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Beware the ghosts, vampires, bunyips & water nymphs
Jenolan Caves River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Jenolan Caves – haunting and mystical.

For mystery, magic and a little eeriness, you can’t beat the Jenolan River Walk. Its’ impressive locale at the gate of the famous Jenolan Caves immediately sets the tone and elevates its status amongst the many walks of the Blue Mountains. For this isn’t just any place. Nor is it the site of the Mysteries, Legends and Ghosts tour for nothing? Come. I’m sure you’ll agree.

Jenolan Caves River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The Blue Lake where the Jenolan River Walk commences

Sequestered deep in the mountain; isolated from major roads and townships, there is a mysticalness about the Jenolan area that touches a more primitive part of oneself. With over 340 million years to their credit (established by CSIRO clay dating methods), the Caves have been around far longer than you or I. They’re even older than the dinosaurs (extinct a piddly by comparison, 65 million years ago). There is something daunting about anything so old!

Jenolan Caves River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The caves hover over the peaceful Blue Lake – fed by the River Styx and Jenolan River.

Is it the compression of all that time that gives this ancient spot such a feeling of intensity? Perhaps its the dominion of nature and time over mankind and our vulnerability to both. Or perhaps even, the remnants of the late 1880’s – early 1900’s that still cling to the area: (the old walls, bridges, buildings and hydro-electricity plant) reminding one of a harsher period in Australian colonial history. Is it the ghost stories? Or the fear of the dark?

jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The Blue Lake looking back towards the Grand Arch

The local indigenous Gundungarra tribes called the area “Binoomea” meaning ‘Dark Places’. They visited the caves to bathe their sick in the curative subterranean waters.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The River Walk starts East of the slightly spooky Grand Arch (pictured above).

The River Walk starts at the suitably named ‘Blue Lake’, east of the Grand Arch (the rock structure that hangs eerily overhead like a set from a vampire movie).

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The surreal Blue Lake

The Lake dwells like a magic billabong below the somewhat spooky Grand Arch. This ultra-pretty man made lake (created in 1908 for the generation of electricity), is fed by the River Styx and Jenolan River. Fringed with palms, it reminds me of the movie “The Blue Lagoon,” minus the adolescence. Here you will find tourists lingering and taking photographs of the unnaturally blue water. You will find yourself doing the same.

Jenolan Caves River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The Blue Lake – romantic spot for tourists

The surreal water is naturally coloured by the refraction of light upon the limestone deposits and bed-rock. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a magical creature – the resident platypus. It’s also possible water nymphs and bunyips come here to drink.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The magical palm-fringed Blue Lake – the colour is caused by the refraction of light upon limestone sediments.

Fancy aside, some practical information:

Track Particulars.

The Blue Lake River Walk has a total length of 2.6km which should take you in the vicinity of 1 to 2 hours depending on you. It is generally cited as taking 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

It comprises some short steep hills, gentle slopes and occasional steps, but would be suitable for most walkers including children.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

You will bypass De Burghs Bridge (near the Grand Arch) – designed by Ernest De Burgh, and built from local limestone by the Public Works Department in 1896.

Graded ‘Easy’ to ‘Moderate’, it’s a gentle and safe walk over a well-formed and easy to see pathway. It is well sign-posted and close to the facilities (like public toilets and a kiosk / cafe) at the Caves.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Follow the path. You won’t get lost.

The walk takes one along the hillside and downstream the river, within the greater Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. A circuit style walk, it starts outside the Grand Arch and ends back there.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

the walk bypasses this Waterfall

The walk passes the weir, various bridges including a suspension bridge, some waterfalls and the hydroelectric power station (first completed in 1917 and Australia’s first hydro-electric system) and picnic area. You will return back from an intersection above a bridge.

The last part of your journey back to the Grand Arch will take you upon a railed bridge.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The suspension bridge

The sound of rushing water (on your left) provides an acoustic accoutrement to your walk. Though, its’ song, I should point out, is more of a gush or roar than a melody.

Jenolan Caves River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Running river provides natural acoustics

The main vegetation is forest and woodland with some radiata pine (free-ranging from Oberon plantations) and other introduced trees. There are also great infestations of nettle. This gives it a slightly different and greener feel to the standard Australian bush walk. The main visible wild-life seems to consist of lizards and birds, particularly lyre-birds and small finches. At night, small bats are common.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Easily accessible paths

Shade cover for the most part and the coolness of the nearby running water, make this an excellent choice of walk for summer. With the mountain on one side, it’s also well sheltered against wind. As it doesn’t enjoy much sun, it can feel dark and cold in winter.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Shady paths make this an excellent summer walk

In my experience of this walk, it is reasonably populated during school holiday and weekend periods, but never frantically busy. During quieter days during the week and particularly after 5pm, you may find yourself alone on it. In fact, the whole Caves area seems to empty out after 5pm. Must be all those rumours of ghosts and hungry vampires. Fortunately, lighting now exists at the Blue Lake. Very comforting!

jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The second waterfall

As you drift deeper towards the valley floor, an eeriness sometimes seems to lurk. There is an intensity about the bush that makes one sometimes feel they are being watched. But by what? Or who? It could be the feng shui of the land, which seems to tilt upward so that the light seems to peer down at you at an odd angle from over the tops of the trees. Or so I tell myself. On the other hand, it could be watching spirits. I’m sure the Aboriginals believed such things.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

A slightly greener version of the Australian Bush.

As a short walk, one can feel the need for something more once any troublesome stomach rumbles or bladders have been dealt with. No problems. There is plenty more opportunity for walking and exploring here. One option is instead of turning back at the intersection, continue further down into the valley.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The path follows the river downstream.

Personally, I wouldn’t be inclined to do this walk on my own. Few people seem to. If you do, make sure you allow enough time to get back before nightfall. Otherwise, you might, like me, find yourself running back along the darkened path during an impromptu thunderstorm, with images of ghosts in the back of your mind. For those with less active imaginations, it should be no problem. But know, there is a resident ghost at Caves House and a waitress I once worked with claims to have seen her at the window. You can find out all about Mrs Chisolm (former employee of Caves House) in the Jenolan Caves Legends, Mysteries and Ghosts Tour.

jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Bypass this forest on the return journey.

Alternatives to continuing on the River Walk, are Carlotta’s Arch Track (30 minutes), the Devil’s Coach House Look down (30 minutes) or the McKeowns Valley Track (2-3 hours return). The latter takes one through the the Devil’s Coach House cave. Appropriately named, this free to enter open cave, is big and dark enough to house the Devil’s own coach and all his minions within it. Check it out! I promise bone chills and creepiness galore.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The walk back to the exit can take you to other walks like the Nettle Walk and through the Devils Coach House.

For those who prefer a walk of a very short, sweet variety, instead of the River Walk, choose the easy 30 minute Blue Lake Loop. It’s simply a walk around the Blue Lake.

For more info on all these walks, click on this link to the bushwalking section of the Jenolan Caves website.

jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The Grand Arch

How to Get There
Jenolan Caves is only accessible via car or coach tour. To get there follow the Great Western Highway along the Blue Mountains to Hartley. At Hartley watch for the sign to Jenolan Caves telling you to turn left. Follow the signs all the way. From Katoomba, the caves are approximately one hour away. At certain times of the day the road is one way in or out.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Jenolan Caves: you can’t miss it. Drive through the hole in the rock and pass Caves House to the free parking on the other side.

Parking
There is free parking onsite. Drive through the cave mouth and pass Caves House (the old European looking building). It’s just up from there. From the parking spot it’s a quick 5-10 minute walk back down to the Grand Arch.

Weather Conditions and Clothing Issues
Temperatures in the Jenolan area can range from an average maximum of 25 degrees Celsius (in January) to a average minimum of 0.2 degrees Celsius (in July). Its probably best to wear closed footwear for this walk. If you turn up in sandals or thongs, keep to the paths and avoid walking near the nettle plants.

Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

Nettle infestations are rampant on either side of the track. Ouch! Don’t touch this plant.
Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The river walk – green, European feel, and will have you smiling!
Jenolan Caves Blue Lake River Walk, Jenolan, Blue Mountains

The river walk also has a mystical side.

Alerts

Katoomba area

Fires - Advice: Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls
There is a fire in this park called Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Blue Mountains National Park

Fires - Advice: Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls
There is a fire in this park called Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding
Glenbrook Causeway will be closed from Thursday 25 November to Monday 6 December 2021 due to flooding which has resulted in the following sites being closed:

  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Closed areas: Wentworth Falls Crossing closed due to flooding
Wentworth Falls Crossing is closed due to elevated water levels. Avoid crossing creeks when the water levels are over stepping stones or bridges.  

Safety alerts: Flood damage and rising creek levels
Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding and road surfaces and safety fences have been damaged. You may encounter trees and debris across tracks and roads.
Please be aware creek and river levels are elevated. Do not cross creeks where water levels are high.

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage
Burralow Creek campground is closed until Tuesday 21 December 2021 due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.
This closure is weather dependent and may be extended.
Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Closed areas: Conservation Hut cafe closed
The Conservation Hut cafe is closed until further notice.

Closed areas: Pierces Pass Road and walking tracks closed
The following areas are closed until Friday 10 December 2021 for road repairs:
  • Pierces Pass Road
  • Pierces Pass walking track
  • Walls lookout
  • Rigby Hill walking track
Heavy plant and machinery are operating in the area. There is no public access.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.
Flood warning: Many creeks and rivers may be impassable after recent rains. Check conditions before walking.
The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:
Katoomba and Leura 
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Kanangra to Katoomba - Cox's River is presently in flood and cannot be crossed. Advice from 15.11.2021.   
  • Parts of Prince Henry Cliff walk are closed:
    • Between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout, due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Walkers can also still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant
    • Between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
Wentworth Falls
  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Wentworth Falls picnic area will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday 9 November 2021, 7am to 4pm for road maintenance works.
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road, including access to Pierces Pass walking track, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill, is closed until Friday 10 December 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  
Lawson, Hazelbrook
  • Lawson Ridge fire trail will be closed to all traffic from Wednesday 10 December until Friday 17 December 2021 for road repairs.  It will be open to foot and bicycles on weekends.  
Canyons and rock climbing areas
  • Access to Pulpit Rock climbing area closed
  • Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.
If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it's too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 
To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.
For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Closed areas: Short Cut track partial closure
A section of Short Cut track will be closed between Monday and Friday from Monday 8 November to Friday 17 December 2021. The track will be closed between Wentworth Falls picnic area and Murphy's Lane for track maintenance.

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed
Lyrebird Dell and Gordon Falls picnic area to Pool of Siloam walking tracks are closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  
Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam walking track via Golf Links lookout.

