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Malabar Headland National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 14 December 2017, 3.29pm

Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 3.29pm.

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland rifle range operation schedule

To ensure public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed to the public during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. Check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts for Malabar Headland National Park before you enter.

Do not enter the park when red flags are flying above the range or if there are warning signs at the park entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark). These closures also apply to Boora Point walking track.

Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

Malabar Headland National Park is closed on the following dates:

  • The park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month.

There is no shooting planned for the week commencing Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December 2017.

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, email or call (02) 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call (02) 9337 5511.

Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11.11am

Closed areas: Clark and Shark Islands NYE closures

Clark and Shark Islands will be closed from Friday 29 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018 due to New Years Eve. For further information please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511. 

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11.14am

Closed areas: North Head NYE closure

North Head will be closed to vehicles from Sunday 31 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 for NYE. For further information contact NPWS Middle Head area office on (02) 8968 6300.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11.07am

Closed areas: Bradleys Head NYE closure

Bradleys Head is closed to vehicles and pedestrians during the New Years Eve period. The date and times include:

  • Vehicles from Thursday 28 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018
  • Pedestrians from Sunday 31 December 2017  to Monday 1 January 2018. 

For further information contact NPWS Middle Head area office on (02) 8968 6300.

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Applies from Sat 9 Sep 2017, 8.52am to Fri 29 Dec 2017, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Dec 2017, 10.20am

Closed areas: Cape Baily walking track

Cape Baily walking track in Kamay Botany Bay National Park is closed due to a recent bushfire event. There are potentially hazardous materials present in the vicinity. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2017, 2.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve. 1080 poison can affect non-target species (for example, dogs and cats). The program will finish on Saturday 31 March 2018.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 12.01pm to Wed 31 Jan 2018, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Aug 2017, 2.42pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across Sydney Harbour National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from Friday 21 July 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. The program includes sites at North Head on the adjacent North Head Sanctuary managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Australian Institute of Police Management. 

Domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Mosman office on (02) 8968 6300 or the pest management officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please call (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 10.41am

Other planned events: Fort Denison changes to cafe and restaurant services

From Monday 26 June 2017 there will be no food and beverage services on Fort Denison due to the conclusion of the existing Fort Denison cafe and restaurant lease. A selection process is currently underway to determine a new operator for the venue, but it is expected that it will remain closed until 2018.

Fort Denison tours will continue as normal during this period. Drinking water and toilet facilities are available and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. 

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Dec 2017, 3.29pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland rifle range operation schedule

To ensure public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed to the public during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. Check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts for Malabar Headland National Park before you enter.

Do not enter the park when red flags are flying above the range or if there are warning signs at the park entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark). These closures also apply to Boora Point walking track.

Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

Malabar Headland National Park is closed on the following dates:

  • The park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month.

There is no shooting planned for the week commencing Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December 2017.

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, email or call (02) 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call (02) 9337 5511.

Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2017, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jul 2017, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Fairfax lookout partial closure

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts along Fairfax walking track have been closed due to cliff instability. The temporary closure is for the safety of the public, and fencing and signage have been installed advising of the closures. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jul 2017, 10.17am

Closed areas: Collins Flat closed

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jul 2017, 10.16am

Closed areas: Steele Point Cottage closure

Steele Point Cottage, situated within the grounds of Nielsen Park, is no longer available for short-term holiday accommodation.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jul 2017, 10.15am

Other incidents: Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation

Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages are no longer available for accomodation bookings. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings.

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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/malabar-headland-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Eastern section: Often closed during ANZAC rifle range operation. Closed every Saturday and every 3rd Sunday of the month. Check local alerts and safety messages before visiting.

    Western section:Closed until further notice.

    • Vaucluse
      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9337 1303
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Emergency services

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View to magic point from cliffs in Malabar Headland National Park. Photo: C Weston/OEH