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Coordinates: S33° 28.889′ E150° 15.971′ (WGS 84)
56H 245976E 6291988N (UTM)

1. DARGAN ARCH. Very Easy (1hour return). Wollangambe GR4599920
At Mt Victoria turn right at the lights and drive along the Darling Causeway till you come to the intersection with the Bells Line of Road at Bell. Turn right (east)as if heading towards Mt Wilson and take the first turn on your left into Sandham Road. Drive along Sandham Rd for the next 3.5km or so until you get GR4559122. On your right there should be a turnoff/firetrail with a Electricity Commission of NSW white power-pole indicator “384” nailed to a tree. Turn off here and park your cars 30m down the firetrail at a clearing under the power lines. Continue walking NNE down the firetrail for about 500metres and then continue along the vague foot track till you reach the bend in the ravine/canyon section of the side creek on your left. The arch is on this bend. You can scramble down to the left(west) side of the arch and get into the ravine for a view from under the arch. Note the rock climbers bolts here and on the opposite cliff face. It’s worth having an explore of the pagodas, ravines and cave/overhangs in this area if you have the time.

Dargan Arch is a small rocky arch left after the collapse of the cave roof many thousands of years ago.

The arch itself is quite wide enough to walk safely on and cross over to the other side. This area is also used by climbers and the arch is bolted in several places.

The bottom of the collapsed cave is accessible with care and you can then explore the defile and the caves and overhangs around. In the wet or after rain the small canyon would be treacherous if not flooded as it is fed by a fairly large area all flowing into a small cirque (also a collapse cave).

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Alerts

Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: Glenbrook causeway closed due to flooding
Glenbrook causeway is closed due to flooding from recent rain. There is no pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle access.
The causeway will be assessed daily and will reopen as soon as it is deemed safe.
Please note: Jellybean Pool, Blue Pool, and Glenbrook Gorge track remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Shaws Ridge fire trail closed for track work
Shaws Ridge fire trail is closed Monday to Friday from Wednesday 14 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for maintenance work.
Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
The Shaws Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Blue Gum Swamp, Bees Nest Hill and Springwood Ridge trails remain open for visitors Monday-Friday.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Safety alerts: Forecasted heavy rainfall
Due to recent and forecast heavy rainfall, visitors should be prepared. Creeks and rivers may become impassable. Canyons will be hazardous.
Extended rainfall increases the risk of road subsidence, landslides, rockfall and treefall. Incidents can occur without notice but are most commonly observed on steep slopes below cliff lines.
Visitors should consider weather when planning activities. Tracks and roads can be closed at short notice

Closed areas: Areas closed due to road closure
Access to parts of southern Blue Mountains National Park via Oberon - Colong Stock Route is closed until further notice due to flooding on Oberon – Colong Stock Route. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. The Oberon – Colong Stock Route has been closed by Wollondilly Council. For more information, visit the Wollondilly Council alerts. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Closed areas: Empress Canyon weekday closure
Empress Canyon will be closed on weekdays only, from Wednesday 5 October 2022 to Thursday 27 October 2022.
This is to allow repair and stabilisation work to be carried out on Lilians track, above the canyon.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed
Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing sudsibence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura

  • Mt Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closure from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive
  • Ruined Castle & Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Linderman's Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 
Wentworth Falls
  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Empress Canyon is closed weekdays only from Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 27 October while repair and stabilisation work is being undertaken on Lilian's track, above the canyon.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses Council managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Conservation Hut, carpark and Valley of Waters Picnic Area is closed due to major upgrades (opening late October). Detours in place. 
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of intersection with Sublime Point fire trail due to subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed due to subsidence on the access road.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
  • Braeside, Point Pilcher, Hathill, Victoria Falls, Mt Banks and Pierces Pass Roads are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed  for major upgrade work (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed for major upgrade work (opening late October 2022)
  • Grose Valley & Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) and Burra Korain  to Acacia Flat due to landslides. 
  • Braeside walking track is closed due to upgrades.
  • Grose River Track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls.  
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.
  • Acacia Flat camping area closed to Monday 10th October due to heavy rainfall
Woodford
  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.
Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook
  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022
Canyons and rock climbing
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure
There is no access vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.
This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Euroka campground closed due to weather
Euroka campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Tuesday 11 October 2022, inclusive due to wet weather and flood risk.
A review will be conducted on Tuesday 11 October 2022 to assess the campground.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed due to rain
Burralow campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Friday 14 October 2022 inclusive, due to wet weather.
Access to the campground via Paterson Range fire trail will be impacted, and there could also be potential flooding.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays
The Woodford Oaks trail will be closed Monday to Friday due to roadworks from Thursday 8 September to Friday 14 October 2022.
Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Please note:
  • The Woodford Oaks fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays for cyclists.
  • Red Hands Cave Road, Nepean Lookout Road, Jack Evans walking track and Red Hands Cave walking track will all remain open during this period.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Road Work on Kedumba Road
Kedumba Road will be closed from the junction with Tablelands Road from 26th September until 21st October for maintenance.  Walkers are permitted to use Kedumba Pass and are advised that heavy machinery and trucks may be using the road on weekdays.

Closed areas: Linden Ridge fire trail closure for track work
Linden Ridge fire trail is closed, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 21 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for maintenance work.
Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Please note, Linden Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout
The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.
The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.
Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.
The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to visitor precinct upgrades
The following areas are closed for upgrades until late to mid-October 2022
  • Evans lookout, Blackheath
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of the Waters picnic area, Wentworth Falls.
The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.
The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.
Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on the Blue Mountains National Park community engagement webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only
Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 
For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades
The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls will be closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May 2022 until mid October 2022.
The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks. The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.
Access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government Improving Access to National Parks program and more detail can be found on this webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Track closures are updated regularly, check this alerts page for updates.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed
The only access currently open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720-6200.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed while undergoing maintenance
Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.
The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.
In conjunction with the road works on Woodford Oaks Fire Trail, The Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Border Ranges National Park

Closed areas: Border Ranges National Park walking tracks
The following areas are closed from Saturday 30 July 2022 due to recent severe flooding causing multiple treefalls and landslips:

  • Booyong track
  • Rosewood track
  • Palm Valley track
  • Brushbox Falls lookout
  • Brindle Creek walking track to Antarctic Beech picnic area
These areas will open as soon as repairs are carried out and they are deemed safe for public access.
The following areas are open:
  • Red Cedar Loop walking track
  • Helmholtzia Loop walking track
  • Pinnacle lookout and walking track
  • Blackbutts lookout and picnic area
  • Bar Mountain picnic area
  • Beech Glade
  • Falcorostrum Loop
  • Bar Mountain Circuit including Bar Mountain Lookout
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Abercrombie River National Park

Safety alerts: Forecasted heavy rainfall
Due to recent and forecast heavy rainfall, visitors should be prepared. Creeks and rivers may become impassable. Canyons will be hazardous.
Extended rainfall increases the risk of road subsidence, landslides, rockfall and treefall. Incidents can occur without notice but are most commonly observed on steep slopes below cliff lines.
Visitors should consider weather when planning activities. Tracks and roads can be closed at short notice

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds
Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing
River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

Closed areas: Park closed due to flood damage
The following parks are closed from Saturday 10 September 2022 until Saturday 29 October 2022 due to flood damage to creek crossings and campgrounds:
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.
The park will reopen once remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

Murray Valley Regional Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The following are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:
Gulpa Island Precinct

  • All campgrounds
  • Edward River Bridge campgrounds
  • Gulpa Island Drive
  • Gulpa Creek Walk
Millewa Precinct
  • All campgrounds and access roads
Moira Precinct, including all campgrounds and the following visitor areas:
  • Swifts Creek campground
  • Moira Drive
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The Gulpa Creek walk is closed until further notice due to widespread flooding. Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding in Benarca Precinct, Murray Valley Regional Park
Benarca Forest Precinct is affected by rising river height.
The following areas are closed from Friday 30 September to Sunday 16 October 2022, due to flooding of the access trail:
  • Djarring-White Cockatoo campground
  • Emu Bend campground
  • Molka-Shield campground
  • Main Beach campground
  • Bayadherra-Broadshell, Turtle campground
  • Bunyip campground
Gurranyin-Eagle, Silver Wattle and Wanya-Boomerang campgrounds remain open for camping.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
Ski beach picnic area is closed until further notice due to widespread flooding. Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The following campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:
  • Barooga campgrounds
  • Quicks Beach campgrounds 
  • Ngawe campgrounds
  • Backhouses campgrounds
  • Boomanoomana campgrounds
  • Mulwala campgrounds
  • Collendina campgrounds
  • Corowa campgrounds
  • Quat Quatta East campgrounds
  • Thornley campgrounds
  • Woperana campgrounds
  • Smithers Beach campgrounds
Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin precinct Campground closures
Due to high rainfall and flooding, all the campgrounds in Deniliquin precinct, including Willoughby's Beach will be closed until further notice.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct
If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.
If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.
If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Murray Valley National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The following are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:
Gulpa Island Precinct

  • All campgrounds
  • Edward River Bridge campgrounds
  • Gulpa Island Drive
  • Gulpa Creek Walk
Millewa Precinct
  • All campgrounds and access roads
Moira Precinct, including all campgrounds and the following visitor areas:
  • Swifts Creek campground
  • Moira Drive
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The Gulpa Creek walk is closed until further notice due to widespread flooding. Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The following campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:
  • Barooga campgrounds
  • Quicks Beach campgrounds 
  • Ngawe campgrounds
  • Backhouses campgrounds
  • Boomanoomana campgrounds
  • Mulwala campgrounds
  • Collendina campgrounds
  • Corowa campgrounds
  • Quat Quatta East campgrounds
  • Thornley campgrounds
  • Woperana campgrounds
  • Smithers Beach campgrounds
Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

Wollemi National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to severe weather and flooding
The following areas are closed from 3pm Thursday 6 October to 12am Friday 14 October due to severe weather and forecasted widespread flooding:

  • Deep Pass walking track and campground
  • Glow Worm Tunnel walking track
  • Old Coach Road/ Pagoda Track
  • All canyons
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide
Newnes campground is closed from 9am Thursday 6 October to 12pm Friday 14 October 2022 as Wolgan road is closed due to a landslide at Wolgan Gap.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6354 9999. 

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to flooding
Coorongooba Campsite is closed from 4pm Wednesday 5 October until Thursday 13 October due to flooding, which will prevent access across the river. 
This closure may be extended depending on river levels. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 for more information.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel walking track closed north of tunnel
Glow Worm tunnel walking track is closed until further notice from the Four Ways intersection with the Old Coach Road on the north side of the tunnel.
The closure is due to landslips and continuing slope instability. You can still access the tunnel from Wolgan Road by using the Old Coach Road and Pagoda track that leads to the south side of the tunnel.
Access to the tunnel is currently open via Glow Worm Tunnel Road on the Newnes Plateau. This road is currently accessible by 4WD vehicles only.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds
Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:
  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing
River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

Closed areas: Deep Pass access road closed (north side)
The Deep Pass road that leads to Deep Pass campground and Natural Bridge is closed due to damage caused by wet weather.  It will reopen when conditions and resources allow for repair works to be completed. 
The Deep Pass campground remains open and can be accessed via the southern access road and connecting walking track, which includes a short, steep, rough section.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Cricket Pitch campground closed
The following areas are closed until further notice due to damaged to the road which provides access to the eastern side of the Wolgan River caused by wet weather:
  • Cricket Pitch campground
  • Newnes Ruins carpark
Little Capertee campground remains open. The river crossing will be opened when weather and road conditions allow for repair work to be undertaken.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Tootie Creek fire trail closed due to landslide
Tootie Creek fire trail in Wollemi National Park is closed to all persons from Friday 23 September 2022 until further notice due to landslide.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed
Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Monday 31 October 2022. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga office.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage
The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:
  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late November 2022 
Visitor areas that are currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 1 November 2022.
Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the following local area offices:
  • Kanangra Area- 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai Area - 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo Area - 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee Area - 02 6370 9000

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:
  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:
  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Berowra Valley National Park

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park
Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.
Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Berowra Valley Regional Park

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Wallumatta Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Parramatta River Regional Park

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Dural Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Mount Kuring-gai Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Marramarra National Park

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to severe weather and flooding
The following areas are closed from Friday 7 October 2022 to Thursday 13 October 2022 inclusive due to predicted rainfall and flooding of the Hawkesbury River and adjacent waterways:
  • Gentlemans Halt campground
  • Twin Beaches campgrounds (North and South)
  • Marramarra Creek campgrounds (Main and Orchard)
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Safety alerts: Severe Weather Safety
The area has experienced widespread heavy rain. Please drive to conditions and be aware roads and crossing may become flooded or damaged. For the latest advice on road closures visit the Live traffic website and continuously check for park closures. Roads, tracks, and trails can be closed with minimal notice.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000). For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Bobbin Head toilet blocks closed for upgrades
The toilet blocks at Orchard Park and Gibberagong will be closed for upgrades from Monday 7 March until December 2022 (weather dependant). There will be temporary toilets in place while the works are being carried out.
For more information, please contact the local office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather
The following tracks and trails are closed from 9am Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to damage from severe weather:
  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Mackerel trail from The Basin trail to Sinclair Point
  • Mount Kuring-gai track to Berowra Station
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Trails closed for track upgrade
The following trails are closed from Monday 19 September to Friday 21 October 2022 for trail upgrade works:
  • Towlers Bay trail
  • The Chase trail
  • Bona Crescent trail
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to upgrades at Apple Tree Bay boat ramp
The following areas will be closed until late October 2022 (weather dependent) while upgrades to the Apple Tree Bay boat ramp and wharf area are underway:
  • Pedestrian bridge
  • Boat ramp pontoon
  • Partial closure of boat ramp
  • Removal of fish cleaning table
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Illawong Bay picnic area closed for carpark maintenance
Illawong Bay picnic area in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed for carpark maintenance from Tuesday 27 September 2022 to Thursday 29 September 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: The Basin Aboriginal art site closed for track upgrade
The Basin Aboriginal art site will be closed from Monday 12 September to Friday 30 September 2022 while the access is being upgraded.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout
West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place from July to October 2022.
Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closure
Berowra walking track, from Berowra to Apple Tree bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track, is closed until further notice.
There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry out necessary repair works.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration
The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 
Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 
For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.
All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479 or 02 8448 0440.

