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Mutawintji National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2017, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Oct 2017, 11.07am

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area

Peery Lake picnic area in the northern section of Paroo-Darling National Park is closed because the access road (Wilcannia to Wanaaring SR5) is closed. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The picnic area will reopen when Central Darling Shire reopens the road. To check the 24-hour road condition report broadcast, call (08) 8091 5155 and listen for Wilcannia to Wanaaring Road, code SR5. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS West Darling area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2017, 12.00am to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Oct 2017, 11.39am

Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves

There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)

This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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 NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2017, 3.30pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in the park all year round. This park fire ban will remain 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 out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 16 Feb 2017, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 12.08pm

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive

Emu Lake Drive that connects the Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road is currently closed. Access to the Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground is possible via Woolshed Drive. For more information, please contact NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2017, 3.28pm

Closed areas: River Drive closed from Homestead Bend to Campsite 34

River Drive is closed from Homestead Bend to Campsite 34. Access to Campsite 34 is still available via Weir 32 Road. For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Sep 2017, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Lake Drive partially closed - no access to Cawndilla campground or picnic area

Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed and inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive. Morton Boulka picnic area is open and accessible. For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 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/mutawintji-national-park/local-alerts

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Rocky cliff over looking the plains, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: Adam Bruzzone