National Heritage List inscription date 6 May 2016
Fitzgerald River National Park is recognised on the National Heritage List for its outstanding diversity of native plant species, including many plants which are unique to the local area.
About this place
Located in the south-west of Western Australia, an internationally recognised 'biodiversity hotspot', the Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the most important reserves for plant conservation in Australia.
The national park supports a rich variety of native plants, with around 1,748 plant species found within the park's 297,244 hectares. This includes 75 plants found nowhere else in the world and around 250 plants that are considered rare or geographically restricted.
The national park is rich in plants from the Myrtaceae family (including Eucalypts and Melaleucas); Fabaceae family (including Acacias, Gastrolobiums and Daviesias); Proteaceae family (including Banksias, Hakeas and Grevilleas); and Ericaceae family (including Leucopogons).
Fitzgerald River National Park is located around 420 kilometres south-east of Perth between the towns of Bremer Bay and Hopetoun. It is the 106th place included in the National Heritage List.