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice
Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
We encourage you to:
  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Lane Cove National Park

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to weather
Due to forecasted weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding of waterways, conditions on walking tracks and fire trails may be hazardous.
If visiting these areas, please:

  • Proceed with caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of falling trees
  • Look out for erosion, washouts, and flooded creek crossings
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walkthrough flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather warnings. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park
Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)
Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Bakers Flat picnic area closed
Bakers Flat picnic area will be closed until mid-September for landscaping works. For further information call the local area office on 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed
Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.
For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: ‘1080 pest management’
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Lane Cove National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.
All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 8448 0400.

Parma Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions due to wet weather
Please be aware roads and tracks in Jerrawangala National Park and Parma Creek Nature Reserve are in very poor condition due to wet weather.
To prevent further road damage, please avoid non-essential travel on unsealed roads during wet weather.
A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable.
Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Jerrawangala National Park

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions due to wet weather
Please be aware roads and tracks in Jerrawangala National Park and Parma Creek Nature Reserve are in very poor condition due to wet weather.
To prevent further road damage, please avoid non-essential travel on unsealed roads during wet weather.
A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable.
Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Munmorah State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Moonee Beach access trail closure
The South Moonee beach access trail located at the northern end of the Moonee Beach fire trail will be closed indefinitely due to cultural heritage sensitivity.
Alternate access to the beach is provided via Moonee Beach Trail, or, Hooey Street Catherine Hill Bay.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Area closed - Pink Caves
Pink Caves are closed to visitors because they are extremely unsafe to visit.
The caves are filled with water at high tide. Even at low tide they can be dangerous, as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the caves and across the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury and may drag visitors across the rocks or out to sea.
There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited. There’s no approved walking track to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.
Visitors should take care when traversing all rock shelves and coastal areas located within Munmorah State Conservation Area.
For further information call the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Frazer Beach to Frazer campground access closed
The access track from the northern end of Frazer Beach to Frazer campground is currently closed due to damage caused in a recent flood event. Alternate access to Frazer Beach is available.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety
Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.
Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.
If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

Willi Willi National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to weather damage
The following areas are closed from 1 October 2022 to 11:59pm 30 June 2023 due to damage caused by ongoing weather events:

  • Wilsons River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Yerranderie Regional Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to road closures
This park is closed until further notice due to flooding on Oberon – Colong Stock Route. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. The Oberon – Colong Stock Route has been closed by Wollondilly Council. For more information, visit the Wollondilly Council alerts. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Closed areas: Post Office Lodge closed for maintenance
Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Regional Park is closed for maintenance until December 2022.
For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon Stock Route - 4WD access only
Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie is 4WD only. Recent wet weather has caused slippery conditions with large muddy sections.
Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions.
For more information, please call Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

Yerranderie State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due to road closures
This park is closed until further notice due to flooding on Oberon – Colong Stock Route. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. The Oberon – Colong Stock Route has been closed by Wollondilly Council. For more information, visit the Wollondilly Council alerts. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon Stock Route - 4WD access only
Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie is 4WD only. Recent wet weather has caused slippery conditions with large muddy sections.
Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions.
For more information, please call Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

Deua National Park

Closed areas: Bendethera Valley Campground Closed due to wet weather
Due to current wet weather forecast for the South Coast, Bendethera Valley Campground will be closed until further notice. 
River crossings are currently in flood and are likely to be impassable.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office (02) 4476 0800

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Araluen Road closure affecting access to Deua River campgrounds
Araluen Road is undergoing a lengthy schedule or remediation roadworks by Eurobodalla Shire Council to rectify multiple landslips along the road. This may result in periodic closures of the road, impacting access to campgrounds along Deua River in Deua National Park. An indefinite closure is in place at the 43km mark at Merricumbene, meaning access in to the campgrounds from the western approach is not available.
The following campgrounds must be accessed from the Eastern (Moruya end of Araluen Road):
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground
 For more information and updates regarding closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

Closed areas: Wyanbene campground closed due to wet weather
Wyanbene campground is closed until further notice due to high river levels. 
The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. Please do not enter these areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed due to flood damage
Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice due to flood damage.
There is currently no access to Bendethera Valley campground from the western approach.
Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire and flood recovery works
The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:
  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula fire trail
  • Dry Creek fire trail
  • Middle Mountain Rd
Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.
These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.
Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised
Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 
During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.
NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails
Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:
  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail
It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 
By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:
  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 
Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

Wianamatta Regional Park

Closed areas: Luxfords Trail closed
Luxfords Trail is closed due to ongoing rain and potential flooding.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 4580 2750.

Eurobodalla National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed for pest control operation
The following areas are closed between 5pm to 10am from Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 13 October 2022 for a pest control operation:

  • Pedro Point
  • Beach areas from to Pedro Point south to North Congo
  • Bingie Bingie Point
  • Beach areas from Bingie Bingie Point north to Grey Rocks
  • Coila Beach and Bingie Dreaming track - from Bingie Bingie Point south to the Eurobodalla National Park boundary.
This pest control targets foxes and aims to reduce their impact on threatened nesting shorebirds. The pest control program will involve shooting. The closed areas will be sign-posted with warning signs and barriers will be placed at all relevant access points. Please avoid the area during this time.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Eurobodalla Area office on 02 4476 0800.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to rain damage
The following roads are closed until further notice due to rain damage:
  • Plovers Lane (Bogola Headland)
  • Jemisons Point Trail
  • Honeysuckle Road
Please do not enter these areas. These areas are being continually assessed and will be reopened once dry enough to allow safe passage. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

Closed areas: Dalmeny Pedestrian Bridge closed due to works
Dalmeny Pedestrian Bridge is closed from Monday 5 September until the end of October 2022 for repair works.
Access to Dalmeny Beach and this part of Eurobodalla National Park is via the eastern end of Brou-Dalmeny Beach.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

Safety alerts: Brou Lake Road - 4WD only access
Access to Brou Lake campground is currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Road conditions in this park are slippery and wet due to continued heavy rain events.
Please proceed with caution and drive to road conditions. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons
Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.
The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

Garigal National Park

Closed areas: Mountain Bike Tracks closed due to severe weather
The following areas are closed from Thursday 6th October 2022 to Monday 10th October 2022 due to severe weather conditions:
 

  • Gahnia and Serrata Mountain Bike Trails
     
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Safety alerts: Severe Weather Safety
The area has experienced widespread heavy rain. Please drive to conditions and be aware roads and crossing may become flooded or damaged. For the latest advice on road closures visit the Live traffic website and continuously check for park closures. Roads, tracks, and trails can be closed with minimal notice.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000). For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Two Creeks track closed for maintenance
Part of Two Creeks track is closed from Tuesday 29 March 2022 until further notice due to track maintenance.
The closed area is the section of Two Creeks track between the Eastern arterial track entrance and Gordon Creek track intersection.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Section of Middle Harbour Creek track closed due to rockfall hazard
Middle Harbour Creek track is closed between Stepping Stone Crossing and Cascades trail until further notice due to rockfall hazard.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure
The section of Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance, is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.
Please note:
  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.
All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479.

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice
Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
We encourage you to:
  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Sturt National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rainfall
The following areas are closed until further notice due to rainfall and Transport NSW road closures.

  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Gorge Loop Road
  • Mt Wood Homestead
  • Mt Wood Campground
  • Olive Downs Campground
This alert will be updated as conditions change.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates, please contact the NPWS Tibooburra office on 08 8091 3308.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park
There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Safety alerts: Sealing of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra
The Roads and Maritime Service has begun sealing the section of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra. Be aware of tankers carting water from dams on Sturt National Park, and expect to see water tankers on the road from Olive Downs out to the Silver City Highway, and on the Jump Up Loop Road south of Mount King. For further information call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Safety alerts: 4WD recommended when roads wet
4WD vehicle is recommended during wet weather on the main access roads to Codhole and Platypus Flat campgrounds (including Moonpar, Mills and Moses Rock Roads).
Access to these campgrounds is best via Cascade.
For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Closed areas: Western Nymboi-Binderay National Park closed
The western side of Nymboi-Binderay National Park (west of Nymboida River) is closed until Monday 5 September 2022 due to severe wet weather and road damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Repairs will be carried out as conditions dry.
Moonpar Forest Drive is accessible to 4WD vehicles.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Sydney Harbour National Park

Safety alerts: Severe Weather Safety
The area has experienced widespread heavy rain. Please drive to conditions and be aware roads and crossing may become flooded or damaged. For the latest advice on road closures visit the Live traffic website and continuously check for park closures. Roads, tracks, and trails can be closed with minimal notice.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000). For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: No access to some picnic table and seats in shelters at Shark Island
Access is closed to 3 picnic table and seats in shelters at Shark Island. This is to allow for maintenance works to be carried out to repair these facilities. 
The pavilion, 2 picnic tables with seats and 1 shelter with picnic tables and seats are still available for use. Large lawn areas are still available for recreation.

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison will be closed until mid 2023.
Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been complete.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday
Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.
For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Bradleys Head toilets closed due to rockfall
The toilet block at Bradleys Head - Booraghee Amphitheatre is closed from Monday 1 August 2022 until further notice due to a rock fall.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Gardener's cottage closed due to construction
Gardeners Cottage is closed from March 2022 to April 2023 due to seawall construction at Shark Beach. 
For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures
The following areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:
  • Fairfax walking track, Fairfax Lookout, Fairfax carpark and bus stop are closed until December 2022 for the construction of new lookouts.
  • North Head Scenic Drive and loop road are open to vehicles.
  • The bus stop opposite the Bella Vista Café is open.
These closures may be extended without notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Closed areas: North Head partial closure
Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:
  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
  • Fairfax lookouts
Open areas include:
  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • Parking areas at North Fort
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road
Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 August 2022 and 31 January 2023 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle & North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station). Don’t touch baits or ejector devices.
All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479.

Closed areas: Shark Beach closed during construction of replacement seawall
Replacement of the Nielsen Park seawall commenced on Tuesday 1 March 2022. Shark Beach, the promenade and kiosk are closed, and event and accommodation bookings for Nielsen Park will be suspended during the construction period (approximately 9 months).
From Tuesday 1 March 2022, closed areas:
  • Shark Beach and promenade
  • Nielsen Park kiosk, restaurant, Surf Club and Halbert Pavilion 
  • Steel Point Cottage and Gardners Cottage 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the project web page for more information.

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times
The North Head Scenic Drive gate opening times are:
  • From 1 October to 31 March - from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September - 6am to 6pm

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed
The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.
The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice
Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
We encourage you to:
  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food
Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.
Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

Budderoo National Park

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest closed due to flash flooding
Minnamurra Rainforest is closed Thursday 6 October and Friday 7 October 2022 due to severe rainfall and flash flooding.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Wednesday 21 September 2022 to Monday 20 March 2023 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.
The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private property and Crown road reserves with permissions.
There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.
1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed
Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed until further notice. Light refreshments are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre.
Further information contact the Centre on 02 4236 0469.

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice
Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls walk closed
Minnamurra Falls walk is temporarily closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. The Falls walk will re-open as soon as it is safe. The Visitor Information Centre and Lyrebird Loop Walk remain open.
For further information phone Visitor Centre staff on 02 4236 0469.

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls Walk closed until further notice
Minnamurra Falls Walk in Budderoo National Park is currently closed until further notice due to prolonged rainfall causing rock fall, landslides, damage to walking track infrastructure and dangerous conditions.
Lyrebird Loop track remains open, however may close at short notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre.

Rouse Hill Regional Park

Closed areas: Playground closed due to construction
The playground at Rouse Hill Regional Park is closed until 31 October 2022 due to construction.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Rouse Hill Regional Park playground closure
The Rouse Hill Regional Park playground, carpark and picnic area will be closed from Thursday 10 February until end of September 2022 due to upgrades.
The oval and other picnic shelters will remain open. This closure is weather dependant.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information email or call the Cumberland area office on 02 4580 2750.

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Closed parks: Park and campgrounds closed
Kanangra Boyd National Park including Boyd River camp area is closed from 3pm Thursday 6 October 2022 to 12pm, Friday 14 October 2022.
The closure is due to predicted heavy rains causing poor road conditions. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads leading to the park may also be closed. For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds
Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing
River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd National Park fire trail closures
The following fire trails in Kanangra Boyd National Park are closed from Thursday 30 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023 due to wet weather and track conditions:
  • Morong Falls
  • Gibraltar Rock
  • Waterfall Creek
  • Mini Mini
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Kowmung River fire trail closed
Kowmung River fire trail is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and rising rivers.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Kanangra Boyd National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Warrabah National Park

Safety alerts: Flooding of Gum Hole campground
Camp sites along the edge of the lagoon at Gum Hole campground have been flooded following recent heavy rainfall in the area. It is recommended that campers camp at Warrabah campground while the Namoi River is experiencing high flows. 
For further information please contact the Narrabri NPWS office on 6792 7300.

Safety alerts: Hazardous stream crossings on Namoi River Road - 4WD only
Namoi River Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. Recent rainfall has increased the water level at stream crossings along the access road to Warrabah National Park. It is recommended that anyone attempting to travel to the campgrounds and picnic area on the western side of Warrabah National Park use a 4WD vehicle.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office on 0439 591 450.

Yuraygir National Park

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access
Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road.
Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions.
Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.
Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland picnic area closed for works
Wilsons Headland picnic area is closed from Monday 10 October to Friday 21 October 2022 for repair works.
This work will involve the use of helicopters.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk partial closure due to landslips
Yuraygir coastal walk is closed until Sunday 1 January 2023 in the following areas:
  • From Angourie to Shelley Headland. Please note: Shelley Head campground is only accessible from the south at Lake Arragan walking North
  • From Wooli to Red Rock
These areas are closed due to landslips and other damage caused by floods and heavy rainfall. Assessment and repair works are underway but are weather dependent.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6641 1500.

