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Coast-to-country private tours south of Sydney

Morton National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 9 July 2024, 9.44am

Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 9.44am.

Closed areas: Camping areas closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed indefinitely at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please note that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 11.49am.

Closed areas: Gulp Road at Wingello closed

The Gulp Road section of Morton National Park is closed due to ongoing wet conditions, it will be re-opened after it has been assessed as suitable for vehicle access.

Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 12.04pm to Fri 13 Dec 2024, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 12.09pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 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 National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Friday 14 June 2024 to Friday 13 December 2024. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the current Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products).

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the 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.

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.37pm to Fri 21 Feb 2025, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 5.29pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 26 February 2024 to Friday 21 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Wild Dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in the following parks:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Morton National Park

The Morton National park operation will take place north and south of Braidwood Road and affect the following areas:

  • Touga/Tolwong
  • Sasafrass area
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek/Redground area (Nerriga)
  • Little Forest/Tianjara area
  • 12 Mile Road area
  • Croobyar and Kingiman area (Milton)

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

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands.

Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 44549500.

Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 26 May 2024, 3.18pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between August 14 2023 to August 14 2024 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. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2023, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 8.21am.

Safety alerts: Mount Tarn Navigational warning

Mt Tarn Walking Track is overgrown with vegetation between Mt Tarn and Mt Haughton which may cause navigation challenges.

 

Before you enter the bush, Think Before You TREK

Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 10.07am.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. 

The area around and down to the base of the Belmore Falls has loose rocks, steep cliffs and unstable ground surface making it dangerous to access. The walk will remain permanently closed to the public to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 10.47am. Last reviewed: Sun 23 Jun 2024, 7.55pm.

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage

Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.

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

Applies from Sun 17 Sep 2023, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 8.38am.

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road Closed

12 Mile road between George Boyd Lookout and Braidwood Road in Morton National Park is closed due to recent storm damage. Culverts have been washed out and the road is untrafficable.

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

Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 8.38am.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

A review of access arrangements, the UXO area and permit system is being undertaken

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

Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.03pm.

Closed areas: Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine closed

Access to the base of Erith Coal Mine is closed until further notice, due to a landslide.

Access is blocked at the creek crossing and from the creek down the metal staircase to the bottom of the falls is closed.

The Erith Coal Mine loop part of the walking track is open from the Camping Ground to the Erith Coal Mine carpark.

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

Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.02pm.

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is closed from its junction with the base of Fairy Bower Falls walking track to Ampitheatre Lookout until further notice due to a landslide and rock fall event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
21 July 2024 Closed areas Pigeon House Mountain Didthul Walking Track Closed Details

Applies from Sun 21 Jul 2024, 7.00am to Sat 30 Nov 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jul 2024, 11.35am

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, picnic area and carpark in Morton National Park is closed for track maintenance from Monday 22 July to 29 November 2024 (weather permitting). 

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Jul 2024, 1.27pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many roads, fire trails and walking tracks within Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to infrastructure upgrades or damage caused by wet weather including subsidence, rockfalls, landslides and fallen trees.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Leura Falls lookout is closed for upgrade works.
  • Fern Bower track between Prince Henry Cliff walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) and Amphitheatre track is closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Federal pass between the Cooks Crossing (Kedumba River) and the Giant Staircase is closed due to a landslide. No access along Federal Pass from the bottom Giant Stairs to Scenic World.  
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 15 July until Friday 19 July 2024 for the upgrade of the road safety barrier.  There will be no access to Castle Head or the Kanangra to Katoomba walk.
  • Glenraphael Drive (Narrow Neck) will be closed to all traffic including walkers and cyclists from Monday 22 July until Friday 26 July 2024 between Cliff Drive and Miners Track.  Walkers and cyclists can still access Narrow Neck via Miners Track from Narrow Neck Lookout.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fern Bower track, Echo Tree and Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Leura Cascades and top of Fern Bower, due to landslide and tree fall.  Please use Cliff Drive as a short detour.  
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.
  • Mount Hay Road is closed from Lockley Pylon walking track due to road conditions.  No vehicle access to Mt Hay and Butterbox Point.  Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted.
  • Six Foot track is affected by closures at Jenolan Caves.

Wentworth Falls and Woodford   

  • Valley of Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls picnic area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to a major landslide and ongoing risks.
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Bedford Creek trail will be closed Monday to Friday until Friday 26 July 2024 due to road repairs. There will be no access from Anderson fire trail or Murphys Road to Ingar campground. There is also no exit to Woodford from Andersons fire trail. Trials and campgrounds will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Ingar campground is open on Saturday night only.

Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Perrys Lookdown Road will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August 2024 for roadworks. The road will be open weekends. Alternative access to Acacia flat is available via Horse track (via Grand Canyon track) or Lockley Pylon.
  • Williams track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).

Adventure recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing

Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 10.44am

Closed areas: Mount Hay Road closed

Mount Hay Road is closed from the Lockleys Pylon walking track intersection due to road conditions.  No access to Mt Hay and Butterbox Point. Pedestrian access and cyclists are permitted.

For more information please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 9.03am

Closed areas: Tanderra dormitories closed

Tanderra dormitory accommodation will be closed until further notice due to an electrical fault. This precinct will remain closed while the fault is diagnosed and repaired.

for more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 48 43 5976

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Applies from Thu 11 Jul 2024, 9.11am to Mon 15 Jul 2024, 9.14am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 9.21am

Other planned events: Closure of Narrow Neck Road

Glenraphael Drive / Narrow Neck Road will be closed at Cliff Drive from Monday 15 July until Friday 19 July 2024 to allow for the upgrade of the road safety barrier.  There is no public access to Narrow Neck, Castle Head or the Katoomba to Kanangra (K to K) walks during this week.

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Applies from Tue 9 Jul 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 11.06am

Safety alerts: Cullendulla Beach Erosion

Cullendulla Beach is changing shape from the impacts of coastal erosion.

During high tide, walking access via the beach into Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve from the carpark on Myamba Parade may be restricted by the ocean.

While in the reserve, visitors should continue to monitor conditions and time their walk with a lower tide.

Tide predictions for Batemans Bay are found on the Bureau of Meteorology website – www.bom.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 9.44am

Closed areas: Camping areas closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed indefinitely at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please note that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.14pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff Walk - Leura

Prince Henry Cliff Walk (Grand Cliff Top walk) within Blue Mountains National Park is closed between Leura Cascades and Fern Bower walking track due to major tree fall. The alternative route is along Cliff Drive from Leura Cascades.   For for further information please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877.  

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 12.51pm to Tue 31 Dec 2024, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 1.07pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 1 July 2024 to Monday 30 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and/or foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Beowa National Park
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park

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

Signs will be placed at the entry to baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands.

Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2024, 3.25pm to Tue 1 Oct 2024, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 9.19am

Other incidents: Access from Mittagong closed

There is no access to Wombeyan Caves from Mittagong/Bowral, as this section of Wombeyan Caves Road remains closed until further notice. Visitors are advised to access the caves via the Goulburn-Oberon Road only.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jun 2024, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2024, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Termeil Lake walking track closed for maintenance and repair.

Termeil Lake walking track which adjoins Termeil Point Campground will be closed from Monday 29 July to Saturday 17 August 2024 while repair and maintenance works are undertaken. Termeil Point Campground will remain open during works, but there maybe periods of minor noise disturbance.

 

Alternative access to Termeil Lake is available via Termeil Point and Termeil Beach.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jun 2024, 3.35pm to Fri 2 Aug 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2024, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Termeil Beach Picnic Area access closed for maintenance and repair

Access to Termeil Beach Picnic Area will be closed from Monday 22 July to Saturday 03 August 2024 while repair and maintenance works are undertaken on walking trails.

 

Alternative access to Termeil Beach is available via Meroo Head campground.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jun 2024, 12.38pm

Safety alerts: Bungonia Gorge - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track or any activities within Bungonia Gorge, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot Canyon. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Sat 1 Jun 2024, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jun 2024, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Crow Valley Trail Closed

Crow Valley Trail is closed until further notice.

The closure will be in place until NPWS completes essential trail maintenance and bridge repairs to ensure safe public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan (02) 6229 7166

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 12.38pm to Thu 10 Oct 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 10.44am

Closed areas: Woodford-Oaks trail closure

Woodford-Oaks trail is closed on weekdays to all cyclists and pedestrians due to heavy machinery in operation.

