Environment

Protect the environment

Protecting our unique, biodiverse, natural environments is a very high priority.

Australia has more than 500 national parks, which cover over 28 million hectares or four per cent of the country.

A further six per cent is protected in conservation areas within state forests, nature reserves, indigenous protected areas and conservation reserves.

Invasive exotic plant pests and weeds threaten our native species, disrupt ecosystems and change the face of these landscapes, along with parklands and other public spaces.

Did you know?

  • Conservation areas

    Conservation areas bring $6 trillion worth of benefits to Australians.

See how you can help protect these areas.