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Homestead Creek picnic area

Mutawintji National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 28 February 2024, 10.30am

Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2024, 10.26am to Mon 4 Mar 2024, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 10.30am.

Closed parks: ALERT - Due to extreme high temperatures please do not use walking tracks.

ALERT - Due to extreme high temperatures please do not use walking tracks within Mutawintji National Park. For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks on (08) 8084 2880.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10.55am

Closed parks: Park Closed due to rainfall

 Langidoon-Metford State Conservation Area is currently closed due to heavy rainfall.

  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308 or the Broken Hill NPWS office on 0880 842880

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Applies from Wed 28 Feb 2024, 10.26am to Mon 4 Mar 2024, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Feb 2024, 10.30am

Closed parks: ALERT - Due to extreme high temperatures please do not use walking tracks.

ALERT - Due to extreme high temperatures please do not use walking tracks within Mutawintji National Park. For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks on (08) 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.12pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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/homestead-creek-picnic-area/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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