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Tabourie Lake

Meroo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 21 February 2020, 4.15pm

Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.55pm to Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 4.15pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. 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.

Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am.

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 Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.44pm

Fires - Advice: Good Good Fire

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

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.27pm

Fires - Advice: Jinden

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

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Applies from Fri 27 Dec 2019, 9.33pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Feb 2020, 11.25am

Fires - Advice: Badja Forest Rd, Countegany

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Sun 5 Apr 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 10.30am

Closed parks: Park closed due to hazardous conditions and bush fire damage

 Park closed due to hazardous conditions and bush fire damage. 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 Fri 17 Jan 2020, 3.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Bull Hole lookout – no beach access

Beach access from Bull Hole lookout is closed due to a dangerous drop off from the path to the beach. This closure will remain in place until maintenance works are completed. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 4.57pm

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

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fire event over the coming weeks. 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 Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.55pm to Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Feb 2020, 4.15pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. 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 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 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 Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 2.36pm

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 the East and West Rim walking tracks
  • Main Falls lookout 

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

Gambells Rest campground and picnic area, as well as Echo Point, are expected to reopen on Saturday 7 March 2020.

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 Sat 28 Dec 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 9.08am

Fires - Advice: Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany

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

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.06am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park, excluding the following serviced camping and accommodation areas:

  • Depot Beach campground 
  • Pebbly Beach campground
  • Pretty Beach campground
  • Yellow Rock Beach House

The park fire ban remains in effect for all other areas unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 23 Sep 2019, 1.19pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 9.38am

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 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 Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.58am

Closed areas: Murramarang National Park - Northern section closed

Murramarang National Park has been impacted by the recent fires. While the park remains closed, the following areas, including access roads are open:

  • NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Park
  • Depot Beach campground and cabins
  • Pretty Beach campground and cabins
  • Yellow Rock cabin

All other roads, trails and walking tracks in the park remain closed. Please 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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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/fishing-spots/tabourie-lake/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Meroo National Park in the South Coast region
  • Meroo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Emergency services

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Tabourie Lake, Meroo National Park. Photo: Michael Jarman