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Dead Horse Gully campground

Sturt National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.15pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.15pm.

Closed areas: All campgrounds closed

Fort Grey campground, Olive Downs campground, Mount Wood campground and Dead Horse Gully campground are closed for overnight camping until further notice. This closure will be reassessed on Friday 12 June 2020. 

Sturt National Park remains open to visitors.

For further information call the NPWS Tibooburra office on 08 8091 3308.

Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 May 2020, 3.31pm.

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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.15pm

Closed areas: All campgrounds closed

Fort Grey campground, Olive Downs campground, Mount Wood campground and Dead Horse Gully campground are closed for overnight camping until further notice. This closure will be reassessed on Friday 12 June 2020. 

Sturt National Park remains open to visitors.

For further information call the NPWS Tibooburra office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Wed 15 Apr 2020, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 May 2020, 12.45pm

Closed areas: Courthouse Museum is closed

The Courthouse Museum is currently closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 May 2020, 3.31pm

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 26 Mar 2020, 11.21am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Closed areas: Accommodation and visitor centre closed

Sturt Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. All hard-roofed accommodation is also closed. For more information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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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/campgrounds/dead-horse-gully-campground/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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Dead Horse Gully campground, Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer