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Montague Island Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

Montague Island Nature Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 3 August 2020, 3.45pm

Applies from Mon 3 Aug 2020, 1.23pm to Mon 10 Aug 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 3.45pm.

Closed parks: Weed control program

There is no public access to Montague Island Nature Reserve, as the entire island  is closed. The closure is due to focused weed control works run by NPWS.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 1.59pm to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Brou Lake campground closed due to weather conditions

Brou Lake campground in Eurobodalla National Park is closed due to recent heavy rainfall and high winds. Further heavy rainfall is predicted in the area from Friday 7 August 2020. The campground will remain closed until these areas are assessed for any damage and to allow camping areas to dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 3 Aug 2020, 1.23pm to Mon 10 Aug 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 3.45pm

Closed parks: Weed control program

There is no public access to Montague Island Nature Reserve, as the entire island  is closed. The closure is due to focused weed control works run by NPWS.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 4.07pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 4.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Ground Baiting Program targeting foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program for foxes using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be ongoing and continuous from July 1,2020 to December 31st, 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Gulaga National Park

There will be signs at entrance and exits to the baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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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