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Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 30 March 2020, 9.51am

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.51am.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are also closed due to bushfire, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Undercliff track
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil Falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage. Ingar campground closed to vehicles due to private access.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes (including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur).

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Grand Canyon walking track
  • Evans lookout
  • Govetts Leap lookout
  • Hat Hill (also called Perrys) Road closed due to floods and repairs. Lookouts open to walkers.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon) and Rodriguez Pass.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys) and Acacia Flat campgrounds. Perrys campground closed to vehicles.
  • Walking tracks around Blackheath including: Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Cliff Top, Rodriguez Pass, Bridal Veil Falls, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock.

Glenbrook

  • Closed to camping and vehicles. Jellybean pool, Red Hands cave, Nepean and Mount Portal lookouts also closed.

Lower Grose

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
  • Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
  • Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.

Canyons

  • Canyons around Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley including Bowens Creek, Claustral, Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock.
  • Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are open:

Katoomba

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted by other closures.
  • Overcliff at Wentworth Falls
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is currently open to walkers. Vehicle access to Jenolan Caves is via Oberon.
  • Kings Tableland Road.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
  • Faulconbridge Point.
  • Blue Gum swamp.
  • Mount Hay Road and walking tracks. Lockleys Pylon is closed below Pylon, with no access to Grose Valley.

Blackheath and Medlow Bath

  • Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and bike riders all the way to Perrys lookdown, Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).

Canyons

  • Canyons around Mount Wilson including Wollangambe, Serendipity, DuFaurs, Whungee Wheengee, and Joe's. Bell Creek, Birrabang and Dalpura are also open. Conditions in canyons may have changed due to the effects of fire and flood. Check all abseil anchor points/hand lines and allow extra time.
  • Empress, Grand Canyon, Juggler (Point Pilcher), Fortress, Arethusa, and Hat Hill.

Rock climbing areas

  • Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrow Neck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrow Neck unburnt areas.
  • Rock climbing areas in the Grose Valley (Ikara, Bowens Creek and Bell Super-crag).

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.28pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.27am.

Closed areas: Wollemi National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Wollemi National Park remain closed due to the bushfire and/or flood damage and associated hazards:

  • Newnes campground and picnic area
  • Glow Worm picnic area
  • Glow Worm walking track from Newnes campground
  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground and canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Newnes Industrial Ruins
  • Wheeny Creek
  • Sheepskin Hut
  • Pipeline track

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are now open:

  • Bob Turner track

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page
  • A Solid Fuel Ban is in place until Tuesday 31 March 2020

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.27am.

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds
  • Lees Pinch walking track
  • The Drip picnic area and walking track

The rest of the park remains open. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Goulburn River National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Mar 2020, 3.12pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. 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.

Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 9.30am.

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - Aerial pest management operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 6am, Thursday 12 March 2020 until 6pm, Friday 13 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 3.10pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

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.

Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm.

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 Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.51am

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are also closed due to bushfire, track works and/or flood damage:

Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area
  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to rockfall risk.
  • Undercliff track
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil Falls to Fern Bower, due to rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Andersons fire trail, McMahons Lookout Road and McMahons Point, due to fire damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle campgrounds closed due to fire damage. Ingar campground closed to vehicles due to private access.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders and Mount Solitary walking tracks.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes (including Kanangra to Katoomba, closed at Tarros Ladders, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur).

Bullaburrra to Linden

  • Andersons fire trail
  • Bedford Creek crossing not suitable for vehicles.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Grand Canyon walking track
  • Evans lookout
  • Govetts Leap lookout
  • Hat Hill (also called Perrys) Road closed due to floods and repairs. Lookouts open to walkers.
  • All walking tracks into and around Grose Valley including Perrys (below Docker lookout), Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords) and Short Ridge (Lockleys Pylon closed below Pylon) and Rodriguez Pass.
  • Green Gully (Dunphys) and Acacia Flat campgrounds. Perrys campground closed to vehicles.
  • Walking tracks around Blackheath including: Walls Cave, Popes Glen, Cliff Top, Rodriguez Pass, Bridal Veil Falls, Braeside walk and Pulpit Rock.

