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Bandon Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area)
Nearest town or city Copeville
Established 22 August 2013 (2013-08-22)
Area 6.50 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Water
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Bandon Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the locality of Copeville about 130 kilometres (81 mi) east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of the town of Copeville.

The conservation park consists of crown land described as “Allotment 11 in Deposited Plan 33335” in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Bandon. It came into existence on 22 August 2013 by proclamation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. It is named after the Hundred of Bandon. A separate proclamation on 22 August 2013 ensured the continuation of “existing rights of entry, prospecting, exploration or mining” regarding the land under the Mining Act 1971 and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000. As of 2016, it covered an area of 6.50 square kilometres (2.51 sq mi).

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.

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