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track - periodic closures
Wilsons Headland walking track will be closed periodically for flood remediation works, beginning the week of Monday 17 October 2022. Wilsons picnic area will be closed from Monday 10 October in preparation for helicopter lifting operations (for approximately one week). 

Closed areas: Boorkoom campground scheduled closure
Boorkoom campground will be closed from Sunday 16 October to Saturday 22 October 2022 for refurbishment works. Heavy machinery will be working in the campground during this time. 

Closed areas: Illaroo campground closed
Illaroo campground will be closed from Sunday 9 October to Sunday 16 October 2022 for maintenance works. The campground will be closed to the public during this time, as heavy machinery will be operating within the campground.

Other incidents: Road Closed Bosches Waterhole Road.
The Bosches Waterhole Road has been closed. Intense rainfall has caused a large area of soil to slump across the road. 

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 1 July until Thursday 30 June 2023.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.
We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

Safety alerts: Uneven surface proceed with care
Part of Wilsons Headland walking track is diverted due to surface scouring from recent severe weather events.
NPWS engaged geotechnical engineering advice and have diverted the walking track around the hazard.
 
For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS Office 02 6641 1500

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts
The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:
  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - No commercial service available
For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

Wallaroo National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed for road repairs
Parts of Wallaroo National Park are closed until further notice while damage to roads is being repaired. The closed area includes:

  • Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Callaghans Trail
  • The Common Picnic Area
  • Callaghans Trail between Limeburners Creek Road and Lone Pine Road
Signs and barricades are in place around the closed areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Wallaroo National Park closed
Wallaroo National Park is closed from Wednesday 5 October 2022 to 4pm Monday 10 October 2022 due to severe rainfall and potential flooding.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are/may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Garawarra State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Wet Weather Caution
Due to current weather conditions, please proceed with caution on walking trails and campgrounds. 
Please note.

  • Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of trees falling
  • Look out for erosion, washouts and soft muddy tracks
  • Be aware of creek crossings with fast running water- water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, consider your need to visit and travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
 
For more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648

Heathcote National Park

Safety alerts: Wet Weather Caution
Due to current weather conditions, please proceed with caution on walking trails and campgrounds. 
Please note.

  • Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of trees falling
  • Look out for erosion, washouts and soft muddy tracks
  • Be aware of creek crossings with fast running water- water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, consider your need to visit and travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
 
For more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648

Closed areas: Lake Toolooma fire trail
A large sink hole has formed on Lake Toolooma fire trail. No vehicles are permitted to drive over or past this hazard. If you are walking or cycling in the area, please go around and do not stop. For more information call 02 9542 0632.

Closed areas: Section of Pipeline fire trail closed
A large portion of Pipeline fire trail, between Girronba picnic area and the Goanna track intersection, has eroded away due to recent rainfall events. Vehicles, bushwalkers and cyclists are not permitted past these points. This section of trail is closed.
For further information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: Lower Pipeline fire trail closed
A portion of the lower Pipeline fire trail at Adina Gully has eroded away due to recent rainfall events. The trail is closed to all pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
Fur further information contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground
Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 
For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Royal National Park

Safety alerts: Wet Weather Caution
Due to current weather conditions, please proceed with caution on walking trails and campgrounds. 
Please note.

  • Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of trees falling
  • Look out for erosion, washouts and soft muddy tracks
  • Be aware of creek crossings with fast running water- water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, consider your need to visit and travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
 
For more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648

Closed areas: Royal National Park Visitor Centre
The Royal National Park Visitor Centre is currently closed due to flooding at Audley Weir. Visitor centre staff are working from other locations and can still answer enquiries on 02 9542 0648.
For up-to-date information on road closures in Royal National Park please check Live Traffic NSW .

Closed areas: Allambie Flat Toilets are closed
The toilets at Allambie Flat picnic area are closed due to construction of new toilets at this site. Alternative toilets are available at Bus Stop Flat and Ironbark Flat. 
Visit the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage For information about this project.
For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.a

Safety alerts: Fire trail maintenance works
Fire trail maintenance works will take place on the following fire trails from Monday 19 September 2022 to Thursday 20 October 2022 :  
  • Curra Moors 
  • Bola Heights
  •  Rawson Parade
  •  Loftus Trig
  • Engadine Lakes 
  • Wilsons Creek Dam
  • The Ridge
The works will involve use of heavy machinery. Please use caution when visiting these trails.

Closed areas: The Coast track closed at Otford
The Coast track is closed at Otford due to landslips. There is no alternative route from this point.
The area at Otford will remain closed until further notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: North Era campground closed
North Era campground is closed until further notice due to the effects of flooding and nearby closures of sections of Royal Coast track.
The area will re-open once it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: Garie Road CLOSED
Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.
This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs, A reopening date is not currently known.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before attempting to drive to Garie Beach.

Safety alerts: Lady Carrington Drive - Landslip
Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by the recent rain. The surface is eroded and waterlogged. Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces. A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip, trail users should pass this section without stopping.
 
For more information contact the local area office.

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track condition - be cautious
Sections of Curra Moors fire trail and walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please be cautious, and be aware of unstable edges.
Planning for repairs is in progress.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Partial Closure Coast Track Little Garie
The Coast Track is closed between Garie and Little Garie is closed until further notice due to rock falls and erosion.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed
Werrong Beach track is closed due to a land slip. Further information will be available following a geotechnical assessment.

Georges River National Park

Safety alerts: Wet Weather Caution
Due to current weather conditions, please proceed with caution on walking trails and campgrounds. 
Please note.

  • Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces
  • Beware of trees falling
  • Look out for erosion, washouts and soft muddy tracks
  • Be aware of creek crossings with fast running water- water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, consider your need to visit and travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
 
For more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648

Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due to heavy rainfall
Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area is closed from 9am Thursday 6 October to 12pm Friday 14 October due to heavy rainfall and poor road conditions. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Ban
A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2023 unless otherwise extended or removed. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Closed areas: Waratah Ridge Road closed
Waratah Ridge Road is closed to all traffic from 21 February 2022 until May 2023 as part of the Wartime Remnants Clean up Project.
Fore more information please contact wartime.remnants@defence.gov.au

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only
All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.
The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding.  Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Hunter Wetlands National Park

Closed areas: Mangrove Boardwalk closed due to damage
The Mangrove Boardwalk is closed from Thursday 2 September 2022 to Friday 14 October 2022 due to it being unsafe with numerous trip hazards.
Signs will be in place around the closed areas
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 4946 4100.

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Hickson Street walking track partial closure
Hickson Street walking track is partially closed from Wednesday 20 July 2022 until further notice. The closure is due to structural damage that occurred to the walking track structure at the beach interface, as a result of recent coastal erosion and weather events.
Detour signage is in place to access Burwood Beach.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting national parks and state conservation areas. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100.

Closed areas: Dudley Beach carpark partial closure
Some parts of Dudley Beach carpark are closed from Monday 8 August 2022 to Sunday 15 October 2022 due to maintenance works to improve beach access.
The improvements include:

  • Upgrading the northern beach access stairs
  • Building a new viewing platform.
Dudley Beach will remain accessible from the carpark via the southern beach access throughout the project.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4101.

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground closed for upgrade
Gummi Falls campground is closed from Saturday 1 October 2022 for up to 6 weeks (weather dependent) for upgrades.
This closure includes access to Bullock Brush, Tugalow and Thunderbolts (between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road) trails.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester
The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.
You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park picnic area and Dilgry Circle intersection. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.
Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed
Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.
An engineer has assessed the bridges and deemed them unsafe to all traffic. NPWS are working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Barrington Tops National Park

Closed areas: Barrington Trail south partial closure
Barrington Trail south is closed south of the Junction Pools trail intersection due to trail damage caused by wet weather.
Visitors can still access both Junction Pools and Little Murray camping areas by 4WD on the section of the track that is open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Closed areas: Jerusalem Creek trail partially closed due to track works
Jerusalem Creek trail is closed below the falls viewing platform due to track works. Wet weather has impacted works and the reopening date is not known at this stage. Jerusalem Creek picnic area and the walk to the falls remain open.
For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed
Burraga Swamp walking track is closed to vehicles until further notice. This is due to the closure of Mount Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest as a result of wet weather and land slips.
The road will reopen when conditions allow. For more details, please visit the Forestry Corporation NSW website or contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing walk partially closed due to works
Rocky Crossing walk is currently closed above Blue Gum loop through to the Rocky Crossing turn-off due to track works. Works have been delayed due to wet weather, and the reopening date is not known at this stage.
You can still access Rocky Crossing falls from Williams Top picnic area. Williams River picnic area and Blue Gum loop trail remain open, but take care on Blue Gum loop as contractors may be operating in the area. Follow onsite signage and directions from staff and contractors.
For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed
Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:
  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Careys Peak (via Corker trail)
  • Rocky Crossing walk
For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.
Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) may be available but is subject to regular flooding and varied road conditions.
For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester
The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.
You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Park picnic area and Dilgry Circle intersection. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.
Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park
Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.
Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Closed areas: Mountain Maid Mine closed for works
The Mountain Maid Mine area is closed for essential remediation works from Monday 26 September to Thursday 1 December 2022.
There will be no Mountain Maid Goldmine Tours during this period. The Twilight Tours and Cultural Tours are open. The Hidden Treasure walking track and Basin Loop walking track remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Yellomundee Regional Park

Closed areas: Shaws Creek area closed for works
Shaws Creek Aboriginal Place will be closed until Friday 14 October 2022 to remediate exposed asbestos material.
The site will be reopened as soon as it is deemed safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Torrington State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Ugly Corner Falls track damage
Ugly Corner Falls walking track is damaged due to flooding. Surfaces may be uneven due to erosion.
Please follow all signage and don't enter areas that are fenced off. Due to recent rainfall creek levels can change rapidly. It is unsafe to swim or attempt to cross rivers that are flooded.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Marrangaroo National Park

Closed parks: Camping Area Closed
Marangaroo National Park camping areas are closed from 9am, Wednesday 5 October 2022 to 12pm, Friday 14 October 2022.
The closure is due to predicted heavy rains that are expected to cause the river to rise. This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
River crossings are impassable and dangerous to all vehicles.
Camping areas will reopen when the river has subsided to a safe level, and river crossings have been assessed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads leading to the park may also be closed. For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds
Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing
River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park
If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.
If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Marangaroo National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.
If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Marrangaroo National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Pilliga West National Park

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest
Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Pilliga West State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest
Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Bungonia National Park

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to high water levels
The following walking tracks are closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and rapidly increasing river heights:

  • Red walking track, including Bungonia Slot Canyon
  • Yellow walking track
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188. or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water
Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.
If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:
  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

Morton National Park

Closed areas: Yadboro Road closed
Yadboro Road in Budawang National Park is closed until further notice due to severe weather.
Access to the following areas are also affected:

  • Pigeon House Mountain
  • Blue Gum Flat
  • Long Gully
These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about affected areas, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 4454 9500.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.
The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 21 September 2022 to Monday 20 March 2023. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.
There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.
1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.
For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed
Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions. Vehicle access to Echo Point and Bonnie View remains open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Roadworks on Griffins fire trail
Roadworks are being carried out at various locations along Griffins fire trail. Heavy plant/machinery and vehicles will be using the trail during this time.
If you plan to walkers or cycle in the area, please follow park signage and proceed with caution.

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage
Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 
  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang
Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.
Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed
Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. For further information please send an email to the local office. 

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed
The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the visitor centre.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited
All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.
Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed
Glow Worm Glen and Glow Worm Glen walk near Bundanoon are closed until further notice. The area will be re-opened when works are completed to make the area safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Erith Coal mine walking track closed
The Erith Coal Mine walking track is closed until further notice, due to a landslide. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:
  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras areas.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide
The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.
The area will open once repairs are complete.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed
Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.
This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.
For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage
Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed
The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail
Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Dharawal National Park

Closed areas: 10C management trail closed
The 10C management trail in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslides until further notice, the trail will be re-opened when cleared and assessed as safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed due to landslide
Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Toonumbar National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to storm damage
Toonumbar National Park and State Conservation Area are closed until further notice due to storm damage. Access will be reviewed in December 2022.
The closed areas include:

  • Iron Pot Creek campground
  • Murray Scrub walking track
  • Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts
  • Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Toonumbar State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due to storm damage
Toonumbar National Park and State Conservation Area are closed until further notice due to storm damage. Access will be reviewed in December 2022.
The closed areas include:

  • Iron Pot Creek campground
  • Murray Scrub walking track
  • Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts
  • Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Karuah National Park

Closed parks: Karuah National Park closed
This park is closed from Wednesday 5 October 2022 to Monday 10 October 2022 due to severe rainfall and potential flooding.
The closed areas include:

  • Tattersalls campground
  • Little Mountain campground
  • Double Wharf
  • Hobart Forest Road, Limeburners Creek
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are/may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Roadworks on Hobarts Forest Road and Witts Road
Roadworks may be underway on Hobarts Forest Road and Witts Road from Monday 3 October to Monday 31 October 2022, when weather permits.
Expect short delays while roadworks are underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.
Visitors can still access Tattersalls campground and picnic area and Double Wharf picnic area during this time.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair
Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.
Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Brindabella National Park

Closed areas: Campground and road closures
Waterfall, McIntyres and Lowells Flat trails are closed from Wednesday 5 October 2022 until Tuesday 11 October. This closure has been implemented due to hazardous trail conditions which are likely to deteriorate further with the forecast wet weather. 
This closure affects the following visitor facilities:

  • McIntyres Campground
  • Lowells Flat Campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Coree Summit trail closed
Coree Summit trail is temporarily closed to vehicles from Monday 25 July 2022 until further notice, while NPWS addresses safety issues for vehicles at the site. Pedestrian and bicycle access is still permitted on the trail. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Closed areas: Road closure
Webbs Ridge trail (north of Dingi Dingi trail) is closed from Friday 16 September 2022 until further notice due to hazardous trail conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Mutawintji National Park

Closed areas: Road closures and access changes
The Silver City Highway from Broken Hill to Packsaddle is closed due to water across the road.
White Cliffs to Mutawintji and Waterbag Roads are accessible via 4WD vehicles only.
For updates, please call Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on 08 8082 6660, the Central Darling Shire Council on 08 8091 5155 or the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

Tomaree National Park

Safety alerts: Samurai Beach and Samurai campground - Drive with care
Due to current weather conditions, please drive with caution on Samurai Beach and when accessing Samurai Beach campground.
Please note:

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Do not attempt to traverse the beach front at this time and, for safety, avoid driving through sea water or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • If in doubt turn around and back track on the route you've driven, to exit the park.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.
  • Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation. Fines apply.
NPWS staff will monitor conditions.
For more information contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Closed areas: Wreck Beach walking track closed
Wreck Beach walking track is closed due to heavy rain undermining the walking track causing significant damage to steps and landings. The closure will be in place for an extended period until repairs are undertaken.
Barriers and signage are in place for visitor safety.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Box Beach carpark night closure
Box Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 10pm to 5am daily. The gate will be locked during these times.
Box Beach Access Road is also closed to vehicles during this period.
A fee will be charged for vehicles exiting after 10pm. Please call Certis Security on 1300 370 145 for assistance.
For more information, please contact the local Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track
Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.
All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

Safety alerts: Big Rocky boardwalk
A boardwalk in the Big Rocky 4WD carpark is under construction from Tuesday 20 September to Thursday 22 September 2022. This is a worksite and only authorised people can enter. The boardwalk is being built as part of the Tomaree Coast walk.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed
The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Budawang National Park

Closed areas: Yadboro Road closed
Yadboro Road in Budawang National Park is closed until further notice due to severe weather.
Access to the following areas are also affected:

  • Pigeon House Mountain
  • Blue Gum Flat
  • Long Gully
These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about affected areas, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 4454 9500.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:
  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground
Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also closed due to recent rain events.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

South East Forest National Park

Closed areas: Postmans campground closed
Postmans campground is closed from Tuesday 4  to Monday 10 October 2022.
Wet conditions have made access to the campground unsafe.
The closure applies to the campground and the following tracks:

  • Postmans track
  • Knox link
  • Cattlemans track

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.
The baited parks and reserves include:
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at the entry to all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip
Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.
 

