Australia’s national parks and protected areas are a legacy for all Australians. National parks and protected areas are some of Australia’s most important public assets, and have widespread community support and recognition.
They’re critical for protecting biodiversity and natural areas, and are the cornerstone of conservation efforts across Australia. They contribute greatly to society and have significant economic values. They showcase our unique landscapes and wildlife to the world.
The National Parks Australia Council (NPAC), formed in 1975, is a national body that coordinates and represents the views of a range of state and territory non-government organisations. The Council’s mission to protect, promote and extend national park systems across Australia.
NPAC has produced five science-based policy papers that lay out a vision for strengthening Australia’s national parks legacy and locating it in the broad Australian landscape.
NPAC is seeking clear commitments from all political parties and levels of government to protect the integrity and security of national parks and protected areas for future generations.
Member groups represent over 50,000 members and supporters. It includes: