Kinchega National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Kinchega 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:
Kinchega National Park embraces programs dedicated to preserving rare, vulnerable, threatened and endangered native species. Programs to maintain biodiversity are in effect within this park and include extensive research and the surveying of identified species. Efforts to minimise threats to such plant, animal and bird species are ongoing.
Recognising the threat dust poses to the Australian landscape, DustWatch is a community program to monitor the extent and severity of wind erosion across the country. It is led by scientists from the Office of Environment and Heritage with support from local observers from government agencies and the community.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Kinchega National Park. Pest reduction of introduced species, such as goats, as well as carrying out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the biodiversity values of this park.
The NSW government has an obligation to control feral animal populations in NSW national parks. One of the most effective and humane techniques for achieving this is aerial shooting, carried out by experts who have been accredited by the Feral Animal Aerial Shooting Team (FAAST) training program.
Historic heritage in our parks and reserves
The historic heritage of Kinchega National Park is preserved through a variety of NPWS programs that embrace its pastoral and cultural past. Heritage revitalisation, history interpretation and documentary surveying projects are ongoing in this park, along with the implementation of conservation plans. Continuing interpretation of Aboriginal heritage is also conducted in conjunction with local land councils and the Aboriginal community.
Are you a history buff longing for an outlet? Have you ever considered volunteering as a guide to share local heritage with visitors to your area? NSW National Parks invites you to join us in helping to keep our state’s precious cultural and historic sites open to the public. Becoming a historic and cultural heritage volunteer will give you an opportunity to offer guided tours and share local history with visitors.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
Kinchega National Park works to keep its visitors safe and informed, and this extends to issues of signage. Displaying up to date, easily understandable and interpretive signage is an ongoing priority in this park.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Kinchega National Park boasts abundant cultural values and is extremely important to Aboriginal people. NPWS works with local Aboriginal land councils on decision-making regarding the interpretation of cultural sites within the park. Site conservation and maintenance of interpretive signage are ongoing, and efforts continue to enhance the recognition of the park’s Aboriginal heritage.
NPWS is working with the Menindee Aboriginal Elders Council to protect the age-old Aboriginal heritage of this region through the Kinchega National Park Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Management Program.
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 Outback NSW region
Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.Buy annual pass
Broken Hill office
08 8084 2880
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed 1pm to 2pm.
- 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
- Broken Hill 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.