South-eastern Australia is one of the most bushfire-prone areas in the world.
The risk of bushfires cannot be eliminated, but their impact can be reduced by effective planning and bushfire management.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is responsible for managing fire on over 7 million hectares of parks and reserves across New South Wales. Much of this land is rugged and isolated. We work to reduce the risk of bushfire in remote regions and in national parks that are closer to populated areas that include homes and farms.
We manage the risk of bushfire in our national parks through:
We also work in partnership with the other agencies, like the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), and the community to decrease the risk of bushfire to people, property and the environment.