Recent widespread flooding has impacted many NSW national parks, campgrounds and some roads. Please check NPWS Alerts and Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information before visiting a national park. COVID-safe measures also still apply.
Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12.29pm
Closed areas: 4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve closed
4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve will be closed as of Wednesday 31 March 2021. Recreational vehicles are prohibited from entering the reserve from this date.
This follows the multi-tenure closure of South Ballina Beach to recreational vehicles by Crown Lands, Richmond Valley Council, Ballina Shire Council and NPWS, due to ongoing concerns about public safety and impacts to the environment and Aboriginal heritage values. For more information see this document.
Pedestrian access to the beach via Richmond River Nature Reserve will remain unrestricted. Secured vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services, commercial fishers, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on the closure of Richmond River Nature Reserve to recreational vehicles, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.
Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.02am
Closed areas: Eastern park entrance to Border Ranges National Park closed
The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree.
All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. Part of the Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed.
Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm to Sat 22 May 2021, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Mar 2021, 3.19pm
Other planned events: Loud noise over Bundjalung National Park
There will be F-35A and F/A-18F Super Hornet military training operations over the Evans Head Air Weapons Range on the following dates:
Monday 22 February to Friday 26 February 2021
Monday 22 March to Friday 2 April 2021 (only 1 or 2 days)
Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021
Visitors can expect some loud noise over Bundjalung National Park on the above dates while the aircraft are training. Days of operations on the range can change due to weather or other operational considerations, so aircraft will not use the range every day of the scheduled operations. For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.
Applies from Fri 5 Feb 2021, 1.00pm to Wed 23 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Mar 2021, 8.49am
Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of of the introduced European fox (Vulpes vulpes). The program will be conducted between Tuesday 16 February and Wednesday 23 June 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).
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 Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.
Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12.53pm
Closed areas: South Ballina Break Wall Road closed
The South Ballina Break Wall Road entrance is closed at Mobbs Bay until Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to traffic safety risks. Public vehicle access to South Break Wall is now prohibited. Walkers and cyclists can still access the closed section of road to get to the beach and break wall. Vehicles can still drive to the Mobbs Bay area within Richmond River Nature Reserve.
Please follow the directions of all signage and do not park in front of the boom gate as the area needs to be accessible for emergency service vehicles. A review of the closure will be undertaken at 30 June 2021.