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange
Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed
Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.
Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Scheyville National Park

Closed areas: Scheyville horse riding area closed
Scheyville horse riding trails are closed due to wet weather conditions. The tracks will be assessed on Monday the 10th of October.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Scheyville National Park - areas closed for ground pest control operation
All of Scheyville National Park excluding Longneck Lagoon will be closed from between sunset to sunrise, Monday 16 May to Friday 1 July 2022, for ground pest control operations.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Boorganna Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Rawson Falls walk closed
Rawson Falls walk is currently closed due a fallen tree across the track. Works are being carried out and it is anticipated the track will re-open on Thursday, 6 October 2022 at approximately 3pm.
 
For more information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Kinchega National Park

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed due to rain
Kinchega National Park is closed due to rain with further high rainfall expected for Friday 7 October 2022.
The park closure will be re-assessed on Monday 10 October 2022, pending conditions. For updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

Closed areas: Billabong walk is inaccessible due to flooding
Billabong walk is inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.
Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Old Kinchega Cemetery can be accessed from the carpark. However, flood waters at the halfway point along Billabong walk are preventing access to the whole loop.

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance
Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.
Emu Lake campground remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding
Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.
For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

Koonaburra National Park

Closed parks: Koonaburra National Park closed
Koonaburra National Park is closed from Wednesday 5 October 2022 due to extensive localised rain affecting trail surfaces.
On-ground conditions will be re-assessed on Tuesday 11 October 2022 and an update provided at that time.
Public council roads providing access to the park may also be closed. Check the Cobar Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council websites for up-to-date information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Central West area office on 02 6841 7100.

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition
Council-managed access roads to Koonaburra National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check the road condition report for Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire.
There is a single access road to Koonaburra National Park, and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. If the council access road is closed, it is not possible to visit the national park.

Paroo-Darling National Park

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to rain
Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to rain. For updates please contact the Central Darling Shire Council on 08 8091 5155 or call the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding
Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Fire bans: Park fire ban
There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Closed areas: Youdales Hut and Halls Peak campground and picnic areas closed
The following areas are closed from 2pm, Wednesday 5 October 2022 to midnight, Monday 10 October 2022:

  • Youdales Hut campground and picnic area
  • Halls Peak campground and picnic area
The closure is due widespread rain and hazardous road conditions with the likelihood of flooding.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Walcha area office on 02 6777 4700 or the NPWS Armidale area office on 02 6738 9100.

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Nocoleche Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event
National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 02 6830 0200. 

Ledknapper Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event
National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 02 6830 0200. 

Toorale State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event
National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 02 6830 0200. 

Closed areas: Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area closed
Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area are closed until further notice.
This closure may be extended due to the height of the Darling River and predicted rainfall. Please check the Bourke Shire Council website for road closures.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Gundabooka State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event
National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 02 6830 0200. 

Toorale National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event
National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 02 6830 0200. 

Closed areas: Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area closed
Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area are closed until further notice.
This closure may be extended due to the height of the Darling River and predicted rainfall. Please check the Bourke Shire Council website for road closures.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Gundabooka National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event
National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 02 6830 0200. 

Closed areas: Areas closed due to roadworks
The following areas are closed until further notice due to roadworks:

  • Yapa Mulgowan art site lookout
  • Yapa Mulgowan art site picnic area
  • Yapa Mulgowan Aboriginal art site walking track
All other visitor facilities are open. Please check back for updates.
Please check the Bourke Shire Council Road Condition report for the up to date reports as rainfall is expected over this period.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

Yanga National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Yanga Lake walking track
  • Yanga Lake Redgum bird hide
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1826.

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding
Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. This situation is not expected to change in the foreseeable future. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails
Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.
Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

Other incidents: Yanga Lake algae alert - potentially toxic
An amber alert for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.
The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use, but generally suitable for water sports. However, people are advised to exercise caution in these areas as blue-green algae is toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, as well as skin and eye irritations after contact.
Regatta Beach picnic area remains open. Please avoid contact with the water. For more information visit the Water NSW website.

Closed areas: Regatta Beach closed due to flooding
Regatta Beach Picnic Area and boat ramp are closed until further notice due to flooding.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Turon National Park

Closed parks: Camping areas closed
Turon River National Park camping areas are closed from 9am, Wednesday 5 October 2022 to 12pm, Friday 14 October 2022.
The closure is due to predicted heavy rains that are expected to cause the river to rise. This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
River crossings are impassable and dangerous to all vehicles.
Camping areas will reopen when the river has subsided to a safe level, and river crossings have been assessed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads leading to the park may also be closed. For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds
Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing
River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Turon National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Culgoa National Park

Closed parks: Culgoa National Park closed
Culgoa National Park is closed until further notice due to rising floodwater.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6830 0200.

Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding
Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area is closed from Tuesday 9 August 2022 until further notice due to floodwater affecting the access road to the bird hide. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Bouddi National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade
A section of Bouddi Coastal walk between Mount Bouddi track and Old Quarry trail will be closed for track upgrade works. The closure will be in place for visitor and contractor safety from Tuesday 20 September 2022 until Friday 21 October 2022. There will be no access to this part of Bouddi Coastal walk during this time.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Girrakool area office on 02 4320 4200.

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail - no access through private property
There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Mount Kaputar National Park

Safety alerts: Rocky Plateau fire trail partial closure
Kaputar Plateau walk along Rocky Plateau fire trail is currently closed between Rangers lookout and Scutts Hut fire trail until Monday 17 October 2022, due to fallen timber and hazardous standing trees. 
You may still walk from the Kaputar Plateau carpark on Kaputar Road to Rangers lookout and return, however it's not currently possible to complete the loop via Scutts Hut fire trail. 
For more information, contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on 02 6792 7300.

Closed areas: Waa Gorge closed due to wet weather
Waa Gorge is closed until Monday 17 October 2022 due to wet weather. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on 02 6792 7300.

Closed areas: Barraba track closed due to weather
Barraba track is closed until Monday 17 October 2022, due to wet weather. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barwon area office on 02 6792 7300.

Closed areas: Bark Hut campground closed
Bark Hut campground will be closed due to redevelopment works from Thursday 1 September until Tuesday 1 November 2022.
The following areas will be impacted by this closure:

  • Bark Hut camp sites, picnic areas, barbecues and amenities
  • Euglah Rock lookout and walking track
As an alternative, visitors are encouraged to camp at Dawsons Spring campground.
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office 02 6792 7300.

Mungo State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather
Mungo National Park is closed until further notice due to wet weather. With more rain predicted, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition
Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires.
There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

Other planned events: Upgrades to visitor facilities at Mungo National Park
Please be aware the following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Mungo Visitor Centre
Please follow all signage and directions from staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on the NPWS alerts page.
For more information, please contact the local office.

Mungo National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather
Mungo National Park is closed until further notice due to wet weather. With more rain predicted, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition
Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires.
There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

Other planned events: Upgrades to visitor facilities at Mungo National Park
Please be aware the following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Mungo Visitor Centre
Please follow all signage and directions from staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on the NPWS alerts page.
For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Belah campground closure
Belah campground is closed until further notice.
This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.
Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure
Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 
These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Warrumbungle National Park

Closed areas: Gunneemooroo campground closed
Gunneemooroo campground in Warrumbungle National Park is currently closed due to boggy/damaged access and damage to infrastructure caused by heavy rainfall.  This closure will be reviewed regularly and updated as soon as infrastructure is repaired and conditions improve.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Warrumbungle Visitor Information Centre on 02 6825 4364.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous 1080 baiting in Warrumbungle National Park for the control of foxes. Meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE's) containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison are laid in the Park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
This program protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

Closed areas: West Spirey Creek walking track closed
West Spirey Creek walking track will be closed from Wednesday 30 March 2022 for maintenance and renewal work. The current estimated reopening of this walking track is late October 2022. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.

Closed areas: Hurleys camp closed
Hurleys camp and walking track in Warrumbungle National Park is closed from Monday 8 August 2022 until further notice due to hazardous trees.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Information Centre on 02 6825 4364.

Goobang National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions
Goobang National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather.
This closure includes all walking tracks, campgrounds and fire trails in the park. Please do not enter the park.
This closure will be reassessed weekly and the park will re-open when it is safe to do so.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.
The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.
The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

Deer Vale Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in Deervale Nature Reserve using manufactured or meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Saturday 17 September and Saturday 15 October 2022.
The baiting area will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs), should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Dharug National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to severe weather and flooding
The following areas in Dharug National Park are closed from 10am, Friday 7 October 2022 to 10am, Thursday 13 October 2022 due to predicted rainfall and flooding of the Hawkesbury River and adjacent creeks:

  • Mill Creek campground
  • Mill Creek picnic area 
  • Grass Tree circuit
  • 11km walking track
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:
  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  
An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022. 
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Chaelundi National Park

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed
Doon Goonge campground is closed for safety assessments and is expected to re-open before Tuesday 18 October 2022.
Please check this alert for updates.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access
Access to Doon Goonge campground is best from the west via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.
It is not possible to access from the east on Chandler Creek trail, due to a major washout on Chandler Creek.
For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Yanga State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Willows campground closed due to weather
Willows campground and picnic area is closed until further notice due to rain.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs), should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity, and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Meroo National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program
A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches
Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)
Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.
Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage
The following roads are closed due to adverse weather, flood damage and road repairs:
  • Romney Park Road
  • Lake Road
  • Burrill Lake Drive - West
  • Burrill Lake Drive - East
  • Munno Road
  • Western Road
Because these roads are closed, vehicles cannot access the following visitor areas:
  • Burrill Lake Western Arm picnic area
  • Burrill Lake East picnic area
  • Giriwa walking track
  • Gari walking track
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Stokes Island picnic area beach access closed for upgrade
The Stokes Island picnic area stairs that provide access to Tabourie Beach will be closed from Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October 2022. This is because the stairs are being upgraded.

Closed areas: Meroo Head campground closed
The following areas are closed while construction works are undertaken: 
  • Meroo Head campground
  • Meroo Head lookout walking track
  • Meroo Lake walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Nangar National Park

Safety alerts: Deep water in the creek crossings on Dripping Rock and Terarra Creek fire trails
Due to ongoing rain, the usually dry Terarra Creek is now flowing.
The creek crosses the vehicle trail a number of times between the park entrance and Terarra Creek campground and Dripping Rock picnic area.
As of Monday 26 September there is still deep water in some of the creek crossings. The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes in ongoing wet weather. To cross these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.
Visitors are requested to carry out their own risk assessment prior to driving through any waterways and caution should be taken at all times when travelling. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nangar National Park from Wednesday 28 September 2022 to Monday 27 March 2023. 
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral goats.
All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Nangar lookout
The following areas are closed to vehicles until further notice due to recent wet weather:

  • Mount Nangar lookout
  • Nangar fire trail
  • Goanna fire trail
  • Terarra Creek fire trail is closed south of Dripping Rock picnic area.
Terarra Creek campground and Dripping Rock picnic area remain accessible to 4WD vehicles.
Trail conditions will be monitored and trails will be reopened as soon as trafficable. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

New England National Park

Closed areas: Robinsons Knob Trail partially closed for works
Robinsons Knob Trail is closed for maintenance from Friday 14 October to Friday 18 November 2022.
This closure means access the following attractions can only be accessed via the Lyrebird Track Network:

  • Wrights lookout walking track
  • Cascades walking track
  • New England Wilderness walk
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Coffs Coast Area Office on 6652 0900.

Other planned events: Areas closed for upgrades
The following areas are closed for public safety:
  • Eagles Nest walking track
  • Weeping Rock track east of the lower Lyrebird junction
This closure is likely to be in place until the end of 2022. 
The closure is to allow NPWS to carry out upgrade and maintenance works, and assess and manage rockfall hazards. For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Closed areas: Sections of New England NP closed
Southern sections of the New England National Park are closed due to flood event impacts.  Hickeys Creek Road and West End Road are closed until further notice.

Safety alerts: New England Wilderness Walk wet weather warning
The Bellinger River catchment has experienced above average rainfall over the past few months and river levels can rise quickly with rain.  River crossings on the Wilderness Walk become extremely dangerous when river levels rise and walkers may become stranded.
Do not do the walk during periods of high river levels or forecast rainfall.
Check the Bureau of Meteorology for river levels and rainfall before setting off.
For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Cast office on phone 02 6652 0900.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Capertee National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding
Capertee National Park is closed from 4pm Wednesday the 5 October until Thursday 14 October 2022 due to flooding.
This closure may be extended due to high river levels.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Mudgee Office on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Capertee National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways
Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via causeways through the Capertee River.
These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rainfall upstream, making the causeways impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.
For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park
You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.
Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

Closed areas: Carinya Fire Trail Closed due to rockfall risk
The Carinya Fire Trail is closed due to the rockfall risk caused by the recent wet weather.
 
 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area NPWS office 02 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Capertee National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Hill End Historic Site

Closed areas: Bald Hill walking track closed
The Bald Hill walking track in Hill End Historic Site is closed from Tuesday 4 October due to recent rainfall events causing part of the track to collapse. 
The track will reopen once assessment and remediation works have occurred to ensure park user safety.
For more information, please contact the Hill End Historic Site Office on 02 6370 9050.

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access
Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.
For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

Guy Fawkes River National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
Due to significant rainfall, the following areas are closed from Friday 23 September 2022 due to flooding:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Chaelundi Falls lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • Lucifers Thumb lookout
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Spring Gully picnic area
These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding
The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial National trail require several river crossings. The catchment is currently full and experiencing intermittent flooding. River conditions can change rapidly without warning. Please avoid entering fast flowing rivers and streams.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Safety alerts: Upper Ebor Falls - Toilets closed
The public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls carpark will be temporarily closed during park infrastructure upgrades. Please note that toilets are available, including disabled access, at the Lower Ebor Falls carpark area, by following the access road past the Upper Falls parking area.
Thank you for your patience during this time. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Crowdy Bay National Park

Closed areas: 4WD Kylies Beach access closed
The 4WD beach access at Kylies campground is closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Kosciuszko National Park

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley Track partial closure
Thredbo Valley Track is closed to cyclists until further notice between:

  • Thredbo Resort and Thredbo Diggings campground
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track
Emergency repairs are currently underway between Ngarigo campground and Thredbo Diggings campground. Please follow all signs and instructions from NPWS Staff.
The track remains open between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.
Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (Closed until further notice)
The following roads will remain closed:
  • Long Plain Road (north of Blue Waterholes Trail intersection)
  • Broken Cart Trail
  • Boundary Road
  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Walls Trail
  • Major Clews Trail
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail
The following campgrounds will remain closed:
  • Perkins Flat
  • Broken Cart
  • Dubbo Flat
Detour due to construction works 
  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail
            Access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.
Fire-affected areas
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:
  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.
Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:
  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
    • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.
Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Port Phillip Trail Causeway closure
Port Phillip Trail Causeway is currently closed. Please stay up to date with current water heights via the Snowy Hydro website. Plan your trip accordingly.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 6 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Picnic area closed for upgrades
The Moyangul - Pinch picnic area along the Lower Snowy Drive is closed for minor upgrade works from Friday 9 September to Sunday 9 October 2022.
If you require access to toilet facilities, please use the toilets on the western side of the Lower Snowy Drive in Moyangul - Pinch campground. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction
The toilets at the Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Sunday 30 October 2022.
If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 
For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000. 

Closed areas: Behrs Flat and Old Geehi campgrounds closed
The following campgrounds are closed for works from Friday 23 September until Saturday 26 November 2022:
  • Behrs Flat
  • Old Geehi
Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the local NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

Other planned events: Rabbit baiting program Thredbo Resort
Thredbo Resort will be conducting a baiting program using carrots containing pindone poison for the control of rabbits between Monday 3 October and Friday 4 November 2022. The program will be conducted in areas within the Thredbo lease area in Kosciuszko National Park.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected. Working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call NPWS Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.
The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Delanys Hut picnic area closure
Delanys Hut picnic area in Kosciuszko National Park is closed from Thursday 29 September to Tuesday 27 December 2022. The closure is to allow for the hut to be rebuilt and construction of a toilet block.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

Other incidents: Cross Country Ski Trail notice
Goldseekers track and Selwyn Cross Country Ski Trail are unmarked. Back country cross country skiing recommended for experienced skiers only.
For more information contact Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrade works
The following areas are closed until Thursday 15 December 2022 due to upgrade works:
  • Blue Waterholes Trail (from Long Plain Road intersection to Blue Waterholes)
  • Coolamine Mountain campground
  • Magpie Flat campground
  • Blue Waterholes campground
This is no vehicle access to the following areas during this time:
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works
Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2025, unless the closure is extended or removed:
  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 in the following parks:
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:
  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban
Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Monday 20 June until Tuesday 20 December 2022 in Kosciuszko National Park.
The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:
  • Goobragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbing/Buddong
Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: High altitude walks - Snow covered and hazardous winter conditions
Areas above 1600m in altitude in Kosciuszko National Park are typically snow covered in winter. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:
General:
Be prepared:
  • Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme conditions.
  • Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
Travel with care:
  • Choose your routes carefully
  • Steep and icy terrain and thin snow/ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous.
Avalanche:
  • There is a risk of avalanches in the higher areas of Kosciuszko National Park, particularly on Main Range and around Mount Kosciuszko.
  • Steeper, treeless slopes and the tops of ridges where overhanging cornices develop carry the greatest risk.
  • Snow stability varies with wind, temperature and the amount and patterns of snowfall.
  • Avalanches can occur at any time through winter and can be fatal.
  • Back country travellers should check snow and weather conditions before departure and remain alert.
 
Perisher/Main Range - areas above about 1600m, including: Kosciuszko walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk, Main Range walk, Summit walk, Mt Stillwell walk, Snowgum boardwalk, Porcupine walk, Hanells Spur walk, Illawong walk, Schlink Hut walk and Dead Horse Gap track:
Expect continuous snow cover:
  • Skis or snowshoes recommended. Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. All tracks are under snow and not visible. Most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes.

Sub-alpine - areas above 1500m  - Rainbow Lake walk, Rennix walk, Thredbo River track:
Expect long stretches of snow cover with occasional continuous coverage:
  • Ensure footwear is waterproof, solid and with good grip. It is recommended that you carry skis or snowshoes.
  • Take a map and compass and know how to use them. Sections of tracks will not be obvious and most don't have above snow markers.
  • Take extreme caution when on all steep slopes due to slippery surfaces.
For more information, call the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed due to landslip
Elliott Way is closed due to a landslip from the Sue City gate to the Link Road gate. O'Hares campground on Elliott Way is accessible from Tumbarumba. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on 02 6947 7025.

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure
Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:
  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Old Mountain Road walking track closed
The Old Mountain Road walking track is closed due to damage from the 2019-2020 bushfires. The walking track will remain closed until hazardous fire affected trees are removed. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut Visitor Centre 02 6947 7025.

Safety alerts: Upper Murrumbidgee River - High flow event alert
Planned environmental flow releases from Tantangara Dam into the Murrumbidgee River will occur in June, July and October with several high flow events scheduled.
Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.
Bicentennial National trail and a number of other trails cross the river. Access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found at:
Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.
For further information, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Buddong Falls track closed due to fire damage
Buddong Falls track is closed until further notice due to fire damage and unsafe conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Safety alerts: Bicentennial National Track - be aware of track conditions
Bicententennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates) has changed track conditions due to the impact from severe weather events.
Please take care and be aware of hazards when walking, horseriding or cycling in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks
There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.
There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 
Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.
For more information, call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)
Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

Banyabba Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

Boonanghi Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Carrai National Park

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Werrikimbe National Park

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Bindarri National Park

Closed areas: Binderray picnic area closed
Bindarray picnic area is currently closed to vehicles due to flood damage to the access road. Repairs will be undertaken as road conditions permit. Walk in access from the entry to the park is permitted.
For further information contact Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Suttons road closed due to storm damage
Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons following a pavement collapse during recent wet weather.  Repairs will be scheduled as conditions dry out. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens Roads.
For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Nymboi-Binderay State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Cunnawarra National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Serpentine Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Nymboida National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Chaelundi Flora Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Cottan-Bimbang National Park

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Maxwells Flat campground and Causeway Road closure
The following areas are closed due to extensive road damage during recent weather events:
  • Causeway Road
  • Maxwells Flat campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Bindarri State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Ngambaa Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Other incidents: Cedar Park toilet
The toilet at Cedar Park has been damaged by a fallen tree and is out of order. NPWS are working towards a replacement and there are no other toilet facilities available at the picnic area. 

Dorrigo National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Chaelundi State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Dunggir National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Ramornie National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Banyabba State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

Pee Dee Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

The Cells State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Cascade State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Tooloom National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Koreelah National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Yabbra National Park

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed
Yabbra National Park is closed until further notice. The closure is due to damage from recent weather events, and roadworks on Joes Box, South Yabbra, Yabbra Plains and Pocupar Roads.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Boonanghi State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Carrai State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Cascade National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Mount Hyland Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Mount Neville Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Gumbaynggirr National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Mount Hyland State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Mount Clunie National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs from 6 June to Tuesday 6 December 2022 in the following parks:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Nymboida National Park
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra Nationa Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900, the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555 or the Richmond River Area Office 02 6632 0000.

Coolbaggie Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Wongarbon Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Drillwarrina National Park

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Cobbora State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Mogriguy National Park

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Sappa Bulga National Park

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Goonoo National Park

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Adelyne State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Beni State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Goonoo State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Breelong National Park

Closed parks: Roads closed due to wet weather
The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.
Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Bents Basin State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed
Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and localised flooding.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

Gulguer Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed
Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and the closure of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. There is no access to this park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Cattai National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage
Cattai National Park is closed until further notice due to flood damage. 
The closed areas include:

  • Mitchell Park picnic area and walking tracks
  • Cattai campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Nowendoc National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to hazardous road conditions
Nowendoc National Park is closed from Friday 23 September to 2pm, Friday 14 October 2022 due to widespread rain and hazardous road conditions. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Jackie Barker campground and related walks are impacted by this closure.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office at Walcha on 02 6777 4700.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Myall Lakes National Park

Closed areas: Brambles Green campground closed due to flood damage
Brambles Green is closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please do not enter the area.

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flood damage
This following campgrounds are closed until further notice due to flood damage:

  • Brambles Green
  • Joes Cove

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground closed
Stewart and Lloyds campground will be closed from Sunday 14 August until Monday 14 November 2022 for wildlife management.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed
Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

Kemendok Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Murray River - minor flooding
Many access roads in this park are affected by local flooding from the Murray River. Road conditions may change rapidly depending on fluctuating river heights.
Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

Kemendok National Park

Safety alerts: Murray River - minor flooding
Many access roads in this park are affected by local flooding from the Murray River. Road conditions may change rapidly depending on fluctuating river heights.
Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking
If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.
If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Euston Regional Park and Kemendok National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.
If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Euston Regional Park

Safety alerts: Murray River - minor flooding
Many access roads in this park are affected by local flooding from the Murray River. Road conditions may change rapidly depending on fluctuating river heights.
Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking
If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.
If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Euston Regional Park and Kemendok National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.
If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Jilliby State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Road - Partial closure for roadworks
The section of Lemon Tree Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, is closed to all vehicles for reconstruction. This closure will remain in place due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. Rain has delayed the work again.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Fire trails and roads closed due to damage
The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek
There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Muirs lookout picnic area closed
NPWS has closed Muirs lookout and picnic area effective from Monday 20 June 2022. 
Factors contributing to the closure include:
  • road access is not suitable for 2WD vehicles and has been damaged and eroded following heavy and ongoing rainfall
  • visitor facilities, including picnic tables and toilets, are unsafe and outdated
  • toilets don’t meet NPWS and health standards
  • views from the lookout to the coast have diminished due to grown tall trees and vegetation. 
The surrounding area, including Watagans National Park and neighbouring state forests, have alternative sites for lookouts and picnic areas.
The closest lookouts are located off Mt Faulk Road to the north and include Heaton, Hunter and Macleans lookouts.
For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast Area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

Safety alerts: Prickly Ridge Road 4WD only
Prickly Ridge Road between Watagan Forest Road and Cut-Rock Road is suitable only for 4WD vehicles.
To prevent further damage visitors are asked to avoid this area and other trails in the Reserve that are still slippery and potentially hazardous.  
For further information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

Safety alerts: Campbells Point Road Temp Closure - Jilliby SCA
Campbells Point Road and Campbells Point Link Road in the southern section of Jiiliby State Conservation Area will be closed from Wednesday 23 March to Friday 1st April 2022.
The closure is to enable major roadworks to repair the fire trail, for future wildfire response and hazard reduction burning.
Please stay off the fire trail and follow directions on signage, and of NPWS staff and contractors.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed
Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Sea Acres National Park

Closed areas: South Miners Beach stairs closed for maintenance
South Miners Beach stairs to Lighthouse Road are currently closed for maintenance until Monday 31 October 2022. 
The access from Shelley Beach to the lighthouse is still open. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Closed areas: Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk partial closure
The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is partially closed from Monday 8 August 2022 to allow for major ugrades to the structure.
Appoximately 500m of the boardwalk remains open, allowing out and back access. The access fee is reduced to half price. 
This work will be ongoing until mid-November 2022, and its duration will be weather-dependent. The partial closure will be reviewed on Tuesday 1 November 2022.
The Rainforest Centre and Rainforest Cafe remain open 7 days.
For further information email or call the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 02 5534 2770.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Kumbatine State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Kumbatine National Park and State Conservation Area closed
This park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Kumbatine National Park

Closed parks: Kumbatine National Park and State Conservation Area closed
This park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Maria National Park

Closed parks: Maria National Park closed
This park is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Yessabah Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed
Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.
Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6711.

