About Indigenous Protected Areas


Led by traditional owners, in partnership with the federal government, an Indigenous Protected Area is a plan for caring for the natural and cultural values of that specific country.

An IPA plan often includes tackling threats to country like feral animals, noxious invasive weeds and destructive wildfires.

Since the first IPA was declared 21 years ago, IPAs have grown dramatically. Once all new IPAs are completed, the IPA network will cover nearly 100 million hectares, slightly larger than the area of South Australia.