Welcome to the Protected Area Workers Association of NSW

.....working to conserve and protect the most special places so that all may continue to enjoy for now and for evermore

PAWA is a non-profit, non-industrial, apolitical professional association for all those who are working in and for protected areas in NSW, the ACT and Parks Australia.

Covering all classes of protected area whether it be private land, public land or land held in trust, we welcome all who are dedicated to protected areas to join us.


Latest News

  • We are pleased to announce that PAWA is offering AUD$1500 sponsorship to assist an Indigenous ranger to attend the World Ranger Congress in Colorado, USA, 21 - 27 May 2016. Sponsorship may contribute to congress registration, accommodation or travel costs. Find out more here
  • PAWA has recently signed an Agreement of Co-operation with Ranger Federation of Asia. We are proud have formed this new partnership with local rangers in the Asia-pacific region and look forward to sharing knowledge and resources.

    Ranger Federation of Asia