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Glenrock State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 23 June 2017, 2.28pm

Applies from Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 2.28pm.

Safety alerts: Burwood Beach

Swimmers and boardriders are advised that there is a possibility of an increased presence of sharks at Burwood Beach. This is due to remnants of a juvenile humpback whale that is now in the tidal zone, in an inaccessible location on the rocks on the southern headland of the beach. For any enquiries please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 2.28pm

Safety alerts: Burwood Beach

Swimmers and boardriders are advised that there is a possibility of an increased presence of sharks at Burwood Beach. This is due to remnants of a juvenile humpback whale that is now in the tidal zone, in an inaccessible location on the rocks on the southern headland of the beach. For any enquiries please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100.

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

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 22 Jun 2017, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jun 2017, 3.03pm

Other planned events: Bitou Bush spraying on Yagon Beach

NPWS are undertaking ground spraying for the control of bitou bush along the coastal dunes of Yagon Beach within Myall Lakes National Park. Spraying is currently being conducted down towards the southern end of Yagon Beach near Big Gibber. The program is planned to go until the end of July 2017. During this period some areas of Yagon Beach will be temporarily closed to visitors.

Yagon campground and access to the beach from the camping area will be unaffected by the program. For further information please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 19 Jun 2017, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11.59am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Columbey National Park, Black Bulga State Conservation Area and Monkerai Nature Reserve from Monday 19 June 2017 as part of a wider cooperative program with Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jun 2017, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 8.24am

Safety alerts: Boarding House Dam picnic area machinery works

A replacement car park fence is being installed at the Boarding House Dam picnic area from Thursday 15 June to Friday 16 June 2017. The picnic area will remain open for visitors but are advised to be aware of machinery in use and follow directions of NPWS Staff if required. 

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Fri 30 Jun 2017, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jun 2017, 11.42am

Closed areas: Bombah Point ferry

Bombah Point ferry will be temporarily closed for essential maintenance until further notice. It is hoped that the Ferry will be back in operation by 30 June 2017. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 19 May 2017, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.18pm

Other planned events: Aerial spraying of Bitou bush

NPWS commenced an aerial spray program for the control of bitou bush along the coastal dunes within Myall Lakes and Booti Booti National Park on 22 May 2017. Completion of the program has been delayed due to unsuitable weather conditions over the past three weeks.

Approximately five days of spraying remains to be completed in Myall Lakes National Park between 21 June and 7 July 2017 whenever suitable weather conditions are present (light winds and no rain).

To enable this program to take place, parts of Myall Lakes National Park will be temporarily closed to visitors with aerial spraying planned for the following dates and places:

  • Thursday 22 June 2017 – Bennetts Beach, Dark Point Carpark, Sandy Point 4WD Access, Wild Flower Walk, Hole in the Wall, Banksia Green Camping Area and Mungo 4WD Access.
  • Friday 23 June 2017 – Lighthouse Beach, Treachery Headland, Treachery Beach, Yagon Headland and Yagon Beach and Yagon Camping Ground.
  • Saturday 24 June 2017 – Yagon Beach, Big Gibber Headland and Mungo Beach.
  • Sunday 25 June 2017 – Mungo Beach, Little Gibber and Bennetts Beach.

These closures will be temporary (usually for one day or less) and NPWS staff and/or temporary signage will be in place to indicate which areas are closed on any particular day. Traffic control will also be in place on Mungo Brush Road at times during this period. This notification will be updated on a regular basis. For further information please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 3 May 2017, 4.04pm to Fri 28 Jul 2017, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 10.58am

Other planned events: Aerial spraying program

Herbicide spraying of Bitou Bush on headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes National Parks between Forster and Hawks Nest will be carried out between 22 May 2017 and 28 July 2017. For public safety, treatment areas will be closed during the spraying. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying when weather conditions are suitable. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you adhere to all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For further information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sat 29 Apr 2017, 6.00am to Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2017, 11.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:

  • Dharug National Park
  • Popran National Park
  • Yengo National Park
  • Brisbane Water National Park
  • Parr State Conservation Area
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve

This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

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Applies from Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2017, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road, Jilliby State Conservation Area section

Watagan Forest Road within Jilliby State Conservation Area is now not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and 4WD damage. Drivers of 2WD vehicles are advised not to drive south along Watagan Forest Road from the Martinsville Hill Road intersection.

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Applies from Fri 28 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Wed 13 Sep 2017, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground

Stewart and Lloyds campground will be temporarily closed from 26 April 2017 to 13 September 2017 to rest campsites and undertake essential maintenance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2017, 8.00am to Wed 13 Sep 2017, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 May 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground

White Tree Bay campground will be temporarily closed from 26 April 2017 to 13 September 2017 to rest campsites and undertake essential maintenance work. For further information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0309.

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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 Mon 29 Sep 2014, 2.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Aug 2016, 11.59am

Closed areas: Hominy Creek walking track temporary closure

Hominy Creek walking track is temporarily closed to visitors due to erosion and poor condition following extreme weather. The walking track will remain closed until maintenance work can be completed. 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.

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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 21 Jun 2017, 1.51pm

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
    • Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4946 4150
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Emergency services

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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