Paroo-Darling National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Paroo-Darling 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:
Paroo-Darling National Park is committed to upholding biodiversity and does this by protecting rare, vulnerable, threatened and endangered species. Conservation programs are regularly carried out in this park, and can include intensive research, surveying, data collection on species distribution and population, revegetation, fire management reviews and pest control.
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 Paroo-Darling National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as fox and goat control to protect biodiversity in this park.
Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out wild dog pest control, we aim to minimise the impact that they have on livestock and domestic pets, while maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.
Historic heritage in our parks and reserves
NPWS strives to promote awareness and understanding of Paroo-Darling National Park, its historic heritage and abundant natural and cultural assets. NPWS actively supports research efforts and partnerships that assist park management, decision-making and conservation. Research findings, where possible, are interpreted, made available to the public, and implemented as required.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Paroo-Darling National Park is the traditional home of the Ngiyeempaa and Paakantyi people. Where possible, NPWS works alongside members of these communities to conserve and protect the park’s Aboriginal cultural heritage, and pursues opportunities for increased cultural connection. Research projects and programs to inform and educate park visitors are ongoing. Cultural site information is documented and preserved, and Aboriginal cultural material repatriated.
To acknowledge the commitment NSW National Parks has in working with the Paroo-Darling National Park Elders Council, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in November 2010. This agreement ensures that Aboriginal people have meaningful involvement in the management of the park, which features Aboriginal sites and places of cultural value.
- in the Outback NSW region
Paroo-Darling National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.
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
Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre, White Cliffs
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 2 Johnston Street, White Cliffs NSW 2836
- Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre, White Cliffs
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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.