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track
Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.
Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

Kosciuszko National Park

Closed areas: Elliott Way closed for works
Elliot Way will be closed between the Link Road intersection gate and the National Park boundary gate from 8.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesday 7 December 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to damage
The following roads are partially closed due to poor road conditions:

  • Long Plain Road - closed north of Blue Waterholes intersection to the park boundary
  • Broken Cart Trail - closed between Boundary Road and Long Plain Road
This closure will be in place until repair work can be completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on Hannels Spur track
The first 1km of Hannels spur walking track is obscured by fallen branches. Please take care to avoid falling and always rejoin the track after diverting around obstacles. If in doubt, retrace your steps and try again.
For more information, please call the Snowy River Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Bicentennial National Trail partial closure
The Bicentennial National Trail is closed between Geehi and Murray Gates fire trail for dangerous tree works.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track open Thredbo Diggings to Bullocks Flat only
Thredbo Valley track is open for use between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat.
Note that a large body of water exists over part of the track in this area. The track has been hardened, so no damage will occur to the track itself, but please avoid damage to surrounding areas of vegetation by remaining on the track, and not riding off track to avoid obstacles.
All other sections of Thredbo Valley track remain closed due to wet track conditions. Conditions will continue to be monitored with a view to reopening additional sections when possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed for maintenance
Manjar fire trail is closed for maintenance works until the end of November 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Khancoban office on 02 6070 8400.

Safety alerts: Port Phillip Trail Causeway Water Height
Port Phillip Trail Causeway is currently closed. Please stay up to date with current water heights via the Snowy Hydro link https://www.snowyhydro.com.au/generation/live-data/lake-levels/  .Plan your trip accordingly.

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks - northern Kosciuszko National Park
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: South Glory Cave closed
The South Glory Cave is closed to the public until 10 December 2021. 
For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

Closed areas: Three Mile Dam campground closed
Three Mile Dam campground (east and west) is closed for road maintenance from Monday 15 November to Sunday 5 December 2021. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks
Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:
  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 
There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 
Main Range walk: Please expect numerous snow crossings, and make sure that:
  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (For stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (Sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 
Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:
  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.
For more information, please call Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Other planned events: Illawong walk trackhead closed - diversion in place
Illawong walking track head and carpark will be closed from Friday 19 November 2021 until Match 2022 to allow for upgrades to the site. Multiple contractors will be working in this area over the summer months.
You can access Illawong walk via a diversion that will be in place. Please follow the temporary signs. Parking is available at the main Guthega carpark area on entry to Guthega. 
For further information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5560.

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations
Please be aware you may experience short delays from November 2021 to April 2022 due to helicopter operations in the following areas:
  • Main Range 
  • Charlotte Pass
  • Perisher
  • Guthega
For further information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne.

Other planned events: Aerial weed spraying program - Tumut River Corridor
An aerial weed spraying program will be underway in the Tumut River Corridor from Wednesday 17 of November to Friday 3 December 2021.
This operation will involve a low flying helicopter. There is no impact to visitors predicted.
 

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to 2019/2020 bushfires.
Fire-affected areas
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.
Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:
  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Pattinson's Hut, Matthew's Cottage, Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut and Vickeries Hut.
  • Cabramurra Township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is currently closed.
  • 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.
The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:
  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Old Geehi
    • Behrs Flat
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area:
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (closed to facilitate the Selwyn Resort rebuilding works).
  • Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
    • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design, and construction programs are yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before you travel.
    • Wares Yards campground will remain open during roadworks.
    • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail will be 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.
    • Access to Currango and Old Snowy Campground will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.
  • Elliott Way:
    • Currently open - motorists urged to drive with care. Construction activities still underway and some sections of road remain unsealed at present.
    • Completion of construction works and resealing of the road surface over the summer may require some brief, planned closures. These will be communicated well in advance and timed to minimise disruption.
    • The nature of the Elliott Way road corridor has significantly changed since the fires, and there may be further road closures at short notice due to slips or rockfalls.
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.
Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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

Closed areas: Spencers Creek rest area closed
Spencers Creek Rest Area and carpark on Kosciuszko Road will be closed from Monday 8 November 2021 to Monday 30 May 2022 due to construction works in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 12 November 2021 until Thursday 12 May 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.

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track closures
The lower section of Pallaibo walk is closed between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area for construction. Signs have been installed to direct walkers on Pallaibo walk to leave the walk at Gaden Trout Hatchery.
Visitors can access the open section of the Pallaibo walk in the following places:
  • Sawpit Creek picnic area on Kosciuszko Road
  • Gaden Trout Hatchery on Gaden Road
The following areas are closed to the public:
  • Lower Pallaibo walk, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
  • Thredbo Valley track, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
The following areas remain open to the public:
  • Upper Pallaibo walk, between Sawpit Creek picnic area and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Thredbo River picnic area
We anticipate that the track will re-open March 2022.

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 in the following parks and reserves:
  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
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 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;
  • Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine Trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, 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.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed
Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.
Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
  • 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: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Torrington State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Fire trails closed
The following fire trails are closed due to damage from recent wet weather:

  • Carpet Snake 
  • Duck Creek
  • Butlermine 
NPWS is monitoring the conditions and will reopen the trails as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6739 0700.

Closed parks: Torrington State Conservation Area closed
Torrington State Conservation Area is closed from Wednesday 1 December to  5pm, Friday 3 December 5pm, due to widespread flooding.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700. 

Closed areas: Ugly Corner Falls walking track closed
Ugly Corner Falls walking track is currently closed until further notice, due to flood damage sustained in recent weather events.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700.

Wallingat National Park

Closed areas: Bachelor Road closed for maintenance
Bachelor Road on the western side of the Wallingat River is closed until Friday 17 December 2021 for road maintenance. Completion of the work has been delayed by recent wet weather.
The main section of the park on the eastern side of the Wallingat River is open and includes access to the campground, Whoota lookout and boat ramp. Please access the campground off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road. Do not use Barbies Road or Link Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Wollemi National Park

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to flooding
Coorongooba campground is closed from Monday 29 November until Friday 3 December 2021 due to 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.

Safety alerts: Flood damage and rising creek levels
Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding and road surfaces and safety fences have been damaged. You may encounter trees and debris across tracks and roads.
Please be aware creek and river levels are elevated. Do not cross creeks where water levels are high.

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage
A number of roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail - closed until early January 2021
  • Martindale trail - re-opening to permits early January 2021
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • King's Cross to Sheepskin Hut - open
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until mid December 2021
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until mid March 2021
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until mid December 2021
Visitor areas currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until early January 2021
  • Sheepskin Hut - open via Commission Road side only
Commission Road is open to traffic. Gates that are in place 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.

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: Campground Bookings
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, 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: Coorongooba campground partial closure
There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.
Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.
For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021 in Wollemi National Park. This program is to protect the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.
The following trails will be used as a part of this program:
  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail
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, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access
Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway 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.

Gardens of Stone National Park

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to flooding
Coorongooba campground is closed from Monday 29 November until Friday 3 December 2021 due to 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.

Myall Lakes National Park

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure
Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Tuesday 31 May 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.
 

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for upgrades
The following campgrounds are closed until Thursday 16 December 2021 for upgrades:

  • Joes Cove campground til 18/12/21
  • Johnsons Beach campground
  • Mackaway Bay
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.

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to road damage
Some parts of this park are closed from Thursday, 2 December 2021 to 12am Sunday 12 December 2021 due to road damage. The closed areas are:

  • Halls Peak Campground
  • Youdales Campground
  • Riverside Campground
  • Budds Mare to Riverside walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office in Armidale on 6738 9103 or Walcha on 6777 4700.

Closed areas: The Green Gully track closed
The Green Gully track is closed from Friday 26 November until Thursday 2 December 2021 due to rising creek levels resulting in dangerous conditions. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6777 4700. 

Goonoo National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding
This park is closed from Friday 26 November 2021 until Monday 6 December 2021 due to wide spread flooding. Many trails are closed and impassable due to rainfall causing dangerous conditions. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Contact the local park office 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.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes from Thursday 1 July until Friday 31 December 2021. The program will be ongoing in the following parks and conservation areas:
  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve
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 Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Nangar National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding
This park is closed from Friday 26 November 2021 until Monday 6 December 2021 due to wide spread flooding. Many trails are closed and impassable due to rainfall causing dangerous conditions. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Contact the local park office 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.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Goobang National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding
This park is closed from Friday 26 November 2021 until Monday 6 December 2021 due to wide spread flooding. Many trails are closed and impassable due to rainfall causing dangerous conditions. 
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Contact the local park office 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.

Closed areas: Greenbah campground closed
Greenbah campground is closed from 8am Wednesday 10 November to 5pm Monday 13 December 2021. The closure is due to heavy rain and ongoing wet conditions of the site and Sawpit Gully trail leading to the campground. This closure will be reassessed weekly.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6332 7640.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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: Sawpit Gully trail closed to vehicles
Sawpit Gully trail is closed to vehicles due to wet conditions. There is no access along the trail to Greenbah campground and Caloma Trig.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 July 2022 in Goobang National Park. The program involves the use of Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) 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 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 Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

Closed areas: Caloma lookout closed
Caloma lookout is closed from 5pm Thursday 15 July 2021 until further notice due to unsafe access road conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Comerong Island Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Roads closed due to maintenance
The roads in Comerong Island Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 6 December to Friday 17 December 2021 for roadworks (weather dependant). Walkers (via Shoalhaven Heads) and boats can still access the reserve.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: No vehicle access to Comerong Island Nature Reserve
There is no vehicle access to Comerong Island Nature Reserve as the council ferry is closed for maintenance until Monday 6 December 2021. You can still access the park by via Shoalhaven Heads on foot or by boat.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 12 July and Friday 17 December 2021. 
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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Deua National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control operation
The following parks are closed from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 10 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:

  • Deua National Park, including all campgrounds.
  • Wadbilliga National Park, including all campgrounds.
This closure is for visitor safety as the operation involves shooting.
Do not enter the park during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Safety alerts: Caution advised accessing Deua National Park due to wet weather
4WD trails in Deua National Park may become impassable due to recent heavy rains and the current forecast for further heavy rainfall over the next 24-48 hours.
Sections of some roads and trails have been damaged by recent heavy rain, and verges are still soft and susceptible to further damage. NPWS advises to drive with caution at all times.
Creeks and rivers may flood, and crossings may not be safe to enter.
We advise that you avoid visiting the Bendethera area over this weekend, as river levels may rise with forecast rain.

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.

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road
The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major landslips on Araluen Road:
  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Dry Creek campground
These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Please note also:
  • There is no access to Dry Creek campground via Merricumbene fire trail.
  • Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.
NPWS is monitoring the situation on a regular basis via Eurobodalla Shire Council updates.
For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works
The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:
  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
The following areas are also closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works: 
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout 
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.

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Wadbilliga National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed for aerial pest control operation
The following parks are closed from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 10 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:

  • Deua National Park, including all campgrounds.
  • Wadbilliga National Park, including all campgrounds.
This closure is for visitor safety as the operation involves shooting.
Do not enter the park during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed
This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:
  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road
Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed until the end of December 2021. 
Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Arakoola Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Demon Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Linton Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Cooleburba State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Ngulin Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Carrabear Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Washpool State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Watsons Creek National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Watsons Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Watsons Creek State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Barool National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Barayamal National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Ginghet Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Oakwood Flora Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Barwon Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Cataract State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Barwon State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Mummel Gulf State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Washpool National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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.

Merriwindi State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Washpool Flora Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Cottan-Bimbang State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Warrumbungle National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Belougery Split Rock walking track closed
Belougery Split Rock walking track is currently closed for maintenance. We aim to partially reopen this track on 7 December 2021 to allow access to Split Rock Summit Track, and fully reopen the track by 17 December 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Coonabarabran NPWS area office on 02 6842 1311.

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.

Other incidents: Warrumbungle National Park remote campsites: booking required
If you plan to camp at remote campsites along the Grand High Tops walk 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 Warrumbungle 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.

