Apply to join a NPWS regional advisory committee

Applications are sought from community members to fill positions on NPWS regional advisory committees.

Members of national parks regional advisory committee on a field trip to Seven Mile Beach

Applicants should have a strategic interest in caring for and protecting our environment and heritage. Appointments are for terms of up to 4 years.

The committees align with the 8 National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Operations Branches:

  • Blue Mountains
  • Greater Sydney
  • Hunter Central Coast
  • North Coast
  • Northern Inland
  • South Coast
  • Southern Ranges
  • West.

Committees will include at least 2 Aboriginal people, and people with qualifications, experience and expertise in one or more of the following:

  • conservation biology, wildlife management or related disciplines
  • local government
  • community involvement in conservation
  • Aboriginal cultural heritage
  • rural or regional issues
  • agriculture and rural issues (nominated by NSW Farmers)
  • ecotourism or ecologically sustainable visitor or tourist use, enjoyment and appreciation of reserves
  • environmental education
  • non-Aboriginal cultural heritage conservation.

For more information on NPWS regional advisory committees, and a map of the 8 NPWS Operations Branch boundaries, visit the Advisory committees webpage.

For more RAC application news, see our articles on seeking Aboriginal people and other community members for the committees.

How to apply

Download an online or print version of the Regional Advisory Committee application form. 

Applications open on Wednesday, 4 April 2018 and close Tuesday, 1 May 2018.

For enquiries, email rac@environment.nsw.gov.au.