Latest OEH media releases

Botanists give new hope to rare local plants

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) botanists in Limpinwood Nature Reserve discover hope for several threatened plant species, plants so rare they are only known to exist along one escarpment within Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area on the NSW/Qld border.

  • 07 Dec 2017

Lighting reaction keeps fires contained

Quick action by National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) fire crews contained seven bushfires each to less than five hectares throughout Wollemi, Blue Mountains and Yengo National Parks recently.

  • 04 Dec 2017

Weekend weather warning for visitors to Snowy Mountains parks

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is advising visitors to reconsider camping and back country travel in Kosciuszko National Park this weekend in light of severe weather warnings.

  • 01 Dec 2017

Electrifying glider family sparks rangers into action

Ulladulla-based National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff have come to the rescue of a feathertail glider family that had found themselves in a hot spot of bother.

  • 01 Dec 2017

National Parks and Wildlife Service statement on Blue Mountains rock fall incident

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is deeply saddened by the events that occurred today on a closed section of the National Pass track in Blue Mountains National Park.

  • 29 Nov 2017

Latest ministerial media releases

Statement from Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton

The rock fall at Blue Mountains National Park is horrific.

  • 29 Nov 2017

Rare koala sightings in Dharug National Park

Two koalas have been spotted on night-vision cameras in the Dharug National Park, making them the first confirmed koala sightings in the area for decades.

  • 25 Oct 2017

Sirius apartment building

The Sirius apartment building in The Rocks will not be listed on the State Heritage register.

  • 25 Oct 2017

Free national parks vehicle entry on 8 October

Vehicle entry costs will be waived for the state’s 45 fee paying national parks on Sunday 8 October as part of National Parks and Wildlife Service’s 50th anniversary celebrations, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 04 Oct 2017

NSW beaches looking good

This year’s annual beaches scorecard rated 84 per cent of NSW swimming sites as Good or Very Good, slightly higher than last year’s result of 83 per cent, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 02 Oct 2017