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Protected areas of New South Wales

The Protected areas of New South Wales include both terrestrial and aquatic protected areas. At 30 June, 2007 there were 776 separate terrestrial protected areas with a total land area of (8.29% of the state’s area). 178 of these are national parks, totalling . At the same time there were 18 aquatic protected areas with a total area of .

Terrestrial protected areas

National Parks

National parks are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

New England Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

New England Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

State Conservation Areas

State Conservation Areas, formerly referred to as State Recreation Areas, are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

New England Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Regional Parks

Regional Parks are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Aboriginal Areas

Aboriginal Areas are managed by local Aboriginal communities and the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast



New England Tablelands



Northern Rivers

Outback NSW



South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Historic Sites

A number of Historic Sites are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change. Other historic sites in the state are managed by the New South Wales Historic Houses Trust.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

State Parks

State Parks are managed by the New South Wales Department of Lands.

Karst Conservation Reserves

Four Karst Conservation Reserves are managed by the Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust.

Aquatic protected areas

Marine Parks

Marine Parks are managed by the New South Wales Marine Parks Authority.

Aquatic Reserves

Aquatic Reserves are managed by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

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