Latest OEH media releases

National Parks calls for information on bow hunter turkey attacks

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is calling for information on two bow and arrow shooting attacks on native brush turkeys in the Byron Bay area.

  • 09 Nov 2018

Birds abound over summer on Muttonbird Island

Celebrate the start of the 2018 muttonbird nesting season with a ranger-guided educational tour of Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in Coffs Harbour by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

  • 06 Nov 2018

Green Cape Lighthouse shines for its 135th birthday

The 135th anniversary of Australia’s southernmost lighthouse will be celebrated on 03 November when the historic Green Cape Light Station’s 1,000,000 candlepower light flashes again across the waters of Disaster Bay.

  • 30 Oct 2018

Trailer for Discovery leads to South Coast's wildlife secrets

Just like the migrating whales travelling in their thousands along NSW's South Coast, the colourful National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Discovery Tour trailer has also been clocking up kilometres.

  • 26 Oct 2018

Every bird counts this national bird week

A cacophony of sounds crosses the mind when thinking of Australian birds – the screeching of Cockatoos as they soar through the sky; the tuneful warble of the Magpie; and the iconic cackle of a Kookaburra’s ‘laugh’.

  • 26 Oct 2018

Latest ministerial media releases

Strickland House Estate protected in perpetuity

The state heritage listed Strickland House Estate at Vaucluse has been formally transferred to the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) so it will be protected in perpetuity.

  • 31 Oct 2018

Illawarra Mountain Biking Strategy opens for public consultation

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced that the Illawarra Escarpment Mountain Biking Strategy is now open for public consultation.

  • 30 Oct 2018

Parks firefighting gets $11 million dollar boost

Two state-of-the-art helicopters and 280 firefighting units have been added to the state's national parks firefighting stable.

  • 30 Oct 2018

Koala land sought by willing buyer

The NSW Government's latest move to preserve the iconic koala is a $20 million private land purchase program designed to secure more protected habitat.

  • 23 Oct 2018

NSW grows its national park estate

The NSW Government is growing its national parks estate, adding over 4500 hectares to the network.

  • 17 Oct 2018