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National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975.

Document type
1975 (2000)
Long title
An Act to make provision for and in relation to the establishment of national parks and other parks and reserves and the protection and conservation of wildlife.
Wild species & ecosystems
Basic legislation Protected area Coastal zone management Management/conservation Policy/planning Institution Traditional rights/customary rights Special fund Protection of habitats Indigenous peoples Protection of species Trade in species Wild fauna Wild flora
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Oceania, South Pacific

Parks and reserves are to be declared by Proclamation of the Governor-General, who may declare all or any part of the park or reserve to be a wilderness zone. Proclamations may be revoked or amended, provided, however, that no Proclamation be made withdrawing land or sea from a park, reserve or wilderness zone, except in accordance with a Resolution passed by each House of Parliament. In any case, no Proclamation creating or revoking parks or reserves may be made, except after consideration by the Executive Council of a report by the Director of National Parks and Wildlife on the matter. No operations for the recovery of minerals are to be carried out in a park or reserve, except with the approval of the Governor-General and in accordance with the plan of management of the park or reserve, nor are excavations, building, timber felling or other works to be carried out, except in accordance with the plan of management.

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Implemented by

National Parks and Wildlife Regulations.

Legislation | Australia | 1977 (1995)

Keyword: Protected area, Hunting/capture, Hunting authorization/permit, Offences/penalties, Fishing authorization, Cartilaginous fishes, Protection of species, Indigenous peoples, Authorization/permit


Repealed by

Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 (Act No. 92 of 1999).

Legislation | Australia | 1999 (2010)

Keyword: Protected area, Institution, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental planning, Authorization/permit, EIA, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Wetlands, Migratory species, Alien species, Protection of species, Fishery management and conservation, Biodiversity, Marine mammals, Endangered species, Marine area