About us

The threats to Australia's natural world and cultural heritage are unprecedented.

The National Parks Conservation Trust (Parks Trust) has been created to connect people with information and in-the-field programs that have the potential to reverse this trend.

We are building a network of opportunity for people who want to be part of this work.

By connecting through our website, you become part of this community.

You'll find information and opportunities to contribute to Parks Trust projects, up-to-date research and news about the impact of this vital work over time. You'll be part of a community that wants to contribute to a healthy future for Australia's natural world and respect the rich culture of the First Peoples of our nation.

Parks Trust projects give you the opportunity to discover and support conservation in and around iconic Australian parks, some with World-Heritage listing. These include wild places steeped in indigenous cultures, such as Kakadu National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Booderee National Park; unique island reserves such as Christmas Island National Park, Pulu Keeling and Norfolk Island National Park; the world's most comprehensive collection of living Australian native plants at the Australian National Botanic Gardens; and 3.3 million square kilometres of marine parks which include some of the last unknown frontiers on earth.

When you invest in the Parks Trust through a donation, grant, partnership or bequest, your dollars go directly to your selected project or you may prefer to support the work of the Trust generally.\

We honour your passion and commitment by keeping overheads low to ensure that at least 90% of received funds go directly to your nominated project. As a contributor, we keep you informed of the challenges, the successes and the outcomes of your support, giving you an ongoing connection to the work and confidence in the sustained impact of your investment.

The integrity of Parks Trust projects is underpinned by our independent and collaborative relationship with Parks Australia. This means that Parks Trust projects benefit from unique access to on-country knowledge and engaged connections with Indigenous communities, as well as world-leading science and research.\

Depending on the needs of the project, we work with rangers, Indigenous communities, scientists, Traditional Owners, expert specialists and citizen scientists to ensure the complex environmental requirements are accurately identified and responsibly fulfilled.\

The National Parks Conservation Trust is listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations and has Deductible Gift Recipient status through the Australian Tax Office.

The Parks Trust makes a real difference for Australia's plants, animals and traditional cultures. Connect with us and be part of changing the future.