Reserve 21/05/2010 2.5
Clybucca Aboriginal Area 21/05/2010 580
Barakee National Park 21/05/2010 30
Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Park 21/05/2010 20.23
Yuraygir National Park 21/05/2010 18.5
Broadwater National Park 21/05/2010 38
Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park 23/04/2010 206.87
Durridgere Community Conservation Area Z3 (State Conservation Area) 26/03/2010 494
Pilliga East Community Conservation Area Z3 (State Conservation Area) 26/03/2010 41.64
Pilliga West Community Conservation Area Z3 (State Conservation Area) 26/03/2010 19.83
Bullala Community Conservation Area Z1 (National Park) 26/03/2010 108.7
Gwydir River Community Conservation Area Z1 (National Park) 26/03/2010 985.8
Pilliga West Community Conservation Area Z1 (National Park) 26/03/2010 113.2
Broken Head Nature Reserve 26/03/2010 0.5612 
Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve 26/03/2010 33.51
Nattai National Park 12/03/2010 1138
Blue Mountains National Park 12/03/2010 844
Monga National Park 12/03/2010 612.3
New England National Park 12/03/2010 66
Curracabundi National Park 12/03/2010 3710
Warrabah National Park 11/09/2009 407.1
Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve 22/05/2009 1.62
Guy Fawkes River National Park 22/05/2009 815.8
Brisbane Water National Park 22/05/2009 32.75
Marshalls Creek Nature Reserve 22/05/2009 14.36
Coolah Tops National Park 15/05/2009 1280
Kanangra-Boyd National Park 15/05/2009 3900
South East Forest National Park 28/08/2009 161.68
Gundabooka State Conservation Area 28/08/2009 230
Myall Lakes National Park 28/08/2009 5
Cathedral Rock NationalPark 28/08/2009 44.79
Jervis Bay National Park 31/07/2009 3.952
Monga State Conservation Area 31/07/2009 0.5
Wee Jasper Nature Reserve 31/07/2009 1.7
Crowdy Bay National Park 31/07/2009 32.19
Burragorang State Conservation Area 24/07/2009 1.1242
Thirlmere Lakes National Park 17/07/2009 25.60
Goulburn River National Park 17/07/2009 117.00
Ledknapper Nature Reserve 17/07/2009 17,260.00
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve 17/07/2009 17.00
Blue Mountains National Park 17/07/2009 129.50
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve 10/07/2009 607
Boginderra Hills Nature Reserve 10/07/2009 245.6
Wolli Creek Regional Park 10/07/2009 6.205
Broken Head Nature Reserve 10/07/2009 7.6
Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve 10/07/2009 16.69
Arakwal National Park 10/07/2009 13
Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Park 12/06/2009 418.4
Brisbane Water National Park 22/05/2009 32.75
Guy Fawkes River National Park 22/05/2009 815.8
Marshalls Creek Nature Reserve 22/05/2009 14.36
Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve 22/05/2009 1.62
Kanangra-Boyd National Park 15/05/2009 3900
Coolah Tops National Park 15/05/2009 1280
Winburndale Nature Reserve 03/04/2009 1.4
Duroby Nature Reserve 03/04/2009 0.0547
Broadwater National Park 27/03/2009 6.2
Guy Fawkes National Park 27/03/2009 161
New England National Park 27/03/2009 1353
Morton National Park 27/03/2009 2106.3
Dharawal State Conservation Area 27/03/2009 10.49
Blue Mountains National Park 13/02/2009 44.51
Turon National Park 13/02/2009 45
Hunter Wetlands National Park 13/02/2009 60.7
Wambina National Park 13/02/2009 1.93
Tinderry Nature Reserve 13/02/2009 87.3
Pilliga West Community Conservation Area (State Conservation Area) 06/02/2009 1,655.00
Durridgere Community Conservation Area (State Conservation Area) 06/02/2009 181.00
Yarrobil Community Conservation Area (National Park) 06/02/2009 524.30
Dthinna Dthinnawan Community Conservation Area(National Park) 06/02/2009 2044.00
Gwydir River Community Conservation Area (National Park) 06/02/2009 1126.00
Narran Lake Nature Reserve 05/12/2008 5,915.00
Wolllemi National Park (Newnes) 05/12/2008 5.20
Kwiambal National Park 05/12/2008 625.00
Botany Bay National Park 22/08/2008 0.14
Dural Nature Reserve 22/08/2008 9.30
Washpool National Park 22/08/2008 264.40
Coneac State Conservation Area 22/08/2008 355.40
Upper Nepean State Conservation Area 15/08/2008 632.00
Crowdy Bay National Park 15/08/2008 76.20
Thirlmere Lakes National Park 15/08/2008 11.10
Kalyarr State Conservation Area 15/08/2008 4,078.00
Bindarri National Park 15/08/2008 82.40
South East Forest National Park 15/08/2008 196.00
Mimosa Rocks National Park 15/08/2008 1.80
Blue Mountains National Park 15/08/2008 2.25
Guy Fawkes National Park 15/08/2008 122.60
Wollemi National Park 11/07/2008 390.40
Washpool National Park 11/07/2008 1,207.00
Nymboida National Park 11/07/2008 448.00
Lane Cove National Park 04/07/2008 0.75
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park 04/07/2008 2,812.00
Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve 04/07/2008 4.30
Nowendoc National Park 04/07/2008 1,077.00
Yengo National Park 04/07/2008 158.20
Page last updated: 24 January 2017