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Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.02am to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 2.05pm

Closed parks: No public access permitted

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Thu 25 May 2017, 1.51pm to Thu 31 Aug 2017, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 May 2017, 1.59pm

Closed areas: Mount Pleasant track closure

Mount Pleasant track is closed due to asset maintenance being undertaken. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 May 2017, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 May 2017, 9.42am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS - HR Talaterang LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS - HR Talaterang LMZ. 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.

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Applies from Tue 23 May 2017, 9.03am to Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 9.45am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program from Tuesday 23 May 2017 to Friday 22 September 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Conjola National Park and Morton National Park. We advise not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as the 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2017, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 9.34am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Northern SFAZ Triplarina

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Northern SFAZ Triplarina. 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.

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Applies from Thu 18 May 2017, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 9.28am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Albatross Road SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Albatross Road SFAZ. 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.

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Applies from Tue 23 May 2017, 9.30am to Fri 23 Jun 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 May 2017, 4.49pm

Other planned events: Aerial pest control operations

The 1080 aerial baiting program will be undertaken from Tuesday 23 May 2017 onwards for a four week period. The aerial baiting will occur in:

  • Pigeon House Range
  • Red Ground
  • Shoalhaven Gorge
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve

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Applies from Tue 9 May 2017, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 6.41pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Jervis Bay Road North SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Jervis Bay Road North SFAZ. 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.

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Applies from Sat 13 May 2017, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 9.28am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Primary School SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Primary School SFAZ. 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.

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Applies from Tue 2 May 2017, 2.25pm to Thu 31 Aug 2017, 2.20pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2017, 10.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid as buried baits in various locations on the fore-dunes and tracks within Seven Mile Beach National Park and Comerong Island Nature Reserve in a continuous and ongoing manner from Monday 1 May 2017 to Thursday 31 August 2017. Do not touch the baits.

Warning: Domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact the NPWS Nowra office on (02) 4423 2170.

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Applies from Tue 2 May 2017, 2.33pm to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 May 2017, 2.45pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid as buried baits and ejectors in various locations within Jervis Bay National Park, including along the beach south of Culburra Beach township, and adjacent to Currarong Road and on nearby beaches, in a continuous and ongoing manner from Monday 1 May 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017. Do not touch the baits.

Warning: Domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2016, 8.39am to Fri 1 Dec 2017, 8.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2017, 8.51am

Closed areas: Carrington Falls and Carrington Falls picnic area is closed

Parts of Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park are closed for remedial work due to bush fire damage. The following areas of Carrington Falls will be closed until 1 December 2017:

  • Carrington Falls
  • Carrington Falls loop track
  • Izzards lookout track
  • Thomas Place
  • Stevos track

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2017, 6.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 4.47pm

Safety alerts: Mount Keira Ring track closed

A section of Mount Keira Ring track is closed for feral animal control. The closed area is the northern section of the track that extends west from Mount Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive. View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Apr 2017, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Road closures due to erosion

Some areas of this park are closed to vehicles due to erosion. Closed areas are:

  • Saltwater trail
  • Honeysuckle trail
  • Link trail (The trail that links the Christmas Bush trail and the Honeysuckle trail)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.28am to Tue 30 May 2017, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Mar 2017, 8.12am

Closed areas: Upper Falls viewing platform (Minnamurra Rainforest)

The Upper Falls viewing platform is closed for maintenance and upgrades, however the Falls walk is still open. Visitors can still access the Slot Canyon viewing platform of Lower Falls, which is located at the end of the Falls walk. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on (02) 4236 0469 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Wed 14 Oct 2015, 12.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Twelve Mile Road is closed

Due to recent heavy rains resulting in severe erosion, Twelve Mile Road is closed. This road is closed from the George Boyd lookout turn-off through to Main Road 92. Access to George Boyd lookout from the Princes Highway is still available. For more information please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Local Alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/barren-grounds-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
      (02) 4887 7270
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Morton National Park, Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
    • Fax: (02) 4887 7203
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Stone Bridge. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government