Conservation on Private Land

Please note the law governing private conservation changed in August 2017 and this fact sheet is out of date. It will be updated shortly.

This fact sheet explains how landholders in NSW can voluntarily conserve areas of ecological or cultural value on their properties, including through agreements with NSW and Australian governments and the Nature Conservation Trust, and outlines the protection afforded by each model.

This fact sheet will be useful for landholders who wish to protect the environmental or cultural value of their land, people who don’t own land but who want to contribute to the conservation of wildlife and ecology in NSW and people contemplating purchasing land which has some form of conservation agreement registered on the title.

Other fact sheets you may find useful: Protected Areas, BioBanking, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, EPBC Act, Commonwealth Threatened Species Law