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Environment, land and water

Find information about air quality, coastal management, national parks, native animals and plants, climate and weather. Learn how to reduce household waste, recycle more and report pollution to help protect the environment.

Water restrictions currently apply

Level 1 water restrictions apply in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra and for all properties connected to Hunter Water.

 

Water restrictions

COVID-19 updates for NSW national parks

Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and staff is the highest priority for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

Check park COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park.

Air quality

Check current air quality, learn about air quality monitoring, air pollution and how to protect your health.

Climate, weather and safety

Check current weather warnings, find information about climate change and advice on how to stay safe during times of fire, flood or storms.

Coasts, waterways and marine

Information about getting a boat, mooring or fishing licence, beach water pollution, marine protected areas, wetlands, estuaries and coastal management.

Environmental grants and awards

Find environmental grants for schools and communities, awards for innovation in sustainability and prizes for excellence in scientific research.

Environmental protection, waste and recycling

How to reduce household waste, recycle more and prevent litter and illegal dumping. Report noise, air and water pollution to protect the environment.

Land and soil

Information about regional land services, soils, land management, Crown land and geodiversity in NSW.

National parks and protected areas

Learn about the NSW national parks system, how parks are managed, fire management in parks and licences for commercial activities in parks and reserves.

Plants and animals

Explore NSW's native plants and animals, learn about our threatened species program, apply for wildlife licences and find information about pest animals and weeds.

Water use and monitoring

Find information about water restrictions, drinking water quality, water licensing, water management and water for the environment.

NSW bushfire clean-up

The NSW Government and the Commonwealth are covering the full cost of cleaning up eligible NSW properties that have been destroyed by bushfires since 1 July 2019.

Both insured and uninsured properties used for residential, small business or primary production purposes are eligible for the clean-up program.

Trained and licensed contractors will determine the safety requirements and the eligibility of properties.

 

A firefighter battling a bushfire

Latest news

Habitat expansion to help save koalas

An additional 89 hectares of land in the Cudgen Nature Reserve will help save the recovery of the Tweed Coast NSW koala population.
A koala spotted in a tree in the Cudgen Nature Reserve

Largest land purchase for NSW national park

Situated in far north-west NSW, Narriearra Station is the largest purchase of private land for a national park in the state’s history.
Aerial view of Narriearra Station NSW

Endangered regent honeyeaters released into the wild

Twenty beloved conservation-bred regent honeyeaters have been released into the wild to help save one of Australia’s most endangered species.
A close up shot of a Regent Honeyeater bird
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