Leard State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Warrambool State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Weetalibah Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Warra National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds - Booking info
If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green campgrounds 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 campgrounds.
Read more about COVID safe camping here.

Guy Fawkes River Flora Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Warialda State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Goonoowigal State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Nhunta Karra Kara track closed due to bush fire damage
Nhunta Karra Kara track is closed due to bush fire damage. All other tracks and visitor areas are open.

Warialda National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Capoompeta National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Back River Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Carrai State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Daisy Plains huts closed
Daisy Plains huts are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

Ukerbarley State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Nullamanna National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Biddon State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Werrikimbe State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Ukerbarley Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Bingara State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Bald Rock National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Binnaway Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Maryland National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Tuggolo Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Trinkey State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Doctors Nose Mountain Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Cunnawarra National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Dowe National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Dandry Gorge Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Duval Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Avondale State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Werrikimbe National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Cockeawombeeba Road closed due to flood damage
Cockerawombeeba Road is closed due to extensive flood damage.
Repairs and maintenance are being completed by Forestry Corporation. Please check back for updates.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact local office on 02 6588 5555.

Kirramingly Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Bluff River Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Dthinna Dthinnawan National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Bobbiwaa State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Willala Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Wondoba State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Garrawilla National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Tomalla Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Gibraltar Range National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Tinkrameanah National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Boomi Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Woodsreef State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Boomi West Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Nymboida State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Boonalla Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Careunga Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Carrai National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Daisy Plains huts closed
Daisy Plains huts are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

Booroolong Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Cataract National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Tingha Plateau State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Nymboida National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Timmallallie National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage
Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 29 November to Friday 3 December 2021 due to flood damage. The closed areas are:

  • Sculptures in the Scrub walking track, picnic area and campground.
  • Salt Caves tower, picnic area and campground.
  • No.1 Break Road
  • Rocky Road
Other roads may be damaged or impassable in the Pilliga Forest. Do not drive through floodwaters.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Nocoleche Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of fox and dog. The program will be conducted between Monday 22 November and Wednesday 22 December 2021 in Nocoleche Nature Reserve.
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 NPWS Bourke on 02 6830 0200.

Boronga Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Narran Lake Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Timbarra National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Yarrigan National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

The Basin Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Mummel Gulf National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Taringa Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Moema National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Stony Batter Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Midkin Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Brigalow Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Melville Range Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Brigalow State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Maroomba State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Stonewoman Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Mann River Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Somerton National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Cottan-Bimbang National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Single National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Couradda National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Severn River Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Crooked Creek National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Serpentine Ridge National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Ledknapper Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Budelah Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Curracabundi National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Rocky Glen National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Currys Gap State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Bullala National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Kwiambal National Park (Community Conservation Area)

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Bullawa Creek State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Deriah Aboriginal Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Ironbark Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Yina Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Imbota Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Donnybrook Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Hobden Hill National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Kings Plains National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Gwydir River National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Killarney State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Forest Land Flora Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Dthinna Dthinnawan Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Planchonella Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Wingadee Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Indwarra National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Pilliga West State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding
The following areas are closed until further notice due to ongoing rain events and flooding:

  • Western Way
  • Brumby Road
  • Wangan Road
  • All management trails within Pilliga West National Park and State Conservation 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. 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 Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 between 9am and 4pm daily.

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.

Horton Falls National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Pilliga West National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding
The following areas are closed until further notice due to ongoing rain events and flooding:

  • Western Way
  • Brumby Road
  • Wangan Road
  • All management trails within Pilliga West National Park and State Conservation 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. 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 Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 between 9am and 4pm daily.

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.

Gwydir River State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Pilliga State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Fladbury Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Burnt-Down Scrub Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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.

Pilliga Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Gamilaroi Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Burral Yurrul National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Guy Fawkes River National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Closed areas: Chaelundi campground closed due to flooding
Chaelundi campground is closed from Wednesday 1 December 2021 to 5pm, Monday 20 December 2021, due to widespread flooding.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on  02 6739 0700.

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding
The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial 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 office on 02 6739 0700.

Safety alerts: Ebor Falls open - Facilities may be fire-affected
The Ebor Falls visitor precinct in Guy Fawkes River National Park is open. However the park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected.
Please follow safety directions, and do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Safety alerts: No access from the north on Chaelundi Road
Access to Chaelundi campground, the Escarpment walk and Misty Creek lookout in Guy Fawkes River National Park is only possible from the southern end of Chaelundi Road at Dundurrabin. Chaelundi Road from the northern end is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Burral Yurrul Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Georges Creek Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Butterleaf National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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.

Gibraltar Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Butterleaf State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Gilwarny Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Pilliga National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Gunyerwarildi National Park

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Pilliga East State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Oxley Wild Rivers State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Aberbaldie Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding
Please be aware widespread rain across western NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.
Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.
Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

Kwiambal National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding
Kwiambal National Park is closed until 5pm Wednesday 8 December 2021, unless extended, due to ongoing flooding and damage to access roads. This closure includes the access road to Macintyre Falls, which has also been damaged. 
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 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.

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to flood damage
All walking tracks that run along the rivers in Kwiambal National Park are closed due to flood damage.
The walking track linking Lemon Tree Flat campground and Kookibitta campground has reopened.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700.

Cathedral Rock National Park

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to bushfire damage
The following walking tracks are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk
  • Warrigal walking track
  • Woolpack Rocks walk
  • Western section of Cathedral Rock track is closed Monday 25 October to Friday 17 December 2021.
The Cathedral Rock track is open, however is only accessible from Barokee, off Round Mountain Road.
Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700. 

Safety alerts: Round Mountain Road access
Round Mountain Road into Barokee campground and Cathedral Rock track can become slippery after heavy rain. Please use caution if entering the park via this entrance, and drive to conditions.
For more information contact the Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Basket Swamp National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to heavy rainfall
Basket Swamp National Park is currently closed due to significant rainfall which is making access roads impassable.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700. 

Morton National Park

Closed areas: Belmore falls precinct closed for road resealing
The Belmore Falls precinct of Morton National Park (including Belmore Falls and Hindmarsh lookouts) is closed to the public for road resealing works from 4pm Wednesday 24 November to 6pm Thursday 2 December 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Griffins fire trail partial closure due rock fall
Griffins fire trail is closed from the locked gate on Meryla Road to Gales Flat due to rock fall and cliff instability concerns.
No pedestrian access is permitted to this section of the trail. The remaining section of road between Gales Flat and Jack Corner Road is open including the Gales Flat and Griffins Farm campgrounds.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local office.

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: Most of Morton National Park closed
Most of Morton National Park remains closed due to bushfire damage and to protect the safety of our visitors.
However, the following areas are now open:

  • North of the Shoalhaven River, including Kangaroo Valley, the following walks and lookouts are accessible:
    • Bonnie View and Beauchamps lookouts
    • Erith coalmine loop walk
    • Lovers walking track
    • Mount Carnorvon walking track
    • Echo Point lookout
    • Grand Canyon lookout
    • Tooths lookout
    • East and West Rim tracks
    • Manning lookout
    • Kangaroo River walking track
    • Three Views walking track
    • Riverview lookout
    • Riverview walking track
    • Mark Morton lookout
    • Fairy Bower Falls track and loop walk to top of falls
    • Upper and lower Fairy Bower falls
    • Walking track from Fairy Bower Falls to Tooths lookout
 
  • South of the Shoalhaven River to Braidwood Road, including the Ettrema wilderness area. The following walks, trails and lookouts are accessible:
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Tolwong Road
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Sassafras
    • Ettrema Wilderness walks starting from Yalwal
    • Old Burrier fire trail
       
  • South of Braidwood Road, including the Budawang wilderness area. The following walking routes and lookouts are accessible:
    • Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul
    • Mount  Bushwalker walking track
    • Rusden Head
    • Florence Head
    • Pointer Gap lookout
    • Porters Creek Dam
    • The Castle
    • Wog Wog
    • Scenic Rim 
    • Monolith Valley
    • Mount Tarn
    • Styles Creek
    • Redground
    • Folly Point
An overnight walk in Morton National Park wilderness areas requires a trip intention form at this time, as per our COVID-19 update.
Most of Morton National Park has been bushfire-affected. Please be cautious, as risks may still be present.
Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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. 

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 20 September 2022 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, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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 National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.
The burial of used baits and products will happen from Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022. 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, in accordance with 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: 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: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions
The following campgrounds are closed:
  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway
Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin on the Shoalhaven River, this section may be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.
There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited
All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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.

Closed areas: Campground closures and changed conditions
The following campsites are closed:
  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck
  • Sawyers
  • Tigersnake
  • Beehive upper and lower
  • Burrawang
  • Hideaway
Due to recent heavy rains campgrounds between Caringal and Wirritin may be be affected by flood debris and steep sand walls to access the sites. Please use caution and move onto another campground if there are issues.
There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

Toonumbar National Park

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed
Murray Scrub walking track is closed until further notice for maintenance and repair works.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Carpark Road closed
Murray Scrub Carpark Road is closed for maintenance and repair works. This road will remain closed until further notice.
Access to Iron Pot Creek campground is not affected by this closure.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road closed
Toonumbar Forest Drive and Cox's Road are closed for maintenance and repair works. These roads will be closed until further notice.
Access to Iron Pot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track are not affected by this closure.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Wyrrabalong National Park

Closed areas: Bateau Bay beach carpark closed for maintenance
Bateau Bay Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 12pm Monday 6 December to Wednesday 8 December 2021 (inclusive) for maintenance works.
This closure is weather dependent and may be extended.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000.

Burragorang State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Burragorang lookout and picnic area closed
Burragorang lookout and picnic area are closed from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
From Monday 25 October to Saturday 4 December 2021 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program will be happening within:

  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Werombi)
  • Nattai National Park (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Lakesland) 
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS with the South East Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on properties.
Domestic animals may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to cats and dogs. Residents should restrain domestic animals and ensure they do not enter the baiting location during 1080 operations. It is recommended that working dogs are muzzled if they're required to work near the baiting location during or after the operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Baits may remain active after the dates specified.
Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about the program. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits.
For further information call the Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500.

Worimi State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Worimi Conservation Lands closed
This park is closed to vehicles from Saturday 27 November to Thursday 2 December 2021 due to widespread, severe weather and large swells.
Beachfront driving and the recreational vehicle area in Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) is closed. You can access Worimi Conservation Lands on foot, however no private vehicles can go past the entry stations.
Barriers and signs are in place. Sea foam has restricted visibility and drop offs, gutters and hazards are not visible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Access to beach driving will be reviewed on Monday 29 November and this alert will be updated.

Worimi National Park

Closed parks: Worimi Conservation Lands closed
This park is closed to vehicles from Saturday 27 November to Thursday 2 December 2021 due to widespread, severe weather and large swells.
Beachfront driving and the recreational vehicle area in Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) is closed. You can access Worimi Conservation Lands on foot, however no private vehicles can go past the entry stations.
Barriers and signs are in place. Sea foam has restricted visibility and drop offs, gutters and hazards are not visible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Access to beach driving will be reviewed on Monday 29 November and this alert will be updated.

Worimi Regional Park

Closed parks: Worimi Conservation Lands closed
This park is closed to vehicles from Saturday 27 November to Thursday 2 December 2021 due to widespread, severe weather and large swells.
Beachfront driving and the recreational vehicle area in Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) is closed. You can access Worimi Conservation Lands on foot, however no private vehicles can go past the entry stations.
Barriers and signs are in place. Sea foam has restricted visibility and drop offs, gutters and hazards are not visible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Access to beach driving will be reviewed on Monday 29 November and this alert will be updated.