Glenbrook

  • Closed to camping and vehicles. Jellybean pool, Red Hands cave, Nepean and Mount Portal lookouts also closed.

Lower Grose

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.

Southern Blue Mountains National Park

  • All park fire trails are closed to the public including The Range fire trail, which is undergoing maintenance works and is impassable due to wet conditions.
  • Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie, and Langs Road are only open for local traffic. See relevant local council for updates.
  • Mount Werong campground is closed due to fire damage.

Canyons

  • Canyons around Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley including Bowens Creek, Claustral, Yileen and Butterbox/Mount Hay.

Rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock.
  • Rock climbing areas around Narrow Neck that have been burnt, including Castle Head and Diamond Falls.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are open:

Katoomba

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls cliff top walking tracks, where not impacted by other closures.
  • Overcliff at Wentworth Falls
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • Six Foot track is currently open to walkers. Vehicle access to Jenolan Caves is via Oberon.
  • Kings Tableland Road.
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail, and Sublime Point trail.
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail. No walking tracks or descents open.
  • Faulconbridge Point.
  • Blue Gum swamp.
  • Mount Hay Road and walking tracks. Lockleys Pylon is closed below Pylon, with no access to Grose Valley.

Blackheath and Medlow Bath

  • Braeside fire trail (not walk)
  • Hat Hill Road is open to walkers and bike riders all the way to Perrys lookdown, Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock lookout are also open.
  • Burramoko Ridge fire trail and Hanging Rock/Baltzer lookouts.
  • Point Pilcher lookout
  • Victoria Falls Road and walking track to lookout and Asgard Swamp (no access to Grose Valley).
  • Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).

Canyons

  • Canyons around Mount Wilson including Wollangambe, Serendipity, DuFaurs, Whungee Wheengee, and Joe's. Bell Creek, Birrabang and Dalpura are also open. Conditions in canyons may have changed due to the effects of fire and flood. Check all abseil anchor points/hand lines and allow extra time.
  • Empress, Grand Canyon, Juggler (Point Pilcher), Fortress, Arethusa, and Hat Hill.

Rock climbing areas

  • Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrow Neck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrow Neck unburnt areas.
  • Rock climbing areas in the Grose Valley (Ikara, Bowens Creek and Bell Super-crag).

NSW National Parks will be clearing fallen trees, removing tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.47am

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track, Robertsons lookout and Byarong Park closed

Sublime Point walking track, Robertsons lookout and Byarong Park in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.45am

Closed areas: Parts of Dharawal National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Dharawal National Park and State Conservation Area is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.42am

Closed areas: Bungonia, Carrington Falls and Gambells Rest campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

 

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road - 4WD only

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north, and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

Current roadworks and recent rainfall has made the road slippery in some sections. Please take care and avoid driving on this road if possible. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 7.46am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 7.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Royal National Park Visitor Centre and other areas closed

The following parts of Royal National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff:

  • Wattamolla Beach precinct, including the carpark, lagoon and picnic area
  • Garie Beach precinct, with no lifeguard patrols present
  • Garawarra Farm carpark (Figure 8 Pools access)
  • Bonnie Vale picnic area and campground
  • All campgrounds
  • Royal National Park Visitor Centre

Other areas of the park currently remain open, including:

  • Audley Dance Hall cafe is offering a takeaway service and card payments are preferred
  • Walking tracks remain open however, please remember that social distancing and gathering size limits apply in Royal National Park.

This situation may change at short notice, and changes will be posted here.

You can still contact us by phone on 02 9542 0648 for further information. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 6.05pm to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 6.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Davidson Park barbecues closed

The barbecue facilities at Davidson Park will be closed from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice for the health and safety of staff and visitors.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Mar 2020, 4.36pm

Closed areas: High visitation areas and hard roofed accommodation closed

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has temporarily closed all campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW until further notice.

All campgrounds are closed.

The following high visitation areas and hard roofed accommodation are also closed:

Blue Mountains National Park

  • Wentworth Falls picnic area
  • Govetts Leap picnic area
  • Grand Canyon walking track
  • Evans Lookout picnic area
  • Glenbrook precinct (Red Hands Cave, Jelly Bean Pool, Mount Portal and Nepean lookout)
  • Vale of Avoca area
  • Blue Mountains Heritage Centre - calls and emails only

Wollemi National Park

  • Newnes picnic area
  • Glow Worm picnic area

Capertee National Park

  • Capertee Homestead
  • Capertee Cottage

Hartley Historic Site

  • Hartley Historic Visitor Centre (including the shop and gallery)
  • Hartley Courthouse
  • Old Trahlee
  • St Bernards Presbytery
  • St Bernards Church

Hill End Historic Site

  • Bald Hill Tourist Mine
  • Hill End Heritage Centre
  • Lyle Park picnic area
  • Hospital picnic area
  • Hosies, the Pines, Post Office residence

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Goulburn River National Park

  • The Drip picnic area and walking track

Burragorang State Conservation Area

  • Burragorang lookout

Thirlmere Lakes National Park

  • Thirlmere Lakes picnic area

Bargo River State Conservation Area

  • Caves Creek picnic area.

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Applies from Sat 28 Mar 2020, 3.20pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Mar 2020, 3.30pm

Closed areas: Gap Creek Falls and Forest Walk Closed

Due to current closures of Gap Creek and Bangalow Camp-sites in Watagans NP, there is no vehicle access along Bangalow Road from Mt Faulk Road to the track-head for the start of the following walking tracks: Gap Creek Forest Walk and the Gap Creek Falls Walking Track. For more information contact NPWS Central Coast Area - Munmorah on 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2020, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Mar 2020, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Eastern Suburbs beaches within National Park are closed

The following parts of Sydney Harbour National Park and Kamay Botany Bay National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff:

  • Shark Beach, Nielsen Park
  • Milk Beach, Hermit Beach and Queens Beach, Hermitage Foreshore Precinct
  • Lady Bay Beach, South Head
  • Congwong Beach and Little Congwong Beach, La Perouse 
  • Visitor Centre and BBQs, Kurnell

Walking tracks in the park currently remain open. However, visitors are reminded that social distancing and gathering size limits apply.

 

This situation may change at short notice, changes will be posted here.

 

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact us on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.31pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 5.03pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and precinct closed

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including all walks, picnic areas and lookouts, is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 4887 7270 or by email. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.28pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NSW National Parks office.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.10pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Great North Walk campgrounds closed

These campgrounds are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.08pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds

Campgrounds are closed in this park. Camping and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.08pm

Other planned events: North Western Sydney area office closed

The NPWS North Western Sydney area office in Lane Cove National Park will be closed from Monday 30 March 2020 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. 

You can still contact us by phone on 02 8448 0400, or email for any information. 

Annual passes can be purchased online or by phone: 

Online:

Phone: Call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ganyamalbaa campground, Worimi Conservation Lands temporarily closed

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas in this park are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 6.47am to Sun 31 May 2020, 6.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.57pm

Closed areas: No access to Somersby Falls picnic area precinct

High use visitor areas, including barbecues, picnic tables and playground areas, are closed from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice. Public access is not permitted to this precinct.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park visitor precincts closed

Many high visitation areas and facilities within Lane Cove National Park are closed from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. These closed areas and facilities include: 

  • All large picnic shelters 
  • All barbecue facilities 
  • Jenkins Hill playground and Kukundi playground
  • Haynes Flat and Carter Creek toilets 

Lane Cove Holiday Park is unable to accommodate any camping, including caravans and motor-homes. Staying in cabins is still permitted. Lane Cove Holiday Park can be contacted on 02 9888 9133. 

If you are visiting the park, please be prepared to pay vehicle entry fees with an appropriate payment card. 

For more information regarding closures, contact the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400. 

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.23pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre closed

From Friday 27 March 2020 all visitor centres in NSW national parks will be closed until further notice for the health and safety of visitors and staff. This includes all walking tracks, picnic areas and visitor facilities at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre. You can still contact us by phone on 02 4236 0469 or email for information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.13am to Sun 31 May 2020, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.17pm

Closed parks: No beach driving on Worimi Conservation Lands

NPWS has temporarily closed beach vehicle driving on Worimi Conservation Lands (WCL) beachfront north of Newcastle from Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice. Vehicles are also banned from the designated Recreational Vehicle Area.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - visitor precincts closed

Many high visitation areas and facilities within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from Friday 27 March 2020. The closed areas include:

  • All large picnic shelters
  • All barbeque facilities
  • All playgrounds
  • Brooklyn Dam Campsites

Bobbin Head Information Centre is currently closed closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by email or phone on 02 9472 8949.

If you are visiting the park, please bring a card to pay vehicle entry fees.

For more information regarding closures, contact the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400 or the NPWS Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Visitor areas closed

Some high visitation areas and remote campgrounds in Berowra Valley National Park and Marramarra National Park are closed from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice.

These closed areas include:

  • Barnetts playground
  • Tunks Ridge rest area
  • Gentleman's Halt campground
  • Marramarra Creek campground
  • Twin Beaches campground 

For more information regarding closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

Please check our COVID-19 update for further information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Playground and barbeque facilities closed

Playground and barbeque facilities are closed. Public access to these facilities will not be permitted from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.32pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and picnic areas

Campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed. Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, and social gatherings will not be permitted in these areas from Friday 27 March 2020, until further notice.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.47am

Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout

Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. For more information visit Echo Point upgrades or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.30am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park - partial closure

Most tracks and trails are open including the Great North Walk between Boronia Park and Thornleigh, though visitors should take caution as some sections remain affected by recent storms.

Riverside walk will remain closed until further notice while staff work to fix extensive flood damage, erosion and unsafe conditions.

For more information, contact the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757, or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.27am

Closed areas: Wollemi National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Wollemi National Park remain closed due to the bushfire and/or flood damage and associated hazards:

  • Newnes campground and picnic area
  • Glow Worm picnic area
  • Glow Worm walking track from Newnes campground
  • Weir-Long Cave walk is closed at junction with Pagoda Rocks walking track (Dunns Swamp)
  • River Gauging station (Dunns Swamp)
  • Bicentennial National trail – Widden to Glen Alice, Glen Alice to Jenolan
  • Deep Pass campground and canyons in Wollemi National Park
  • Newnes Industrial Ruins
  • Wheeny Creek
  • Sheepskin Hut
  • Pipeline track

The following areas of Wollemi National Park are now open:

  • Bob Turner track

Safety advice:

  • Please be aware that due to recent fires and floods there may be dangerous hazards in this park. These include falling trees and branches, flooded creeks and crossings, and debris on tracks.
  • If accessing remote areas of national parks, please visit the Think before you TREK page
  • A Solid Fuel Ban is in place until Tuesday 31 March 2020

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.01am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.10am

Closed areas: Collins Flat Beach closed on weekends

From Saturday 28 March 2020, Collins Flat Beach will be closed on weekends until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.24pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.07am

Other planned events: Forestville office is closed until further notice

Forestville office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website 
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass.

