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Brimbin picnic area

Brimbin Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 6 January 2020, 6.48pm

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 6.48pm.

Closed parks: Some parks closed due to fire

This park is closed because it's currently affected by fire or by the ongoing bushfire conditions.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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 Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 6.48pm

Closed parks: Some parks closed due to fire

This park is closed because it's currently affected by fire or by the ongoing bushfire conditions.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Mon 27 Jan 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jan 2020, 9.18am

Fires - Advice: Humbug

There is a fire in this park called Humbug. 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.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jan 2020, 3.40pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Hastings Macleay Area

This park is closed until further notice due to bush fire damage and bush fire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen on 30 March 2020. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

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Applies from Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.18am to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Campground and walking track closures

The following areas in Crowdy Bay National Park are closed due to bushfire damage:

  • Crowdy Gap campground 
  • Kylies Hut campground
  • All walking trails between Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds
  • Walking trails at Indian Head campground

For public safety, there is no access to closed areas until restoration and safety works are completed. Although hazardous trees have been checked and cleared in campgrounds and along roads, there are still vulnerable and hazardous trees within the landscape.

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

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Applies from Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.27am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Dec 2019, 3.25pm

Safety alerts: Crowdy Bay National Park - safety advice for visitors

Crowdy Bay National Park has been significantly affected by the recent bushfires. If you're visiting, be prepared for a visible difference in the appearance of the landscape. NPWS has been working to repair critical infrastructure and to address safety issues.

The following areas have reopened:

  • Diamond Head campground
  • Kylies Beach campground
  • Indian Head campground
  • Beach access from Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds only

However, several areas within Crowdy Bay National Park remain closed, including: 

  • All walking trails between Diamond Head and Kylies Beach campgrounds
  • Walking trails at Indian Head campground
  • Crowdy Gap campground and Kylies Hut campground

For public safety, access to closed areas is prohibited until restoration and safety works are completed. Although hazardous trees have been checked and cleared in campgrounds and along roads, there are still vulnerable and hazardous trees within the landscape.

For further information regarding Crowdy Bay National Park or if you have concerns about your booking, please call the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 20 Nov 2019, 1.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8.27pm

Closed areas: Some areas closed in Saltwater National Park

Many areas of this park are closed to public access due to fire damage. Do not enter the fire-affected or forested areas of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

These areas are closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

Saltwater picnic area and access to the beach remain open.

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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/picnic-areas/brimbin-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

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

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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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Brimbin picnic area, Brimbin Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer