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Budds Mare lookout

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 12 December 2019, 8.13pm

Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 5.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 8.13pm.

Fires - Advice: Carrai Creek

There is a fire in this park called Carrai Creek. 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.

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm.

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Sunday 29 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Nov 2019, 6.45pm.

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 Mon 2 Dec 2019, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 10.29pm

Fires - Advice: Mummel fire

There is a fire in this park called Mummel 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.

Affects 2 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 18 Oct 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.58pm

Fires - Advice: Rumba Complex

There is a fire in this park called Rumba Complex. 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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 5.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 8.13pm

Fires - Advice: Carrai Creek

There is a fire in this park called Carrai Creek. 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.

Affects 11 parks and 13 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.27am

Fires - Advice: Carrai East

There is a fire in this park called Carrai East. 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.

Affects 10 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 24 Oct 2019, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.01am

Fires - Advice: Coombes Gap Complex

There is a fire in this park called Coombes Gap Complex. 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.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 25 Nov 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 6.20am

Fires - Advice: Andersons Creek

There is a fire in this park called Andersons Creek. 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.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 2 Dec 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 12.19pm

Fires - Advice: Warm Crossing

There is a fire in this park called Warm Crossing. 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.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 25 Oct 2019, 5.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 8.34am

Fires - Advice: Stockyard East

There is a fire in this park called Stockyard East. 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.

Affects 7 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 19 Nov 2019, 4.05pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 3.11pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Hastings Macleay area

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Affects 7 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Sunday 29 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.45am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.29pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Sunday 29 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Affects 7 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.18am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

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.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 26 Nov 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.05pm

Fires - Not Applicable: Bellinger River

There is a fire in this park called Bellinger River. 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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.03pm

Fires - Not Applicable: South Bellinger

There is a fire in this park called South Bellinger. 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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Nov 2019, 6.45pm

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.

Affects 10 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Fri 13 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 3.42pm

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all national parks in the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168. Or, visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 7 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.06pm to Mon 16 Dec 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Nov 2019, 3.58pm

Closed parks: Coffs Coast area parks and reserves closed

This park is closed until further notice due to very high fire danger. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 17 December 2019. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

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/lookouts/budds-mare-lookout/local-alerts

Park info

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

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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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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Budds Mare Lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Gerhard Koetner/NSW Government