Jervis Bay National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Jervis Bay National Park 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:
Jervis Bay National Park upholds its biodiversity by protecting vulnerable, threatened and endangered species. Conservation activities are carried out, and include surveying and collecting data on species distribution and population, targeting pest impacts, limiting disturbance from recreational users and undertaking frequent monitoring. NPWS consults on issues potentially affecting biodiversity within the area, and implements programs in relation to this.
The NSW coast is home to many birds, but only a few species are beach-nesting birds. NSW National Parks and Saving our Species are collaborating to secure a future for these rare and threatened birds.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Jervis Bay National Park. Pest reduction of introduced species, such as wild dogs and foxes, as well as risk assessment for new and emerging weeds, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the biodiversity values of this national park.
Since the fox was introduced to Australia in the 1870s, its impact on the environment has been negative. Foxes have contributed to the decline and extinction of a large range of native Australian animals.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
NPWS undertakes routine facility maintenance and upgrading in Jervis Bay National Park. Regular maintenance is carried out on park walkways, tracks and other facilities to ensure visitor safety.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
NPWS works cooperatively with Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council to manage Jervis Bay National Park. Ongoing programs are in place to support this relationship and to preserve the park’s values for future generations.
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.
Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.
- in the South Coast region
Jervis Bay National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 4428 6300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 104 Flatrock Road, West Nowra NSW 2541
- Nowra office
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.