Parks Australia

Ghost net turtle release image 3, credit afma.

Ghost Nets Initiative launch

Monday 3 May 2021

The Australian Government has launched the Ghost Nets Initiative by making a $14.8 million investment in projects to directly address the challenge of ghost nets and marine debris littering northern Australian waters and beaches.

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Kakadu National Park

Passing of Mr M. Na-gangila Bangalang and respectful closure of Ubirr and the East Alligator region

Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Director of National Parks acknowledges the passing of Mr M. Na-gangila Bangalang, prominent and important Senior Murrwan Traditional Owner in the Erre Region and member of the Kakadu National Park Board of Management.

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Gunlom Falls

Open letter to CEO of AAPA from the Director of National Parks

Wednesday 7 April 2021

In relation to the ongoing prosecution of the Director of National Parks for constructing a walking track at Gunlom Falls without having obtained an Authority Certificate.

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Uktnp flowers, credit maree clout n.

Senior Advisory Group on Joint Management Arrangements for Commonwealth National Parks established

Wednesday 31 March 2021

The focus of the newly established group will be to ensure Traditional Owners are front and centre of discussions and any outcomes related to future joint management arrangements.

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Passes and permits

Gunlom Falls sacred site protection

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Parks Australia has today reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the issues raised by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) in a constructive manner, and to work with the Traditional Owners of Kakadu National Park to ensure their culture, their heritage and their sacred sites are protected.

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Researchers and rangers have to swim into the shore with their equipment and camping supplies to study the remote Pulu Keeling National Park. (credit Karina Sorrell)

Researchers and rangers survey remote uninhabited island for seabirds

Friday 5 February 2021

In 2020 a team of Monash University researchers and Parks Australia staff visited the remote Pulu Keeling National Park, an uninhabited island nature reserve about halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

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Newly completed shade house complex

Norfolk Island upgrades

Friday 22 January 2021

Norfolk Island National Park has been the recipient of significant capital works funding to undertake crucial projects.

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Lister’s gecko

Protecting Lister’s gecko and blue-tailed skinks

Monday 18 January 2021

In 2009 staff member Brendan Tiernan discovered the last remaining Lister’s gecko population which had retreated to the most remote part of the island.

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Uninhabited island beach with forest

Parks Australia’s ecological time capsule in the Indian Ocean

Saturday 12 December 2020

Twenty-five years ago today one of Australia’s most remote national parks was proclaimed. Happy birthday Pulu Keeling National Park!

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Uluru

Update to Park Passes for entry to national parks from 1 January 2021

Thursday 10 December 2020

The Australian Government’s fee waiver period for Booderee, Kakadu and Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Parks is coming to a close on 31 December 2020.

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NAIDOC week 2020

Parks Australia recognises ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ for NAIDOC Week

Monday 9 November 2020

The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’. Parks Australia recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

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Uluru

Record $233 million investment in Parks Australia

Sunday 12 July 2020

The Australian Government has today announced a record $233 million investment into Parks Australia to deliver infrastructure upgrades across our national parks and at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Uluru

Staged re-opening for Kakadu and Ulur̲u-Kata Tjut̲a and National Parks

Friday 12 June 2020

Parks Australia has today announced staged re-opening plans for Kakadu and Ulur̲u-Kata Tjut̲a and National Parks, with both parks to welcome visitors from Friday, 19 June 2020.

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Booderee National Park

Booderee National Park COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions

Friday 22 May 2020

To minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19, Booderee National Park is closed to travellers and other non-essential visitors until 23 June 2020 (inclusive).

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Christmas Island Red Crab

Parks Australia Zoom backgrounds

Thursday 21 May 2020

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been asking you to pick the best photos of our national parks on Facebook. Today, we’ve counted the votes, and you will find Australia’s favorite images from each park.

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Kakadu National Park

Supporting tourism businesses in Commonwealth National Parks

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Tourism businesses operating in Commonwealth national parks managed by Parks Australia will benefit from a financial relief package.

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Booderee National Park

COVID-19 closure remains in place for Booderee

Thursday 30 April 2020

Parks Australia and the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council advise that Booderee National Park will remain closed to the public until 11.59 pm on 23 May 2020.

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Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions

Thursday 9 April 2020

To protect remote communities from COVID-19, Kakadu National Park is closed to visitors and other non-essential travellers until 11.59 pm 18 June 2020. This closure is under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations.

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions

Tuesday 7 April 2020

To mitigate the spread of Covid-19, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is closed to visitors and other non-essential travellers until 11.59 pm 18 June 2020.

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Passes and permits

Parks Australia temporary closures extended

Monday 6 April 2020

Parks Australia has today announced that the recent closures to Booderee, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks, and the Australian National Botanic Gardens will be extended.

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Christmas Island

Christmas Island COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions

Tuesday 31 March 2020

A travel ban is in place to Christmas Island until further notice. Only residents and essential staff can enter the island. Residents, essential staff and their families returning to the island must self-isolate for two weeks.

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Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions

Tuesday 31 March 2020

On 17 March 2020 a travel ban was put into effect for arrivals to Norfolk Island. Only residents and essential staff can travel to Norfolk Island until further notice, and anyone returning to the island must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

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Passes and permits

Parks Australia announces temporary closures

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Parks Australia has today announced that the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Booderee, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks will be temporarily closed to visitors and other non-essential travellers for a minimum of two weeks.

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Passes and permits

Waived park entry fees announced

Friday 13 March 2020

The Australian Government has announced that park entry fees will be waived for visitors to Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee National Parks from 16 March to 31 December 2020.

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