In 2002-03, the ABS found that state and territory governments contributed $1,102.4m and the Australian Government $91.6m for environmental heritage. The vast majority of funding (approximately 90%) was for nature parks and reserves.
While some funding occurs at the local government level, details are not available for 2002-03.
9.7 CULTURAL FUNDING BY GOVERNMENT, Environmental Heritage - 2002-03
State and territory governments
|Nature parks and reserves |
|Zoological parks, aquaria |
|Botanic gardens |
|- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells) |
|ABS, Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 4183.0). |
The 1999-2000 Survey of Botanic Gardens found that there were 72 employing organisations operating botanic gardens at the end of June 2000. These organisations had a total income of $91.8m, almost four-fifths of which was provided by the government ($73.4m). The majority of their expenses were for the wages and salaries of staff ($44.0m).