Reserves are declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002
that sets out the values and purposes of each reserve class and managed under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002
according to management objectives for each class.
The Parks and Wildlife Service operates under the:
The National Parks and Reserved Land Regulations 2009 generally lists activities which are prohibited or may only be undertaken subject to certain conditions in parks and reserves:
In addition there are a number of other State and Federal Acts which may be delegated to staff of the Parks and Wildlife Service: