Walkers in Purnululu National Park
Walkers in Purnululu National Park
Photo © Colin Ingram

Western Australia’s conservation lands and waters (including national parks, marine parks, nature reserves and State forests) extend over more than 31 million hectares (an area bigger than Victoria) and encompass stunning coastlines, expansive coral reefs, sweeping ranges, magnificent gorges and stately forests.

Our parks also protect social, cultural and spiritual values and provide opportunities for Indigenous Western Australians to connect with country and their identity as the original custodians of this land.

Many of these areas are nationally and internationally significant. Shark Bay, Purnululu National Park and the Ningaloo Coast are World Heritage properties – a status shared by East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Barrier Reef.

Our parks underpin a valuable and expanding nature based tourism industry but above all are there for you to visit and enjoy.

The lands and waters managed by DBCA are a part of Australia’s National Reserve System (NRS). The NRS is Australia's network of protected areas, conserving examples of our unique landscapes, plants and animals for future generations. More information about the NRS can be found on the Department of the Environment and Energy website.

Visit Explore Parks WA | Parks and Wildlife Service (dpaw.wa.gov.au) to explore Western Australian parks.