NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Peta Norris has worked in conservation and land management with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) since graduating with an honours degree in environmental science and ecology from the University of Newcastle in the 1990s. She led the NSW government’s $1 million bushfire relief for wildlife rehabilitators program and is now leading the implementation of recommendation 53 of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry, which aims to improve coordination and capability for wildlife response in bushfires. Peta has worked in park operations as a ranger and area manager for over two decades and has qualifications in environmental law, government management, bushfire and incident management, and workplace training and assessment. She has extensive experience planning and delivering bushfire management programs in conservation reserves, as well as leading bushfire suppression operations, including remote area firefighting in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Peta is one of a handful of NPWS officers qualified as a major incident controller with the NSW Rural Fire Service and has contributed to the design and delivery of multi-agency fire and incident management training in NSW and interstate.