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Glenrock State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 19 Apr 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Apr 2018, 11.12am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR_Old Maitland Rd

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR_Old Maitland Rd. 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 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Fri 12 Oct 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Apr 2018, 11.56am

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

From Tuesday 10 April 2018, NSW Roads and Maritime Services will be doing essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway, for 6 months.

Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, please refer to the RMS project webpage or contact:

  • The NSW Roads and Maritime Services Project Manager Mo Farhat by email or call 0438 993 01 
  • The NPWS Central Coast area office by email or call (02) 4320 4200

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Applies from Thu 12 Apr 2018, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Apr 2018, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Kestrel hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park are closed due to hazard reduction burning, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • The precinct south of Morisset Hospital, including Morisset central trail and the Crim ward fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 15 Apr 2018, 9.40am to Thu 14 Jun 2018, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Apr 2018, 10.11am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox program

1080 poison baiting program will commence in Werakata National Park and Werakata State Conservation Area from Sunday 15 April 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018. All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. Domestic dogs are not permitted in National Parks or Reserves. For more information contact NPWS Newcastle area office (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2017, 11.51am to Mon 30 Apr 2018, 11.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Mar 2018, 2.28pm

Safety alerts: Avoid travelling into Watagans National Park during high fire danger

Visitors are reminded to avoid travelling into remote parks when there is a high fire danger and Total Fire ban due to hot, dry and windy conditions. Watagans National Park and Jilliby State Conservation Area are both remote parks and heavily timbered forests. The roads are narrow, and facility areas such as camping areas, picnic areas, and lookout points are located at the ends of minor roads and trails with no refuge areas.

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2017, 11.54am to Mon 30 Apr 2018, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Mar 2018, 2.27pm

Safety alerts: Avoid travelling into Jilliby State Conservation Area during high fire danger

Visitors are reminded to avoid travelling into remote parks when there is a high fire danger and/or Total Fire Ban due to hot, dry and windy conditions. Watagans National Park and Jilliby State Conservation Area are both remote parks and heavily timbered forests. The roads are narrow, and facility areas such as camping areas, picnic areas, and lookout points are located at the ends of minor roads and trails with no refuge areas. 

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Applies from Sat 17 Mar 2018, 8.00am to Mon 21 May 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 11.02am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Brisbane Water National Park. The baiting will begin on Wednesday 21 March 2018 and finish by Saturday 21 April 2018.

This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Greater Sydney Local Land Services on (02) 4355 8203.

Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or muzzle dogs if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Fri 9 Mar 2018, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Mar 2018, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf Range Road

Parts of Sugarloaf Range Road are closed from Monday 12 March 2018 until Thursday 29 March 2018. The closure is due to maintenance and remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 

The closure starts from the intersection of Mount Sugarloaf Road and continues to Wakefield Forest Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2018, 3.04pm to Mon 7 May 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Mar 2018, 1.08pm

Other planned events: Wild dog control trapping and 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a wild dog control program from 12 March 2018 until 6 May 2018 in parts of Myall Lakes, Ghin-doo-ee and Wallingat National Parks. The program will involve trapping and the use of 1080 (Sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control Group.

Domestic animals are highly susceptible to 1080 poison and people are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in nature reserves, national parks or state conservation areas. Pet owners and landholders must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter the baiting locations. Bait locations will be identified through signage place on the main entrance points to these areas. For further information contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 during business hours.

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Applies from Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Mar 2018, 10.21am

Closed areas: Rainforest walk to Riverside Park - closed due to fire

Rainforest walk to Riverside Park is closed due to a fire in Hunter Wetlands National Park. This area will remain closed until a tree assessment is carried out in this area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jan 2018, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2018, 11.46am

Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) 4WD access and beachfront closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to large and powerful surf conditions and large sections of the beach being impassible due to tidal movements. The closed areas are:

  • Gan Gan 4WD access track
  • Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) beachfront 

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 NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Dec 2017, 8.04am

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and possible vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Mar 2018, 3.11pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road

Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

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Applies from Mon 10 Jul 2017, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6.26pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted at Tomago and Hexham within Hunter Wetlands National Park. 1080 poison can affect non-target species including cats and dogs. The pubic are advised not to allow their pets to stray into these sections of Hunter Wetlands National Park. Domestic pets are not allowed in Hunter Wetlands National Park, either on a leash or off-leash. The baiting program will finish on 11 September 2017.

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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 Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Jun 2017, 8.49am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

The fire trail from the Null Road intersection downhill to the private property boundary is steep and eroded. There is no road access across the grazing paddocks to Ravensdale Road in the Ravensdale Valley. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area has been affected by recent vehicle and storm damage. It is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2016, 12.24pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Closed areas: Crangan Bay

The Crangan Bay section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed pending rehabilitation of the former coal chitter fire site. For safety reasons there is no public access to this area until further notice. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.08am

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 conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road

Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed to the public

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 are 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.

Visitors to the park are asked to be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in this in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. They included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Further details can be found on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

If you are 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, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8.38am

Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement weather

Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WDs should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on (02) 4972 9000 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Closed areas: Camping at Stockton Beach closed

Camping at Stockton Beach remains closed until further notice - Stockton Bight Camping remains closed while the area continues to recover, following severe winter storms.The beach is still open for people to visit, and there are a large variety of commercial tours available daily. For more information visit www.worimiconservationlands.com or call NPWS at Nelson Bay on (02) 4984 8200. For information on alternative accommodation options call the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 900.

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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/glenrock-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Glenrock State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Newcastle
      (02) 4946 4100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland, NSW, 2307
    • Fax: (02) 4946 4150
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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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Coastal views, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: Shaun Sursok