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.33am

Closed areas: Youngville campground toilet is closed

The Youngville campground toilet in Mount Royal National Park is closed for repair.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.27pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.28am

Other planned events: Forestville office is closed until further notice

Forestville office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.27am

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - closed areas

Some areas in Goulburn River National Park are closed due to bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds
  • Lees Pinch walking track
  • The Drip picnic area and walking track

The rest of the park remains open. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Goulburn River National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 3.31pm to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9.20am

Other planned events: Middle Head office closed until further notice

Middle Head office is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Passes can be purchased online or by phone:

Online:

  • NPWS website
  • Service NSW when renewing your NSW vehicle registration. This includes $15 discount on a 1 year All Parks Pass or 1 year Multi Parks Pass

Phone:

National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting operation

An aerial and ground baiting operation will take place in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, Wallabadah Nature Reserve, Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park, Crawney Pass National Park, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Watchimbark Nature Reserve from Tuesday 31 March to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pests are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.02pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting for post bushfire relief

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground and aerial baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Tuesday 31 March and Friday 31 July 2020.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.42pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in national parks from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed due to unsafe road conditions

Tubrabucca Road, which links Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road within Barrington Tops, is closed due to unsafe road conditions. For further information please call the NPWS Scone office on 02 6540 2300 or the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.58pm to Mon 13 Apr 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.53pm

Safety alerts: Aerial pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is happening between Tuesday 31 March and Monday 13 April 2020 in Mount Royal National Park.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. Pets and working dogs may be affected by 1080 (it is lethal to cats and dogs). In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Bulga area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 4 Mar 2020, 8.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: Yengo National Park - closed areas

Yengo National Park is currently closed, except for the following areas which are open:

  • Circuit Flat walking track 
  • Old Great North Road between Mogo Creek Road and Circuit Flat Bridge
  • Finchley Trig 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi-Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Some areas in Hill End Historic Site closed

Some parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 25 March 2020. The closed areas are:

  • Village campground
  • Glendora campground
  • Bald Hill Tourist Mine
  • Hill End Heritage Centre
  • Lyle Park picnic area
  • Hospital picnic area

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

Affects 1 park and 9 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 7.51am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 7.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 8.40am

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre

Kurnell Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Hartley Historic Site - Partial building closures

Some buildings in Hartley Historic Site are currently closed. These include:

  • Hartley Historic Visitor Centre (including the shop and gallery)
  • Hartley Courthouse
  • Old Trahlee
  • St Bernard's Presbytery
  • St Bernards Church 

Outdoor areas remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 11.14am to Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Youngville campground and walking trails closed

Some areas in this park are closed from 8am, Tuesday 31 March to 8am, Tuesday 14 April 2020 for an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. This is for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The closed areas are:

  • Youngville campground
  • Carrow Brook and Pieries Peak walking tracks
  • Youngs Road

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

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland rifle range operation schedule

For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations. These closures may occur with little or no notice. Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only (Boora Point walking track). The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open. The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association.

Contacts
To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532. To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 4.29pm

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times are:

  • From 1 October to 31 March each year, the gate is open from 5am to 8.30pm
  • From 1 April to 30 September each year, the gate is open from 6am to 6pm

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11.05am

Closed areas: Partial park closure - Mine remediation project

Some parts of this park will be closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice while the mine remediation project (and related safety works) is being implemented.

The closed areas are:

  • Central Mines trail (north from the Summer Hill Creek crossing to the reserve boundary gate) 
  • Ostini trail (from the junction with Summer Hill Creek trail south to the Summer Hill Creek crossing - excludes the western end of Water Race walking track 

Appropriate signs and barriers will be installed along these trails. Fourth crossing picnic area, Water Race walking track and The Falls lookout will remain open.

