Conservation and heritage

NSW National Parks manages more than 895 protected areas within the state, including historic sites, places of Aboriginal cultural significance and habitats that protect wildlife. Join our journey to conserve these special places for the future.

Explore our history

Find out how we're conserving and rehabilitating sites with historic heritage values in our parks.

Historic heritage of NSW

Protecting threatened species

Find out what we're doing to ensure our parks are a permanent stronghold for threatened species conservation and recovery.

Threatened species in parks

Our parks

Explore our national parks, regional parks, nature reserves and find out why they're worth protecting.

Parks and reserves of NSW

World Heritage

Discover the amazing World Heritage-listed sites of NSW, including the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

World Heritage sites

Protecting biodiversity

Our parks and reserves help protect our biodiversity, including the habitats of rare and endangered plants and animals.

What we're doing

Native animals and plants in parks

These are just some of the diverse native animals and plants you might see when you visit a NSW national park or reserve.

See animals and plants

Domestic pets in parks

Learn about the important reasons why pets aren’t allowed in most NSW national parks and reserves. See which regional parks do permit dogs.

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Fire recovery

The 2019-20 bushfire season was the most widespread and extreme that NSW has ever experienced. Learn more about NSW National Parks' response to the bushfires and our fire-recovery activities.

What we're doing

Native plant and animal licensing

Most activities with native animals or plants need a licence in NSW. You need a licence to keep or trade native animals, or to pick or trade some native plants.

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Get involved

You can volunteer with us, join a tour, or make a donation to support important conservation programs.

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