Mungo National Park

Safety alerts: Public access road closures
Currently the only public access road open to Mungo National Park is via Balranald. Before travelling ensure you check the Balranald and Wentworth Shire websites on road access conditions. 

Closed areas: Belah campground closure
Belah campground is closed until further notice due to road closures.
Road works are scheduled to begin in mid November. This closure remains in place until the works are completed.
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. Planning approvals have been completed and road works are schedule to begin in mid-November. These works will take some time to complete. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Safety alerts: Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail
Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail is currently closed. Maintenance on sections of the lakebed loop trail have commenced.
Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Mungo State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Public access road closures
Currently the only public access road open to Mungo National Park is via Balranald. Before travelling ensure you check the Balranald and Wentworth Shire websites on road access conditions. 

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Richmond Range National Park

Closed areas: Mount Babyl trail closed
Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from Wednesday 24 November 2021 due to forecast rain. This closure will be reviewed on Friday 3 December 2021.
There is no access to Mount Babyl tower during the closure. Emergency tower access is permitted only with approval from NPWS.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closed
Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from Wednesday 24 November 2021 due to forecast rain. This closure will be reviewed on Friday 03 December 2021.

  • Peacock Creek campground will remain open and can be accessed from the west via Peacock Creek Road or from the east via Sextonville Road.
  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area, Culmaran Valley track and Cambridge loop walk will be closed for the duration of the road closure
For further information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed
Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

Malabar Headland National Park

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations
The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed during the following times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday - ANZAC Rifle Range Club
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month – Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia
  • Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 January 2022 (Queen's Competition)
  • Last shooting day for 2021 will be Saturday 18 December.
  • First shooting day for 2022 will be Saturday 8 January.
Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:
  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed
The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.
For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades
The eastern part of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on Monday 15 November 2021 from 7am to 4pm due to helicopter operations. The Western Escarpment remains open. This work is delivering walking track upgrades.
The walking track upgrades in the southern section of Malabar Headland National Park are now complete.
Works are underway between the northern entrance and Boora Point, and are expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Please note:
  • Access from the north is closed
  • Access from the south is open to Boora Point only
  • The Western Escarpment remains open
For more information visit this web page or call the local NPWS office on 02 9337 5511.
The entire Boora Point walking track (eastern sections of the national park) is closed when the ANZAC Rifle Range is in use.

Royal National Park

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area
Wattamolla Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until 20 December 2021.
The following areas are open:

  • Access to the Royal Coast track through Wattamolla 
  • Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point
Large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla. Buses should not enter Wattamolla Road from Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. There is no safe area to park or manoeuvre at Wattamolla or along Wattamolla Road.
All other vehicles can enter Wattamolla and park in carparks numbers 2 to 5 (parking is limited during peak periods).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: No pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar during weekdays
There is no pedestrian access through Bonnie Vale campground to Maianbar on weekdays from Thursday 2 December to Thursday 9 December 2021, inclusive.
This closure is due to construction works, and may be extended due to weather. Any delays will be advised as soon as they are known. Bonnie Vale picnic area will remain open.
Please do not enter closed areas and obey all safety signage and directions from staff.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: Royal Coast Track closed at Otford, Monday to Thursday
The Royal Coast Track will be closed Monday to Thursday for upgrade works near Otford lookout from 6 September to early December 2021. The track will remain open Friday to Sunday. When closed, visitors will not be able to access Figure 8 Pools, the Werrong Beach Track or the Palm Jungle Loop Track from the Otford lookout. When closed, Coast Track walkers will have to exit the track at Garawarra Farm. Visitors can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground
Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:
You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.

Eurobodalla National Park

Other incidents: Access changes to Congo campground
Eurobodalla Shire Council have advised of a current road closure on Congo Road (North), Congo, for road sealing works from Monday 29 November 2021.
This impacts access to Congo campground in Eurobodalla National Park. You can only reach the campground via the Bingie Road turn off from the Princes Highway at Bergalia, and then on to Congo Road (South) during this time.
For further information, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

Closed areas: Roads and tracks closed due to weather
The following tracks and roads are closed to due to track conditions following heavy rainfall:

  • Jemisons Point track
  • Bogola Head Road
  • Honeysuckle Road
  • Plovers Lane 
Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Closed areas: Plovers Lane closed for pest control program
Plovers Lane will be closed between 7pm to 5am from Sunday 28 November to Monday 6 December 2021 for a pest control operation.
This operation will target foxes and aims to reduce their impact on threatened shorebirds. This operation will involve shooting. The closed area will be signposted and 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, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area 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.

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)
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.

Sturt National Park

Safety alerts: Access to roads in Sturt National Park by 4WD only
The following roads are currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles:

  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Middle Road
  • Gorge Loop Road
Take care and drive safely. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area 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.

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to slippery surfaces
Middle road closed due to slippery surfaces due to wet weather.
For more information please contact the Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 9133308

Watagans National Park

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide
There is no visitor access to Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and a landslide. The following areas are also closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks
The entry gate will remain locked and no visitor access including pedestrians are permitted. NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored prior to Easter 2022.
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: Gap Creek and Gap Creek Falls walking tracks closed
The three walking tracks from Gap Creek picnic area are closed until mid December 2021 due to storm damage and a planned major upgrade to Gap Creek Falls walking track.
Due to the dangerous nature of the work no visitors will be permitted. Alternative bushwalks are located:
  • At Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Via Georges Road to Great North walk 
  • In adjacent State Forest areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a 1080 baiting program using meat baits and M44 ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is aimed at the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby and other native animals, and to reduce attacks on domestic stock in the adjacent Congewai Valley. The program will be ongoing between Monday 11 October 2021 and Friday 15 July 2022.
The program will target the northern side of the park, including some private properties bordering the Congewai Valley with the consent of land-owners. Meat baits will also be delivered by helicopter on one day between Monday 11 October and Friday 15 October 2021.
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 the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please email or call NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)
Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 
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.

Dooragan National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to landslip
This park is closed from Monday 22 November 2021 due to a landslip on Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive. Please check back for updates.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

Lane Cove National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 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 Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Lane Cove area office closed
The Lane Cove area office will be closed until Wednesday 15 December 2021 due to the current NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions.
For further information, please email or call 02 8448 0400.

Closed areas: Areas closed for walking track upgrades
A number of areas will be closed from Monday 18 October 2021 for walking track upgrades:

  • Illoura car park
  • Riverside walking track - between the end of the boardwalk and the Boatshed
Works are estimated to take approximately three months (subject to weather conditions). Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local 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: Lane Cove Depot Road closed
Lane Cove Depot Road in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 16 April 2020 until further notice while the road is being upgraded to improve safety for road users. During this time vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians are not permitted to use the road. 
For more information regarding closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

Bundjalung National Park

Closed areas: Remote areas of park closed for aerial pest control operation
Remote sections of park closed for aerial pest control operation
Remote sections of southern Bundjalung National Park will be closed from Thursday 2 December to 6pm Saturday 4 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.  The main visitor precincts remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton office on 02 66 411 500.

Other planned events: Aerial pig shooting
Aerial pig shooting will be carried out in the northern section of Bundjalung National Park from Thursday 2 December to Saturday 4 December 2021.
The main visitor precincts, Gap Road and walking tracks will remain open. All fire trails will be closed and signs placed on gates notifying of these restricted areas. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

Closed areas: Pine Road closed due to flooding
Pine Road is currently closed due to significant flood damage. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local office on 02 6627 0200.

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area
From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 
There will be signs at baiting locations. 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.
For more information call the NPWS Richmond River 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.
  • 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.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed
Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed from Saturday 19 June 2021 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff.
Please comply with the current NSW Government COVID-19 rules if visiting your local national park during this time. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for upgrades
The following walking tracks are closed from Monday 1 November to Thursday 23 December 2021 for track upgrades:

  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Mount Kuringgai track to Berowra station
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office via email or call 02 8448 0400.

Other planned events: Electricity transmission tower maintenance works
Structure refurbishment work will be undertaken on towers within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park between November 2021 and January 2022. Tracks and trails will remain open, but there will be some slight increase in vehicle movement during this time. 
Please contact the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or send an email for more information. 

Closed areas: The Basin campground and picnic area closed Monday to Thursday
The Basin campground and picnic area are closed between Monday and Thursday until Friday 3 December 2021 for maintenance. Please note:
  • The Basin is open for camping and day visits between Friday and Sunday only
  • The Basin trail is closed past the Mackerel service trail intersection, Monday to Thursday.
  • The Basin Engravings and Mackerel service trail are accessible 7 days per week.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9451 3479, 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, call the Bobbin Head Visitor Centre on 02 9472 8949, 10am to 4pm.

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.

Closed areas: Restricted access to Cowan courtesy moorings
The NPWS courtesy moorings in Cowan waters are undergoing annual maintenance. Access to moorings maybe restricted temporarily while works are completed.
Works are due to commence the week beginning Monday 18 October 2021, and will take approximately 2 months to complete (subject to weather conditions).
Please follow all safety signs and directions from staff.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Barbecue and picnic facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours and high-visitation areas like barbecue and picnic facilities are closed in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.
Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 for further information. 

Other planned events: West Head lookout - temporary fencing
West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place in 2021-2022.
Please do not enter the fenced area.
Nearby walking tracks remain open.

Other planned events: Notice of pest control 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 is continuous and ongoing between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 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 Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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.

Murray Valley National Park

Closed areas: Barooga precinct closed due to flooding
The following campgrounds in the Barooga precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the following areas during this time:

  • 1904 Beach
  • Micks Beach
  • Dunns Beach
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Smithers Beach closed due to flooding
Smithers Beach will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access this area during this time.
To ensure visitor safety, the gate into the precinct will be locked and no public access will be permitted.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Cottadidda precincts closed due to flooding
The Cottadidda precincts are closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. During this time all precincts will be locked and the following designated campgrounds will be closed to the public:
  • Quicks Beach
  • Kerrs Beach
  • Ngawe Beach
  • Murray Park
  • O'Dwyers 
  • Backhouses Beach
  • Homestead 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Woperana precinct closed due to flooding
The Woperana precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Groutches Beach
  • Finley Beach
  • Grassy campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Boomanoomana precinct closed due to flooding
The Boomanoomana precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Little Pebble Beach campground
  • Sandy Beach campground
  • One Tree Beach campground
  • Lagoon campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Collendina precinct closed due to flooding
The Collendina precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds will be closed and will be re-opened once the water subsides:
  • Fryers Lane
  • Jacobs campgrounds
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Corowa precinct closed due to flooding
The Corowa precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Hidden Beach
  • Foords
  • Federation
  • Dairy Lagoon
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Quat Quatta East precinct closed due to flooding
The Quat Quatta East precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time.
The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Quat Quatta East 1
  • Quat Quatta East 2
  • Kismet
  • Regulator
  • Quat Quatta East Beach
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100

Fire bans: Murray Valley National Park - solid fuel fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Murray Valley Regional Park

Closed areas: Barooga precinct closed due to flooding
The following campgrounds in the Barooga precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the following areas during this time:

