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Montague Island Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

Montague Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 28 October 2019, 8.07am

Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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, hexamine) 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 27 Dec 2019, 9.33pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Feb 2020, 9.47am

Fires - Advice: Badja Forest Rd, Countegany

There is a fire in this park called Badja Forest Rd, Countegany. 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 Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.10am

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to flood debris on beaches

Coastal areas and beaches are impacted by flood damage. Dangerous debris is floating in the ocean and being washed up onto the beach. All beaches are impacted including Shelly Beach at Moruya Heads. 

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Brou Lake area and campground closed due to bushfire damage

The Brou area, including Brou Lake campground, Brou Lake and associated picnic areas, walking tracks and roads, remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter this section of the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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, hexamine) 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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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/montague-island-head-lighthouse-keepers-cottage/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Montague Island Nature Reserve in the South Coast region
  • Montague Island Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Please note that Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks & Wildlife contracted commercial vessel tour operators (go to www.eurobodalla.com.au for details).

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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 from Montague Island across the sea as the sun sets behind Gulaga, near Narooma. Photo: Stuart Cohen/OEH