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Sydney Harbour National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 30 April 2017, 3.19pm

Applies from Fri 21 Apr 2017, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 2.46pm.

Closed areas: Bradleys Head closed

Due to a police operation, Bradleys Head could be closed to the general public, or there may be delays, on Sunday 23 April between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Police operations can change with little or no notice. For further information please visit the RTA live traffic website.

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2017, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 2.33pm.

Closed areas: Shark Island closed

Shark Island is closed to the public for essential maintenance on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 29 March 2017
  • Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April 2017 inclusive.

For further information call the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2017, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2017, 4.30pm.

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 Thu 23 Feb 2017, 12.01pm to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Apr 2017, 3.19pm.

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 1 February to 31 July 2017. 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. 

Warning 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 contact Mosman office on (02) 8968 6300 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2017, 12.41pm.

Other incidents: alcohol-free zone

Alcohol-free zones are in force in designated areas from Sunday 1 November 2016 to Thursday 31 March 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2016, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 2.16pm.

Closed areas: North Head - Fairfax lookout closed

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts on the 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

The Hole in the Wall track from Manly to Bluefish Drive is undergoing track works, and walkers are advised to avoid the area while works are in progress.

For further information please contact the NPWS 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: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 2.23pm.

Closed areas: Collins Flat closure

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat found at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2017. 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: Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1.50pm.

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.

Affects 1 location in this park: Show list

Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1.50pm.

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
23 September 2017 Closed areas Rodd Island closure Details

Applies from Sat 23 Sep 2017, 1.00am to Sat 23 Sep 2017, 11.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10.34am

Rodd Island will be closed on Saturday 23 September 2017 all day. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse local area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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7 October 2017 Closed areas Rodd Island closure Details

Applies from Sat 7 Oct 2017, 1.00am to Sat 7 Oct 2017, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 10.51am

Rodd Island will be closed on Saturday 7 October 2017 all day. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse local area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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11 November 2017 Closed areas Rodd Island closure Details

Applies from Sat 11 Nov 2017, 1.00am to Sat 11 Nov 2017, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 10.56am

Rodd Island will be closed on Saturday 11 November 2017 all day. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse local area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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9 December 2017 Closed areas Rodd Island closure Details

Applies from Sat 9 Dec 2017, 1.00am to Sat 9 Dec 2017, 11.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 11.14am

Rodd Island will be closed on Saturday 9 December 2017 all day. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse local area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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5 January 2018 Closed areas Rodd Island closure Details

Applies from Fri 5 Jan 2018, 1.00am to Sat 6 Jan 2018, 11.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Apr 2017, 11.14am

Rodd Island will be closed on Friday 5 January and Saturday 6 January 2018 all day. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse local area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 21 Apr 2017, 2.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 2.46pm

Closed areas: Bradleys Head closed

Due to a police operation, Bradleys Head could be closed to the general public, or there may be delays, on Sunday 23 April between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Police operations can change with little or no notice. For further information please visit the RTA live traffic website.

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2017, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Shark Island closed

Shark Island is closed to the public for essential maintenance on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 29 March 2017
  • Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April 2017 inclusive.

For further information call the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511.

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Applies from Wed 15 Mar 2017, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Apr 2017, 1.07pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is often closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations for public safety reasons. These closures may occur with little or no notice. Please do not enter if red flags are flying above the range, or if the gated entry points at Fishermans Road or South Maroubra Beach are closed.

The current range operation schedule provided by the NSW Rifle Association as at 15 March 2017 indicates that the park will be closed during these times:

  • Every Saturday until 6pm
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month until 6pm
  • 20 April 2017
  • 21 April 2017
  • 22 April 2017
  • 23 April 2017
  • 25 April 2017
  • 26 April 2017
  • 28 April 2017
  • 9  May 2017

  • 10 May 2017

For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or 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: Fri 3 Mar 2017, 4.30pm

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 Thu 23 Feb 2017, 12.01pm to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Apr 2017, 3.19pm

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 1 February to 31 July 2017. 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. 

Warning 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 contact Mosman office on (02) 8968 6300 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.58am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (managed by Ku-ring-gai Council) in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

Warning 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 contact on Forestville office (02) 9451 3479 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.56am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Garigal National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

Warning 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 contact Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 11.54am to Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the Lane Cove National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from 1 February to 31 July 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. Warning 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 contact NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or the Pest Management Officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please contact (02) 9457 9577.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2017, 12.41pm

Other incidents: alcohol-free zone

Alcohol-free zones are in force in designated areas from Sunday 1 November 2016 to Thursday 31 March 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511.

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Applies from Wed 7 Dec 2016, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Dec 2016, 1.16pm

Other planned events: Perimeter trail maintenance works

Trucks will be stockpiling material near the Perimeter trail entrance between 7am and 5pm weekdays during December. The entrance to the trail can be accessed via Booralie Road near the Terrey Hills Animal Hospital. Trail users are advised to use caution when in the area.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Dec 2016, 11.07am

Closed areas: West Head Road temporary closures

Once a month several times a year there will be temporary (up to 5 minutes) road closures on West Head Road, from where it intersects with Liberator General San Martin Drive to Resolute picnic area and West Head lookout. This is to allow for Manly Warringah Cycling Club cycle races. Closure details are as follows:

  • The road closures will cover all lanes in both directions from 6am to 9am in daylight savings months and to 9.30am in other months.
  • The closures will be managed under an RMS Road Occupancy Licence, which has an approved stop/slow traffic control process using pilot vehicles to lead vehicles at slow speed. This may cause traffic delays of no more than 5 minutes.
  • Access to all West Head visitor attractions between where Liberator General San Martin Drive gate intersects with the southern end of West Head Road, and north out to West Head lookout will be affected by these temporary closures. 

The next two dates for the races will be Sunday 11 December 2016 and Sunday 12 February 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance with road closures. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or contact us via email

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2016, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 2.16pm

Closed areas: North Head - Fairfax lookout closed

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts on the 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

The Hole in the Wall track from Manly to Bluefish Drive is undergoing track works, and walkers are advised to avoid the area while works are in progress.

For further information please contact the NPWS 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: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Collins Flat closure

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat found at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2017. 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 21 Jun 2016, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2016, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Great North Walk

The Great North Walk between Fiddens Wharf Oval and Terrace Road, Killara is closed due to recent storm damage until further notice. Diversions are in place utilising surrounding streets. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Valleys area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Feb 2016, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Sep 2016, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed

 Effective immediately Sugarloaf car park is now closed. The following areas are affected:

  • Sugarloaf Point- Lane Cove National Park. Pittwater Road, East Ryde.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Valleys Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1.50pm

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: Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1.50pm

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/sydney-harbour-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • 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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    • Mosman
      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
    • Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
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Emergency services

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Hornby lighthouse and South Head. Photo: David Finnegan