Sturt National Park Plan of Management

Sturt National Park is located in the far north-west corner of New South Wales, approximately 330 kilometres north of Broken Hill and 400 kilometres west of Bourke. The park extends to the north, east and west of the town of Tibooburra and is bordered by Queensland to the north and South Australia to the west.

6 April 2018
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-991-7
  • ID OEH20180081
  • File PDF 3.9MB
  • Pages 80
  • Name sturt-national-park-plan-management-180081.pdf

Sturt National Park is in the remote, arid 'Corner Country' of New South Wales where the boundaries of Queensland and South Australia meet. The little town of Tibooburra lies just outside of Sturt National Park. The park contains significant markers of the epic exploration journey undertaken by Charles Sturt in the 1840s.

With an area of 325,329 hectares, Sturt National Park is the largest park in western New South Wales. Together with parks in the adjoining states and the Northern Territory it protects the striking desert landscapes and ecosystems of the Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields Bioregion and the Channel Country Bioregion.

In the north-west corner of the park is Lake Pinaroo, the largest terminal basin in the NSW dunefields and a wetland of international significance, which provides important habitat for migratory species in the arid interior. The park also supports 51 threatened animal species and 16 threatened plant species.

The park area is rich in Aboriginal sites, some of which probably date back at least 20,000 years before present. It also has a wealth of historic places associated with early exploration or which illustrate use for pastoralism for over 100 years. The archaeological heritage of the park will be conserved and significant historic places will be protected.