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Norfolk Island’s public reserve network holds significant natural and cultural values including a critically endangered snail population, plant communities not found on other land tenures and some of the largest breeding areas for migratory sea birds.

Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) has responsibilities for all nineteen public reserves, both council and Commonwealth-owned, in accordance with the Public Reserves Act 1997 (NI), including the preparation and implementation of Plans of Management. Follow the link below to access the current plans.

The Act also requires the appointment of a Conservator of Public Reserves who is responsible for the management of all public reserves. Management is to be conducted in accordance with the Act and the Plan of Management for each reserve. This applies to both council- and Commonwealth-owned public land. Currently the Manager of Environment & Planning, Phil Reid at NIRC has been appointed the Conservator.


Norfolk Island's public reserves consist of:

  • Anson Bay Reserve
  • Ball Bay Reserve
  • Bumboras Reserve
  • Cascade Reserve
  • Cemetery Reserve
  • Government House Reserve
  • Headstone Reserve
  • Hundred Acres Reserve
  • Kingston Common Reserve
  • Kingston Recreation Reserve
  • Middlegate Reserve
  • Nepean Reserve
  • Point Hunter Reserve
  • Point Ross Reserve
  • Quarantine Reserve
  • Selwyn Reserve
  • Stock Reserve
  • Two Chimneys Reserve
  • War Memorial Reserve

Contact Us

Customer Care
9 New Cascade Road
Norfolk Island 2899

Phone: +6723 22244

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Plans of Management

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