Lake Innes State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Kindee Creek State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Roto House Historic Site

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Closed areas: Roto House closed
The historic Roto House within Roto House Historic Site is closed for until further notice. Reopening planning is underway for after the Covid restrictions change.
The grounds and carpark of Roto House Historic Site remain open to the public.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Queens Lake State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Queens Lake Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Limeburners Creek National Park

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Macquarie Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Innes Ruins Historic Site

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Closed parks: No entry to Innes Ruins Historic Site
Innes Ruins is closed to public entry except by guided tour. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Gads Sugarloaf Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Goolawah National Park

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Goolawah Regional Park

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Mount Seaview Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Lake Innes Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Verges Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Jasper Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Arakoon National Park

Closed areas: Area permanently closed - Mermaid Pools
Access to Mermaid Pools is permanently closed including for swimming. Sudden large swells and tides create major waves that wash over the rocks and pools.
Do not access this area. The severe conditions at this site have caused a number of significant injuries and deaths in the past.
Mermaid Pools have never been a designated visitor site due to the extreme nature of the surf and tides at this location. There is no approved public access walking track to Mermaid Pools.
For further information call the NPWS Verges Creek area office on 02 6561 6700.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Middle Brother National Park

Safety alerts: Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area - 4WD only
Access to Bird Tree Picnic Area is currently affected by a landslip on Grey Gum Ridge Road, and wet conditions due to ongoing recent rainfall. It is not suitable for 2WD access. 
4WDs can access Bird Tree Picnic Area by using Haydons Road off the Pacific Highway, which then joins Stoney Creek Trail and Grey Gum Ridge Road to access the picnic area from the north. There is no access on Grey Gum Ridge Road south of Bird Tree Picnic Area (towards the towers) due to a significant land slip.  
For further information please contact the Port Macquarie NPWS Office on (02) 6588 5555. 

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Clybucca Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Fishermans Bend Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Kattang Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Fifes Knob Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Rawdon Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Bago Bluff National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage caused by severe weather/flooding
The following areas are closed from 6am 31 August to 5pm on Monday 31 October due to damage caused by widespread flooding:

  • north-western sector
  • Butchers Yard Road
  • Green Wattle Trail
  • Lemon Tree Road
These areas will re-open once repairs are completed
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Skillion Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Dooragan National Park

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

The Castles Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Koorebang Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Comboyne Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Bridal Veil Falls Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Clybucca Historic Site

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Woregore Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Hat Head National Park

Safety alerts: Take care on tracks and surfaces
Erosion and surface damage has occurred on walking tracks, road surfaces within national parks of the Hastings Macleay Area following significant and prolonged rainfall events. Remediation works are scheduled as weather permits.
Please take care and be aware of the conditions when visiting these national parks. For more information, contact the local NPWS Hastings area office on 02 6588 5555 or the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Park closed due to flood damage
The following parks are closed from Saturday 10 September 2022 until Saturday 29 October 2022 due to flood damage to creek crossings and campgrounds:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.
The park will reopen once remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed parks: Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve closed for flood repairs
Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve will remain closed to the public until at least Tuesday 1 November 2022, due to ongoing flood repairs. 
This closure will be reviewed on Thursday 20 October 2022.
The closure affects the entire reserve, including walking tracks, campgrounds, caves and trails.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4843 5976.

Narran Lake Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial and ground pest control operation
Narran Lake Nature reserve is closed from 9am Sunday 11 September to 5pm Wednesday 12 October for an aerial and ground pest control operation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Conjola National Park

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches
Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)
Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.
Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Flood damage and roadworks
Due to ongoing wet weather, roads and tracks in Conjola National Park are in very poor condition. As a result, some roads may be impassable and a 4WD vehicle is recommended for open roads. 
The closed​​ roads include:
  • Grasstree Road
  • Goonawarra Drive
  • Berrara Road
  • Fishermans Rock road
  • Boundary road
Roadworks will commence on Tuesday 16 August 2022 until Wednesday 30 November 2022. Expect short delays and road closures across the parks' road network due to these roadworks. 
Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Closed trails: Conjola National Park
Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 1 August to Tuesday 20 December 2022. The closed areas are:
  • Grass Tree Road
  • Berrara Creek walking track
  • Walter Hood walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks
Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks are closed due to bushfire and storm damage. These areas are currently undergoing repairs. Do not enter the closed areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Watagans National Park

Safety alerts: Road closures
All roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. Closed roads include:

  • Carrolls Road
  • Ingles Road
The closures are due to rain and 4WD damage. Please do not drive on these roads as they are hazardous, and recovery vehicles may not be able to reach a stranded vehicle driver.
For more information, please call the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

Safety alerts: Watagans National Park and Heaton State Forest - changed access
Due to major landslips on Mt Faulk Road and Watagan/Heaton Road, Watagan Forest Road remains the only vehicle access into and out of Watagans National Park and the adjacent Heaton State Forest for the remainder of 2022.
Access to both Watagan Forest Road and Heaton Sate Forest is either via Martinsville Hill Road, Martinsville or Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty from Friday 23 September 2022.
The following visitor areas will be accessible via Watagan Forest Road:
  • Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Gap Creek and Monkey Face lookouts
  • Georges Road lookouts
  • Heaton lookout
  • Taylors Road lookout
  • Watagan Forest Headquarters campground
  • Macleans lookout
  • Hunters lookout
Please note:
  • Bangalow Road and Gap Creek campgrounds remain closed to repair a major landslip near the entry gate.  
  • Roadworks are also occurring in areas of nearby Heaton State Forest.
  • If rain persists it may again be necessary to close Watagan Forest Road for driver safety and to minimise damage to the newly repaired road.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

Safety alerts: Watagan Road/Heaton Road closed due to landslips
Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is closed until further notice due to a landslip.
There is no access from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary.
This access to Olney, Heaton State Forests and Watagans National Park is closed.
For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.
For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide
There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides on this road and nearby Mount Faulk Road. The following areas remain closed:
  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks
The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.
NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored before the end of December 2022. A new major landslide on nearby Mount Faulk Road on Thursday 7 July 2022 cut all access for planned heavy plant repair machinery to reach and repair the Bangalow Road landslips. Once the Mount Faulk Road landslip is repaired by the Forestry Corporation, NPWS can schedule the repair of Bangalow Road landslips. 
For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Mount Faulk Road closed due to major landslip
Mount Fault Road is closed until further notice due to a major landslip below Bangalow Road.
There is no vehicle or pedestrian access into Heaton State Forests or Watagans National Park due to the landslip, which has removed a larger section of the access road . Please avoid the area due to the high safety risk.
Road barriers are in place on the corner of Mount Faulk Road and Freemans Drive and the corner of Mount Fault Road and Heaton lookout Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the Forestry Corporation of NSW website.

Brisbane Water National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

Other planned events: Notice of fire trail maintenance program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking fire trail maintenance works in Brisbane Water National Park from Monday 19 September 2022 for a period of up to 6 months (pending suitable weather conditions).
The maintenance work will repair damaged drainage assets and infrastructure that supports and is essential to the ongoing operation of the trails.
Trails will remain open for the duration of the construction works, with adequate signage and diversions (if required) in place.
Please contact the the local Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 for more information.

Closed areas: Brieses fire trail partial closure
The section of Brieses fire trail between Mooney Mooney Creek and Old Mooney Dam trail is closed until Sunday 4 December 2022 due to a landslip, making it unsafe for vehicles.
Signs are in place around closed areas. This area will re-open as soon as it is safe and repair works have been completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

Closed areas: Warrah Trig Road closed to vehicles
Warrah Trig Road is closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from recent rainfall events. The road has deep ruts and boggy sections, making it unsafe and impassable for vehicles.
The road is open to pedestrians and cyclists. However, please take care when traversing wet sections as they may be slippery.
Alternate pedestrian access to Warrah lookout is available via Pearl Beach to Patonga fire trail. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

Closed areas: Great North walk partial closure
The section of Great North walk between Reservoir Road, Somersby and Karool Road, Mooney Mooney Creek is closed until further notice due to a flood damaged bridge.
This area will reopen as soon as it is safe.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood warning
The Great North Walk between Karool Road at Mooney Mooney Creek and Reservoir Road at Somersby is closed from 8am Tuesday 5 July to 8am Thursday 7 July 2022 due to severe flooding.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Popran National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200.

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only
The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

Jingellic Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 6 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 6070 8400.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:
  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban
Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Bogandyera Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 6 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 6070 8400.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:
  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban
Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 6 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 6070 8400.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:
  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban
Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

Worimi National Park

Safety alerts: Beachfront impassable during high tide
Gan Gan entry and part of Worimi Conservation Lands beachfront are closed to vehicles during high tide for visitor safety. The beachfront becomes impassable at high tide due to hazardous surf conditions and beachfront erosion.
Driving conditions can change rapidly on the beachfront. Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel, and do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.
The following areas are safe and open for 4WD access:

  • Lavis Lane entry
  • Recreational vehicle area
  • Ganyamalbaa campground
Please remember to:
  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water
  • Check tidesforecast conditions and warnings before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Worimi Regional Park

Safety alerts: Beachfront impassable during high tide
Gan Gan entry and part of Worimi Conservation Lands beachfront are closed to vehicles during high tide for visitor safety. The beachfront becomes impassable at high tide due to hazardous surf conditions and beachfront erosion.
Driving conditions can change rapidly on the beachfront. Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel, and do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.
The following areas are safe and open for 4WD access:

  • Lavis Lane entry
  • Recreational vehicle area
  • Ganyamalbaa campground
Please remember to:
  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water
  • Check tidesforecast conditions and warnings before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Worimi State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Beachfront impassable during high tide
Gan Gan entry and part of Worimi Conservation Lands beachfront are closed to vehicles during high tide for visitor safety. The beachfront becomes impassable at high tide due to hazardous surf conditions and beachfront erosion.
Driving conditions can change rapidly on the beachfront. Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel, and do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.
The following areas are safe and open for 4WD access:

  • Lavis Lane entry
  • Recreational vehicle area
  • Ganyamalbaa campground
Please remember to:
  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water
  • Check tidesforecast conditions and warnings before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Willandra National Park

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed - flooding
Willandra National Park is closed from Friday 30 September 2022 until further notice due to flooding and damage to the Willandra Creek crossing. This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Unsealed roads within Carrathool Shire are dry weather roads only. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Closed areas: Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters closed
The Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters are closed until further notice while asbestos works are being undertaken. 
The Willandra campground remains open.
For more information, contact the Riverina NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed
The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

Closed areas: All areas closed due to flooding - Wooloondool open
All precincts are closed (excluding Wooloondool) due to flooding. This will be regularly reviewed.
The following sites remain open:

  • Wooloondool precinct
  • Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide
  • McCaugheys Lagoon picnic area
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Riverina office on 02 6966 8100.

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee River - Moderate flood warning
Murrumbidgee River height may increase rapidly.
Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life threatening situations call the emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Murrumbidgee Valley Nature Reserve

Closed areas: All areas closed due to flooding - Wooloondool open
All precincts are closed (excluding Wooloondool) due to flooding. This will be regularly reviewed.
The following sites remain open:

  • Wooloondool precinct
  • Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide
  • McCaugheys Lagoon picnic area
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Riverina office on 02 6966 8100.

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee River - Moderate flood warning
Murrumbidgee River height may increase rapidly.
Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life threatening situations call the emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

Closed areas: All areas closed due to flooding - Wooloondool open
All precincts are closed (excluding Wooloondool) due to flooding. This will be regularly reviewed.
The following sites remain open:

  • Wooloondool precinct
  • Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide
  • McCaugheys Lagoon picnic area
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Riverina office on 02 6966 8100.

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee River - Moderate flood warning
Murrumbidgee River height may increase rapidly.
Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life threatening situations call the emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Yengo National Park

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure
The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 1 March 2023 for repair and maintenance work.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  
An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022. 
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage
Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555. 

Tallaganda National Park

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions
Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)
Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Gourock National Park

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Tallaganda State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions
Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)
Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Monday 20 March 2023 in the following areas:
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Wadbilliga National Park

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road closed west of Lake Creek campground
Wadbilliga Road drive west of Lake Creek campground is closed until further notice.
This is due to significant road damage following repeated severe weather events and widespread flooding. Please follow park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.
The baited parks and reserves include:
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at the entry to all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

Safety alerts: Tuross Falls Road - 4WD only
Due to recent high rainfall and storm damage, Tuross Falls road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. 4WD access only for:
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Tuross Falls walking track closed
Tuross Falls walking track is closed. Planning and works are underway to replace damaged infrastructure. 

Washpool National Park

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions
Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.
Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.
Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park
The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.
Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Closed areas: Road closure
Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.
The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.
Please note:
  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Washpool State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions
Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.
Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.
Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park
The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.
Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Capoompeta National Park

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions
Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.
Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.
Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park
The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.
Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Other incidents: Magistrate trail closed to heavy vehicles
Magistrate trail in Capoompeta National Park is closed to heavy vehicles until further notice, due to flood damage.
For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Beowa National Park

Closed areas: Boyds Tower precinct closed for upgrades
The Boyds Tower precinct will be closed from Monday 21 February 2022 until mid-October 2022 for upgrades.
Light to Light walk will remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Bittangabee Bay campground and picnic area closed for upgrades
Bittangabee campground and picnic area is closed between Tuesday 14 June and Thursday 8 December 2022 for upgrades.
This closure is weather-dependent and may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Hegartys Bay campground closed
Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed until further notice due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed
The historic storehouse at Bittangabee Bay is closed for safety reasons, until restoration works are complete.

Other planned events: Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicles
Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicle access from Walkers Rock intersection due to recent rain events.  

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Federal Falls walking track closed for upgrades
Federal Falls walking track will be closed for upgrades from Monday 10 October until Monday 5 December 2022.
There will be no walking access on the Federal Falls walking trails during this period.
Alternative walking tracks will be available at Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area during the upgrade period.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst via email or phone 02 6332 7640.

