About this report
The Director of National Parks Annual Report 2021-22 has been prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and includes:
- the annual financial statements for the Australian National Parks Fund, including the matters required by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015.
- the matters required by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 for the reporting period.
- the matters required by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The Director of National Parks is responsible for the conservation and management of the Australian Government’s terrestrial and marine protected area estates established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
As at 30 June 2022, the Director was responsible for seven terrestrial reserves (six national parks and the Australian National Botanic Gardens) and 61 Australian Marine Parks. Three of the national parks, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee, are leased to the Director of National Parks by their Aboriginal owners. These parks are jointly managed and generously made available to visitors and tour operators to enjoy and appreciate.
The Director of National Parks Annual Report 2021-22 is also available on the Australian Government’s Transparency Portal.
Annual Child Safety Statement of Compliance
Parks Australia is committed to building a positive and proactive child safe culture to support child safety and wellbeing. It endeavours to ensure children and young people feel safe, supported, and respected, and that their rights, needs, and interests are met.
See full statement Commitment to child safety | Parks Australia