Director of National Parks

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
The Director of National Parks is a corporation established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the principal Commonwealth legislation for establishing and managing protected areas. The corporation is constituted by the person appointed to the office named the Director of National Parks. Under the EPBC Act, the Director of National Parks' responsibilities include: - managing Commonwealth reserves and conservation zones - protecting biodiversity and heritage in Commonwealth reserves and conservation zones - carrying out research relevant to Commonwealth reserves - cooperating with other countries to establish and manage national parks and nature reserves in those countries - making recommendations to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment Commonwealth reserves that are wholly or partly on Indigenous people's land are managed in conjunction with a Board of Management. There are also Advisory Committees who provide advice to the Director on the management of other reserves. These boards and committees play crucial roles in determining the policies and priorities for the management of each protected area.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Environment Protection and Conservation Act 1999

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Recreation and Culture

  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Operate with some Independence

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 787, Canberra ACT 2601

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Director of National Parks Ms. Jody Swirepik PSM 1 March 2022 31 March 2023
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