Closed areas: Federal Falls camping ground - limited bookings over the Spring and Summer seasons.
Limited camping sites will be available for walk in camping at the Federal Falls campground, from Monday 10th October until Monday 5 December 2022.
The reason for the limited camping places is that NPWS is undertaking a upgrade of the walking track from this point and require space for material on site storage.
Bookings are required for these limited places for camping and you must call the NPWS Booking Team by calling 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or by email : parks.info@environment.nsw.gov.au
Please continue to check the NSW NPWS web pages for updated alerts on this activity.
For further information please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email: npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Mount Canobolas Summit precinct closed for redevelopment
The Mount Canobolas Summit precinct will be closed for redevelopment works from 7am, Monday 12 September 2022 until further notice. Please refer back to this alert for reopening times as they will be announced closer to the works completion.
Snowgum walking track and the top section of Summits walking track leading to the Summit are also closed.
The following areas are open:

  • Towac picnic area
  • Mount Towac
  • Spring Glade walking track
  • Nature walking track
  • section of Summits walking track linking Spring Glade walking track to the Nature walking track
  • Orange View lookout picnic area
  • Federal Falls campground and picnic area
  • Federal Falls walking track
  • The Walls picnic area and lookout
Please note there will be increased traffic of work machinery and vehicles on the road during this development and new speed limits will be in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6334 7640.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.
The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.
The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.
All baiting locations will be identified by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure
Six Foot track, trom Explorers Tree (Katoomba) to Megalong Road, is closed until mid-October 2022 This closure is due to multiple landslips, fallen trees and dangerous trees along the track presenting poor and dangerous conditions.
This closure may be extended. Additional major upgrade works will be required over the next 12 months, which may also cause walker disruption. 
Six Foot track from Megalong Road through to Cox’s River and Black Range remains open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed areas: Blue Lake and River walk closed for track works
The Blue Lake and Jenolan River walk in the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve are closed for construction works. Please refer to the Jenolan Caves website for more information. 

Richmond Range National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage
Richmond Range National Park is closed until Sunday 16 October 2022 due to damage sustained in floods.  
For safety reasons, neighbour access to Western Boundary trail is limited to 4WD vehicles only. No trucks or heavy plant/machinery are permitted.
Access from Peacock Creek Road is strictly closed, with access only available from the south via the Bruxner Highway.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Limited access to Mount Babyl trail
Access to Mount Babyl trail it limited due to landslips and storm damage. 
There is no access to Mount Babyl trail from the north via Peacock Creek Road/Sextonville Road due to a major landslip on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive.
Access from the south is limited to LV 4WD only due to a rockfall which has only been partly cleared on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. Extreme care should be taken when driving through the rock fall area and the road should not be used during wet weather.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting and CPE program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve / National Park from 15th September 2022 to 14th March 2023.
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Woko National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Monkeycot Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Monkerai Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Towarri National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Berrico Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event
A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:
  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve
Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

Woolooma National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Crawney Pass National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Black Bulga State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Watchimbark Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Curracabundi State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Curracabundi National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Camels Hump Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Mernot Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Wallabadah Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

The Glen Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park
Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

Closed parks: Reserves closed due to severe weather event
A number of National Parks and Wildlife Service reserves will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to damage from severe weather event. These include:
  • Berrico National Reserve
  • The Glen National Reserve
Landslips, collapsed bridges and culverts and hazardous trees have been reported across many areas. For your safety, please avoid these reserves until damage assessments can be made and any safety issues rectified. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300.

Kooraban National Park

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Gulaga National Park

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Fire trail closed due to weather damage
Mount Dromedary fire trail is closed to all vehicular access from Tuesday 12 April 2022 until further notice, due to extensive trail damage and sink holes caused by prolonged rain.
Repairs are underway and the fire trail will open when it is safe to do so. The walking trail starting from Tilba Tilba is still open and available for hiking.
Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Badja Swamps Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Monga National Park

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works
Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:
  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Woodleigh fire trail
Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Safety alerts: Mumbulla Creek Road - Access restricted
The section of the Mumbulla Creek Road road within 500m of the Dr George Mountain Road intersection has become boggy from water saturation and may become temporarily impassable to some vehicles. 
Residents should drive with care, follow onsite directional signs and where possible, minimise use of the road during this time whilst urgent repairs to maintain access are being carried out.
Large or heavy vehicles should not use this road at this time. Visitors should avoid this area until the road dries out and road repairs are completed. Please note that Biamanga Cultural Area (Mumbula Creek Falls) is closed. Please do not not drive on Mumbulla Creek Road in an attempt to access a closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground
For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.
The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:
  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Monga State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Columbey State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage
Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.
Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

Karuah State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Roadworks on Hobarts Forest Road and Witts Road
Roadworks may be underway on Hobarts Forest Road and Witts Road from Monday 3 October to Monday 31 October 2022, when weather permits.
Expect short delays while roadworks are underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.
Visitors can still access Tattersalls campground and picnic area and Double Wharf picnic area during this time.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Wallingat National Park

Closed areas: Thomas Road closed due to erosion damage requiring repairs
Thomas Road is closed until further notice due to erosion damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: Wallingat campgound access
Wallingat campground access is off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road which are inaccessible to vehicles.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Bald Rock National Park

Closed areas: Bald Rock walk to the base of Bald Rock closed
Bald Rock Summit walking track will be closed to the base of Bald Rock until 5pm Wednesday 30 November 2022. This closure is to support maintenance and reconstruction works along the track to make the walk more accessible to all visitors. This closure includes the walking route directly up and down the face of Bald Rock.
Bungoona walk to the summit will remain open during this time, which is a more gradual climb around the side of Bald Rock to the summit.
For your safety please follow any directions from signage or staff on site. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Basket Swamp National Park

Closed parks: Basket Swamp National Park closed due to access road damage
Basket Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to weather-damaged access roads in the adjoining state forest. Access into the park will be restored by December 2022, pending weather conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Weddin Mountains National Park

Safety alerts: Access to Holy Camp 4WD recommended
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the road to access Holy Camp within this park.
4WD is now recommended for Holy Camp Road.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 63327640.

Safety alerts: Portions of Lynchs Loop walking track trail may be slippery
Please be aware that following the recent rains sections of this trail may be slippery, in particular the eastern arm of this loop trail which follows and crosses the drainage line of Small Basin Gully. Caution is advised. 

Mount Jerusalem National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed for repair
Some parts of this park are closed from Friday 9 September to Wednesday 30 November 2022 while walking trails and bridges are repaired from flood damage. The closed areas are:

  • Hells Hole
  • Unicorn Falls
  • Sand Ridge trail
  • Clay Pot trail
  • Gilwah road
  • Rockface road
  • Middle ridge trail
  • Whiskey Creek trail
  • North Chowan road
  • Baratta road
  • Wallace road
  • South Chowan road (beyond locked gate)
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Expect delays on Main Arm Road
Please expect traffic delays on Main Arm Road between 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday, from Monday 22 August to Friday 23 September 2022.
For more information, contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or 02 6670 8600.

Wollemi Flora Reserve

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage
The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late November 2022 
Visitor areas that are currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 1 November 2022.
Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

Appletree Aboriginal Area

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage
The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late November 2022 
Visitor areas that are currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 1 November 2022.
Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

Parr State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  
An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022. 
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Manobalai Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  
An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022. 
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Wollemi State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the following parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Manobalai Nature Reserve
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Wollemi State Conservation Area
  • Yengo National Park  
An aerial baiting program will also be conducted in these parks from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022. 
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Bulga NPWS office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Scabby Range Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.
The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Yaouk Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.
The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Jervis Bay National Park

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches
Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)
Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.
Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Closed trail - Hammerhead Point picnic area
The access trail to the beach from Hammerhead Point picnic area is closed until further notice due to dangerous cliff edge caused by dune erosion. 
The carpark, picnic area and viewing platform remain open. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Bating
Notice of 1080 ongoing program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)  poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and on-going between Monday 18th July and 16th December 2022.
All baiting locations will be  identifiable by signs.
Domestic pests are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) . Pets nd working dogs must be restrained or muzzled  in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning  seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call NPWS Shoalhaven Area office on 02 44286300.
 
Alert affects three parks nearby:
Comerong Island Nature Reserve
Jervis Bay National Park
Seven Mile Beach National Park
 

Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Airly Gap campground closed until further notice
Airly Gap campground is closed from Monday 26 September 2022 until further notice. Access is being restricted by a large bog hole that requires roadworks. 
Please note, NSW National Parks is not the landholder of this road. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Mugii Murum-Ban State Conservation Area from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Closed areas: Trail closed due to wet conditions
The Point Hatteras Trail north of the Diamond Mine dam is closed to vehicles due to wet and muddy trail conditions.
The trail will re-open to vehicles when the area dries out significantly and trail has been assessed for any damage or repair work.
Access to this area is available by walking along the trail.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Genowlan Point (Mt Airly) Trails closed due to wet weather
There is no vehicle access to the Genowlan Mountain/ Airly Turret(Mt Airly) section of Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area due to trail conditions from the extended periods of wet weather.
There is no vehicle access to the following areas

  • Diamond Mine
  • Airly Turret Radio Tower
  • The Grotto
  • Genowlan Trig Trail
  • Genowlan Point
  • The Ultimate Slot Canyon
 
For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000 or npws.mudgee@environment.nsw.gov.au 
 

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall
Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed until further notice. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail.
A geotechnical risk assessment is currently being undertaken to address safety issues before reopening. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Mugii Murum-Ban State Conservation Area from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Towra Point Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place between Thursday 25 August 2022 and Friday 31 March 2023 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.
Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

Biriwal Bulga National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Talawahl Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Barrakee State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Goonook Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Talawahl State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Tapin Tops National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Wallamba Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Bugan Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Barakee National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Saturday 8 October to Friday 14 October 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on 02 6591 0300.

Bundjalung National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve from Monday 8 August 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened shorebird species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations
If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.
Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.
Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage. Operations are scheduled for 20-28 October and 3-10 November 2022.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.
For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

Richmond River Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve from Monday 8 August 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened shorebird species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

Kangaroo River Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program
A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Bugong National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program
A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program
A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Sherwood Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Falls track closed due to flood damage
Falls walking track is closed due to flood damage. Repairs have been schedule and will be completed as weather and resources permit.
For further information please contact Coffs Coast on 66520900.

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed
Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during recent flooding events, causing the road to collapse.
Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road. 

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Wednesday 21 September 2022 to Monday 20 March 2023 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.
The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private property and Crown road reserves with permissions.
There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.
1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

Closed areas: Illawarra lookout closed
Illawarra lookout within Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed until  further notice due to damage. NPWS is in the process of repairing the lookout and the lookout is expected to re-open later in 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Mororo Creek Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Hortons Creek Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Gurranang State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Mount Pikapene National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Everlasting Swamp National Park and Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area from 30th July 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Grafton NPWS area office for more information on 02 66 411 500.

Everlasting Swamp National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Everlasting Swamp National Park and Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area from 30th July 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local Grafton NPWS area office for more information on 02 66 411 500.

Kooyong State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Flaggy Creek Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Lawrence Road State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Fortis Creek National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:

  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

Chapmans Peak Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Mount Pikapene State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Koukandowie Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Woodford Island Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Chambigne Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Wombat Creek State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Chatsworth Hill State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Chambigne State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Byrnes Scrub Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Warragai Creek Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Yaegl Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Thursday 1 December 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in March 2022.
Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall/ flooding event.
This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Mummel Gulf National Park

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Werrikimbe State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Cottan-Bimbang State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Mummel Gulf State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Oxley Wild Rivers State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Oxley Highway temporary road closure
Oxley Highway between Port Macquarie and Walcha is subject to part closures on weekdays until 16 December 2022.
This may impact access to a number of national parks and reserves in the area.
Please visit Transport for NSW website for detailed information. Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey prior to travel.
For enquiries about the closure, please contact Transport for NSW via email or on 1800 653 092.
For more information, you can also contact the Walcha office via email or on 02 6777 4700.

Bangadilly National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook Area Office on 02 4720 6200.

Guula Ngurra National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook Area Office on 02 4720 6200.

Nattai National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook Area Office on 02 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Vertebrate pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground pest management program targeting feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area and Nattai National Park. This program will run from Monday 12 September to Monday 24 October 2022. The program aims to reduce the impacts of feral pigs on water quality and biodiversity. Temporary changes to access may apply.
For more information please call NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 28 June 2022 and Wednesday 28 December 2022  in Nattai National Park.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

Bargo State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook Area Office on 02 4720 6200.

Joadja Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 5 September to Friday 16 September 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook Area Office on 02 4720 6200.

Yarriabini National Park

Other incidents: Pines picnic area barbecues out of order
The barbecues at Pines picnic area are out of order. There has been damage to the structure and gas bottles have been removed. Plans are in place to have this replaced. The toilets and picnic tables are still operational.

Biamanga National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire recovery
Biamanga National Park Cultural Area and Mumbulla Creek Falls Cultural picnic area are closed until further notice due to substantial bushfire recovery works.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

Safety alerts: Mumbulla Creek Road - Access restricted
The section of the Mumbulla Creek Road road within 500m of the Dr George Mountain Road intersection has become boggy from water saturation and may become temporarily impassable to some vehicles. 
Residents should drive with care, follow onsite directional signs and where possible, minimise use of the road during this time whilst urgent repairs to maintain access are being carried out.
Large or heavy vehicles should not use this road at this time. Visitors should avoid this area until the road dries out and road repairs are completed. Please note that Biamanga Cultural Area (Mumbula Creek Falls) is closed. Please do not not drive on Mumbulla Creek Road in an attempt to access a closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Murramarang National Park

Closed areas: Area closed for track upgrade
Burrawang walking track is closed for track maintenance from Tuesday 20 September to Monday 1 October 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches
Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)
Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.
Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to repairs and upgrades
The following roads and trails are closed until further notice for repairs and upgrades:
  • South Arm fire trail
  • Moores fire trail
  • Bucks Road
  • Kioloa Village fire trail
  • Dam fire trail
  • Link fire trail
  • Higgins Creek fire trail
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Cold Chisel fire trail
  • Livingston Creek fire trail
  • Gravel Pit Road
  • Carls Mountain Road
  • Skid Ridge Road
  • Kettle Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track closed
Pebbly Beach to Snake Bay walking track is currently closed while track construction work is undertaken. This work is part of the Murramarang South Coast Walk.
Please note this closure will prevent walkers from undertaking a loop walk via Durras Mountain from Pretty Beach. The return walk from Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain remains open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact Local National Parks office
Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads
Due to ongoing wet weather, unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and muddy sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.
North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Avisford Nature Reserve

Other planned events: One-off aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Avisford Nature Reserve from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Avisford Nature Reserve from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Dapper Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Dapper Nature Reserve from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Dapper Nature Reserve from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Durridgere State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Durridgere State Conservation Area from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Durridgere State Conservation Area from Wednesday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Gardens of Stone National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the Kanangra Area office on 02 6336 6200 or the Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:
  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Goodiman State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Goodiman State Conservation Area from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goodiman State Conservation Area from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Goulburn River National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022.
The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Warra National Park

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds - Booking info
If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green camping areas in Warra National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.
All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Long Point and The Green camping areas.
Read more about COVID safe camping here.

