The second largest state of Australia, Queensland has the highest number of national parks – 237 national parks as at 2020. Unfortunately, Queensland has the least amount of area as a percentage that is protected (when you include other areas like nature reserves and conservation parks). Unlike most other other states, there is no entry fee for any national parks – but you need to make a Camping Booking and pay a fee for most campsites and get a Vehicle Access Permit for Bribie Island, K’gari (Fraser Island), Mulgumpin (Moreton Island), Cooloola and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) recreation areas.
- National Parks and State Forests are managed by the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science – Parks and Forests, who look after 305 parks and forests.
- There are over 27,000 reserves and trust land which have been set aside for public or community purposes.