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Bents Basin State Conservation Area

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Bents Basin State Conservation Area has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Preserving biodiversity

Bents Basin State Conservation Area provides a range of habitats for the endangered ecological communities. The threatened Camden white gum occurs within Bents Basin and is one of only two known naturally occurring populations. Known threatened species and communities within the state conservation will also be periodically re-surveyed to update population records.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact on the ecosystems within Bents Basin Conservation Area. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the conservation area. Pest management is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Bents Basin.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Interpretive signage upgrades and updated visitor information in Bents Basin State Conservation Area is an ongoing priority. Enhancement of this visitor information is intended to promote safe and environmentally-friendly use of facilities within the state conservation area, as well as communicate the core values of Bents Basin Conservation Area.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

The local Aboriginal peoples, Gundungurra, Dharawal and Darug, will continue to be consulted and involved in the management of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. Culture camps and other activities that support research, preservation, interpretation and presentation of Aboriginal culture, will continue to take part in Bents Basin State Conservation Area.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Report illegal dumping

It's illegal to dump rubbish, household waste, green waste, construction waste, tyres, or vehicles in NSW national parks and reserves. You can help by reporting it anonymously. If you see illegal waste that has been dumped, or is in the process of being dumped, please take a photo and report it through the Report Illegal Dumping online form, or phone 131 555.


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area is open 8am to 6pm from May to August and 8am to 8pm from September to April. The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

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Get involved

Bents Basin wombat program

Bents Basin wombat program

Wombats aren’t just cute – they’re also 'nature's bulldozers' and the most intelligent marsupial. In Bents Basin State Conservation Area they're threatened by mange. Help us treat them to ensure their ongoing presence in this area.