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Closed areas: Cape Solander closed for upgrades
Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road from Yena to Cape Solander is closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists.
Detours will be in place along Yena Gap trail and Cape Solander management trail.  
Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9968 2005.

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades
Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 
Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or contact the local area office email.

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve closed
Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weeks every year, around spring time.
Due to the sensitive nature of the reserve, access is restricted at other times to approved educational and research activities only.
For more information about the reserve, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Mount Nullum Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

Mooball National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

Inner Pocket Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

Numinbah Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage
This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

Timmallallie National Park

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Roads in Timmallallie National Park are rough in some sections because of erosion caused by flooding in January 2022. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011.

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed
Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until September 2022 due damaged sustained in recent floods.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

Tweed Heads Historic Site

Closed areas: Walk on Water walking track boardwalk closed
The majority of the timber boardwalk on the Walk on Water walking track is closed until further notice. A small section of the timber boardwalk provides access to Ukerebagh Nature Reserve via Ukerebagh track.
For your safety, please don't enter the closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Corrie Island Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Corrie Island Nature Reserve closed for shorebird nesting season
Corrie Island Nature Reserve will be closed from Friday 16 September 2022 to Friday 31 March 2023 for the protection of beach-nesting shorebirds.
Corrie Island is an important breeding site for endangered little terns and pied oystercatchers. The island is closed to visitors for the duration of the nesting season to reduce disturbance that can cause egg or chick deaths.
During the closure period visitors may not land anywhere on Corrie Island, and only NPWS staff and authorised volunteers are allowed on the island. Pest control activities may be undertaken on the island during this time.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, email us or call the local park office on 02 4984 8200.

Woggoon Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program will be ongoing between Wednesday 13 September 2022 and 30 March 2023 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.
Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

Tollingo Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program will be ongoing between Wednesday 13 September 2022 and 30 March 2023 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.
Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

Whian Whian State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage
The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon loop walking track
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track
Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until Saturday 1 October 2022.
The Minyon Drive access road is open.
These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Alternative walking options in the area include:
  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.
Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

Nightcap National Park

Closed areas: Closed tracks due to flood damage
The following walking tracks and areas are closed until Friday 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon loop walking track
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track
Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until Saturday 1 October 2022.
The Minyon Drive access road is open.
These closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Alternative walking options in the area include:
  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop accessible from Newton Drive.
Please drive with care as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage. There are large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

Woomargama National Park

Other planned events: Construction impacting traffic on Hanel's Road
Please be aware traffic on Hanel's Road may be disrupted from September to December 2022 while Greater Hume Shire construction is underway in the area.
Heavy machinery will be in operation during this time. Please follow all safety signage and instructions from staff and contractors.
For more information, please contact the local office.

Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches
Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)
Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.
Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Comerong Island Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches
Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)
Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.
Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Bating
Notice of 1080 ongoing program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)  poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and on-going between Monday 18th July and 16th December 2022.
All baiting locations will be  identifiable by signs.
Domestic pests are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) . Pets nd working dogs must be restrained or muzzled  in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning  seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call NPWS Shoalhaven Area office on 02 44286300.
 
Alert affects three parks nearby:
Comerong Island Nature Reserve
Jervis Bay National Park
Seven Mile Beach National Park
 

Closed parks: Comerong Island Nature Reserve closed
Comerong Island Nature Reserve is closed due to widespread flooding, forecast rain events, impacts on access tracks and closure of the council ferry service. The reserve will re-open after tracks dry out and and are made safe for general access.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office.

Seven Mile Beach National Park

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches
Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)
Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.
Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Bating
Notice of 1080 ongoing program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)  poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and on-going between Monday 18th July and 16th December 2022.
All baiting locations will be  identifiable by signs.
Domestic pests are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) . Pets nd working dogs must be restrained or muzzled  in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning  seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call NPWS Shoalhaven Area office on 02 44286300.
 
Alert affects three parks nearby:
Comerong Island Nature Reserve
Jervis Bay National Park
Seven Mile Beach National Park
 

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area closed
The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.
Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Winburndale Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.
The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.
The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.
All baiting locations will be identified by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst for more information on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

Wollumbin National Park

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed
Wollumbin National Park, formerly known as Mount Warning National Park, remains closed until the end of October 2022 due to the impacts of widespread flooding in the region.
The closure is also to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about future management of the site.

Nattai State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Vertebrate pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground pest management program targeting feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area and Nattai National Park. This program will run from Monday 12 September to Monday 24 October 2022. The program aims to reduce the impacts of feral pigs on water quality and biodiversity. Temporary changes to access may apply.
For more information please call NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

Burragorang State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Vertebrate pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground pest management program targeting feral pigs in Burragorang State Conservation Area, Nattai State Conservation Area and Nattai National Park. This program will run from Monday 12 September to Monday 24 October 2022. The program aims to reduce the impacts of feral pigs on water quality and biodiversity. Temporary changes to access may apply.
For more information please call NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

Wallarah National Park

Safety alerts: Rock fishing safety
Rock fishing is a popular activity for many national park visitors and your safety whilst fishing is important. Parts of the NSW Central Coast are a declared high risk area due to large swells and hazardous surf conditions. In these high risk areas under the NSW Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016, you are required by law to wear an appropriate life jacket. This includes children and anyone helping you fish. This is regulated by NSW Fisheries and poses an on the spot $100 fine if non-compliant.
Before rock fishing you should always:

Stay safe, always watch the local conditions, never turn your back on the ocean and never fish alone.
If you’re in doubt don’t go out.

Macquarie Pass National Park

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed
Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.
There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet
There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

Closed parks: Macquarie Pass National Park closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees
Macquarie Pass National Park is currently closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees causing dangerous conditions.
The park will be re-open as soon as it is safe.
For Illawarra Highway updates, please check Live Traffic NSW for updates.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Cascades walking track, carparks closed
Cascades walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.
Cascades and Rivulet carparks are also closed due to works being undertaken in these areas.
These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Meringo Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Quidong Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Merriangaah Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Paupong Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, please call the Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Yuraygir State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed
The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 1 July until Thursday 30 June 2023.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.
We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

Bournda Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a continuous and ongoing baiting program from Thursday 5 May 2022 to Friday 4 November 2022 in Bournda National Park and Bournda Nature Reserve.
The program will use manufactured, fresh meat and canid pest ejector’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Bournda National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a continuous and ongoing baiting program from Thursday 5 May 2022 to Friday 4 November 2022 in Bournda National Park and Bournda Nature Reserve.
The program will use manufactured, fresh meat and canid pest ejector’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Mares Forest National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Mares Forest National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed parks: Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve planned closure
Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023 for major upgrade works. There will be no public access to any of the reserve, including camping, cabins and caves during this period.
For further information contact Wombeyan Caves office on 02 4843 5976.

Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.
The baited parks and reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at the entry to all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

Coolumbooka Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.
The baited parks and reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
There will be signs at the entry to all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

Five Islands Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Closed to public access
There is no public access to Five Islands Nature Reserve. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Berkeley Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Berkeley Nature Reserve closed
Berkeley Nature Reserve is closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance

Livingstone State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Safety risk of unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park
You must keep to marked trails, walking tracks and roads when visiting Livingstone National Park.
This is because of the safety risk around unexploded ordinances (UXO) within the park. There are signs on the ground at all entrances to the risk area.
No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.
For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Livingstone National Park

Safety alerts: Safety risk of unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park
You must keep to marked trails, walking tracks and roads when visiting Livingstone National Park.
This is because of the safety risk around unexploded ordinances (UXO) within the park. There are signs on the ground at all entrances to the risk area.
No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.
For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Malabar Headland National Park

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations
The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on the following dates/times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 7 September to Sunday 11 September 2022 inclusive (NSWRA Competitions week)
Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:
  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • The 'rifle range in use' warning signs are displayed at the park entry (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.
The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) is open when the rifle range is in use.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

Nadgee Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Jewfish Boardwalk closure
Jewfish Boardwalk was burnt during the 2019/2020 bushfire season and is closed. Reconstruction is planned for 2022.

Pilliga State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is conducting a ground baiting program in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section) from 3 May 2022 to 31 December 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 0457 873 871 or the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 for more information.

Pilliga National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is conducting a ground baiting program in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section) from 3 May 2022 to 31 December 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 0457 873 871 or the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 for more information.

Bongil Bongil National Park

Safety alerts: Gordons Road Bridge Closed
The bridge on Gordons Road is closed until further notice due to structural failure. The bridge is not safe to cross. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Coffs Coast on 66520900.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.
The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Wilson Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Closed walking tracks
Wilson Nature Reserve North and South walking tracks are closed indefinitely due to widespread damage from recent weather events.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6627 0200.

Mount Royal National Park

Closed areas: Mount Royal Road and Cassels Road closed due to road conditions
The following areas are closed to public vehicle access from Tuesday 19 April to Monday 31 October 2022 due to significant road damage:

  • Mount Royal Road
  • Cassels Road
  • Youngville camping area
  • Carrow Brook walking track
  • Pieries Peak walking track
  • Youngs Trail picnic area
These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Kemps Creek Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed
This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed
Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Mount Keira Ring track closed
Mt Keira Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage caused by severe weather. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded.. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain damage
The following walking tracks are closed until further notice due to damage from heavy rain that has caused dangerous conditions, including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips:

  • Mount Keira Ring track
  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Sublime track
These areas will be re-opened when safe to do so.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Trails closed in Illawarra Escarpment
The following areas are closed until further notice, due to damage from recent severe weather:
  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Lower Escarpment fire trail
  • Upper Escarpment fire trail
  • Mount Pleasant management trail
  • O’Briens management trail
  • Staffords management trail
This closure maybe extended further, if rain occurs.
Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Prospect Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public
Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.
If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.
For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

Bungonia State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls
Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

Bretti Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve
Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council managed campground. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.
For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 1800 802 692.

Mebbin National Park

Closed parks: Park closed for repairs
Mebbin National Park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.
There is no public access during this time.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tweed area office on 02 6670 8600.

Closed areas: O'Connors fire trail closed for maintenance
O'Connors fire trail is closed from Monday 10 January 2022 for maintenance and upgrades. Signs will be in place around closed areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and Museum
The Lighthouse Precinct is open. However if you are looking at including a tour of the Lighthouse and Museum during your visit, please contact the office on 0266398300 to ensure there are tours on your day and time of choice. 

Jubullum Flat Camp Aboriginal Area

Closed parks: Jubullum Flat Camp closed
This park is closed until further notice due hazardous trees and related works. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area closed for upgrades
Bandahngan Aboriginal Area is closed until December 2022 for a major upgrade of facilities and safety work.
A cultural heritage assessment and review of facilities for the reserve is currently underway.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Nadgigomar Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

Tarlo River National Park

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

Yarrobil National Park

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Yarrobil National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Goulburn River State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Sugarloaf State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed
Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.
Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.
If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 
If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.
For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

Murrah Flora Reserves

Safety alerts: Mumbulla Creek Road - Access restricted
The section of the Mumbulla Creek Road road within 500m of the Dr George Mountain Road intersection has become boggy from water saturation and may become temporarily impassable to some vehicles. 
Residents should drive with care, follow onsite directional signs and where possible, minimise use of the road during this time whilst urgent repairs to maintain access are being carried out.
Large or heavy vehicles should not use this road at this time. Visitors should avoid this area until the road dries out and road repairs are completed. Please note that Biamanga Cultural Area (Mumbula Creek Falls) is closed. Please do not not drive on Mumbulla Creek Road in an attempt to access a closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Cadmans Cottage Historic Site

Other planned events: Cadmans Cottage public tours suspended
Cadmans Cottage public tours are suspended until further notice. 

Nombinnie State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions
There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.
For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

Nombinnie Nature Reserve

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions
There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.
For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

Yathong Nature Reserve

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions
There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.
For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

Round Hill Nature Reserve

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions
There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.
For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park

Closed areas: Caryapundy lookout south loop closed
You'll need to complete this drive as a return trip instead of a loop, because Caryapundy lookout south loop drive is closed.
The closed section begins at the Narriearra scenic drive T-junction, and extends all the way up to Caryapundy tank bird hide.
The drive to Caryapundy tank bird hide is still around 70km when done as a return trip following Caryapundy lookout north loop from the Narriearra scenic drive T-junction.
Caryapundy lookout campground, Caryapundy tank bird hide, Narriearra scenic drive and Caryapundy lookout north loop are open.
The grey grasswren bird habitat is closed to the public while Bartons tank bird hide and the roads to the bird hide are being developed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

Closed areas: Whittabrinnah heritage walk closed
Whittabrinnah heritage walk is closed for upgrades and is expected to open in early 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

Cathedral Rock National Park

Safety alerts: Round Mountain Road access
Round Mountain Road into Barokee campground and Cathedral Rock track can become slippery after heavy rains. Please take caution if entering the park via this entrance, and drive to conditions.
For more information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Kwiambal National Park

Closed areas: Lavender Vale Cottage closed
Lavender Vale Cottage is closed for bookings until January 2023.
For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Closed areas: Limestone Caves closed
The Limestone Caves in Kwiambal National Park are closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Dalmorton campground closed
Dalmorton campground is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires at the northern end of Chaelundi Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Cocoparra National Park

Closed areas: Lookouts closed on Jacks Creek walking track
Lookouts along the Jacks Creek walking track are closed indefinitely due to dangerous cliff edges.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Griffith NPWS office.

Wolli Creek Regional Park

Closed areas: Lower track closed
Lower track in Wolli Creek Regional Park is temporarily closed while remediation is carried out on Lot 2.
Undercliffe track remains open through to Jackson track and Turrella Reserve.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Butterleaf National Park

Other incidents: Camping requirements
If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.
All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.
Read more about COVID safe camping here.



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