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Park closures

There will be times when national parks and reserves will need to be closed or have access restricted to certain areas. This is in the interests of visitor safety and environmental sustainability. The reasons why this could happen include:

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  • Wildfires, floods or storm damage.
  • Fire prevention measures, including hazard reduction burning.
  • Maintenance works.
  • Pest control operations.
  • All or part of the park is at full capacity for visitors.

Please observe any park and road closures that are in place. Driving on a closed road can lead to heavy penalties from road authorities, plus additional NPWS fines if you're driving on a closed road within a national park or reserve.

For up-to-date information, check the latest park alerts, closures and safety messages.

People fishing from a boat on the river. Photo:David Finnegan