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Olive Downs campground

Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 14 August 2020, 10.04am

Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 10.04am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet weather

Some parts of this park are closed due to wet weather. The closed areas are:

  • Fort Grey campground, Olive Downs campground, Mount Wood campground
  • All self-guided drives
  • Mount Wood Homestead, Shearers Quarters and Outdoor Pastoral Museum

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra 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 Fri 14 Aug 2020, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 10.04am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet weather

Some parts of this park are closed due to wet weather. The closed areas are:

  • Fort Grey campground, Olive Downs campground, Mount Wood campground
  • All self-guided drives
  • Mount Wood Homestead, Shearers Quarters and Outdoor Pastoral Museum

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

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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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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/olive-downs-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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Olive Downs campground, Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer