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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 18 November 2017, 1.04pm

Applies from Sat 18 Nov 2017, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 1.04pm.

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley Track works

Track works will be undertaken near Bridge 3 on the Thredbo Valley Track, beginning Tuesday 21 November 2017. with works expected to be completed by Friday 1 December 2017.

 

Worksite signage will be in place, but the track will remain open to walkers and riders, with controlled access through the site permitted by NPWS staff.

 

For more information, please contact Jindabyne Office of the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service on 6450 5620.

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Applies from Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2017, 10.47am.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail

Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 13 Nov 2017, 7.00am to Thu 21 Dec 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.47am.

Safety alerts: Rabbit pest control in Perisher Range Resorts

Visitors are advised that rabbit pest control operations will occur at Perisher Range Resorts and Charlotte Pass Village. This will occur during late afternoons and evenings between Monday 13 November and Thursday 21 December 2017. Each operation is weather dependent and will stop on weekends, public holidays and public events. The operations involve authorised NPWS officers and contractors using rifles to reduce the rabbit population from damaging the environment.

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Applies from Fri 27 Oct 2017, 10.31am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2017, 10.22am.

Other planned events: Tantangara Road works beginning Monday 30 October 2017

Roadworks are happening along Tantangara Road during the next 3 weeks, from Monday 30 October to Friday 17 November 2017. The works involve extra truck and plant movements along the section of road between Snowy Mountains Highway and Tantangara Reservoir. Signs will be in place as part of a traffic management plan.

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Applies from Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9.44am to Sun 25 Feb 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 12.51pm.

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track event closures

Thredbo Valley track and ancillary areas will be subject to the following closures during the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, 2018 Cross Triathlon and Snowies trail run events:

  • Saturday 10 February 2018: 8am-11am: Muzzlewood track, and the Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and The Diggings campground
  • Saturday 10 February 2018: 12.30pm-5.30pm: Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo resort and The Diggings campground, and Bullocks track
  • Sunday 11 February 2018: 8am-12pm: Thredbo Valley track between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
  • Saturday 24 February 2018, 8am–1pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
  • Sunday 25 February 2018: 7am–3pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts, including Bullocks track and the Muzzlewood loop


The Diggings and Ngarigo campgrounds will remain open for camping and picnicking. For more information please contact Ranger Luke McLachlan, Snowy River area on (02) 6450 5559.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2017, 3.51pm to Sat 2 Dec 2017, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Oct 2017, 11.53am.

Other planned events: Road closures due to Lā€™Étape Australia by le Tour de France cycling event

There will be road closures in southern Kosciuszko National Park on Saturday 2 December 2017 between 6am and 4pm, due to the L’Étape Australia cycling events. The roads will close at varying times across the day. The road closures include: 

  • Alpine Way
  • Kosciuszko Road
  • Rocky Plains Road
  • The Snowy River Way
  • Barry Way
  • Dalgety Road and other surrounding roads

There will be 2 cycling events including 157km race and 126km ride. Both events start from Bullocks Flat ski tube terminal and continue onto Jindabyne, Rocky Plains, Berridale and Dalgety and return to Jindabyne. The 157km event will affect road closures from Jindabyne to Perisher.

Please visit the RMS Live Traffic website or the L'Etape website for updates, maps and further information.

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Applies from Thu 12 Oct 2017, 10.40am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Oct 2017, 4.04pm.

Safety alerts: Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko and Main Range walking track conditions

Following late season snow falls, walking tracks to Mount Kosciuszko and on the Main Range are still covered by significant amounts of snow. These tracks include:

  • Kosciuszko walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko
  • Main Range walking track
  • Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk
  • Mount Stilwell walk

These tracks remain substantially covered by snow, making walking and navigation difficult. The walks should not be attempted without cross country skis or snow shoes. Please check current weather conditions and forecasts prior to departure. Ensure at least one member of your party has experience touring in the mountains during winter, and that appropriate equipment is carried. A personal locator beacon is recommended, and if you don't have experience touring the alpine area during winter, then also consider the use of an experienced guide. For more information please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Applies from Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10.14am to Mon 12 Mar 2018, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Oct 2017, 4.09pm.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting program is being conducted in Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve from Wednesday 13 September 2017 to Monday12 March 2018. The 1080 baiting program is in place to control wild dogs and foxes. This pest animal control strategy is looking to minimise the impact of pest on neighbouring stock by trapping and shooting them. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the following areas:

  • Snowy Plain
  • Thredbo and Ingebyra
  • Dalgety and Paupong
  •  Corrowong,Tombong, Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan areas
  •  In Kosciuszko National Park:
    • Denison
    • Eucumbene 
    • Happy Jacks 
    • Snowy Plain
    • Kalkite Mountain
    • Thredbo Valley
    • Moonbah
    • Ingebyra
    • Paupong
    • Numbla Vale
    • and Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Applies from Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Oct 2017, 10.32am.

Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground partial closure

Some sections of the Thredbo Diggings campground are closed due to surface damage caused by vehicles driving on unhardened areas during periods of wet weather. The areas will be repaired when conditions permit, and reopened when possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jun 2017, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jul 2017, 2.12pm.

Closed areas: Snow Gums boardwalk closed

Snow Gums boardwalk is closed due to maintenance. 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 Jindabyne area office on (02) 4650 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10.04am to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 9.29am.

Closed areas: Munyang Bridge closed (behind power station)

Snowy Hydro have advised that Munyang River Bridge behind Guthega Power Station at Munyang will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians indefinitely. As this bridge gives access to Disappointment Spur, this means that there is no access to Disappointment Spur from the Munyang end. Access is possible from the Whites River end but this requires then turning around and exiting the same way (via Whites River). Plans are underway to have the bridge replaced in 2017/2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Project Manager for repairs Mark Kofler from Snowy Hydro on 0418 297 255.

Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm.

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 18 Nov 2017, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 1.04pm

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley Track works

Track works will be undertaken near Bridge 3 on the Thredbo Valley Track, beginning Tuesday 21 November 2017. with works expected to be completed by Friday 1 December 2017.

 

Worksite signage will be in place, but the track will remain open to walkers and riders, with controlled access through the site permitted by NPWS staff.

 

For more information, please contact Jindabyne Office of the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service on 6450 5620.

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Applies from Fri 17 Nov 2017, 9.58am to Mon 20 Nov 2017, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 9.58am

Closed areas: Bittangabee Bay turn-off to Green Cape Lightstation - road closed

The road at Bittangabee Bay turn-off to Green Cape Lightstation is closed due to substantial heavy rainfall. 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 Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Oct 2017, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 9.54am

Closed areas: Yanga areas closed

Some visitor areas are closed due to rain. The areas affected are:

  • Mamanga campground
  • Willows campground
  • Woolpress Bend picnic area and campgrounds
  • Regatta Beach cicnic area
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area

Yanga Homestead and Woolshed precincts remain open.  For more information, please contact the NPWS Yanga area office on (03) 5020 1764 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2017, 10.47am

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail

Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.38am to Fri 23 Feb 2018, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.59am

Other planned events: Weed spraying on Nungatta Road and Palarang Road

A weed spraying program will take place in some areas of South East Forests National Park and Meringo Nature Reserve between 8 November 2017 and 23 February 2017. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Road and Nungatta Creek in the Genoa section
  • Palarang Road in Meringo Nature Reserve

The weed spraying will look to to control St John's wort, Patterson's curse, thistles and blackberry. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 13 Nov 2017, 7.00am to Thu 21 Dec 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Nov 2017, 10.47am

Safety alerts: Rabbit pest control in Perisher Range Resorts

Visitors are advised that rabbit pest control operations will occur at Perisher Range Resorts and Charlotte Pass Village. This will occur during late afternoons and evenings between Monday 13 November and Thursday 21 December 2017. Each operation is weather dependent and will stop on weekends, public holidays and public events. The operations involve authorised NPWS officers and contractors using rifles to reduce the rabbit population from damaging the environment.

