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Protected areas

Australia's biosphere reserves

Information on biosphere reserves including protected areas and surrounding lands that are managed to combine both conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

Department of the Environment

Australia's world heritage list

List of Australian properties on the World Heritage List and provides links to further information.

Department of the Environment

Australian Alps National Parks

There are three national parks in the Australian Alps that cross State and Territory borders. These parks are collectively known as the Australian Alps national parks.

Department of the Environment

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Eye on the Reef

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android – Capture and share real-time sightings of marine animals and incidents while you are still on the Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Protects the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the World Heritage Area. Find information about the Reef which attracts millions of visitors each year and offers many exciting and varied experiences,

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

A subantarctic island group located in the Southern Ocean, about 4,000 kilometres south west of mainland Australia. Provides information about this amazing, but incredibly isolated, place.

Australian Antarctic Division

Kakadu National Park

Located 240 kilometres east of Darwin in Australia’s tropical north, the Park is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park. It is managed jointly by its Aboriginal traditional owners and the Department.

Department of the Environment

National parks

Provides information on Australia's Commonwealth national parks – Kakadu, Uluru – Kata Tjuta, Booderee, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and Pulu Keeling – and Australia's network of Commonwealth marine reserves.

Department of the Environment

National reserve system

Outlines Australia's network of protected areas, conserving examples of our natural landscapes and native plants and animals for future generations.

Department of the Environment

Permits and licences for activities in Commonwealth Parks and Reserves

If you wish to conduct commercial activities in a Commonwealth Park or Reserve  such as events, tours, commercial filming and photography  you need a permit. This page provides full details and downloads for permits.

Department of the Environment

Protected area management agencies in Australia and New Zealand

Agencies responsible for national parks and wildlife, reserves and conservation in Australian states and territories and in New Zealand.

Department of the Environment

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

The Aboriginal traditional owners of Uluru -Kata Tjuta National Park have looked after, and in turn been looked after by, the land for over one thousand generations. Aboriginal use of the land over that time is reflected throughout the Uluru -Kata Tjuta landscape, which is recognised as a World Heritage area of outstanding universal value.

Department of the Environment

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