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Our vision is that Lake Wollumboola and natural, undeveloped parts of its catchment are conserved as part of Jervis Bay National Park and the lake listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

LWPA is made up of members of the Culburra Beach and wider community. The Association is a member of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

What we do

Advocate for conservation of the catchment and listing of the lake as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, via submissions and representations to expert independent inquiries, to planning and development processes and to politicians and local councillors.

Undertake practical measures to protect the Lake environment including;

  • documenting the lake ecology and contributing to Birdlife Australia’s database and the Atlas of NSW Wildlife.
  • volunteering with the NSW NPWS South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program to protect nesting migratory Little Terns, Pied Oyster Catchers and other species protected under international treaties and Australian legislation.
  • volunteering with Shoalhaven City Council’s Bushcare Program as members of the Lake Wollumboola Bushcare Group.

Engage with the Jerrinja Aboriginal community in conservation, advocacy and education activities.

Promote lake and catchment values and community understanding through a range of activities, such as bird walks, informative newsletters, open days, community information stalls, educational resources, and art exhibition.

Related websites and links

Jervis Bay National Park and Woollamia Nature Reserve Plan of Management-including Lake Wollumboola.

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage-Ramsar Wetlands.

NSW Department of Planning and Environment Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2015.

Halloran Trust Planning Proposal Determination requirements specified by NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act-Migratory birds.

Birdlife Shoalhaven-conservation and observation of birds in the Shoalhaven with link to Birdlife Australia website.

Manly Hydraulics website direct link to Lake Wollumboola daily water levels.


The Lake Wollumboola Protection Association Inc website has been produced through a creative, collaborative process involving contributions from members, friends and those with expert knowledge of Lake Wollumboola.

We are appreciative also of the many photographers whose photographs of Lake Wollumboola and its wildlife enrich the website.

Narelle Wright has contributed the majority of photos. Other people whose photos are included are:

Alan Stephenson, Chris Grounds, Duade Paton, Frances Bray, Kerry Darcovich, Maree Clout, Michael Abramowitz.

Max Davies generously donated the Movie “Birds of Lake Wollumboola” to the Association.

We are particularly grateful to Judit Szukacs who has generously donated her talents in website design and production and her time to the project.

Photographers’ websites