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Western Australia is the second largest country subdivision in the world. It contains no fewer than 1224 separate Protected Areas with a total area of 170,610 km2 (65,870 sq mi) (land area: 159,151 km2 (61,449 sq mi) – 6.30% of the state’s area). Ninety-eight of these are National Parks, totalling 56,680.65 km2 (21,884.52 sq mi) (2.14% of the state’s area).

Protected areas of Western Australia

Conservation Parks

As of 2014, the following 58 conservation parks are listed as part of the National Reserve System with a total area of 8,478 square kilometres (3,273 square miles).

  • Blackbutt
  • Boyagarring
  • Brooking Gorge
  • Burra
  • Camp Creek
  • Cane River
  • Coalseam
  • Dardanup
  • Devonian Reef
  • Geikie Gorge
  • Goldfields Woodlands
  • Gooralong
  • Hester
  • Kerr
  • Korijekup
  • Lane Poole
  • Laterite
  • Len Howard
  • Leschenault Peninsula
  • Leschenaultia
  • Lupton
  • Monte Bello Islands
  • Mount Manning - Helena And Aurora Ranges
  • Muja
  • Penguin Island
  • Rapids
  • Rowles Lagoon
  • Shell Beach
  • Totadgin
  • Unnamed WA01333
  • Unnamed WA17804
  • Unnamed WA23088
  • Unnamed WA23920
  • Unnamed WA24657
  • Unnamed WA28740
  • Unnamed WA29901
  • Unnamed WA38749
  • Unnamed WA39584
  • Unnamed WA39752
  • Unnamed WA41986
  • Unnamed WA43290
  • Unnamed WA46756
  • Unnamed WA47244
  • Unnamed WA48291
  • Unnamed WA48436
  • Unnamed WA48717
  • Unnamed WA49144
  • Unnamed WA49220
  • Unnamed WA49363
  • Unnamed WA49561
  • Unnamed WA49742
  • Unnamed WA49994
  • Unnamed WA51272
  • Unnamed WA51376
  • Wallaroo Rock
  • Westralia
  • Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges
  • Yarra Yarra Lake

Marine Nature Reserves

Marine Parks

Miscellaneous Reserves

  • Bundegi
  • Jurabi
  • Monkey Mia
  • Woodvale

National Parks

Overview

Western Australia has had national parks or protected areas under legislation since the early 20th century. National Parks (and the earlier forms of reserve) in Western Australia came under a range of agencies:

  • Department of Lands and Surveys: 1 January 1890 - (partly split) 31 December 1895
  • Wood and Forests Department: 1 January 1896 – 31 December 1918
  • Forests Department: 1 January 1919 – 21 March 1985
  • State Gardens Board: 15 December 1920 – 30 April 1957 (Parks and Reserves Act 1895)
  • National Parks Board: 1 May 1957 – 30 July 1977
  • Department of Fisheries and Fauna: 1 October 1964 – 31 December 1973
  • National Parks Authority: 1 August 1977 – 15 April 1985
    • The National Parks and Nature Conservation Authority replaced the National Parks Authority in 16 April 1985 ceased 30 October 2000. Then to the Conservation Commission.
  • Wildlife section of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife: 1 January 1974 – 21 March 1985
  • Department of Environment: 1 July 2004 - 30 June 2006
  • Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM): 22 March 1985 – 30 June 2006 (Conservation and Land Management Act 1984)
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife (2006 to 2017 ?)
  • The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions was created on 1 July 2017

