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Olive Downs campground

Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 13 March 2024, 10.00am

Applies from Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2024, 10.00am.

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 Mon 8 Jan 2024, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 10.52am

Closed areas: Areas Closed due to water over the road and slippery surfaces

The following areas are closed due to water over the road and slippery surfaces

 

  • Middle Road East (road between Olive Downs campground to Toona Gate Road)
  • Jump Up Loop Road

Middle Road West (road between Toona Gate Road and Cameron Corner Road) is open to 4WD vehicles)

Roads will be reopened when the roads are dry and safe to drive on

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: Wed 13 Mar 2024, 10.00am

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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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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