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

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Applies from Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8.00am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 8.54am

Closed areas: Maitland Bay Information Centre closed

Maitland Bay Visitor Centre in Bouddi National Park is closed from Saturday 21 March 2020 until further notice.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 11.22am

Other planned events: Toilet closure - Kurnell

The toilets at the Commemoration Flat and Cricketers Pitch areas in Kamay Botany Bay National Park will be closed for repairs from Monday 3 February 2020 to Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Toilets will be available at the Visitors Centre, a short walk from the closed buildings. Picnic areas and the surrounds will remain accessible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Kamay Botany Bay National Park office on 02 9668 2010 or email npws.sydneysouth@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 10.41am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 4.41pm

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area - storm damage

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed due to storm damage. The closure will be reviewed on Thursday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 2.54pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Mar 2020, 2.54pm

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve Closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed due to storm damage. The closure will be reviewed on Thursday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Mon 16 Mar 2020, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd National Park closed due to extensive fire and flood damage

Kanangra-Boyd National Park is closed due to extensive fire and flood damage, making the vast majority of the park unsafe.

  • Boyd River bridge managed by Oberon Council is unusable and requires replacement
  • Kanangra Walls Road managed by Oberon Council requires extensive remediation works
  • Visitor facilities have been fire damaged including the campgrounds at Boyd River and Dingo Dell
  • Six Foot Walking Track corridor is the only section of the park that is open

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Mar 2020, 3.12pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. 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 10 Mar 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 6.19pm

Other planned events: NBN Works at North Head

NBN works to install optical fibre cable are underway on North Head for the next 2 weeks. There will be some disruption to traffic along North Head Scenic Drive, roads within Quarantine Station and Collins Beach Road while works are underway.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 9.27am

Other planned events: Nullo Mountain - Aerial pest management operation

The Nullo Mountain precinct of Wollemi National Park will be closed on Wednesday 11 of March 2020 for an aerial post bushfire pest management operation. There will be no access to the Nullo West, Nullo East, Myrtle and Reedy Creek trails during this time.  For more information call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 9.30am

Closed areas: Goulburn River National Park - Aerial pest management operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 6am, Thursday 12 March 2020 until 6pm, Friday 13 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 9.08am

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 7 Mar 2020, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 9.06am

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park Causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee River is via a causeway through Capertee River.

This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 3.10pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

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 5 Mar 2020, 1.00pm to Wed 15 Apr 2020, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 8.48am

Other planned events: Capertee National Park post bushfire 1080 wild dog ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using dog baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Monday 9 March and Thursday 16 April 2020 in Capertee National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Mar 2020, 4.56pm

Closed areas: Marramarra National Park - partial closure

Many areas within Marramarra National Park are closed from Monday 10 February 2020 until further notice. The closures are to allow for crews to fix damage from flooding and storms causing unsafe conditions.

The following areas are open:

  • Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track
  • Marramarra Creek campground

Gentleman's Halt Campground is currently accessible by boat only. For more information, contact the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757, or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400. 

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Applies from Fri 28 Feb 2020, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 3.13pm

Safety alerts: Berowra Valley National Park - all roads and visitor precincts open

All roads and visitor precincts in Berowra Valley National Park have now reopened. All tracks and trails are now open, but take care if you're visiting, because some sections are still affected following recent storms.

For more information, call the NSW National Parks contact centre on 1300 072 757 or the NPWS North-western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail - no access through private property

There is no public access to Old Wagstaffe trail through private property. Signs show where public access is not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Safety alerts: No driving on dunes, except for in the Recreational Vehicle Area

All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay access areas are closed to driving. Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA). The RVA is located south of the Lavis Lane access, and is now open for dune driving.

Be aware of tides. At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable. Plan your trip so that you travel at low tide. If the beachfront is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes.

We recommend that you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information.

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Applies from Sat 29 Feb 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 10.35am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south - closed beyond Junction Pools

The last 5km of Barrington Trail south remains closed to vehicles due to trail conditions following recent wet conditions. Visitors can still access both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call either the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 27 Feb 2020, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Track closure

All roads and visitor precincts in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park have now reopened. Most tracks and trails are now open, though visitors should take caution as some sections remain affected by recent storms.

Berowra track remains closed between Apple Tree Bay and the intersection of Mount Ku-ring-gai track until further notice while staff fix extensive storm damage.

