2016 Draft Wild Horse Management Plan: Kosciuszko National Park

This draft plan was developed with input from an independent technical reference group and community and stakeholder engagement. The plan has not yet been finalised or adopted.

1 May 2016
Office of Environment and Heritage
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-355-7
  • ID OEH20160271
  • File PDF 3.8MB
  • Pages 51
  • Name kosciuszko-national-park-draft-wild-horse-management-plan-160271.pdf


The 2008 Kosciuszko National Park Horse Management Plan remains the current plan for the management of horses in the park.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service, part of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, has a legal duty to protect the range of natural and cultural values within Kosciuszko National Park, and a responsibility to minimise the impact of introduced species, including wild horses. However, the issue of wild horse management within the park is often highly contentious and emotive. The diverse range of standpoints in the general community include deeply polarised views between major stakeholder groups about if and how wild horses in the park should be managed.

Supporting documents

Draft Wild Horse Management Plan Flyer (PDF 1.4MB) (2016)

Review of the 2008 Horse Management Plan and Wild Horse Management Program, Kosciuszko National Park (PDF 2MB) (2016)

Final Report of the Independent Technical Reference Group: Supplementary to the Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Management Plan (PDF 1.4MB) (2016)

National Cultural Heritage Values Assessment and Conflicting Values Report: The wild horse population in Kosciuszko National Park (PDF 5.9MB) – consultant report (2015)

Assessing the humaneness of wild horse management methods (PDF 5.2MB (2015)

Community Engagement Report Wild Horse Management Plan Review (PDF 1.5MB) (2015)

Focus Groups Report Wild Horse Management Plan (PDF 1.3MB) (2015)

Initial Online Questionnaire Survey Report Wild Horse Management Plan (PDF 2.4MB) (2015)

21st Century Town Hall Meeting Report: Community engagement for the review of the Wild Horse Management Plan (PDF 4.7MB) (2015)

Kitchen Table Discussion Guide Wild Horse Management Plan Review (PDF 2.6MB) (2015)

Second Online Survey Report Wild Horse Management Plan (PDF 2MB) (2015)

Engagement Conclusions: Wild Horse Management Plan Review (PDF 1.4MB) (2015)

Wild Horse Management Plan Review Online Engagement Report (PDF 3.1MB) (2014)

Related documents

2008 Kosciuszko National Park Horse Management Plan (2008)

Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management (2006)