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Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform

Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 16 November 2019, 3.41pm

Applies from Sun 17 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Sun 17 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 3.41pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.42am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.02am.

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park and a number of other parks are closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

There are a number of fires in the area including Carrai Creek, Dingo Creek, Stockyard Flat, Doyles River, Rowleys Gorge and Yarrowitch.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 4.14pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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. 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 Thu 17 Oct 2019, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Nov 2019, 10.20pm

Fires - Advice: Kian Road

There is a fire in this park called Kian Road. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 3 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Sep 2019, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Nov 2019, 9.54pm

Fires - Advice: Kaloe Mountain Trail

There is a fire in this park called Kaloe Mountain Trail. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 5 parks and 7 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 27 Oct 2019, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Nov 2019, 6.11pm

Fires - Advice: Kangawalla

There is a fire in this park called Kangawalla. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 4 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 7 Nov 2019, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Nov 2019, 6.07pm

Fires - Advice: Wandsworth

There is a fire in this park called Wandsworth. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 17 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Sun 17 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 3.42pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 14 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 17 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Sun 17 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 3.41pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 59 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.31pm to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.48pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 22 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.25pm to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.47pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 26 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.42am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.02am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park and a number of other parks are closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

There are a number of fires in the area including Carrai Creek, Dingo Creek, Stockyard Flat, Doyles River, Rowleys Gorge and Yarrowitch.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 22 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 9 Nov 2019, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.47am

Closed areas: Point lookout area closed due to severe fire situation

Due to severe fire conditions, all visitor areas and accommodation in the Point lookout area of New England National Park are closed until further notice.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park and 15 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.35am

Closed parks: Park closed due to wildfire

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 6 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11.01am

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 37 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 18 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8.20am

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed from Sunday 10 November to midnight Monday 18 November 2019 due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 13 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.03pm

Closed parks: Coffs Coast Area parks and reserves

This park or reserve is closed until further notice due to very high fire danger. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 12 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Total Fire Ban (TOBAN)

There is a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN) in this park from 8 November 2019 and will remain until further notice.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Junction campground due to bushfire

The Junction campground in Nymboi-Binderay National Park is closed due to a bushfire. Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Kaloe Mountain Trail. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 5 Nov 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.00am

Closed parks: Georges Creek Nature Reserve closed

Georges Creek Nature Reserve is closed due to bushfire

Do not enter the park. Georges Junction campground is closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Carrai Creek Fire. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6738 9100 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 7.50pm to Wed 20 Nov 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Nov 2019, 8.32am

Other planned events: Pest control operation - wild dog trapping

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting trapping operations of wild dogs in Kwiambal National Park and Severn River Nature Reserve.

This trapping program will run from Tuesday 5 November to Wednesday 20 November 2019. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs on wildlife in the park and on neighbouring stock.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

For more information, contact the local park office on: 02 6739 0700 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to a bushfire nearby. The fire is burning on the southern side of Gwydir Highway in Gibraltar Range National Park.

The closed areas are:

  • Bellbird campground
  • Coombadjha campground
  • Coachwood picnic area
  • Granite picnic area
  • Washpool walk
  • Coombadjha nature stroll
  • Gibraltar/Washpool World Heritage Walk
  • Washpool horse riding trails

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Kaloe Mountain Trail Fire.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 31 Oct 2019, 10.14am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.02am

Closed areas: East Kunderang and other areas closed due to bushfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to a bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • East Kunderang Homestead
  • Budds Mare campground and lookout
  • Budds Mare to Riverside lookout
  • Riverside campground
  • Green Gully track
  • Mooraback campground
  • Youdales campground and Hut and Historic site. 

Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Carrai Creek Fire. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6738 9101 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park and 8 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 11.13am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9.54am

Closed parks: Werrikimbe National Park closed

Werrikimbe National Park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Mooraback campground is closed to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Carrai Creek Fire. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 28 Oct 2019, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 2.10pm

Closed areas: Riverside and Budds Mare closed - bushfire

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

  • Riverside campground and picnic area
  • Budds Mare campground and picnic area

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 6 Nov 2019, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 12.36pm

Closed parks: Nymboi-Binderay National Park and State Conservation Area closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. This includes Platypus Flat campground, Cod Hole campground and Norm Jolly precinct. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The fires are called Muck Creek and Bees Nest. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 22 Oct 2019, 2.06pm to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 2.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.01am

Closed areas: Green Gully track closed

Green Gully track in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed due to a bushfire. Do not enter this area. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Carrai Creek. For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6738 9100 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 22 Oct 2019, 1.49pm to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.02am

Closed parks: Carrai National Park closed - bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Carrai Creek. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 18 Oct 2019, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Nov 2019, 3.11pm

Closed parks: Dunggir National Park closed due to Kian Road and Fortescue Creek fires

Dunggir National Park is closed due to a bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fires are called Kian Road and Fortescue Creek. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 3.56pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Nov 2019, 8.52am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 9 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 25 Sep 2019, 1.36pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Part of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - Active wildfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to a wildfire that is burning in the park. The closed areas are:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • The section of Bicentennial National trail in this park

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.32am

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Jetty office on 02 6652 0910 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 5 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 1.32pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 21 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 24 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 4.14pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 22 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 2.07pm

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Lagoon shore, Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve birdwatching platform. Photo: John Spencer