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Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform

Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 4 September 2019, 3.57pm

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

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 Sat 31 Aug 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 8.36pm

Fires - Advice: Bees Nest

There is a fire in this park called Bees Nest. 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 Mon 5 Aug 2019, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 4.11pm

Fires - Advice: Gilmores Gully Fire

There is a fire in this park called Gilmores Gully Fire. 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 Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.18pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 12.34pm

Fires - Advice: Cooperabung Range Rd, Gum Scrub

There is a fire in this park called Cooperabung Range Rd, Gum Scrub. 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 Mon 9 Sep 2019, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 8.58am

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.

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Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 3.07pm

Closed parks: Entire park closed due to wildfires

This park is closed due to the dangers associated with potential wildfires in the area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700. Or visit Rural Fire Service fires near me for information on fire risks in the area.

Emergency after hours contacts: 1800 270 880 or 02 8275 1742.

For enquires about accommodation or general park information, call 13000 72757.

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Applies from Mon 16 Sep 2019, 1.27pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 1.52pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to wildfire

This park is closed due to wildfires in the area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me.

Emergency after hours contacts: 1800 270 880 or 02 8275 1742.

For enquiries about accommodation, call 13000 72757.

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Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 12.00am to Mon 23 Sep 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 12.16pm

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.

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Applies from Mon 16 Sep 2019, 9.12am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 9.12am

Closed parks: Cathedral Rock National Park closed - Active wildfire impacting park

This park is closed due to bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Armidale regional office on 02 6776 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.21pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.23pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire until Tuesday 1 October 2019 unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Sep 2019, 8.24am to Fri 27 Sep 2019, 8.20am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 10.42am

Closed parks: Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - Active wildfire impacting entire park

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

  • Ebor Falls
  • 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.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 3.51pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 3.51pm

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.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.41am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wildfires

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

  • Halls Peak
  • East Kunderang 

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 Armidale office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700. Or, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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.

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Applies from Sun 8 Sep 2019, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 10.09am

Closed areas: The Junction campground closed - bushfire

The Junction campground in Nymboi-Binderay National Park is closed due to bushfire activity.

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 Grafton office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 7 Sep 2019, 5.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 10.54am

Closed areas: Moonpar Forest Drive, Platypus Flat and Cod Hole campgrounds closed

The following areas of Nymboi-Binderay National Park are closed due to bushfire:

  • Moonpar Forest Drive
  • NormanJolly picnic area
  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 6657 5913 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jul 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 9.25am

Hazard reduction burns: Bogglamore Swamp HR

There is a fire in this park called Bogglamore Swamp HR. 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 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.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10.34am

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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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2019, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 2.02pm

Safety alerts: Vehicle access to riverbank campsites affected by storm damage

Vehicle access to some riverbank campsites is affected by storm damage. Access barriers are in place.

For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500 for further information.

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