Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas


A range of parks management policies exist to balance the protection of native plants, animals and ecosystems, with needs of business operators and visitors.

OEH's park management policies

Our policies:

  • guide appropriate conduct in national parks and reserves to protect native plants, animals and ecosystems
  • balance the needs of conservation with the needs of visitors and of businesses operating in national parks and reserves
  • clarify the responsibilities of OEH, businesses operating in reserves, neighbours and visitors
  • relate to the implementation of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and accompanying regulations; and the Wilderness Act 1987

Read how and why policies are made for more information.

These policies, listed alphabetically, are:

Contacts for further advice

For more information contact Environment Line by email or phone 131 555. If your question relates to local issues or consent please contact your local NPWS office.

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Page last updated: 21 July 2016