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Applies from Tue 31 Oct 2017, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 9.34am

Closed areas: Road closures

Some areas of this park are closed due to water over the roads. The closed areas are:

  • River Road (Millewa Precinct)
  • Fishermans Bend Road (Millewa Precinct)

This closure is likely to be in place until December and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Moama Office on (03) 5483 9100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 27 Oct 2017, 10.31am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2017, 10.22am

Other planned events: Tantangara Road works beginning Monday 30 October 2017

Roadworks are happening along Tantangara Road during the next 3 weeks, from Monday 30 October to Friday 17 November 2017. The works involve extra truck and plant movements along the section of road between Snowy Mountains Highway and Tantangara Reservoir. Signs will be in place as part of a traffic management plan.

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Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2017, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2017, 4.51pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program from Thursday 26 October to Friday 22 December 2017. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Morton National Park (Tianjara fire trail).

Visitors are advised not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected because 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs 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 Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9.44am to Sun 25 Feb 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track event closures

Thredbo Valley track and ancillary areas will be subject to the following closures during the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, 2018 Cross Triathlon and Snowies trail run events:

  • Saturday 10 February 2018: 8am-11am: Muzzlewood track, and the Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and The Diggings campground
  • Saturday 10 February 2018: 12.30pm-5.30pm: Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo resort and The Diggings campground, and Bullocks track
  • Sunday 11 February 2018: 8am-12pm: Thredbo Valley track between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
  • Saturday 24 February 2018, 8am–1pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
  • Sunday 25 February 2018: 7am–3pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts, including Bullocks track and the Muzzlewood loop


The Diggings and Ngarigo campgrounds will remain open for camping and picnicking. For more information please contact Ranger Luke McLachlan, Snowy River area on (02) 6450 5559.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2017, 3.51pm to Sat 2 Dec 2017, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Oct 2017, 11.53am

Other planned events: Road closures due to Lā€™Étape Australia by le Tour de France cycling event

There will be road closures in southern Kosciuszko National Park on Saturday 2 December 2017 between 6am and 4pm, due to the L’Étape Australia cycling events. The roads will close at varying times across the day. The road closures include: 

  • Alpine Way
  • Kosciuszko Road
  • Rocky Plains Road
  • The Snowy River Way
  • Barry Way
  • Dalgety Road and other surrounding roads

There will be 2 cycling events including 157km race and 126km ride. Both events start from Bullocks Flat ski tube terminal and continue onto Jindabyne, Rocky Plains, Berridale and Dalgety and return to Jindabyne. The 157km event will affect road closures from Jindabyne to Perisher.

Please visit the RMS Live Traffic website or the L'Etape website for updates, maps and further information.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2017, 4.33pm to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 1.11pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban ā€“ 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 Thu 12 Oct 2017, 10.40am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Oct 2017, 4.04pm

Safety alerts: Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko and Main Range walking track conditions

Following late season snow falls, walking tracks to Mount Kosciuszko and on the Main Range are still covered by significant amounts of snow. These tracks include:

  • Kosciuszko walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko
  • Main Range walking track
  • Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk
  • Mount Stilwell walk

These tracks remain substantially covered by snow, making walking and navigation difficult. The walks should not be attempted without cross country skis or snow shoes. Please check current weather conditions and forecasts prior to departure. Ensure at least one member of your party has experience touring in the mountains during winter, and that appropriate equipment is carried. A personal locator beacon is recommended, and if you don't have experience touring the alpine area during winter, then also consider the use of an experienced guide. For more information please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 12.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Nov 2017, 10.21am

Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West 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. 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 Mon 9 Oct 2017, 12.30pm to Fri 22 Dec 2017, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Oct 2017, 1.59pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Saturday 16 September to Friday 22 December 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Morton National Park (Sassafras-Endrick River trail). Visitors are advised not to touch the bates. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs 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 Mon 9 Oct 2017, 12.19pm to Fri 22 Dec 2017, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Nov 2017, 3.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog baiting program Morton National Park

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from 11 October to 22 December 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Morton National Park (Nerriga section- Endrick River/Alum Creek). We advise not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected because the 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs 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 Sun 8 Oct 2017, 10.12am to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Oct 2017, 10.42am

Fire bans: All Riverina 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.

