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Ben Boyd National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 21 April 2018, 9.41am

Applies from Sat 21 Apr 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9.41am.

Hazard reduction burns: Arthur Kaine SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called Arthur Kaine 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.

Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm.

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 23 May 2018, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Sat 26 May 2018, 5.07pm

Hazard reduction burns: Smokey Mouse SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called Smokey Mouse 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 22 May 2018, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 May 2018, 10.41am

Closed areas: Road maintenance works

Some areas within Mimosa Rocks National Park are closed from Monday 28 May to Friday 15 June 2018 due to roadworks. The temporary road closures are:

  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (including part of Wapengo Lake Road from the private property gate)
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road)
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelson Lake Road / Nelson Beach Road

The roadworks will depend on the weather conditions during this time. It's a good idea to call ahead before travelling to Mimosa Rocks National Park to check for any closures or delays. These closures may be extended with an extension posted as soon as possible. These works are necessary to repair the road surface and drainage to ensure the roads provide suitable visitor access. Notification signs and temporary closures will be placed on each road until the works are completed.

For safety reasons, visitor access is prohibited to all closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 5.01pm to Wed 30 May 2018, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 May 2018, 9.59am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock and local threatened species.

Aerial baiting will take place from Monday 21 May until Wednesday 30 May 2018 in the following national parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Deua National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate. 

For further information please phone Stephen Raczkowski on 0448 296 373.

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Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 12.10pm to Fri 28 Sep 2018, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 May 2018, 10.21am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes, starting on or shortly after Monday 14 May 2018. The program concludes on Friday 28 September 2018, and will take place in the following parks:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve

1080 poison is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Tue 1 May 2018, 12.03pm to Thu 7 Jun 2018, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Apr 2018, 1.21pm

Other planned events: Prickly pear weed spraying works

A weed spraying program will take place between Tuesday 1 May 2018 and Thursday 7 June 2018 to control prickly pear in the eastern Coolangubra section of the park.

For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Sat 21 Apr 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9.41am

Hazard reduction burns: Arthur Kaine SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called Arthur Kaine 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground

Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • 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 adjacent to the appliances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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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/ben-boyd-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies in the southern section of the park (south of Eden). There is no park entry fee for the northern section of the park (north of Eden). The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Sunset over sea and Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: A Brown/OEH