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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Tourism businesses operating in Commonwealth national parks managed by Parks Australia will benefit from a financial relief package.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.