List

Nature Reserves

See also: Nature reserve (Australia)
  • Airlie Island
  • Alco
  • Alexander
  • Alfred Cove
  • Amery
  • Anderson Lake
  • Arpenteur
  • Arthur River
  • Austin Bay
  • Badjaling
  • Bakers Junction
  • Baladjie Lake
  • Bald Island
  • Balicup Lake
  • Balkuling
  • Ballanup Lake
  • Ballast Pit
  • Bampanup
  • Banksia Road
  • Barbalin
  • Barlee Range
  • Barrabarra
  • Barracca
  • Barrow Island
  • Bartletts Well
  • Bartram
  • Bashford
  • Basil Road
  • Beagle Islands
  • Beaumont
  • Bebenorin
  • Bedout Island
  • Beebeegnying
  • Beechina
  • Beechina North
  • Beejenup
  • Beekeepers
  • Beetalyinna
  • Bella Vista
  • Bendering
  • Benger Swamp
  • Bernier And Dorre Islands
  • Betts
  • Bewmalling
  • Biglin
  • Biljahnie Rock
  • Billericay
  • Binaronca
  • Bindoo Hill
  • Bindoon Spring
  • Birdwhistle
  • Birdwood
  • Bishops
  • Blue Gum Creek
  • Blue Rock Cave
  • Blue Well
  • Bobakine
  • Bockaring
  • Bokan
  • Bokarup
  • Bon Accord Road
  • Boodadong
  • Boodalan
  • Boodie, Double And Middle Islands
  • Boolading
  • Boolanelling
  • Boonadgin
  • Boonanarring
  • Booraan
  • Boothendarra
  • Boullanger, Whitlock, Etc Islands
  • Boundain
  • Bowgada
  • Bowgarder
  • Boyagin
  • Boyermucking
  • Bradford
  • Breakaway Ridge
  • Breaksea Island
  • Broadwater
  • Brooks
  • Brookton Highway
  • Broomehill
  • Browse Island
  • Bruce Rock
  • Buchanan
  • Bugin
  • Bulgin
  • Buller
  • Buller, Whittell And Green Islands
  • Bullsbrook
  • Bundarra
  • Bungulla
  • Buntine
  • Burdett
  • Burdett North
  • Burdett South
  • Burges Spring
  • Burgess Well
  • Burma Road
  • Burnside And Simpson Islands
  • Burracoppin
  • Burroloo Well
  • Bushfire Rock
  • Byrd Swamp
  • Cairlocup
  • Cairn
  • Calcaling
  • Camel Lake
  • Camerer
  • Canna
  • Capamauro
  • Capel
  • Capercup Road North
  • Cardunia Rocks
  • Cardup
  • Carlyarn
  • Carmody
  • Carnac Island
  • Caron
  • Carrabin
  • Carribin Rock
  • Carrolup
  • Cartamulligan Well
  • Cascade
  • Casuarina
  • Cervantes Islands
  • Chandala
  • Charles Gardner
  • Charlie Island
  • Chatham Island
  • Cheadanup
  • Cherry Tree Pool
  • Cheyne Road
  • Chiddarcooping
  • Chilimony
  • Chillinup
  • Chinamans Pool
  • Chinocup
  • Chirelillup
  • Chittering Lakes
  • Chorkerup
  • Clackline
  • Claypit
  • Clear And Muddy Lakes
  • Clyde Hill
  • Cobertup
  • Coblinine
  • Commodine
  • Concaring
  • Condarnin Rock
  • Cookinbin
  • Coolinup
  • Coomallo
  • Coomelberrup
  • Cootayerup
  • Copley Dale
  • Corackerup
  • Corneecup
  • Coulomb Point
  • Cowerup
  • Coyrecup
  • Craig
  • Crampton
  • Creery Island
  • Cronin
  • Crooks
  • Culbin
  • Cullen
  • Cutubury
  • Dalyup
  • Damboring
  • Damnosa
  • Dangin
  • Danjinning
  • Dattening
  • De La Poer Range
  • Dead Mans Swamp
  • Depot Hill
  • Derdibin Rock
  • Dingerlin
  • Dingo Rock
  • Dingo Well
  • Dolphin Island
  • Dongara
  • Dongolocking
  • Donnelly River
  • Donnybrook Boyup Brook Road
  • Dookanooka
  • Doubtful Islands
  • Doutha Soak
  • Dowak
  • Down Road
  • Dragon Rocks
  • Dragon Tree Soak
  • Drummond
  • Dukin
  • Duladgin
  • Dulbelling
  • Dulbining
  • Dumbleyung Lake
  • Dundas
  • Dunn Rock
  • Durokoppin
  • East Collanilling
  • East Latham
  • East Naemup
  • East Nugadong
  • East Wallambin
  • East Yorkrakine
  • East Yornaning
  • East Yuna
  • Eastbrook
  • Eaton
  • Elashgin
  • Ellen Brook
  • Elliot
  • Elphin
  • Emu Hill
  • Eneminga
  • Eradu
  • Erangy Spring
  • Essex Rocks
  • Falls Brook
  • Faunadale
  • Fields
  • Fisherman Islands
  • Flagstaff
  • Flat Rock Gully
  • Flat Rock
  • Flinders Bay
  • Flowery Patch
  • Folly
  • Formby
  • Forrestdale Lake
  • Fourteen Mile Brook
  • Fowler Gully
  • Freycinet, Double, Etc Islands
  • Friday Island
  • Frog Rock
  • Gabbin
  • Gabwotting
  • Galamup
  • Galena
  • Gathercole
  • Geekabee Hill
  • Geeraning
  • Gibson Desert
  • Gillingarra
  • Gingilup Swamps
  • Gingin Stock Route
  • Glasse Island
  • Gledhow
  • Glenluce
  • Gnandaroo Island
  • Gnarkaryelling
  • Goodenough
  • Goodlands
  • Gorge Rock
  • Granite Hill
  • Great Sandy Island
  • Great Victoria Desert
  • Greaves Road
  • Green Island
  • Griffiths
  • Gum Link Road
  • Gundaring Lake
  • Gundaring
  • Gunyidi
  • Haag
  • Haddleton
  • Haddleton Springs
  • Hamelin Island
  • Harris
  • Harrismith
  • Harry Waring
  • Harvey Flats
  • Hayes
  • Heathland
  • Herndermuning
  • Highbury
  • Highbury West
  • Hill River
  • Hillman
  • Hindmarsh
  • Hines Hill
  • Hobart Road
  • Holland Rocks
  • Hopkins
  • Horne
  • Hotham River
  • Howatharra
  • Hurdle Creek
  • Ibis Lake
  • Indarra Spring
  • Inkpen Road
  • Investigator Island
  • Jackson
  • Jaloran
  • Jam Hill
  • Jandabup
  • Jebarjup
  • Jeffrey Lagoon
  • Jerdacuttup Lakes
  • Jibberding
  • Jilbadji
  • Jingalup
  • Jingaring
  • Jitarning
  • Johns Well
  • Jouerdine
  • Jura
  • Kadathinni
  • Kalgan Plains
  • Kambalda
  • Karamarra
  • Karlgarin
  • Karloning
  • Karnet
  • Karroun Hill
  • Kathleen
  • Kau Rock
  • Keaginine
  • Kendall Road
  • King Rock
  • Kirwan
  • Kockatea
  • Kodj Kodjin
  • Kodjinup
  • Kokerbin
  • Koks Island
  • Kondinin Lake
  • Kondinin Salt Marsh
  • Koodjee
  • Koolanooka Dam
  • Koolanooka
  • Koolberrin
  • Kooljerrenup
  • Koornong
  • Korbel
  • Korrelocking
  • Kuender
  • Kulikup
  • Kulin Road
  • Kulunilup
  • Kulyaling
  • Kundip
  • Kurrawang
  • Kwolyin
  • Kwolyinine
  • Kwornicup
  • Lacepede Islands
  • Lake Ace
  • Lake Barnes Road
  • Lake Biddy
  • Lake Bryde
  • Lake Campion
  • Lake Cronin
  • Lake Dumbleyung
  • Lake Eyrie
  • Lake Gounter
  • Lake Hinds
  • Lake Hurlstone
  • Lake Janet
  • Lake Joondalup
  • Lake King
  • Lake Liddelow
  • Lake Logue
  • Lake Magenta
  • Lake McLarty
  • Lake Mealup
  • Lake Mears
  • Lake Mortijinup
  • Lake Muir
  • Lake Ninan
  • Lake Pleasant View
  • Lake Powell
  • Lake Shaster
  • Lake Varley
  • Lake Wannamal
  • Lake Warden
  • Lakeland
  • Lambkin
  • Lancelin And Edward Islands
  • Landscape Hill
  • Latham
  • Lavender
  • Leda
  • Lipfert, Milligan, Etc Islands
  • Little Rocky Island
  • Locke
  • Locker Island
  • Lockhart
  • Long Creek
  • Long Pool
  • Low Rocks
  • Lowendal
  • Mailalup
  • Mallee
  • Mallee Plain
  • Malyalling
  • Manaling
  • Mangkili Claypan
  • Manmanning Dam
  • Manmanning
  • Manning Road
  • Maragoonda
  • Marbelup
  • Marchagee
  • Marindo
  • Marrarup
  • Martinjinni
  • Martinup
  • Maublarling
  • Maughan
  • Maya
  • McDougall
  • McGlinn
  • McIntosh Road
  • McLarty
  • McLean Road
  • Mealup Point
  • Meelon
  • Meenaar
  • Mehinup
  • Merewana
  • Merredin
  • Mettabinup
  • Mettler Lake
  • Michaelmas Island
  • Mill Brook
  • Milyu
  • Mingenew
  • Mininup
  • Minniging
  • Minnivale
  • Minyulo
  • Miripin
  • Mistaken Island
  • Mitchell River Bridge
  • Mockerdungulling
  • Modong
  • Moganmoganing
  • Mogumber
  • Mogumber West
  • Mokami
  • Mokine
  • Mollerin
  • Mongelup
  • Moochamulla
  • Moojebing
  • Moomagul
  • Moondyne
  • Moonijin
  • Mooradung
  • Mooranoppin
  • Moore River
  • Moornaming
  • Moorumbine
  • Morangarel
  • Morangup
  • Mordalup
  • Mordette
  • Mortlock
  • Morton
  • Moulien
  • Mount Burdett
  • Mount Byroomanning
  • Mount Caroline
  • Mount Hampton
  • Mount Manning
  • Mount Manypeaks
  • Mount Mason
  • Mount Ney
  • Mount Nunn
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Ridley
  • Mount Shadforth
  • Mount Stirling
  • Mournucking
  • Mullet Lake
  • Mungaroona Range
  • Mungarri
  • Mungerungcutting
  • Munglinup
  • Muntz
  • Murapin
  • Murnanying
  • Nabaroo
  • Nallian
  • Namban
  • Namelcatchem
  • Namming
  • Nanamoolan
  • Nangeen Hill
  • Nangeenan
  • Napier
  • Napping
  • Narlingup
  • Neale Junction
  • Needham
  • Needilup
  • Neendojer Rock
  • Neerabup
  • Nembudding
  • Nembudding South
  • Neredup
  • Niagara Dam
  • Niblick
  • Nilgen
  • Nilligarri
  • Nine Mile Lake
  • Nonalling
  • Noobijup
  • Noombling
  • Noonebin
  • Noonying
  • Noorajin Soak
  • Norpa
  • North Baandee
  • North Beacon
  • North Bonnie Rock
  • North Bungulla
  • North Dandalup
  • North Jitarning
  • North Karlgarin
  • North Sister
  • North Tammin
  • North Tarin Rock
  • North Turtle Island
  • North Wagin
  • North Wallambin
  • North Woyerling
  • North Yilliminning
  • Nugadong
  • Nukarni
  • Nuytsland
  • Oakabella
  • Oakajee
  • Ockley
  • Old Store
  • One Mile Rocks
  • One Tree Point
  • Ongerup Lagoon
  • Orchid
  • Ord River
  • Outer Rocks
  • Overheu
  • Overshot Hill
  • Owingup
  • Pallarup
  • Pallinup
  • Pantapin
  • Paperbark
  • Pardelup
  • Pardelup Road
  • Parkerville
  • Parkeyerring
  • Parry Lagoons
  • Pederah
  • Pelican Island
  • Peringillup
  • Petercarring
  • Phillips Brook
  • Piara
  • Pikaring
  • Pikaring West
  • Pindicup
  • Pingaring
  • Pingeculling
  • Pingelly
  • Pinjarrega
  • Pintharuka
  • Pintharuka Well
  • Pinticup
  • Plain Hills
  • Plumridge Lakes
  • Point Spring
  • Poison Gully
  • Pootenup
  • Powlalup
  • Protheroe
  • Quagering
  • Quairading Spring
  • Quarram
  • Queen Victoria Spring
  • Quindinup
  • Quins Hill
  • Quongunnerunding
  • Randell Road
  • Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve
  • Red Hill
  • Red Lake
  • Red Lake Townsite
  • Redmond Road
  • Rica Erickson
  • Ridley North
  • Ridley South
  • Rifle Range
  • Riverdale
  • Roach
  • Rock Hole Dam
  • Rock View
  • Rocky Island
  • Roe
  • Rogers
  • Ronsard Rocks
  • Rose Road
  • Rosedale
  • Round Island
  • Ruabon Townsite
  • Rudyard Beach
  • Rugged Hills
  • Sabina
  • Saint Alouarn Island
  • Salt Lake
  • Sand Spring Well
  • Sandford Rocks
  • Sandland Islands
  • Sawyers
  • Scotsdale Road
  • Scott Reef
  • Scriveners
  • Seagroatt
  • Seal Island
  • Serrurier Island
  • Sevenmile Well
  • Shackleton
  • Shark Lake
  • Sheepwash Creek
  • Shelter Island
  • Shoalwater Bay Islands
  • Silver Wattle Hill
  • Six Mile Road
  • Ski Lake
  • Sleeman Creek
  • Sloss
  • Smith Brook
  • Snake Gully
  • Sorensens
  • South Buniche
  • South Eneabba
  • South Jingalup
  • South Keunder
  • South Kulin
  • South Mimegarra
  • South Sister
  • South Stirling
  • South Wilgoyne
  • Southern Beekeeper's
  • Sparks Road
  • Speddingup East
  • Springdale
  • St Ronans
  • Stinton Cascades
  • Stockdill Road
  • Strange Road
  • Strathmore Hill
  • Stretton Road
  • Sugar Loaf Rock
  • Swan Island
  • Swan Lagoon
  • Sweetman
  • Taarblin Lake
  • Takenup Road
  • Tammin Railway Dam
  • Tank Hill
  • Tapper Road
  • Tarin Rock
  • Tennessee North
  • Tent Island
  • Tenterden
  • The Forty Four Mile
  • The Tubbs
  • Thevenard Island
  • Thomsons Lake
  • Three Swamps
  • Throssell
  • Tinkelelup
  • Toolibin
  • Toolonga
  • Toompup
  • Tootanellup
  • Towerrining
  • Trigwell
  • Truslove North
  • Truslove Townsite
  • Tutanning
  • Twin Swamps
  • Two Peoples Bay
  • Twongkup
  • Twyata
  • Udamung
  • Ulva
  • Unicup
  • Unnamed (298 different areas)
  • Urawa
  • Utcha Well
  • Victor Island
  • Victoria Rock
  • Wagin Lake
  • Wahkinup
  • Walbarra
  • Walbyring
  • Walcancobbing
  • Walk Walkin
  • Wallaby Hills
  • Wallambin
  • Walyahmoning
  • Walyormouring
  • Wamballup
  • Wambyn
  • Wamenusking
  • Wanagarren
  • Wandana
  • Wandi
  • Wandjagill
  • Wandoora
  • Wangeling Gully
  • Wanjarri
  • Wansbrough
  • Wardering Lake
  • Warramuggan
  • Warranine
  • Warrawah
  • Warrenup
  • Wattening
  • Weam
  • Wedge Island
  • Wedgengully
  • Weelhamby Lake
  • Weira
  • Weirmonger
  • Weld Island
  • Wellard
  • Welsh
  • West Mount Mason
  • West Perenjori
  • Westmere
  • Whalebone Island
  • Whin Bin Rock
  • Whistler
  • White Gums
  • White Lake
  • Whitmore, Roberts, Doole Islands And Sandalwood Landing
  • Wialkutting
  • Wild Horse Swamp
  • Wilga
  • Wilgarup
  • Williams
  • Willoughby
  • Wills
  • Wilroy
  • Wilson
  • Wingedyne
  • Wockallarry
  • Wokatherra
  • Wongamine
  • Wongan Hills
  • Wongonderrah
  • Wongoondy
  • Woodanilling
  • Woody Island
  • Woody Lake
  • Woondowing
  • Woorgabup
  • Woottating
  • Wotto
  • Woyerling
  • Wulyaling
  • Wundowlin
  • Wyalkatchem
  • Wyening
  • Wyola
  • Wyvern Road
  • Xantippe
  • Y Island
  • Yallatup
  • Yandinilling
  • Yanneymooning
  • Yardanogo
  • Yarding
  • Yarnup
  • Yarra Yarra
  • Yeal
  • Yelbeni
  • Yellerup
  • Yellowdine
  • Yenyening Lakes
  • Yeo Lake
  • Yilgerin
  • Yilliminning
  • Yorkrakine Rock
  • Yornaning
  • Yurine Swamp
  • Zuytdorp

Regional parks

Section 5(g) Reserves

  • Lane Poole
  • Monadnocks
  • Purnululu
  • Sedimentary Deposits
  • Stockyard Gully
  • Unnamed (23 different areas)
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