The Oaks and Single tracks will be open to cyclists on weekends, and will fully reopen as soon as works are complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 6.00pm to Fri 2 Aug 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 11.00am

Closed areas: Areas Closed for ground pest control operations

Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area are closed between 09:00am Monday 1st July and 09:00am Friday 2nd August, 2024 for a pest animal ground shooting operation. These areas may include:

  • Rhododendron Gardens
  • Maddens Plains
  • Kembla Ridge Track
  • Kembla Ring Track
  • Staffords Management Trail
  • O'Briens Management Trail
  • Mt Keira Girl Guides
  • Mt Keira Scouts

 

This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

 

Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats will be targeted if observed during the operation.

 

This operation will involve night ground shooting of deer between 6pm and 9am Monday - Friday. The program does not run during school holidays, weekends or on public holidays.

 

Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Illawarra-Highlands park office.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2024, 1.11pm to Mon 13 Jan 2025, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 1.11pm

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions

Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.

In some places, tracks are no longer visible and are not easy to navigate, taking longer to traverse than expected. Limited to zero water sources are currently available along routes.

If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment including Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).

Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.

For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 4.40pm

Closed areas: Road closures - Conjola NP

The following roads are closed due to damage from recent heavy rains:

  • Fishermans Rock Road
  • Nerrindillah Road (between Davies Rd and Cedar Road)

Investigations are underway, these roads will remain closed until further notice

 

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

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 1.08pm to Fri 13 Dec 2024, 5.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Friday 14 June 2024 to Friday 13 December 2024 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Budderoo Plateau, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate and Crown road reserves with permissions.

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

1080 baiting signs are at all entries to the baiting location. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.08am

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3.37pm to Fri 21 Feb 2025, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 5.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 26 February 2024 to Friday 21 February 2025. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Wild Dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in the following parks:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Morton National Park

The Morton National park operation will take place north and south of Braidwood Road and affect the following areas:

  • Touga/Tolwong
  • Sasafrass area
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek/Redground area (Nerriga)
  • Little Forest/Tianjara area
  • 12 Mile Road area
  • Croobyar and Kingiman area (Milton)

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

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands.

Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 44549500.

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Applies from Tue 12 Dec 2023, 12.00am to Wed 30 Oct 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.40am

Closed areas: Areas closed for ground pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 12am, December 18 2023 to 12am, October 30 2024 for a ground pest control operation.

The closed areas are:

  • Warrells Trail off Obrien's Road
  • The area between Warrells Trail and Basket Creek

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office: (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jun 2024, 6.00am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 9.29am

Other planned events: Road Delays in Monga National Park

Potential short delays on roads in Monga National Park from Wednesday 12 June to Friday 26 July 2024. Works on road drainage will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 10.52am

Closed areas: Wodi Wodi Track closed due track damage

Wodi Wodi walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

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Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.10am

Closed areas: Lookout Track closed for track works

Lookout Track from Panorama House to Sublime Point is closed for ongoing track works. For further information please contact the local office on (02) 4224 4188.  

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 26 May 2024, 3.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between August 14 2023 to August 14 2024 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. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 9.33am

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

The use of trailers is prohibited 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 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.

Trailer access to Bendethera is 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 see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/deua-national-park/visitor-info#Getting-there-and-parking 

 

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jun 2024, 3.44pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock 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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 18 Apr 2024, 12.48pm to Tue 15 Oct 2024, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.39am

Closed areas: Glenbrook precinct closure

The Glenbrook precinct will be closed on weekdays for major roadworks, from Monday 29 April to Tuesday 15 October 2024.

Heavy machinery and vehicles will be in operation from Mondays to Fridays during this period. Access beyond the entry gate will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. 

The closed areas (Mondays to Fridays) include:

  • Woodford - The Oaks trail
  • The Single track 
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Pisgah Rock
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout
  • Jellybean Pool
  • Blue Pool
  • Glenbrook Gorge walking track

The precinct will open on weekends, with most areas accessible. 

The following areas will be open on weekends:

  • Euroka picnic area
  • Woodford - The Oaks trail
  • The Single track
  • Mt Portal and Tunnel View lookouts
  • Jellybean Pool
  • Blue Pool 
  • Glenbrook Gorge walking track

Other sections, including Red Hands Cave and Euroka campground, will remain closed over the weekend. The precinct will fully reopen as soon as works are complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 8.59am to Sat 2 Nov 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2024, 3.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolga
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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

For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 22 Apr 2024, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Apr 2024, 1.46pm

Safety alerts: Wingecarribee River walking trail impacted by flood damage

Some sections of the Wingecarribee River walking track have been severely damaged by recent floods. 

