Mungo National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Mungo 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:
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to ecosystems within Mungo National Park. Reduction of threats, such as foxes abatement, as well as ongoing risk assessments for new and emerging weeds, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the biodiversity values of this 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.
Historic heritage in our parks and reserves
Raising public awareness of Mungo National Park’s rich historic heritage is a key priority. NPWS supports the planning and delivery of Aboriginal cultural heritage programs, along with the dynamic visitor education projects and interpretive and educational events that are ongoing in this park.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
The countless assets of Mungo National Park are to be experienced and enjoyed, as well as protected. NPWS is committed to delivering a range of public activities within Mungo to ensure its rich cultural heritage is maximised, understood, celebrated and shared. Events planning and implementation is ongoing in this park.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Mungo National Park monitors, supports and, where possible, rehabilitates plant and animal species within its borders. Efforts to minimise the impact of threats are ongoing within this park and include frequent monitoring and pest management. NPWS is committed to plant and animal conservation, and protects threatened, vulnerable and endangered species within all NSW national parks.
Protecting and preserving the Aboriginal culture and heritage of Mungo National Park, part of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, is a joint effort. NPWS collaborates with representative elders from three local Aboriginal tribes to help manage this special and ancient place.
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 Murray-Riverina region
Mungo 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. Fees are payable through self-registration envelopes outside Mungo Visitor Centre. Different fees apply for commercial tour operators and vehicles with 8 seats or more.Buy annual pass
03 5021 8900
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 4 Melaleuca Street, Buronga NSW 2739
- Buronga 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.