In 2005-06, the ABS found that state and territory governments contributed $1,179.8m and the Australian Government $84m for environmental heritage. The vast majority of funding (86%) was for nature parks and reserves.
While some funding occurs at the local government level, details are not available for 2005-06.
9.7 CULTURAL FUNDING BY GOVERNMENT, Environmental heritage - 2005-06
State and Territory Government
|Nature parks and reserves |
|Zoological parks, aquaria |
|Botanic gardens |
|- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells) |
|Source: ABS, Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2005-06 (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, 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).