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Mount Wood Shearers Quarters

Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 14 April 2021, 2.45pm

Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.45pm.

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 Fri 7 May 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

The Wilcannia to Tilpa road (east side) is closed due to flooding. There is no access to Coach and Horses campground until this road reopens.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road - 4WD only

Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road is open only to 4WD vehicles. 

For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 6.00am to Sun 16 May 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 4.25pm

Other planned events: Aerial 1080 pest management program

An aerial baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be undertaken from Monday 3 May to Friday 16 May 2021. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the Bourke National Parks Office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: Part of Middle Road only accessible to 4WD vehicles

The eastern section of Middle Road between Silver City Highway and Toona Gate Road is accessible by 4WD vehicle only. Please drive with caution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage

The western section of Middle Road between Toona Gate Road and Cameron Corner Road is closed indefinitely due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Jump Up Loop Road closed indefinitely

Jump Up Loop Road is closed between South Myers Birdhide and Jump Up lookout. The only access to South Myers birdhide is via the southern end of the Jump Up Loop Road off the Silver City Highway.

The only access to the Olive Downs campground and Jump Up lookout is via the northern end of the Jump Up Loop Road road off the Silver City Highway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.45pm

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: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.44pm

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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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 1.38pm

Safety alerts: Sealing of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra

The Roads and Maritime Service has begun sealing the section of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra. Be aware of tankers carting water from dams on Sturt National Park, and expect to see water tankers on the road from Olive Downs out to the Silver City Highway, and on the Jump Up Loop Road south of Mount King. For further information call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to slippery surfaces

Middle road closed due to slippery surfaces due to wet weather.

For more information please contact the Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 9133308

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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

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