Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 12.01am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jul 2023, 11.23am.
Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats
Chalk Cave (B26) within Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 May to 30 September to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).
The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office email@example.com