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Charles Hamey lookout

Kattang Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 6 December 2019, 3.11pm

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.

Nearby alerts

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 14 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 9.28am

Fires - Advice: Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie

There is a fire in this park called Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie. 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 4 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 12.31am

Fires - Advice: Bills Crossing Crowdy

There is a fire in this park called Bills Crossing Crowdy. 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 14 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 21 Nov 2019, 2.45pm to Mon 16 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Nov 2019, 3.30pm

Closed parks: Crowdy Bay National Park closed - bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire, dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Bills Crossing Fire Crowdy Bay NP. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 1 park 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 Wed 9 Oct 2019, 6.09pm to Mon 23 Dec 2019, 6.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 10.22am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Crowdy Bay National Park.

This baiting program will run from Monday 14 October to  Monday 23 December 2019. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife and/or threatened species in the park.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

Affects 1 park and 14 locations 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/charles-hamey-lookout/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Kattang Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Kattang Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger, or pest management.

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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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Charles Hamey lookout, Kattang Nature Reserve. Photo: NSW Government