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New South Wales

Our reserves in NSW protect over 17,000 hectares.

Brogo | Burrin Burrin | Nameless Sylvan | Naree | Mawonga | Scottsdale | Tarcutta

Black-faced Monarch. Photo Joshua Wellington.


Established: 1995
Area: 120 ha
Location: 20km north of Bega

In the valley of the Brogo River, this reserve is one of the largest areas of intact bushland in the region. Australia has lost more than 90% of its dry rainforests. Brogo protects patches of the most southerly remnants in NSW.

Brogo Reserve
Eucalyptus forest with a ferny understory at Burrin Burrin. Photo: Wayne Lawler/Ecopix.

Burrin Burrin

Established: 1999
Area: 411 ha
Location: 80km east of Canberra

A place of deep, walled valleys and ferny valley floors. In the 1970s environmental activist Richard Sylvan came across this bushland property, destined to be cleared, and decided to buy it. He left it to us in his Will for ongoing protection.

Burrin Burrin Reserve
 A creek on the forest floor at Nameless. Photo Peter Foreman.

Nameless Sylvan

Established: 2007
Area: 54 ha
Location: 100km south of Sydney

The resting place of environmental activist Richard Sylvan, this land was donated by his wife Louise. This small but magical reserve protects Illawarra subtropical rainforest, including red cedars, giant stinging trees, brush bloodwoods and native figs.

Nameless Sylvan Reserve
A Black-winged Stilt at Naree. Photo Peter Morris.

Naree Station

Established: 2012
Area: 14,400 ha
Location: 150km north west of Bourke

On the inland floodplains of northern NSW, Naree sits at the head of the wetlands of the Cuttaburra Channels and Yantabulla Swamp. During flood it becomes home to 50,000 breeding water birds, and is one of the most important water bird sites in Australia.

Naree Station Reserve
Carp control work on the Murrumbidgee River. Photo Annette Ruzicka.


Established: 2006
Area: 1,328 ha
Location: 75km south of Canberra

Scottsdale protects endangered grassy box gum woodlands and temperate grasslands. It's home to many native species and is one of the last intact ecosystems on the Murrumbidgee River (which wraps around its north and west flanks).

Scottsdale Reserve
 Iron Bark flower. Photo Richard Taylor.

Tarcutta Hills

Established: 1999
Area: 720 ha
Location: 125km west of Canberra

One of the best known, intact examples of grassy white box woodlands, which were once part of a network covering 10 million hectares of south-eastern Australia. They're now highly fragmented and poorly protected.

Tarcutta Hills Reserves

NSW Aboriginal partnerships

 Rock shelter on Mawonga country. Photo Lawrence Clarke.


Established: 2009
Location: 290km west of Dubbo

For Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan people Mawonga Station is a significant part of their traditional Country. Through the Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation, it was bought on their behalf with funds from the National Reserve System program and Indigenous Land Corporation. We helped with the purchase, ecological assessments and management plans.

Mawonga partnership
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