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Seaham Swamp Bird Hide

Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve

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Applies from Mon 27 Nov 2023, 8.30am to Mon 11 Dec 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2023, 8.51am

Safety alerts: Werakata State Conservation Area - Unnamed Werakata Trail (Austar Trail) - Planned Road Maintenance

Planned Road Maintenance is scheduled for Unnamed Werakata Trail (otherwise known as Austar Trail) from Monday 27th November 2023 until Monday 11th December 2023.

Heavy plant and machinery will be operating and pedestrians and vehicles should take caution when accessing this area.

For more information please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter Area office on (02) 4946 4100.

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 8.17am to Fri 19 Jan 2024, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2023, 10.30am

Closed areas: Ash Island - 1080 Baiting Program - 30.10.2023 until 18.01.2024

Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Hunter Wetlands National Park at Ash Island from 30 October 2023 to 18 January 2024.

The operation will use1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Lower Area Office NPWS for more information on 4946 4100

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2023, 9.42am to Fri 22 Dec 2023, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Nov 2023, 11.41am

Safety alerts: Hunter Wetlands National Park Closure Deer Control Shoot Operation

Parts of Hunter Wetlands (Tomago Precinct) National Park will be closed within a date range of 1700 (5pm) Thursday 12th October 2023 to 0700am Friday 22 December 2023 for deer control shoot operations preventing localised economic impacts and protecting Threatened Ecological Communities within the park.


When active the shoot operation area will be signposted advising visitors “do not enter” at any time during the night time operation.


Penalties apply for non-compliance.


For more information, call the local park office on 02 4946 4100 or email



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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 10.00am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground and Little Mountain Road closed for repair

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground are closed while Little Mountain Road is being repaired. The road is impassable.

Barricades are in place around the closed areas. Tattersalls campground and Double Wharf picnic area remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 8 Jun 2023, 6.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 10.32am

Safety alerts: Damaged Bridge on Lone Pine Rd

Lone Pine Road between Italia Road and Drews Road in Wallaroo State Forest is closed while damage to a bridge is being repaired. 


The Common picnic area is still accessible by 4WD only, from Limeburners Creek Road via Callaghans Trail and Lone Pine Rd.

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Applies from Wed 31 May 2023, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 May 2023, 1.19pm

Safety alerts: Use caution for beach front driving

Beach driving conditions remain variable due to changing swell, tides and weather conditions. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving and to check conditions before travel.

Please remember to:  

  • Look out for soft sand, erosion, wash outs and drop-offs.
  • Avoid driving through sea water, foam or large pools of water. Driving conditions can change rapidly. Several vehicles on this beach have ended up in the ocean or swamped by water.
  • Check conditions before arriving, and if in doubt save your visit for another day.

Please follow the directions of National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel and/or signage. Do not drive over the frontal dune or any vegetation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on 02 4984 8200 from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

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Applies from Thu 9 Mar 2023, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 8.59am

Closed areas: Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge

Dead Mangrove Creek Bridge, off Cobbans Track on Ash Island is closed from Thursday 9 March 2023 until further notice due to the bridge needing maintenance

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office (02) 4946 4100

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 8.58am

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

Great North walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked.

For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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