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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.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 1.45pm to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee fire trail works

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Mid-West area will be undertaking fire trail grading and spraying as part of pre-season fire preparedness works. If the weather is suitable, this work will be completed by the end of October 2017. For further information please call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 during business hours.

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Applies from Fri 15 Sep 2017, 2.21pm to Fri 29 Dec 2017, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 2.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program for foxes across national parks and reserves from Friday 15 September 2017 to Friday 29 December 2017. The areas affected include: 

  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park

The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across these national parks and nature reserves in a continuous and ongoing manner. 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 please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10.14am to Mon 12 Mar 2018, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Oct 2017, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting program is being conducted in Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve from Wednesday 13 September 2017 to Monday12 March 2018. The 1080 baiting program is in place to control wild dogs and foxes. This pest animal control strategy is looking to minimise the impact of pest on neighbouring stock by trapping and shooting them. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the following areas:

  • Snowy Plain
  • Thredbo and Ingebyra
  • Dalgety and Paupong
  •  Corrowong,Tombong, Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan areas
  •  In Kosciuszko National Park:
    • Denison
    • Eucumbene 
    • Happy Jacks 
    • Snowy Plain
    • Kalkite Mountain
    • Thredbo Valley
    • Moonbah
    • Ingebyra
    • Paupong
    • Numbla Vale
    • and Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 14 Aug 2017, 3.16pm to Mon 20 Nov 2017, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Sep 2017, 3.51pm

Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog baiting program Budawang National Park

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from 14 August to 20 November 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Budawang National Park. We advise not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected because the 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs 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 Wed 1 Nov 2017, 10.03am to Sun 1 Apr 2018, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Aug 2017, 10.17am

Other planned events: Drum Cave

Drum Cave is closed each year from 1 November to 1 April. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the vulnerable large bent-wing bat. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Please don't enter caves when they are closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bungonia area office on (02) 4827 4700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Oct 2017, 10.32am

Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground partial closure

Some sections of the Thredbo Diggings campground are closed due to surface damage caused by vehicles driving on unhardened areas during periods of wet weather. The areas will be repaired when conditions permit, and reopened when possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Aug 2017, 9.50am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

The access is closed from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Highlands area office on (02) 4887 8244 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 Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all 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 21 Jun 2017, 2.26pm to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 7.36am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks are conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the Endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is conducted on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from today through to 31 December 2017. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations. Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign posted with the baiting dates and an indication of which baiting methods are being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander as dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. A map indicating the approximate location of each bait station is being hosted on the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website. For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jun 2017, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jul 2017, 2.12pm

Closed areas: Snow Gums boardwalk closed

Snow Gums boardwalk is closed due to maintenance. 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 Jindabyne area office on (02) 4650 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. 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 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 Wed 3 May 2017, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 2.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes in Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve and Merriangaah Nature Reserve. The program will commence on or shortly after 26 April 2017 and conclude on 30  September 2017. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve. For further inforamtion, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

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Applies from Wed 30 Nov 2016, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2017, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Damaged roads due to flooding

Roads and trails in Murrumbidgee Valley reserves are in variable conditions. Caution is required when driving in the reserves. For more information, please contact the NPWS Mid West area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10.04am to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 9.29am

Closed areas: Munyang Bridge closed (behind power station)

Snowy Hydro have advised that Munyang River Bridge behind Guthega Power Station at Munyang will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians indefinitely. As this bridge gives access to Disappointment Spur, this means that there is no access to Disappointment Spur from the Munyang end. Access is possible from the Whites River end but this requires then turning around and exiting the same way (via Whites River). Plans are underway to have the bridge replaced in 2017/2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Project Manager for repairs Mark Kofler from Snowy Hydro on 0418 297 255.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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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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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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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/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Opening times

    Kosciuszko National Park is open all year but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or park management issues. For details, click the local alerts or contact the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June 2016 long weekend to end of October 2016 long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day (24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round) $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners can download the exemption form (89KB pdf).

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    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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    • Khancoban Visitor Centre
      (02) 6076 9373
      (02) 6076 9382
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6454 9598
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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer