The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute (BMWHI) is a not for profit organisation which works to protect the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and conserve its natural and cultural values.

As a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Heritage Leadership program, the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is part of a global community that is working to protect important natural areas like this around the world. 

How We Help

Community outreach

Research

Education & Training

The BMWHI produced documentary, Fire Stories: Living with Risk is a moving and beautifully told film about the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires and recovery of the community afterwards.

We are involved in numerous research projects which shed light on the unique eco-systems of the Blue Mountains Region. Learn more

We provide training and education for tourism staff, tertiary students and postgraduate researchers. Learn with us →

Latest Programs

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute has partnered with the Low Carbon Living Co-Operative Research Centre to develop the Low Carbon Living Program which supports households, businesses and communities to lower their carbon footprint.  

News & Events

Join Us

Do you live or work in the Blue Mountains? Or just like to visit? Become a corporate sponsor or a regular donor and help keep the Blue Mountains beautiful.

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is proudly supported by:

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We acknowledge the Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal language groups as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.