Crown reserves are land set aside on behalf of the community for a wide range of public purposes including environmental and heritage protection, recreation and sport, open space, community halls, special events and government services.

New South Wales has more than 34,000 Crown reserves. The reserve management system enables the NSW Government, local councils and members of the community to work together to provide care, control and management over Crown reserves. The reserve management framework has undergone changes with the introduction of new legislation on 1 July 2018.

Through our network of regional offices, we ensure that Crown reserves are responsibly managed and that natural resources such as water, flora and fauna and scenic beauty are conserved, while still encouraging public use and enjoyment of the land.

Learn more about how we manage reserves and how you can be involved.