For more information, contact the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757 or the North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.39am

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the intersection of Watagan Forest Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Roadworks to repair the road will be scheduled when resources become available. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 24 Feb 2020, 8.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Feb 2020, 9.37am

Other planned events: Fox baiting program underway

A fox baiting program will take place in Towra Point Nature Reserve from Monday 24 February to Monday 9 March 2020. Areas where baiting is underway will be signposted. The area is a nature reserve and closed to the public. Domestic pets are not permitted.

This program is part of the Little Tern and Pied Oystercatcher Saving our Species program to protect nesting shorebirds. For more information, call the Kurnell Visitor Centre on 02 9668 2000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10.01am

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and potential vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.01am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 5.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 10.44am

Safety alerts: Changes conditions - flood impacted roads

Thirlmere Lakes National Park is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The trails can be rough and damaged in sections because of erosion caused by flooding in February 2020. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or the local NPWS office 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12.49pm

Safety alerts: The Drip walking track - pedestrian bridge destroyed due to flooding

The pedestrian bridge along "The Drip" walking track has been destroyed by flash flooding. Another stepped section at the downstream end of the walking track has also been impacted. 

If you're planning to visit The Drip walking track, you'll need to walk through the flowing Bobadeen Creek to continue to The Drip walking track. Water levels will be constantly monitored, and NPWS will close the track if water levels become too high. Families with children should exercise caution. The Drip walking track is not suitable for small children. Similarly the track is not suitable for disabled walkers. Please obey warning signage.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3.53pm

Safety alerts: Marramarra Ridge public access road - drive with caution

The Marramarra Ridge public access road, from Bloodwood Road to the Marramarra Ridge trail gate, should be driven slowly and with care in 2WD vehicles. The road surface has become rough and potholed due to wear and tear, compounded by impacts from heavy rains in February 2020. Roadworks are scheduled to occur prior to July 2020.

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 10.16am

Closed areas: Tramway trail closed due to rockfall

The Tramway trail in Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area is closed. The closure is due to a rockfall adjacent to the trail, and remains in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 4.38pm

Safety alerts: Caution - Victory track tree fall and landslide

The Victory track has changed track conditions due to fallen trees, debris and trip hazards. The trail is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by flooding. Take care along this route.

For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 Mar 2020, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 2.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Feb 2020, 9.57am

Closed parks: Pitt Town Nature Reserve closed due to high water levels

This park is closed due to high water levels. The closure will be reviewed on Monday 2 March 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4580 2700.

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Applies from Sun 1 Mar 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 9.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Sunday 1 March and Monday 31 August 2020 along management trails in Winburndale Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pest 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.

For further information please call the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Feb 2020, 2.59pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to active bushfires in the area. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire response. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Dunphys campground

Dunphys campground in Blue Mountains National Park is closed due to substantial flood damage to the timber bridge over Galong Creek. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10.01am

Safety alerts: Mount Faulk Road

Mount Faulk Road north of Jenkins Road is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to recent storm damage. The road is rough and rutted in sections due to erosion caused by torrential rain in February 2020. Roadworks are being scheduled to repair the road in the coming months. Visitors should take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.34am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 11.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 2.59pm

Closed parks: Cattai National Park

Cattai National Park is closed due to flood damage. The closure will be reviewed on Monday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes and wild dogs in the Carrington Falls, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas.

This baiting program will run from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private properties and Crown road reserves with permissions. 

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2019 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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. 

For further information please call the NPWS Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5.39pm

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Feb 2020, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.36am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Sydney Harbour National Park. This includes Chowder Bay and Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands. North Head includes adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office:

  • Middle Head on 02 9960 6266 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Sat 1 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.26am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured and fresh baits in Lane Cove National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

  • Lane Cove 8448 0400 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.24am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Garigal National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

  • Forestville on 02 9451 3479 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10.24am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The program is continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2020 and 31 July 2020. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the local park office on:

  • Forestville on 02 9451 3479 or Lane Cove on 02 8448 0400 (business hours)
  • NPWS after-hours call centre: 1300 056 294 (after hours)

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Applies from Sat 25 Jan 2020, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 9.44am

Closed areas: Circuit walking track

Circuit walking track from Boarding House Dam picnic area is closed from Saturday 25 January 2020. The closure is due to a major tree fall across the track head. To prevent injury from falling tree limbs, there is no unauthorised access to the walking track or The Moss Wall until the area can be made safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 4972 9000 during office hours.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 1.39pm

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.

