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Mount Wood Shearers Quarters

Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 23 September 2020, 1.08pm

Applies from Wed 23 Sep 2020, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 1.08pm.

Safety alerts: Campgrounds accessible to 4WD vehicles only

The current areas are only accessible to 4WD vehicles only due to wet weather:

  • Fort Grey, Mount Wood and Olive Downs campgrounds
  • Mount Wood Homestead, Shearer's Quarters and Outdoor Pastoral Museum

Please drive with caution and check local road reports for updates. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this 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 about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 23 Sep 2020, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 1.08pm

Safety alerts: Campgrounds accessible to 4WD vehicles only

The current areas are only accessible to 4WD vehicles only due to wet weather:

  • Fort Grey, Mount Wood and Olive Downs campgrounds
  • Mount Wood Homestead, Shearer's Quarters and Outdoor Pastoral Museum

Please drive with caution and check local road reports for updates. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Sat 19 Sep 2020, 7.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 1.08pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet weather

Some parts of Sturt National Park are closed due to wet weather. The closed areas are:

  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Middle Road
  • Gorge Loop Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 80913 308.

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Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 1.07pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area

Peery Lake picnic area access roads are closed due to wet road conditions. This closure may be extended depending on Shire road conditions. 

The picnic area is expected to reopen on Thursday 24 September 2020 or when local access roads reopen. For more information, contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2.19pm to Sun 27 Sep 2020, 8.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10.39am

Other incidents: Homestead Creek campground - Toilets and shower facilities closed

The toilets and shower facilities at Homestead Creek campground are closed due to water bore failure. Toilets are available at Mutawintji Visitor Centre. NPWS is working to address the issue.

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Applies from Sun 13 Sep 2020, 6.00am to Mon 12 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Sep 2020, 5.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails in Toorale National Park, Toorale State Conservation Area and Nocoleche Nature Reserve from Sunday 13 September to Monday 12 October 2020 to control wild dog and fox populations.

1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this 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 about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this 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 about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks 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/mount-wood-shearers-quarters/local-alerts

Park info

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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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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Red earth and cloudy sky at Mount Wood campground. Photo: Amanda Cutlack/DPIE