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Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 20 February 2018, 8.45am

Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 8.45am.

Fires - Advice: Middle Ridge Fire

There is a fire in this park called Middle Ridge Fire. 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.

Applies from Thu 15 Feb 2018, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10.07am.

Fires - Advice: Name Mile Ridge Fire

There is a fire in this park called Name Mile Ridge Fire. 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.

Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2018, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11.28am.

Closed areas: Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds closed

Some areas of this park are closed because of a bush fire burning west of the Barrington Tops plateau. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Barrington trail (south of Scone Gloucester Road)
  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Gloucester NPWS area office on (02) 6538 5300, the Scone NPWS area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 8.41am.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm.

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington

There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington on foot or by bicycle. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300, the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 10.32am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 24 July 2017. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12.20pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 8.45am

Fires - Advice: Middle Ridge Fire

There is a fire in this park called Middle Ridge Fire. 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 Sun 11 Feb 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 8.41am

Fires - Advice: Christmas Box Creek

There is a fire in this park called Christmas Box Creek. 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 Sun 28 Jan 2018, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 7.54am

Fires - Advice: 695

There is a fire in this park called 695. 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 Jan 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 4.24pm

Fires - Advice: Scrub Creek

There is a fire in this park called Scrub Creek. 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 Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 3.59pm

Fires - Advice: Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley

There is a fire in this park called Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley. 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 Mon 12 Feb 2018, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 3.58pm

Fires - Advice: Fords Rd, Limeburners Creek

There is a fire in this park called Fords Rd, Limeburners Creek. 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 Fri 26 Jan 2018, 5.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 10.30am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Hawkesbury and Upper Mountains

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until further notice. 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)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 15 Feb 2018, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10.07am

Fires - Advice: Name Mile Ridge Fire

There is a fire in this park called Name Mile Ridge Fire. 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 Wed 14 Feb 2018, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11.28am

Closed areas: Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds closed

Some areas of this park are closed because of a bush fire burning west of the Barrington Tops plateau. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Barrington trail (south of Scone Gloucester Road)
  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Gloucester NPWS area office on (02) 6538 5300, the Scone NPWS area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2018, 3.00pm to Fri 30 Mar 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2018, 3.03pm

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, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2018, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2018, 10.44am

Safety alerts: Newnes campground

Car access to the Newnes campground may be restricted due to a bushfire on Wolgan Road. Please contact Lithgow Council or refer to the RFS Fires Near Me website for updates. For further information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sat 3 Feb 2018, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10.34am

Closed areas: Firefly Canyon

Firefly Canyon is closed due to fire damage and risk of falling trees. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2018, 11.00am to Wed 28 Mar 2018, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.32am

Safety alerts: 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, 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 or electric barbecue or cooker.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2018, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 3.07pm

Fires - Advice: Gibbs Creek

There is a fire in this park called Gibbs Creek. 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 27 Jan 2018, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2018, 10.17am

Fire bans: Yengo National Park - 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, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jan 2018, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2018, 12.44pm

Closed parks: Wollemi National Park closed except for some areas

Wollemi National Park is closed, except for the following areas:

  • Newnes campground
  • Ruin walk at Newnes, Wolgan Valley
  • Glow Worm tunnel and Coach Road walks
  • Galah Mountain Road and Rocky Creek Canyon
  • Deep Pass campground
  • Coorongooba campground
  • Dunns Swamp campground
  • Wheeny Creek campground
  • The Bicentennial national trail

The remainder of the park is closed due to bushfires, with more lightning and hot weather predicted for the next few days. Walking in remote areas is not advisable. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jan 2018, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jan 2018, 12.36pm

Fires - Advice: Fire in park

There is a fire in this park called (Insert Fire Name). 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 Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2018, 1.08pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to Scrub Creek bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS New England area office on (02) 6777 4700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2017, 4.33pm to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 12.39pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves

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, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

Applies from Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.22am

Fires - Advice: Kandos State Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kandos State Forest. 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 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.32am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve

From Wednesday 6 December 2017, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 6-month 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Wallabadah Nature Reserve. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.33am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and Chittick

From Friday 10 November 2017, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 6-month 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and the 'Chittick' property. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 8.41am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has 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.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 4.10pm

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington

There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington on foot or by bicycle. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300, the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Sep 2017, 3.50pm to Wed 28 Feb 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.25pm

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road

There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 10.32am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 24 July 2017. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jul 2016, 9.37am

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions . Closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal - the road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on (02) 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.11am

Closed areas: Crawford River Road - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/barrington-tops-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Gloucester
      (02) 6538 5300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6558 2476
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    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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    • Scone
      (02) 6545 1128
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 19 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
    • Fax: (02) 6545 1912
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Emergency services

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View from Thunderbolt's lookout, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund