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Mount Wood Shearers Quarters

Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 16 February 2024, 8.58am

Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 8.58am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to heavy rainfall

The following areas are closed due to heavy rainfall & Transport NSW road closures.

  • Gorge Loop Road
  • Mt Wood, Olive Downs, Campgrounds
  • Mt Wood Homestead & Shearer's Quarters
  • Middle Road
  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding.
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Dead Horse Gully  and Fort Grey Campground remains open.

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308

Applies from Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.43pm.

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Wed 17 Jan 2024, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 4.04pm

Closed parks: Paroo-Darling National Park is closed due to rain.

Paroo-Darling National Park is closed due to rain.   This closure will be updated as conditions change. Access roads to Peery lake picnic area and Coach and Horses campground are closed.   For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 4.03pm

Other planned events: BBQ's not available at Coach and Horses campground

We advise that the free push button gas BBQ's at Coach and Horses campground are currently being refurbished and are receiving an upgrade.  The BBQs will be re-instated as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience while this maintenance is being carried out.  Thank you for your patience as we improve park facilities in Paroo-Darling National Park.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on  08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.00am

Closed parks: Park Closed due to damaged roads and flooding from heavy rainfall

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park is currently closed due to heavy rainfall causing flooding and damaged roads

  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308

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Applies from Mon 5 Feb 2024, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 8.58am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to heavy rainfall

The following areas are closed due to heavy rainfall & Transport NSW road closures.

  • Gorge Loop Road
  • Mt Wood, Olive Downs, Campgrounds
  • Mt Wood Homestead & Shearer's Quarters
  • Middle Road
  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding.
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Dead Horse Gully  and Fort Grey Campground remains open.

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 12.40pm to Fri 5 Apr 2024, 12.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operation

The following areas on the Dunes Scenic Drive (Road to Cameron Corner) are closed from dusk to dawn for a night ground pest control operation:

  • Talpero Lookout
  • The day use shelter at the NSW/South Australian border

These areas will be closed from the 21st February 2024 to 15th March 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, The Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880 913 3308

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.12pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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 Mon 8 Jan 2024, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Areas Closed due to Damaged Roads

The following areas are closed due damaged roads due to heavy rainfall and Transport NSW Road closures

 

  • Olive Downs Campground
  • Middle Road
  • Jump Up Loop Road

 

Repairs to damaged roads are in progress and will reopen as soon as roadworks are finished.

 

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

 Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For more information contact the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Applies from Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.43pm

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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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Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 10.05am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 6.04pm

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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/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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