  • 1904 Beach
  • Micks Beach
  • Dunns Beach
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Smithers Beach closed due to flooding
Smithers Beach will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access this area during this time.
To ensure visitor safety, the gate into the precinct will be locked and no public access will be permitted.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Cottadidda precincts closed due to flooding
The Cottadidda precincts are closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. During this time all precincts will be locked and the following designated campgrounds will be closed to the public:
  • Quicks Beach
  • Kerrs Beach
  • Ngawe Beach
  • Murray Park
  • O'Dwyers 
  • Backhouses Beach
  • Homestead 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Woperana precinct closed due to flooding
The Woperana precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Groutches Beach
  • Finley Beach
  • Grassy campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Boomanoomana precinct closed due to flooding
The Boomanoomana precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Little Pebble Beach campground
  • Sandy Beach campground
  • One Tree Beach campground
  • Lagoon campground
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Collendina precinct closed due to flooding
The Collendina precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds will be closed and will be re-opened once the water subsides:
  • Fryers Lane
  • Jacobs campgrounds
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Corowa precinct closed due to flooding
The Corowa precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time. The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Hidden Beach
  • Foords
  • Federation
  • Dairy Lagoon
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

Closed areas: Quat Quatta East precinct closed due to flooding
The Quat Quatta East precinct will be closed from Wednesday 1 December until further notice due to flooding. You can't access the area during this time.
The following campgrounds are closed and will be re-opened once water subsides:
  • Quat Quatta East 1
  • Quat Quatta East 2
  • Kismet
  • Regulator
  • Quat Quatta East Beach
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100

Fire bans: Murray Valley Regional Park - solid fuel fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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: Yanga National Park partial closure
Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.
For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Culgoa National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather and road closures
This park is closed due to wet road conditions and rainfall. This closure remains in place unless extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Toorale National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather and road closures
This park is closed due to wet road conditions and rainfall. This closure remains in place unless extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 18 November to Saturday 18 December 2021 in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area and Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area.
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 Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

Toorale State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather and road closures
This park is closed due to wet road conditions and rainfall. This closure remains in place unless extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 18 November to Saturday 18 December 2021 in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area and Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area.
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 Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

Gundabooka National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather and road closures
This park is closed due to wet road conditions and rainfall. This closure remains in place unless extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 18 November to Saturday 18 December 2021 in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area and Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area.
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 Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades
The following areas in Gundabooka National Park will be closed from Monday 11 October 2021 for up to 3 months, weather dependent, for major upgrade works:

  • Dry Tank campground
  • Dry Tank picnic area
  • Little Mountain walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office in Bourke on 02 6830 0200.
 

Gundabooka State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather and road closures
This park is closed due to wet road conditions and rainfall. This closure remains in place unless extended or removed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 18 November to Saturday 18 December 2021 in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area and Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area.
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 Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades
The following areas in Gundabooka National Park will be closed from Monday 11 October 2021 for up to 3 months, weather dependent, for major upgrade works:

  • Dry Tank campground
  • Dry Tank picnic area
  • Little Mountain walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office in Bourke on 02 6830 0200.
 

Goulburn River State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Access to Big River and Spring Gully campground by 4WD and AWD only
Access to Big River and Spring Gully campground is by 4WD and AWD vehicles only. Please use extreme caution when driving at roads are slippery. All walking tracks are closed.  

Goulburn River National Park

Other incidents: Access to Big River and Spring Gully campground by 4WD and AWD only
Access to Big River and Spring Gully campground is by 4WD and AWD vehicles only. Please use extreme caution when driving at roads are slippery. All walking tracks are closed.  

Closed areas: The Drip walking track - use extreme caution as parts impassable
The Drip walking track is open however please use extreme caution, as parts of the track could be impassable or submerged due to heavy rainfall in the area.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 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: Closed areas
Lees Pinch lookout walking track in Goulburn River National Park is closed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Genowlan Mountain (Mount Airly) trail closure
The following areas are closed due to wet weather conditions and not accessible by vehicle from Monday 29 November until Friday 3 December 2021:

  • Airly Turret camping site
  • The Grotto
  • Point Hatteras
  • The Diamond Mine
  • Genowlan Trig trail
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: Genowlan Mountain trail (Mount Airly) closed
The following areas are closed from Friday 12 November 2021 due to wet weather and storm damage:
  • Genowlan Mountain trail
  • Camping at Airly Turret
  • Point Hatteras trail
  • Diamond Mine
  • Mount Airly
  • The Grotto
  • Genowlan Trig trail
NPWS staff will check trail conditions on Monday 15 November 2021.
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: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall
The Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail, and remains in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding
All campgrounds are closed (excluding Wooloondool) from Tuesday 30 November to Monday 13 December due to flooding.
Wooloondool campgrounds remain open.
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 local park office.

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding
All campgrounds are closed (excluding Wooloondool) from Tuesday 30 November to Monday 13 December due to flooding.
Wooloondool campgrounds remain open.
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 local park office.

Fire bans: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - solid fuel fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Bournda National Park

Closed areas: Wallagoot Boat Club carpark closed
Wallagoot Boat Club lower carpark area is closed from 8am Monday 13 December to 5pm Friday 17 December 2021 for maintenance.
The upper road and boat ramp will remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Hazardous road conditions
Roadworks have recently been completed and visitors are encouraged to take extra care when using roads in this park during or after heavy rain events.
For further information, please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project
Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.
Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Bournda National Park Visitor Precinct
  • North Tura Visitor Precinct
  • Turingal Head Visitor Precinct
  • White Rock Visitor Precinct
  • Portion 94 track Visitor Precinct
For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda 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. 

Nightcap National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding
The following areas are closed from 1pm Tuesday 30 November to 5pm Friday 3 December 2021 due to potential flooding:

  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Protesters Falls walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

Mebbin National Park

Closed areas: O'Connors Fire Trail closed
O'Connors Fire Trail will be closed from Monday 22 November 2021 until Monday 17 January 2022 for maintenance, upgrading of culverts and bridge works.
Signs will be in place around closed areas. Cutters Camp campground and picnic area will remain open, and visitors can still access Byrrill Creek walking trail.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Bungonia National Park

Closed areas: Red Track closed due to heavy rainfall
Red Track is closed due to heavy rainfall and increasing river heights. This closure may be extended if conditions do not improve.
Bungonia Slot Canyon is also closed.
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 call NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Bungonia Caves closed
All caves in Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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 more information contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.
Please note:

  • These unique environments are mostly enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. By their nature, they also make the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure (such as handrails) much more difficult.
  • The close physical interactions that are required for recreational caving (in 'wild caves') means that the application of the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission cannot be applied.
  • For these reasons, NPWS developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which was 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.

Capertee National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding
This park is closed from Monday 29 November 2021 until Friday 3 December 2021 due to widespread and severe flooding. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park 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).

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. 

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways
Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via a causeways through the Capertee River.
These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway 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.

Georges River National Park

Other planned events: Georges River National Park - Heritage Vehicle Trail closed
Heritage Vehicle Trail (and Moon Bay Fire Trail) is/are closed to pedestrians from 6/12/21 to 23/12/21. Moon Bay Fire Trail is being resurfaced

Woomargama National Park

Closed areas: Tin Mines trail closed to vehicles
Tin Mines trail is closed to all vehicles between Ferndale Pine and Galvin's Road due to damage and waterlogging from persist rainfall.
Access is still available to the Tunnel Road picnic area, Danny's Loop track and the Samuel Bollard campground.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Tin Mines trail partial closure
The Tin Mines trail is closed between Lankey's Creek Road and the Ferndale pine plantation due to road damage. The road is impassable to 4WD vehicles.
Tin Mines campground and North's lookout are accessible by foot and mountain bike only.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Mathewsons trail
Mathewsons trail is currently closed to all vehicle traffic due to an unstable road surface.
This trail is a side trail only and will not affect public access to the park.

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail
There are currently logging trucks using Tin Mines trail between the Ferndale pine plantation and Tunnel Road. Tin Mines trail is the main access into Woomargama National Park.
The logging company have the trail well signposted indicating the presence of heavy vehicles and asking motorists to take extreme care.

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rainfall
The following areas in Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park are closed until further notice due to widespread rainfall:

  • Caryapundy lookout campground
  • Caryapundy lookout loop drive
  • Whittabrinnah heritage walk
  • Carypundy tank bird hide
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

Mogriguy National Park

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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: Picnic areas and walking track closed
Towac and The Walls picnic areas are closed from 8am Friday 11 June 2021 for facilities upgrades. On completion of current works Towac and The Walls picnic areas will be opened, however the lookout platform at The Walls picnic area will remain closed for further upgrades.
Access to The Walls picnic area from the Nature walking track is not permitted. Visitors can access the Nature walking track from the Summits track. These closures are reassessed weekly.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office 02 6332 7640.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting
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 Friday 29 January 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 along management trails in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.
Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations 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 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 Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

Mullion Range State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Beni State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Drillwarrina National Park

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions Borenore Caves
The road into Borenore (caves) Karst Conservation Area has been affected due to ongoing rain. The trail is steep in sections and have been eroded take care and drive safely. The road is being assessed for repair. 

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Weddin Mountains National Park

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Breelong National Park

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes from Thursday 1 July until Friday 31 December 2021. The program will be ongoing in the following parks and conservation areas:
  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve
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 Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Conimbla National Park

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this park. Use extreme caution and drive to conditions. Monitor the weather forecast. Do Not drive through flood waters.
Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Jerrawangala National Park

Safety alerts: Jerrawangala lookout - 4WD only access
Access to Jerrawangala lookout via Wandean Road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles, due to recent wet weather. The road is very slippery and boggy. AWD or 4WD vehicles are recommended. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures
Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.
However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to either trail conditions or other ongoing projects:

  • Barrington Trail south (past the Junction Pools intersection) - there is currently no public vehicle access to Mt Barrington.
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS 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 unsafe to all traffic. We realise the importance of this road for not only visitors but also for fire and pest management. We're working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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 Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.
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 and Honeysuckle picnic areas. 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.

Barrington Tops National Park

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures
Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.
However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to either trail conditions or other ongoing projects:

  • Barrington Trail south (past the Junction Pools intersection) - there is currently no public vehicle access to Mt Barrington.
  • Bullock Brush trail
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Gloucester Tops and Gloucester River campground closed
Gloucester River campground and the Gloucester Tops precinct are currently closed. This is because the bridge on Gloucester Tops Road, just inside the park entry, has been deemed unsafe for traffic. 
NPWS is working urgently on replacing the bridge, but it may take up to 6 months. 
For further information please contact the local office on 02 6538 5300.

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 Forest Corp until further notice due to serious damage caused during the weather event before Easter.
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 and Honeysuckle picnic areas. 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.

South East Forest National Park

Closed areas: Aerial pest control operation
The Waalimma, Genoa and southern Coolangubra sections of South East Forests National Park will be closed from 11pm Sunday 28 November until 11pm Thursday 2 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closure includes Waalimma campground.
Park through roads remain open, including Nungatta Creek Road, Poole Road and Wongarabelle Road. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6458 5900.

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation
The following areas are closed from Thursday 2 December to Friday 10 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:
  • Nunnock Swamp campground
  • Nunnock Swamp Grasslands walking track
  • Alexanders Hut campground
This closure is for visitor safety. Please don't enter the park during these times.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)
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 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: Detour via Waratah Road South
Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

Cattai National Park

Closed areas: Mitchell Park closed due to heavy rain
Mitchell Park is closed due to heavy rain and potential flooding. Cattai picnic area remains open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Closed areas: Mitchell Park area closed between sunset and sunrise
The Mitchell Park area of Cattai National park will be closed from sunset to sunrise between Monday 11 October and Sunday 19 December 2021 for pest management operations.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Berowra Valley National Park

Closed areas: Restricted access to Berkeley trail
There will be restricted access to Berkeley trail in Berowra Valley National Park from Monday 29 November to Friday 3 December 2021 due to emergency repair works. Some parts of the trail will be closed.
Naa Badu lookout can still be accessed form the north. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local area 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.

Warrabah National Park

Closed areas: Warrabah campgrounds closed due to flooding
The following areas on the western side of Warrabah National Park are closed from Monday 22 November until further notice due to flooding at creek crossings along the access road to the reserve:

  • Warrabah trail
  • Warrabah picnic area and campground
  • Gum Hole campground
  • Boundary Hole picnic area
  • Billy’s Hole picnic area
These areas will re-open as soon as they can be accessed safely.
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: Muluerindie Cabin and access roads closed due to severe weather
The following areas are closed from 10am Monday 22 November to 11.59pm Thursday 9 December 2021 due to hazardous roads and possible flooding:
  • Muluerindie Cabin
  • Halls Creek access road from Manilla in the west
  • Stone Hut Road access
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 local Armidale NPWS office on 02 6738 9100.

Black Andrew Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
Between Friday 29 October 2021 and Monday 28 March 2022 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program in this park. NPWS will use meat baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) 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 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Bunnor bird hide at Waterbird Lagoon closed due to flooding
Bunnor bird hide at Waterbird Lagoon is currently closed due to flooding of the access road. This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed, and will be be reassessed on Monday 29 November 2021.

Werakata National Park

Safety alerts: Fire trail road works
Please be aware roadworks and vegetation management operations are underway on all fire trails in this park. The works will occur from Tuesday 26 October to Friday 10 December 2021.
There may be some delays. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.
For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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 20 September 2022 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, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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 20 September 2022 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, please 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 20 September 2022 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, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Munmorah State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions
Some sections of roads within Munmorah State Conservation Area are storm-affected. Take care and drive to road conditions.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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 Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.
The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private properties 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 office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

Budderoo National Park

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 Thursday 23 September 2021 to Tuesday 22 March 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.
The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private properties 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 office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls Walk viewing platform closed
Minnamurra Falls viewing platform is temporarily closed due to construction.
The Falls Walk is open but you won't be able to view the waterfall. The Lyrebird Loop and Visitor Centre remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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 Rainforest Cafe closed
Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed. Light refreshments are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre. The precinct, including all walks are open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.

Wollemi Flora Reserve

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage
A number of roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail - closed until early January 2021
  • Martindale trail - re-opening to permits early January 2021
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • King's Cross to Sheepskin Hut - open
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until mid December 2021
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until mid March 2021
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until mid December 2021
Visitor areas currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until early January 2021
  • Sheepskin Hut - open via Commission Road side only
Commission Road is open to traffic. Gates that are in place 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: Road closed due to flood damage
A number of roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail - closed until early January 2021
  • Martindale trail - re-opening to permits early January 2021
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • King's Cross to Sheepskin Hut - open
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until mid December 2021
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until mid March 2021
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until mid December 2021
Visitor areas currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until early January 2021
  • Sheepskin Hut - open via Commission Road side only
Commission Road is open to traffic. Gates that are in place 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.

Towarri National Park

Closed parks: Washpools campground and picnic area closed due to severe weather and flooding
This park is closed from Friday 26 November to Friday 3 December 2021 due to flooding on the entrance road. Local NPWS staff will be checking the crossing levels and camping area daily. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park 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).

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Nowendoc National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe weather
This park is closed from Monday 22 November to 12am Sunday 5 December 2021 due to severe weather and potential for flooding.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park 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 Walcha office on 02 6777 4700 or Armidale Office on 02 6738 9100.

Clybucca Aboriginal Area

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
The following parks are closed from 6am Monday 30 November to 7pm Wednesday 8 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Clybucca Aboriginal Area
  • Clybucca Historic Site
  • Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Parks 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6561 6700.

Clybucca Historic Site

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
The following parks are closed from 6am Monday 30 November to 7pm Wednesday 8 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Clybucca Aboriginal Area
  • Clybucca Historic Site
  • Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Parks 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6561 6700.

Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Park

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
The following parks are closed from 6am Monday 30 November to 7pm Wednesday 8 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Clybucca Aboriginal Area
  • Clybucca Historic Site
  • Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Parks 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6561 6700.

Tweed Heads Historic Site

Closed areas: Walk on Water walking track boardwalk closed
The section of timber boardwalk over the water is closed until further notice due to safety concerns.
For your safety, please don't enter the closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Ngula Bulgarabang Regional Park

Safety alerts: Flood damage and rising creek levels
Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding and road surfaces and safety fences have been damaged. You may encounter trees and debris across tracks and roads.
Please be aware creek and river levels are elevated. Do not cross creeks where water levels are high.

Bundjalung State Conservation Area

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
This park will be closed from Thursday 2 December to Saturday 4 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.
Signage will be in place around closed area. For your safety, please do not enter the park during this time.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

Ben Boyd National Park

Safety alerts: Hazardous road conditions
Roadworks have recently been completed and visitors are encouraged to take extra care when using roads in this park during or after heavy rain events.
For further information, please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

Closed areas: Mowarry Point and Leatherjacket Bay - vehicle access closed
There is no vehicle access to Mowarry Point and Leatherjacket Bay due to rain-effected roads.

Safety alerts: Drive with caution on Green Cape Road
Green Cape Road is slippery in sections after the recent rain event. Please follow safety signage and drive with caution.

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project
Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.
Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Boyd’s Tower
  • Mowarry Point fire trail
  • Saltwater Creek at Saltwater Creek Road and Duckhole Road junction
  • Greencape Lighthouse Visitor Precinct - Green Cape Road
  • Davidson Whaling Station
  • Haycock Point - Haycock Road and Princes Highway junction
  • North Head - Ben Boyd North National Park at Princes Highway junction
For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda 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: Hergartys Bay campground closed
Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

Yarringully Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
This park will be closed from Thursday 2 December to Saturday 4 December 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.
Signage will be in place around closed area. For your safety, please do not enter the park during this time.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

Dorrigo National Park

Closed areas: Wonga walk partial closure due to works
Sections of the Wonga trail network are closed due to track reconstruction.
Access is available to Crystal Shower Falls from The Glade picnic area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on Coffs Coast Area office on 02 6657 5913.

Sydney Harbour National Park

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison will be closed until late 2022.
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: Clark Island closure
Clark Island will be closed to the public on the following days:
  • From 8am Friday 31 December 2021 to 7am Saturday 1 January 2022 (New Years Eve).
  • From Monday 13 March to Tuesday 29 March 2022 (Due to a special event).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Shark Island closure
Shark Island will be closed to the public due to exclusive events on the following dates:
  • Friday 10 December 2021
  • Monday 13 December to Wednesday 22 December 2021, 8am to 8pm.
  • Sunday 26 December 2021, 8am to 8pm.
  • Friday 31 December 2021, 8am to 8pm.
  • Sunday 3 April 2022, 8am to 8pm.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures for upgrade works
A number of areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:
  • North Head Scenic Drive - closed to vehicles past NPWS carpark 1 from 25 October 2021 to January 2022. North Head Scenic Drive will then be closed to vehicles at the Bella Vista Café from January to February 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track - closed from 18 October to late November 2021
  • NPWS carpark 2 - closed from Monday 25 October 2021
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station
These closures may be extended without notice.
Parking at the North Fort is open. The North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe are open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.30, Monday to Friday.

Closed areas: Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre closed to vehicles
Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre is closed to vehicles from Friday 17 December to Saturday 18 December 2021 between 12pm and 6pm due to a special event.

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.

Closed areas: Areas closed on North Head
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
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • North Head Scenic Drive
  • Fairfax walk
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road
Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, call the local park office on 02 9451 3479, or the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 in (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 Middle Head office on 9960 6266 or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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.

Murramarang National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade
The Durras Lake Discovery trail is closed from Tuesday 7 September to Tuesday 17 December 2021 while the walking track is being upgraded.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Lake road closed for works
Lake Road is closed due to road works from Tuesday 23 November to Friday 17 December 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach campground closed
Pebbly Beach campground is closed for upgrades.

Closed areas: Roads closed
The following roads are not open to traffic:

  • Dam Road
  • Link Road
  • Pebbly Beach Road
  • Higgins Creek Road
This is because bridges on these roads are missing due to fire damage.

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021 .
The baited parks and reserves include:
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Nature Reserve
  • Conjola 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 Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300. 

Closed areas: Closed area due to bushfire damage
Pebbly Beach campground is closed to camping due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions. The picnic area is open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Coolah Tops National Park

Closed parks: Park closed due to storm damage
Coolah Tops National Park is closed due to severe storm damage. The park will remain closed until further notice while repairs are underway.
Please don't enter the park on foot as there is a high risk of falling tree branches.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Castlereagh Office on 02 6843 4000.

Mount Kaputar National Park

Closed areas: Waa Gorge closed due to wet weather
Waa Gorge picnic area and walking track in Mount Kaputar National Park are closed from Sunday 21 November 2021 until further notice. Recent heavy rainfall in the area has made the access road impassable.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on 6792 7300.

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control operation
Some areas of this park are closed from 7am Wednesday 1 December to 6pm Saturday 4 December 2021 due to aerial pest control operations. These areas will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Scutts fire trail
  • Scutts Hut
  • Scutts Hut walking track
  • Kurrawonga Falls walking track
This operation will not affect picnic areas, camping areas and formed walking tracks not listed above within Mount Kaputar National Park.
Please stay on formed tracks in open areas and follow all closure notices.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Barraba Track closed
The Barraba Track in Mt Kaputar National Park is closed from Tuesday 24 August 2021 until further notice to prevent damage to the track surface following recent heavy rainfall.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Narrabri NPWS office on 6792 7300.

Paroo-Darling National Park

Closed areas: Campground closed due to rainfall
Coach and Horse Campground is closed until further notice due to widespread rainfall. Roads into the campground are closed.
Check Live Traffic NSW and the Central Darling Shire for up-to-date information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 0880 913308

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.

Dharug National Park

Closed areas: Mill Creek campground and picnic area closed - early 2022
From Monday 7 February to Wednesday 13 April 2022, Mill Creek campground and Mill Creek picnic area will be closed for an upgrade to Mill Creek Road. There will be no access for vehicles or camping.

Border Ranges National Park

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive East park entrance closed
The east park entrance on Tweed Range Scenic Drive (from Barkers Vale) is closed until Monday 31 January 2022 due to multiply landslips being repaired.  Tweed Range scenic drive is open from Sheepstation Creek to Bar Mountain. Access to Tweed Range scenic drive is only via Lynches Creek Road from Wiangaree. There is currently no access from the Barkers Vale entrance. All roads, walking tracks and lookouts within the park are open
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed
Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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.

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades
Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road to Cape Solander, parking and the whale watching platform are closed. Walking tracks remain open.
Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.
For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

Tomaree National Park

Other planned events: Box Beach access road - road works
Road works on Box Beach access road are happening from Monday 22 November to Tuesday 23 November 2021. Expect delays and please obey signs and instructions.
The access road will remain open during this work, and there will be access to Box Beach. However, parking and traffic flow will be interrupted.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

Closed areas: East Shoal Bay fire trail closed
East Shoal Bay fire trail is closed for road works from Friday 19 November, with work due to be completed on Tuesday 23 November 2021.
However, the trail will be open over the weekend.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 4984 8200.

Closed areas: Kingsley Beach access track - works
The Kingsley beach access track is closed for track works from Monday 6 December 2021 to Friday 10 December 2021.
There will be no access to Kingsley beach and the carpark will be closed during construction. There will be signs and barriers in place. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

Closed areas: Morna Point track - maintenance work
Morna Point track is closed for track works from Monday 29 November to Friday 3 December 2021.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

Closed areas: East Shoal Bay fire trail closed for road works
The East Shoal Bay fire trail is closed for road works from 7 October 2021.
This management trail is being upgraded for fire vehicle access between Zenith Beach carpark and Box Beach Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Nelson Bay office 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.

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.

Mimosa Rocks National Park

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.

Closed areas: Cowdroys Road closed due to rain
Cowdroys Road is closed due to heavy rainfall and will re-open when conditions allow.
This road closure does not affect access to Gillards campground.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)
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: Safety advice for driving in wet weather
Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park may become wet and slippery following rainfall or thunderstorms. Some sections of these roads may become temporarily impassable to 2WD vehicles without warning, due to rain, thunderstorms, recent roadworks or vehicle damage. Access will be affected until conditions improve.
Roads that may be affected include:
  • Aragannu Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park
It is important to plan your trip. Some recommended steps to take before visiting the park are:
  • Always check the NSW National Parks alerts page for up-to-date information on closed parks and safety alerts
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out and during your visit/stay. Consider altering or delay your trip if weather conditions change.
  • Tell family or friends where you are going and when you expect to return and let them know you have returned.
  • Know your vehicle limits before you travel. Consider getting NRMA roadside assistance before you go or call 13 11 22.
  • Take enough supplies for your visit/stay and take extra supplies to cover unexpected delays. This includes a first aid kit, warm clothing/blankets, food, water and medications.
  • Download apps: The Emergency Plus app will help you contact emergency services. Use the Fires Near Me app to check for bushfires in NSW before you go and during your trip, especially in summer. Please note these apps only work when you have mobile reception.
If conditions deteriorate, park roads (including those to visitor areas and campgrounds) may be closed to traffic at short notice.
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.

Jilliby State Conservation Area

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.

Closed areas: Fire trails, 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.

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area
All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.
For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed
The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. 
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.

Meroo National Park

Closed areas: Areas closed due to hazardous conditions and bushfire damage
Meroo Head campground is closed to camping due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions, but it is open for day use.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021 .
The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Nature Reserve
  • Conjola 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 Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300. 

Middle Brother National Park

Closed areas: Grey Gum Ridge Road part closure
Grey Gum Ridge Road is closed between TV Road and Mudfords Road. It is impassable due to a landslip.
You can still access Bird Tree picnic area from the Pacific Highway via Haydons Road.

Crowdy Bay National Park

Closed areas: Kylies Beach 4WD access closed
Kylies Beach 4WD access remains closed until safe to reopen.
Significant erosion occurred in the March floods. Options to reinstate beach access are being investigated.

Kinchega National Park

Closed areas: Roads and areas closed
The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground
  • Cawndilla campground
Cawndilla campground is scheduled to re-open in the coming weeks.
For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Mount Royal National Park

Safety alerts: Mount Royal and Cassels Road 4WD vehicles only
Mount Royal and Cassels Road is only suitable for 4WD vehicles because recent rain has made the road very slippery. Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.
For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

Maria National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area
Several parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.
These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.
These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

Kumbatine National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area
Several parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.
These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.
These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

Willi Willi National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area
Several parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.
These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.
These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

Bago Bluff National Park

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area
Several parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted in closed parks.
These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.
These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

Sea Acres National Park

Other planned events: Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk partially closed weekdays
Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is partially closed from Tuesday 4 May 2021 for maintenance works. During partial closures, the boardwalk access fee is reduced to half price.
Most of the boardwalk remains open, allowing out and back access. 
The boardwalk will be re-opened completely on weekends, public holidays and school holidays and returned to full price.
This work will be ongoing through to 2022 and its duration is weather-dependent. The closure will be reviewed on Friday 17 December 2021.
The Rainforest Centre and Rainforest Cafe remain open 7 days.
For further information email or call Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on 02 5534 2770.

Closed areas: Coastal walking track partial closure
Coastal walking track is closed between south Miners Beach and the southern park boundary at Little Bay from Mondays to Fridays until further notice. The track will remain open on weekends.
The Lighthouse Road carpark is also closed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555 during office hours.

Lachlan Valley State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Cocopara Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Willandra National Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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: Willandra accommodation closed
Willandra Cottage and Willandra Mens Quarters are closed for maintenance from Friday 8 October 2021 to Thursday 3 January 2022.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local 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.

Lachlan Valley Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Koonadan Historic Site

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Lachlan Valley Regional Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

South West Woodland Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Pucawan Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Jerilderie Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Combaning State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Lake Urana Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Morrisons Lake Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Pulletop Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Gubbata Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Kalyarr National Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Boginderra Hills Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Langtree Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Buddigower Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Cocoparra National Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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: 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.

Ingalba Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Loughnan Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Jimberoo National Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

The Charcoal Tank Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Big Bush Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Oolambeyan National Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Lachlan Valley National Park

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Fire bans: Park fire ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
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. The program will be conducted between Tuesday 10 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in this reserve.
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). 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 NPWS Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900.

Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing in the park between Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.
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). 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 NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Bongil Bongil National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. It will be ongoing between Sunday 15 August 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022 in Bongil Bongil National Park. The program is being undertaken to protect threatened shorebirds.
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). 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 Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Abercrombie River National Park

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: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings
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 Abercrombie River 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.

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

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: Campground Bookings
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, 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.

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track
Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.
Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

Marrangaroo National Park

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.

Turon National Park

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: Campground Bookings
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, 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.

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Other incidents: Wombeyan Caves Road (via Mittagong) closed
Wombeyan Caves Road (via Mittagong) is closed between Goodman's Ford and Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve while major flood repairs are in progress. Alternative routes are from Goulburn via the Hume Highway or from the Blue Mountains.
For more information visit the Wingecarribee Shire Council website.

Closed areas: Kui Kiosk closed for renovations
Kui Kiosk is closed temporarily for upgrades.
Tickets to the caves and general information can be obtained from the Wombeyan Caves Office.
For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Caves closed for repairs
The following caves are closed for maintenance and repairs following the recent bushfires and floods.

  • Kooringa Cave
  • Junction Cave
  • Dennings Labyrynth
Please check for updates on re-opening schedules.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wombeyan Caves office on 02 4843 5976.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage
All walking tracks at Wombeyan Karst Reserve are closed until further notice due to flood damage. Fig Tree Cave, Wollondilly Cave and Mulwaree Cave are open. Kooringa Cave, Junction Cave and Dennings Labyrinth Cave are closed.
Grove Creek cabins at Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve are closed until further notice due to rock fall. Archway Cave and Belfry Cave are open. Bushrangers Cave and Grove Cave are closed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Campground Bookings
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, 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.

Chaelundi National Park

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access
Access to Doon Goonge campground is not possible from the north on Chaelundi Road. This is due to bridge damage sustained during bushfires in the Dalmorton area. The best route is from the south via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.
For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Deer Vale Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program from Monday 25 October to Monday 15 November 2021, in Deer Vale Nature Reserve. The operation will involve the use of manufactured or meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. 
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). 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 Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

New England National Park

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.

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Curracabundi State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Crawney Pass National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Camels Hump Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Bretti Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve
Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. 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 02 6538 5252.

Wallabadah Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Cedar Brush Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Watchimbark Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Monkeycot Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Black Bulga State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Mernot Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Coneac State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Monkerai Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Khatambuhl Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Camerons Gorge State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Berrico Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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 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.

The Glen Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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 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.

Woko National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Woolooma National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Wingen Maid Nature Reserve

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Barakee National Park

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting pest management program in this park from Monday 11 October 2021 to Sunday 10 April 2022. 
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.
The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products and CPE (ejectors) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
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 further information, please call the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed areas: Six Foot track partial closure
Six Foot track is closed between Jenolan Caves cabins and Jenolan Caves from Monday to Friday. This closure is expected to run until Saturday 25 December 2021.

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. 

Cobbora State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes from Thursday 1 July until Friday 31 December 2021. The program will be ongoing in the following parks and conservation areas:
  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve
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 Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Coolbaggie Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes from Thursday 1 July until Friday 31 December 2021. The program will be ongoing in the following parks and conservation areas:
  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve
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 Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Goonoo State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes from Thursday 1 July until Friday 31 December 2021. The program will be ongoing in the following parks and conservation areas:
  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve
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 Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Guula Ngurra National Park

Closed parks: Guula Ngurra National Park closed
Guula Ngurra National Park is closed. NSW National Parks plans to open the park within the next 3 months, after building works and campground facilities are completed. This closure will be reviewed on Wednesday 1 December 2021.
Only the Mount Penang section of Guula Ngurra is open, including Mount Penang loop walk, which was formerly part of Bangadilly National Park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Yabbra National Park

Closed areas: Roadworks and heavy equipment in park
Roads in this park will be closed to public access due to roadworks happening on Joes Box Road, South Yabbra Road, Yabbra Plains Road and Pocupar Road. Most of the works are happening on management trails that are not open to visitors, but other roads in this area will be affected by heavy equipment. The work includes vegetation management, grading and haulage. It is expected to be complete by early December 2021, weather dependant.

Sherwood Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closed due to collapsed road
Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is closed due to the access road collapsing as a result of flooding. The Falls walking track is also closed due to flood damage. Assessment and design works are underway, and works will be scheduled pending weather and contractor availability.
For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

Robertson Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Privet control in Robertson Nature Reserve
NPWS staff and contractors are conducting privet and secondary weed control across Robertson Nature Reserve until Thursday 30 June 2022. This work includes the hand application of glyphosate biactive and metsulfuron herbicides.
For further information please call the local NPWS area office.

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Closed areas: Areas closed due to damage
All walking tracks at Wombeyan Karst Reserve are closed until further notice due to flood damage. Fig Tree Cave, Wollondilly Cave and Mulwaree Cave are open. Kooringa Cave, Junction Cave and Dennings Labyrinth Cave are closed.
Grove Creek cabins at Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve are closed until further notice due to rock fall. Archway Cave and Belfry Cave are open. Bushrangers Cave and Grove Cave are closed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Campground Bookings
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, 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.

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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
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 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 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 using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
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 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 office on 02 6947 7000.

Yurammie State Conservation Area

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project
Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.
Gates will be installed at the following locations:
  • Goodenia Rainforest
  • Yellow Pinch Dam
For more information, please contact the local office.

Berlang State Conservation Area

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Badja Swamps 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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Araluen 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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Monga National Park

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the 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
  • The Corn trail  
  • 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.

Majors Creek State Conservation Area

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Monga State Conservation Area

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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Egan Peaks 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. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area
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, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Paddington Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Nombinnie State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Balowra State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Eugowra Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Yathong Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Bedooba State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Tollingo Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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 1 September 2021 and Thursday 17 March 2022 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. Pest 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 Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

Nombinnie Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Wongarbon Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Freemantle Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Yuranigh's Aboriginal Grave Historic Site

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Sappa Bulga National Park

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Snake Rock Aboriginal Area

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Kajuligah Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Woggoon Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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 1 September 2021 and Thursday 17 March 2022 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. Pest 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 Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

Barton Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Eusdale Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Round Hill Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Adelyne State Conservation Area

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Girralang Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Monday 28 February 2022 in both Winburndale and Girralang Nature Reserves.
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 call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640.

Quanda Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Maynggu Ganai Historic Site

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Winburndale Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Monday 28 February 2022 in both Winburndale and Girralang Nature Reserves.
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 call NPWS Central West Area Office on 02 6332 7640.

Mount Grenfell Historic Site

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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 parks: Park closed due to roadworks
Access to this park is closed due to extensive roadworks being done by Cobar Shire on Pullpulla Road. At this stage, the NPWS does not have a date for when the road will be reopened.
For further information, please contact the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640. 

Copperhannia Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Wambool Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban
A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Bogandyera Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 12 November 2021 until Thursday 12 May 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.

Jingellic Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 12 November 2021 until Thursday 12 May 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: 1080 baiting program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 12 November 2021 until Thursday 12 May 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.

Conjola National Park

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021 .
The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Nature Reserve
  • Conjola 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 Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300. 

Closed areas: Nerringillah fire trail
Nerringillah fire trail is closed due to bushfire damage to the bridge. The bridge is impassable.
The section between Davies Road and Cedar road is open. Please do not enter the closed areas.
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 damage. Do not enter the closed areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021 .
The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Nature Reserve
  • Conjola 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 Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300. 

Macquarie Pass National Park

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet
There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass is closed. 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 Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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 contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Yuraygir State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management 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 between 1 July 2020 until Thursday 30 June 2022.
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.

Yuraygir National Park

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track part closure
Wilsons Headland walking track is closed between Boorkoom campground and Wilsons Headland until December 2021 (date to be confirmed). 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland picnic area closure
Wilsons Headland picnic area will be closed intermittently from 20 September for works on Wilsons Headland staircase and Wilsons Headland walking track.
Some machinery will be in use during these times. Please follow safety signage and instructions from staff when visiting this area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management 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 between 1 July 2020 until Thursday 30 June 2022.
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: 4WD required for Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds
High clearance 4WD capable vehicles are required to access Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. This includes water crossings which can change quickly dependent 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:

McPhillips Road is now open but Barcoongere Way is the preferred road to take

Safety alerts: Grey Cliff stairs closed
The stairs at Grey Cliff are closed due to storm damage.  For more information contact the local office on 02 66411500.

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.

Susan Island Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of pest control 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. The program will be conducted between 13 Sept 2021 until 30 June 2022.
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.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

Joadja Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
From Monday 25 October to Saturday 4 December 2021 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program will be happening within:

  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Werombi)
  • Nattai National Park (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Lakesland) 
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS with the South East Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on properties.
Domestic animals may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to cats and dogs. Residents should restrain domestic animals and ensure they do not enter the baiting location during 1080 operations. It is recommended that working dogs are muzzled if they're required to work near the baiting location during or after the operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Baits may remain active after the dates specified.
Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about the program. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits.
For further information call the Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500.

Nattai National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
From Monday 25 October to Saturday 4 December 2021 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting baiting using approved meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program will be happening within:

  • Burragorang State Conservation Area (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Werombi)
  • Nattai National Park (in the vicinity of Oakdale and Lakesland) 
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS with the South East Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on properties.
Domestic animals may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to cats and dogs. Residents should restrain domestic animals and ensure they do not enter the baiting location during 1080 operations. It is recommended that working dogs are muzzled if they're required to work near the baiting location during or after the operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance. Baits may remain active after the dates specified.
Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about the program. Visitors are reminded not to handle or disturb any baits.
For further information call the Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500.

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 Monday 28 June and Tuesday 28 December 2021 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.

Kemendok National Park

Safety alerts: Limited access to Murray River campsites and beaches
Some parts of this park are inaccessible due to minor flooding from the Murray River. This includes access to campsites at Sandbar Bend and Snaggy Point.
Do not drive or walk through floodwaters if present on vehicle trails.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Livingstone National Park

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works
The following roads will be closed for the sporadically throughout the next few months for maintenance works:

  • Skyline trail
  • Range trail
  • Grass Tree trail
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park
There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.
There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.
If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO 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 State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Roads closed for maintenance works
The following roads will be closed for the sporadically throughout the next few months for maintenance works:

  • Skyline trail
  • Range trail
  • Grass Tree trail
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Yanga National Park

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure
Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.
For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding
Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. It is envisaged that these campgrounds may open on 1 December 2021, but this will depend on access due to flooding. 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.

Yanga Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure
Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.
For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Yanga State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure
Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.
For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum closed
Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
For more information, please contact the local office.

Yerranderie Regional Park

Other planned events: Campground Bookings
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, 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.

Karuah National Park

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed
Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Euston Regional Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

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.

Mallee Cliffs National Park

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Nearie Lake Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Tarawi Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Kemendok Nature Reserve

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves
A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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.

Wollumbin National Park

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed
Wollumbin National Park is closed until Thursday 31 March 2022 due to public safety risks associated with the summit walking track, and to allow further consultation with the Aboriginal community and other key stakeholders about the future management of the site.
Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).
 

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area closed
Bandahngan Aboriginal Area is closed to the public for a major upgrade of facilities and safety works and is expected to re-open in early 2022. A cultural heritage assessment and review of facilities for the reserve will also occur.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

Broadwater National Park

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area
From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 
There will be signs at baiting locations. 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.
For more information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

Richmond River Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area
From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 
There will be signs at baiting locations. 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.
For more information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

Closed areas: 4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve closed
4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve will be closed as of Wednesday 31 March 2021. Recreational vehicles are prohibited from entering the reserve from this date.
This follows the multi-tenure closure of South Ballina Beach to recreational vehicles by Crown Lands, Richmond Valley Council, Ballina Shire Council and NPWS, due to ongoing concerns about public safety and impacts to the environment and Aboriginal heritage values. For more information see this document.
Pedestrian access to the beach via Richmond River Nature Reserve will remain unrestricted. Secured vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services, commercial fishers, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on the closure of Richmond River Nature Reserve to recreational vehicles, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

Scheyville National Park

Closed areas: Park closed from sunset to sunrise
Scheyville National Park is closed from Monday 11 October until Saturday 11 December 2021 due to a pest management operation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Hill End Historic Site

Closed areas: Area closed due to geological instability
Golden Gully Arch walking track at Hill End Historic Site is closed due a geological instability and risk of falling rocks.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9023.

Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of the introduced European fox. The program will be conducted between 10 August 2021 and 17 December 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).
The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as the beach stone curlew and pied oystercatcher.
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 Tweed Byron Office on 02 6670 8600.

Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operation
The southern section of Brundee Nature Reserve is closed Wednesday 25 August to Sunday 5 September for a ground pest control operation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4428 6300.

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. 

Everlasting Swamp National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 14 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 June 2022 in:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please remember 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.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 14 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 June 2022 in:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please remember 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.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

Garigal National Park

Closed areas: Section of Flat Rock track closed
A 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:

  • 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 Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on 02 9451 3479.

Other planned events: Notice of 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 Sunday 1 August 2021 and Monday 31 January 2022 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 Forestville office 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove office on 8448 0400.

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.

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Wangi Wangi Point - closures
Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 28 August to Thursday 30 September 2021 while maintenance works are carried out on the Wangi Wangi Point steps next to the boat ramp. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.  

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure
The section of Awaba Foreshore walk between the Northern Boundary fire trail and Alexander's picnic area is closed from Tuesday 11 May 2021 until further notice, due to a landslip.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area
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 Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Gulaga National Park

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)
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.

Bournda Nature Reserve

Other planned events: 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 foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda 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. 

Seven Mile Beach National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 12 July and Friday 17 December 2021. 
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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Jervis Bay National Park

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 12 July and Friday 17 December 2021. 
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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

Closed areas: The Towers closed to rock climbing, abseiling
The Towers is closed to rock climbing and abseiling from 1 July to Friday 31 December 2021 for peregrine falcon breeding season. No rock climbing or abseiling are permitted at The Rock Nature Reserve during this time. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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 Tuesday 31 August 2021 and Thursday 31 March 2022 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.

Marramarra National Park

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions
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.
A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Hat Head National Park

Closed areas: Green Island walking track closed for tree maintenance
The Green Island walking track is closed until further notice for hazardous tree maintenance following the recent hazard reduction burn.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Macleay office on 02 6561 6700.

Biamanga National Park

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery
Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works until at least January 2022.
Do not enter these areas.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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 and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine Trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, 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 and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine Trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, 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 and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine Trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong
Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, 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.

Sugarloaf State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Brunkerville trail closed due to landslide
Brunkerville trail is closed due to a landslip during recent flooding event. Repair works are planned and the trail will re-open once the works are complete.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office.

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.
The 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.

Tallaganda State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed
The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

Tallaganda National Park

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed
The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

Yanununbeyan Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Woolcara Lane closed
Woolcara Lane, south of Applebox Flat picnic area is closed until further notice due to flood damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Woolcara Lane closed
Woolcara Lane, south of Applebox Flat picnic area is closed until further notice due to flood damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Yanununbeyan National Park

Closed areas: Woolcara Lane closed
Woolcara Lane, south of Applebox Flat picnic area is closed until further notice due to flood damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Ngambaa Nature Reserve

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. 

Innes Ruins Historic Site

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.

Bungonia State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Bungonia Caves closed
All caves in Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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 more information contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.
Please note:

  • These unique environments are mostly enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. By their nature, they also make the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure (such as handrails) much more difficult.
  • The close physical interactions that are required for recreational caving (in 'wild caves') means that the application of the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission cannot be applied.
  • For these reasons, NPWS developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which was 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.

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.

Coffs Coast Regional Park

Closed areas: Diggers Beach middle platform closed due storm damage
The Diggers Beach middle platform is closed due to storm damage that has exposed the foundations. The structure will be assessed by an engineer and repairs scheduled.
Please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Muogamarra Nature Reserve access
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 closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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.

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.

Heathcote National Park

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.

Roto House Historic Site

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.

Yengo National Park

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closed
Some parts of Big Yengo National Park are closed for repair until Tuesday 1 March 2022 following significant storm and fire damage. Trails, fords, buildings and other infrastructure need to be repaired to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.
The closed areas are:

  • Big Yango House
  • Blue Gums campground
  • Mountain Arm campground
  • Big Yango loop trail
  • Yango walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local 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.

Berkeley Nature Reserve

Closed parks: Berkeley Nature Reserve closed
Berkeley Nature Reserve is closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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.

Popran National Park

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.

Khappinghat National Park

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage
Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.
Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

Khappinghat Nature Reserve

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to bushfire damage
Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.
Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track
The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.
If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.
If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.
For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

Bouddi National Park

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.

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.



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