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Olive Downs campground

Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 17 November 2021, 11.47am

Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Nov 2021, 11.47am.

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 Wed 1 Dec 2021, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 4.20pm

Safety alerts: Access to roads in Sturt National Park by 4WD only

The following roads are currently only suitable for 4WD vehicles:

  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Middle Road
  • Gorge Loop Road

Take care and drive safely. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Nov 2021, 11.47am

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 Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 2.56pm

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/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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