Pedestrian access is still open, however please take care when walking these sections of the track. 

For more information, please contact your local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.39am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2024, 11.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 11.52am

Safety alerts: Cycling Hazards in Conjola National Park

Cycle routes in Conjola National Park may currently be unsuitable for some cyclists due to recent roadworks. There are many sections of large ballast rock that have been used in boggy areas that may be difficult for cyclists to negotiate. It is hoped these will silt up over time and be more suitable for cyclists.

Take care and cycle safely

For more information, contact the local NPWS office

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Applies from Sat 2 Dec 2023, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.09am

Closed areas: Access to the base of Gerringong Falls is prohibited

Access to the base of Gerringong Falls is prohibited.

The area around and down to the base of the Gerringong Falls has loose rocks, steep cliffs and unstable ground surface making it dangerous to access. The walk will remain permanently closed to the public to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local Area at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 11.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9.32am

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Lyrebird Loop

Minnamurra Rainforest Lyrebird Loop Walk has a partial closure due to flood damage. This closure affects the start of the Lyrebird Loop Walk, which restricts wheelchair access.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 42 360 469

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 8.00am to Tue 22 Oct 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 8 April 2024 to Tuesday 8 October 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs,.

The program will take place in Jerrawangala National Park, Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Colyemea State Conservation Area.

The program is designed to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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

Please contact the local Shoalhaven NPWS area office for more information on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2024, 2.54pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.40am

Closed areas: Sections of park closed for ground pest control program

A ground pest control program will be undertaken in Upper Nepean State Conservation Area between 6pm and 6am every day, between 29 April and 30 Sep 2024. The Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). In order to protect the area, the Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is closed to public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai Area Office at (02) 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 10.52am

Safety alerts: Beaches at Killalea Regional Park are unpatrolled

The beaches at Killalea Regional Park are unpatrolled.  There is no lifesaving service.  There may be strong currents, shallow water, unexpected large waves, rips and sudden drop offs.

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Applies from Tue 6 Feb 2024, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 11.00am

Closed areas: Woodward track

Woodward track (accessed via Sublime Point) is closed due to damage from heavy rainfall events.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.21pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 7.32am

Closed areas: Informal track to Clover Falls is is closed due to rockfall risk

Due to rockfall risk, the unsanctioned walking track from the end of Clover Hill Road at Macquarie Rivulet to Clover Hill Falls is closed.

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Applies from Tue 21 Mar 2023, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jun 2024, 12.24pm

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure

Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in May 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.

Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.

For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

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Applies from Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.19am

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as 'Jump Rock') is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.20am

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

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 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.19am

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2024, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Lower Escarpment Fire Trail partial closure

The Lower Escarpment Fire Trail is open to walkers, bicycles and light 4WD vehicles only. No access with heavy vehicles larger than cat 9 due to hazardous track conditions. As soon as the remainder of the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated.

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.07am

Closed areas: Penance Grove Boardwalk & Walking Track Closed Permanently

Due to extensive damage to infrastructure and trees during the 2019/2020 fires, the Penance Grove Boardwalk and Walking Track have been permanently closed.  Any reference to these areas on third party websites is old content and now incorrect.  Due to the extent of damage and complete loss of all infrastructure, there are currently no plans to reinstate the area.

 

The Corn Trail walking track, Dasyurus picnic area and Mongarlowe River picnic area all remain available. 

 

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Applies from Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10.09am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe closed

Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe is closed until further notice. Light refreshments and hot beverages are available for purchase from Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.

For further information contact Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jul 2024, 8.54am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed. This is to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the carpark reaching capacity. 

NPWS encourages you to plan your visit outside of peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area, follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.40am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Applies from Mon 9 Jan 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2024, 10.52am

Closed areas: Partial Closure to Forest Walk

The Forest Walk is affected by the closure of Sublime Point walking track until further notice. There is no access between Sublime Point and Austinmer. Sublime Point walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 7.18am

Safety alerts: Wet and muddy roads

Unsealed roads and vehicle tracks in Murramarang National Park may have significant erosion and damaged sections. A high clearance vehicle and/or 4WD may be required.

North Head Road and the Old Coast Road remain suitable for 2WD vehicles. Road conditions may change at short notice. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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/guided-tours/coast-to-country-private-tours-south-of-sydney/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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