The 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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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Most of Morton National Park closed

Most of this park is closed due to bushfires and aerial pest programs.

The open areas are: 

  • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, including East and West Rim walking tracks
  • Main Falls lookout 
  • Three Views walk in Kangaroo Valley
  • Gambells Rest campground and picnic area
  • Echo Point, Bonnie View and Wishing Well in the Bundanoon precinct
  • Mount Carnarvon walking track 
  • Badgerys Spur walking track
  • Long Point lookout and McCallums Flat walking track

All other areas in the park are closed. This includes all campgrounds, walking tracks, lookouts and picnic areas not listed as open.

Do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10.10am

Closed areas: Worimi access closure

The Lavis Lane 4WD beach access of Worimi State Conservation Area is closed for sand clearing from Thursday 12 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm

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 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 3.10pm

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 3 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 11.09am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and the northern section of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

This baiting program will run from Thursday 3 October 2019 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on native animals including the threatened brush-tailed rock wallaby.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don't touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure that they don't enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area, we suggest muzzling them. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary advice.

For more information, contact the local park office on: 02 6336 6200 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Mon 23 Sep 2019, 1.19pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.51am

Closed areas: Viewing platform closed on East Rim

The first viewing platform on East Rim wildflower walking track at Fitzroy Falls is closed due to maintenance. The rest of the walking track can still be accessed. 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 Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Tue 27 Aug 2019, 10.48am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.49am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10.01am

Other planned events: 1080 fox program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway in Towra Point Nature Reserve, finishing on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

The program is part of the NPWS FoxTap program, and is designed to control foxes to assist in recovery of little terns and pied oystercatchers.

1080 poison can affect non-target species like domestic dogs and cats. Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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Applies from Mon 12 Aug 2019, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10.21am

Safety alerts: Lower steps on Shark Island Wharf closed

The lower 4 steps of Shark Island Wharf are closed due to a safety hazard. Using these steps for berthing, drop-off and pick-up is prohibited. Access is only possible using the upper stairs.

Small vessels and boats may not be able to berth, particularly at low tide.

For more information, call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9.01pm

Closed areas: No Access to Macquarie Rivulet via top of Macquarie Pass

You can't access Macquarie Rivulet from the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property and this action may result in police involvement.

The recommended access points for Macquarie Rivulet are via Clover Hill Road and from the Cascades/Rivulet carparks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area

Casuarina track between Carrol Creek and Davidson Picnic area, Forestville is closed indefinitely due to the removal of the stairway down to the picnic area after safety concerns. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Forestville office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 1.30pm

Other incidents: No canoeing in Thirlmere Lakes National Park

It's not possible to canoe in Thirlmere Lakes National Park due to low lake water levels.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 3.05pm

Safety alerts: 4WD access only to Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area

The Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area is suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. There are large ruts and washed out sections in the Ben Bullen State Forest that are not suitable for low clearance vehicles. For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed

Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11.03am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.00am

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road

Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 1.34pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 9.30am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 11.13am

Closed areas: Collins Flat not available for venue hire

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2020.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on 02 9960 6266.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 1.30pm

Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure

A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2015, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 8.52am

Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures

From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:

  • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.01am

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not accessible by 2WD vehicles.  4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.00am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 7.09pm

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mount Royal. The road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.43pm

Other planned events: 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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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/things-to-do/driving-routes/greater-blue-mountains-drive/local-alerts

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Sandstone escarpment above Grose Valley, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall