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Australia’s national parks

Australia has thousands of national parks and conservation reserves to protect Australian native landscapes such as rainforests and eucalypt woodlands, as well as unique native plants and wildlife. Be inspired and explore national parks outside of NSW, with our list of interstate agencies and well-known parks.

Read more about Australia’s national parks

There are thousands of national parks and other types of conservation reserves across Australia. These areas protect a huge variety of environments - from deserts to rainforests, and coral reefs to eucalypt woodlands. Only a few 'national' parks are managed at a national level by the Australian Federal Government. Most parks and reserves are conserved by government agencies in each of Australia's eight states and territories. Below is a list of state and territory agencies:

State and territory agencies

Major parks managed by the Commonwealth Government

Junction Pools campground, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government