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Mount Kaputar National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 19 January 2018, 3.59pm

Applies from Sat 20 Jan 2018, 12.01am to Sat 20 Jan 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 3.59pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

Affects 26 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9.46am to Mon 2 Apr 2018, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Dec 2017, 5.18pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Northern Inland 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. To 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 Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11.29am.

Closed areas: Barraba Track

The Barraba Track is closed to all visitors, including walkers, bicycles and motor vehicles due to SEVERE fire weather. The situation will be monitored and this website will be updated as soon as possible.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Upcoming management events

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2018, 8.06am. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Jan 2018, 6.34pm

Fires - Advice: Dipper Road Dandry

There is a fire in this park called Dipper Road Dandry. 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 Sat 20 Jan 2018, 12.01am to Sat 20 Jan 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 3.59pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12.00am to Sat 20 Jan 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 9.36am

Closed parks: Boonalla Aboriginal Area closed due to fire weather

This park is closed on Friday 19 January and Saturday 20 January 2018 due to dangerous fire weather conditions, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coonabarabran area office on (02) 6842 1311 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Nov 2017, 1.24pm to Mon 2 Apr 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Dec 2017, 10.47am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Northern Inland 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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 9.46am to Mon 2 Apr 2018, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Dec 2017, 5.18pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Northern Inland 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. To 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 Thu 18 Jan 2018, 12.00am to Sun 21 Jan 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2018, 5.09pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks and fire trails closed due to severe fire weather conditions

Most walking tracks are closed in Warrumbungle National Park and Pilliga Forest due to severe fire weather conditions.

The closed areas are:

  • Pincham carpark, Pincham campground and all Grand High Top walks, including backcountry camps and Mount Exmouth walk
  • Split Rock carpark and walk
  • Woolshed carpark and Tara cave walk
  • Burbie Canyon walk
  • Belougery flats walk
  • Gunneemooroo camp
  • All fire trails in Warrumbungle National Park
  • Salt Caves picnic area (including Pilliga Forest lookout tower)
  • Sculptures in the Scrub (Dandry Gorge Aboriginal Area) picnic area, campground and walking track
  • Sandstone Caves and walking track.

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 Castlereagh area office on (02) 6843 4000 or Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 68254364, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11.29am

Closed areas: Barraba Track

The Barraba Track is closed to all visitors, including walkers, bicycles and motor vehicles due to SEVERE fire weather. The situation will be monitored and this website will be updated as soon as possible.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 Jan 2018, 9.10am to Fri 26 Jan 2018, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Sat 20 Jan 2018, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Pilliga Forest road closures

Some areas of this park are closed due to wildfire and severe weather forecast conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

The closed areas are:

  • No.1 Break Road
  • Burma Road (State Forest managed area)
  • Old No 1 Break Road
  • Dipper Road
  • Rocky Road
  • Wellyard Road
  • County Line Road
  • Salt Caves picnic area and campground and Pilliga Forest lookout tower
  • Dandry Gorge visitor area, including Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area, campground and walking track
  • Sandstone Caves walking track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Baradine area office on (02) 6843 4000, or the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on (02) 6843 4011, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 6 Nov 2014, 2.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2016, 4.05pm

Closed parks: Woodsreef State Conservation Area closed

This park is closed until further notice due to potential health risks from possible asbestos contamination. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Glen Innes area office on (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks website 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/mount-kaputar-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Mount Kaputar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Narrabri
      (02) 6792 7300
      (02) 6792 4680 After hours emergency
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 1/100 Maitland Street, Narrabri NSW. (Accessible via Dewhurst Street)
    • Fax: (02) 6792 1133
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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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View across landscape of Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary