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Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 24 September 2020, 4.40pm

Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12.01am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 4.40pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12.01am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 4.40pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Wed 16 Sep 2020, 9.53am to Fri 25 Sep 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Road maintenance closures

Parts of this park are closed while roadworks are completed. The closed areas are:

  • Oyster Lease Road is closed on Thursday 17 September and Friday 18 September 2020 and again on Monday 21 September and Tuesday 22 September 2020
  • North Head Road is closed between Tuesday 22 September to Friday 25 September 2020

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1.25pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 10.00am

Other incidents: 1080 wild fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife will be laying 1080 ground baits in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) from Tuesday 28 July 2020 to Tuesday 22 December 2020 to control the introduced European red fox.

The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as beach stone curlew and the pied oystercatcher.

1080 warning signs will be placed at all authorised access points to the baiting location.

1080 is lethal to domestic dogs. Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning please seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic dogs are prohibited in all NSW National Parks, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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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/historic-buildings-places/cape-byron-lighthouse/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct and Information Centre: $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Coin-operated and credit card payment available.

    Coach entry: $26 per coach up to 30 seats; $50 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $83 per coach 44 seats and over.

    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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Spiral staircase inside the lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer