We must all take responsibility for the conservation of our parks, for our own actions as visitors and as park managers.

Park managers have to promote appreciation of, and respect for, parks as well as taking direct conservation action. Visitors should minimise the impacts of their visits so that others, now and into the future, can enjoy them.

Leave No Trace

We support the seven principles recommended by Leave No Trace Australia for minimising your impacts when visiting our parks:

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimise campfire impacts
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate of your hosts and other visitors

Learn more about the principles and explore other resources on their website.

Leave No Trace 'depends more on attitude and awareness than on rules and regulations' and we share that belief in the importance of personal responsibility. However, as park managers, it is our duty to also apply and enforce regulations for personal safety as well as for environmental conservation.


Would you like to take part in a conservation project as a volunteer? Scheduled volunteer events can be found in the WHAT'S ON section and there is general information about volunteering with us under the CONNECT menu.


Details of our various school holiday activity programs can be found throughout the website and in the WHAT'S ON section. For more on our formal education programs see the main DPAW website.