have been part of the Australian environment for thousands
of years. They can start from natural causes but are often
deliberately or carelessly lit.
NPWS is responsible for fire control and prevention in
national parks and other NPWS lands, and assists in the
management of fires outside these areas. Trained and
NPWS staff are frequently appointed as Fire Controllers
for fires inside or outside national parks and other
managed by the NPWS.
there are reserved lands, the NPWS is member of the local
Bushfire Management Committee. Community fire plans are
prepared to enable co-ordinated fire control and prevention
in local districts.
are managed to, protect people and rural lands from fire
while minimising damage to native plant and animal communities.
Parks & Wildlife Service, National Park Shop
and Information, Heritage
Centre, End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. Phone: +61 (02) 4787 8877.
9am to 4.15pm every day except Christmas Day