Full Members

The following organisations are full members of Parks Forum:

Auckland Council

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. Uniquely set between two harbours, amongst 11 extinct volcanoes and numerous islands in the Hauraki Gulf makes it a great place to live. Auckland Council promotes the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Auckland, both now and for the future.

Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council works with the community to guide our city's future growth and development.Together we will build a smart prosperous city protecting and strengthening our natural environment. For further information click here.

Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust

Centennial Parklands is of singular recreational, historical, educational, cultural and environmental significance to the people of New South Wales.The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust’s objectives are to maintain and improve Trust lands. For further information click here.

Christchurch City Council

The founders of Christchurch had a simple vision: To build a place where families and businesses could flourish in harmony with their environment. They were reformers who had the courage to invest in a better future. That vision is just as relevant today for the city of Christchurch. For further information click here.

City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne’s extensive network of parks and gardens contribute to Melbourne's title as one of the world's ‘most liveable cities’.Melbourne offers a variety of open spaces for the 14 million visitors who use its parks each year. For further information click here.

City of Sydney

The City of Sydney manages more than 400 parks and open spaces to provide a sustainable, beautiful, functional and inclusive green network for its community of 180,000 local residents and more than a million daily visitors. The park network plays a vital role in achieving the City's vision of a green, global and connected city by 2030.

Colac Otway Shire

Colac Otway Shire has some of the most picturesque scenery in the State. A large proportion is State Forest and National Park, including beaches, coastline, rainforests, waterfalls, volcanic lakes and craters. Colac Otway Shire is situated within a two hour drive of Melbourne and is a vibrant and progressive rural, residential and resort area.

Cornwall Park Trust

Cornwall Park is a landscaped park designed for the recreation and enjoyment of all the people of New Zealand. The park is renowned for its landscape design and its wide variety of mature trees. For further information click here.

Department of Conservation, New Zealand

The New Zealand Department of Conservation's challenge is to manage natural and historic heritage assets for the greatest benefit and enjoyment of all New Zealanders, by conserving, advocating and promoting natural and historic heritage. For further information click here.

Department of Parks and Wildlife, WA

The Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) protects and conserves the State's natural environment on behalf of the people of Western Australia. For further information click here.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, SA

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources is responsible for South Australia's nature conservation, heritage conservation and animal welfare. For further information click here.

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment, TAS

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment came into being on 1 July 2009. The new Department includes staff and functions from the former Department of Primary Industries and Water, and from the former Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, For further information click here.

Department of Environment and Primary Industries, VIC

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is Victoria's lead government agency for sustainable management of water resources, climate change, bushfires, public land, forests and ecosystems.

Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is the regional council for Canterbury, working with the community to manage the region's air, water, and land. We are committed to the sustainable management of our environment while promoting the region's economic, social and cultural well-being. For more information please click here.

Gisborne District Council

The East Coast Tairawhiti region of New Zealand's North Island is an area of much beauty and contrast in its landscape, its people and heritage. The area is administered by Gisborne District Council, a unitary authority that provides both regional and district Council functions. For more information, click here.

Gore District Council

Gore is the gateway to the south, readily accessible by main highways from Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau, Queenstown and Alexandra. It is a district covering some 1,250km2 with a population of approximately 12,250. Stunning landscapes make Gore a perfect destination to come and take a break. For more information, click here.

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is responsible for regulating the use of the region’s natural resources. We do this through regional polices, plans and resource consents, helping the community to restore ecosystems and helping businesses become more environmentally sustainable. For further information click here.

Hamilton City Council

Hamilton is one of New Zealand's fastest growing cities with a population of 142,000. Vibrant, diverse and thriving - Hamilton combines all the vigour and energy of a bustling city with a relaxed, easy lifestyle. For more information, click here.

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is the regional authority for the Hawke's Bay which covers a total land area of approx 1.42 million hectares, with 350km of coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Hawke's Bay's population is relatively low, approx 150,000 residents mostly in the main centres of Hastings and Napier. For more information, click here.

Hobart City Council

As one of the nation’s oldest councils in Australia’s second oldest city, Hobart Council has demonstrated leadership on many fronts, making it one of the most liveable cities with a quality lifestyle. For further information click here.

Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua boasts unspoilt beaches, rivers, villages, friendly people and natural, open spaces - the perfect places to enjoy real Kiwi experiences. For further information, click here.

Invercargill City Council

Invercargill, New Zealand's southern most city, is the commercial hub of Southland, a mostly agricultural region of extreme natural beauty. The Council's role is to provide and maintain services and amenities  for the public of Invercargill. For further information, click here.

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa is a Martu organisation that is responsible for cultural knowledge and land programs on Martu native title lands. Comprising some 13.6 million hectares, Martu country spans part of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson deserts in Western Australia.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. For further information click here.

New Plymouth District Council

At New Plymouth District Council, we have set ourselves the aspiration of being recognised as being exceptional stewards of parks. We manage a number of internationally recognised assets, such as Pukekura Park and the New Plymouth Coastal walkway. For more information, click here.

Office of Environment and Heritage, Parks and Wildlife Group, NSW

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife service is one of the agencies that form the new Office of Environment and Heritage, within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. For further information click here.

Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory

This Agency is responsible for conserving, enhancing and ensuring best possible access to, and enjoyment of, the Territory’s natural and cultural assets.For further information click here.

Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria is the custodian of a diverse estate of significant parks in Victoria and of the recreational management of Port Phillip Bay, Western Port and the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers. For further information click here.

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is responsible for the community well-being and development, environmental health and safety, managing infrastructure, facilitating recreation and culture, and resource management alongside and on behalf of the people living in the district. For more information, click here.

Roma Street Parklands

Roma Street Parkland is a popular gathering place for the people of Brisbane, and has established its self as a highlight destination for interstate and overseas visitors to Brisbane. For further information click here.

Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council is the local government organisation for Rotorua District. Elected members (mayor, councillors, and community board members) and staff work towards achieving social, environmental, economic and cultural wellbeing for the community. For further information click here.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

The Sunshine Coast has the aim to become Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, green, diverse. Council has developed a broad range of strategies that will help shape its vision for the region. For further information click here.

Swan River Trust

The Swan River Trust is a state government agency that protects, manages and enhances the Swan Canning Riverpark by working in partnership with government and the community. For further information click here.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and a great Australian landscape. The parklands managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust encompass the natural and cultural heritage of Sydney. For further information click here.

Tauranga City Council

Tauranga is a growing and vibrant city of over 111,000 people. Our population has almost doubled in the last 20 years and by 2021 it is expected to reach 141,000. With a subtropical climate the city's network of parks, beaches, gardens and open spaces are a special feature in the city's landscape. For further information, click here

Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council aims to promote Wellington's reputation as New Zealand's centre of creativity and innovation in order to attract and retain smart, innovative people and creative, forward-looking enterprise. For further information click here.

Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council covers an area of 4,471km sq with a population of 64,000. It provides an open spaces network covering 2500ha., spread mainly throughout its 19 small towns and villages and long and extensive river and lake network. For further information click here.

Wellington Park Management Trust

The Trust is the strategic planning authority for Wellington Park, an 18250ha natural reserve in Tasmania’s south.  The Trust works co-operatively with its land managing agencies, interest groups and the broader community to achieve a regional approach to park management.

Western Sydney Parklands Trust

The Western Sydney Parklands are part of the NSW Government's new vision for contemporary, urban living in Western Sydney. The NSW Government has established the Western Sydney Parklands Trust to be responsible for managing and developing the Parklands. For further information click here.