NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) recognises that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) needs to use natural landscapes for training activities. However, ADF training activities can be carried out in parks only if they have minimal impact on the environment and other park users.
- For the purposes of this policy, ADF training activities that may be carried out in parks are divided into two categories:
- Outdoor training – this means physical activities such as climbing, canoeing, orienteering, patrolling and bushwalking. It does not involve ammunition or pyrotechnics.
- Special forces training – this may involve climbing, airborne and waterborne activities. Weapons and ammunition may be carried but not discharged.