Sydney's parks

Biodiversity survey priorities program

OEH has been working to ensure that all reserves in greater Sydney have adequate flora and fauna information. The Biodiversity Survey Priorities program ranks all reserves on the quality of flora and fauna data and sets out to address the greatest information shortfalls first. From the Hunter to the Illawarra and across the Blue Mountains, survey teams have worked to provide quality baseline data and management advice on plants and animals, including threatened species and threatened ecological communities. To find out more about the program download this report: Biodiversity Survey Priorities for OEH (DECCW) Reserves in the Sydney Basin

Reports to download

Comprehensive fauna and flora reports exist for over 30 OEH reserves, with more being finalised every year. Click on the geographic area you are interested below.

Sydney Metropolitan
From Royal National Park in the south to Lane Cove National Park in the north, Sydney's metropolitan area is blessed with an array of national parks with fantastic biodiversity.

Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is an area of unparalleled beauty and biodiversity. Rugged terrain and vast areas of wilderness mean that these parks were formerly some of the most poorly understood in all of New South Wales. Now more than 85 percent has adequate flora and fauna information. Download reports on Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd, Nattai, Wollemi and Yengo national parks.

Illawarra - South Coast - Southern Highlands
Rainforests and coastal heathlands make the Illawarra a special area. Download flora and fauna reports on the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area, Dharawal State Conservation Area (and National Park) and Nature Reserve.

Hunter - Central Coast
The Hunter Valley and Central Coast of New South Wales have some outstanding national parks that provide habitat for some of the rarest flora and fauna in the state. Download reports on Werakata National Park, Sugarloaf State Conservation Area, Manobalai Nature Reserve and others here.

Page last updated: 09 October 2013