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Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area

Oolambeyan National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 9 February 2024, 5.01pm

Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.00am to Tue 13 Aug 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 5.01pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program in Oolambeyan NP

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 14 February 2024 to 13 August 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes.

The program will take place in Oolambeyan National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of foxes on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Griffith NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6966 8100.

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm.

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 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 Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 8.29am

Safety alerts: Directions to Mungo from Balranald

Plese be aware that Google maps are providing incorrect directions to Mungo from Balranald.

The only public access to the Mungo National Park, from Balranald, is via the Marma Box Creek Road and Turlee Leaghur Road.

Follow the brown tourists signs from Balranald.

There is no public access to Mungo National Park from the eastern side.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.01pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 8.29am

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed (bike) trail closed

The Mungo lakebed (bike) trail is currently closed for maintenance.

The dual walking track and bike trail from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Woolshed remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 11.11am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Unsealed Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.53am

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds CLOSED

Moira South and Gulpa Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are still closed due to recent flood impacts which require road repair works to be carried out on the Barmah River Road. Online bookings are currently restricted or not available for a period of time while the repair works are carried out.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.53am to Mon 11 Mar 2024, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Sat 17 Feb 2024, 9.45am

Other planned events: NOTICE OF AERIAL SHOOTING OPERATION 3rd - 9th March 2024

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial shooting program targeting vertebrate pest animals such as wild goats, feral deer and feral pigs.

The program is scheduled between 3 March & 9 March 2024.

Exact dates for each park are not fixed to allow for flexibility if circumstances such as weather impact the operation. Aerial shooting is planned to occur in the following reserves:

Yathong Nature Reserve, Nombinnie Nature Reserve & Nombinnie State Conservation Area, Round Hill Nature Reserve

Information regarding park closures can be found on the NPWS website: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list

If you believe that your stock have strayed into any of the parks listed above, then please contact your local NPWS office so you can organise the removal of stock prior to the 26 February 2024.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on Biosecurity, biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

Aerial shooting supplements other control measures which can include trapping, ground shooting and baiting. If you have any questions regarding the aerial shooting program, please call your local NPWS Central West Area office at Dubbo on (02) 6841 7100, or Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2024, 8.55am to Fri 23 Feb 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.20am

Closed areas: Campground CLOSED

The following campground is CLOSED until further notice due to water over the access road.

If you are unsure of where the campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online.

  • Dolans Beach

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2024, 9.18am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.20am

Other planned events: Barrier Gate Installation

Expect short access delays in the Murrumbidgee Valley National & Regional Parks. 

Barrier gates will be installed over the month of February 2024.
These gates will only be closed during the installation period, once cement has settled and construction is complete gates will open on park. 

Gates will only be closed when NPWS staff deem the roads unsafe, if the parks have experienced a lot of wet weather and or if maintenance works are being conducted on park. 

Drive safely and follow the directions of the roadwork signs and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff, Thankyou!

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.33am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2024, 9.38am

Closed areas: Thornley Area closed

Thornley Campgrounds remain closed from Thursday 1 February to Tuesday 30 April 2024 while the roads are being upgraded. 

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.18am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Feb 2024, 9.31am

Closed areas: Finley Campground Closed for track upgrade

Finley Beach Campground is closed from 1 February to 30 April while the access road is being upgraded.

 

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Jan 2024, 2.35pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 2.46pm

Safety alerts: Weed spraying operation

Please be aware that NPWS field staff may be spraying weeds in Mungo National Park. The park will remain open, however there may be some localised closures in place in the immediate area of activity. Signage will be in place during the weed spraying operation.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.51pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 8.57am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to recent flood damage

The following campgrounds is CLOSED, due to flood damage.

Please refer to the campground map when you book online. 

  • Narrandera North - Koalas Hut 

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campground and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.34pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 8.55am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to recent flood damage

The following campgrounds will be CLOSED until further notice, due to flood damage. 

If you are unsure of where these campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online. 

  • Benerembah - All campgrounds 
  • Cuba South - All campgrounds 
  • Jurambula - Jurambula Beach
  • Yarradda - All campgrounds
  • MIA 1 - Catfish Corner (eroded bank)
  • Uri - All campgrounds 

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campgrounds and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 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 Sun 7 Jan 2024, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 9.46am

Safety alerts: Swifts Creek Campground - Roads Closed - Murray Valley National Park

Swifts Creek Road in the Moira precinct of Murray Valley National Park is currently closed due to water being over the road and for maintenance purposes.

To access Swifts Creek campground:

  • Follow the Cobb Highway towards Mathoura At Mathoura turn towards Picnic Point, turn right then take the Poverty Point Road south.
  • From Poverty Point Road head south along River Road, towards Swifts Creek campground.

For more information, call the Riverina area office on 02 6966 8100 during business hours, 9am - 4pm Mon to Fri.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 9.36am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Feb 2024, 11.51am

Safety alerts: Toupna Crossing Road - Murphy's Crossing Bridge OUT - Millewa precinct - Murray Valley National Park

The bridge at Murphy's Crossing on Toupna Crossing Rd in the Millewa precinct is CLOSED. There is a detour in place, please obey signage.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Feb 2024, 9.45am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to ongoing flooding and water lying over roads and low lying areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN, however low lying areas are or will be impacted by flooding. Further floodwater is expected in the area.

 

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 park office.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 2.18pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Moama - 5 Mile - Mountain Bike track is closed due to flooding

Due to ongoing flooding the 5-Mile mountain bike track is closed. It will remain closed until it can be safely opened.

 

For more information, contact the Griffith NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Fri 3 Nov 2023, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 2.39pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Whymoul - campgrounds closed

As a safety precaution the Whymoul precinct campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to recent wet weather and flooding.

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 Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Fri 3 Nov 2023, 1.01pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2024, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Noorong - Wetuppa - campgrounds closed

As a safety precaution the Noorong and Wetuppa precinct campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to recent wet weather and flooding.

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 Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Mungo Woolshed - Partial Closure

The southern section of the Mungo Woolshed is currently closed until 30 June 2024 while heritage conservation works are being undertaken. Please do not access areas beyond barriers and no entry signage.

The northern section is still open for visitor access.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.19am

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED until further notice, whilst staff undertake damage assessments and repair works.

 

In the interest of visitor safety, we will need to keep the park CLOSED until repairs have been completed and the park is deemed safe to re-open.

 

This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 19 Dec 2023, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2024, 8.33am

Other incidents: Gas BBQs Out of Service

Gas BBQs provided within the Swifts Creek Campground and Picnic Area were impacted by the 2023 floods and are out of service. These Gas BBQs were deemed unsafe for use and require replacement. The Gas BBQs will be out of service until they can be replaced.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Blue-Green Algae Advice

There is currently an AMBER alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae on Yanga Lake. At amber alert levels blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water may have a green tinge and musty or organic odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. The water remains suitable for recreational use, however algal concentrations can change rapidly. Water users should use caution and avoid water where signs of blue-green algae present. For more information visit the Water NSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae-alerts 

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Applies from Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Sun 11 Feb 2024, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Lookouts closed on Jacks Creek walking track

Walking track upgrade work at Jacks Creek has been completed, and the walking track has reopened to visitors. Lookouts remain closed due to dangerous cliff edges. Please stay on the formed walking track and obey all signs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Griffith NPWS office on (02) 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2023, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend campgrounds closed

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to flood damage to access roads.

This closure will be in effect for several more months with all efforts being made to have the three camp sites and day-use area open for Easter 2024.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Wed 23 Aug 2023, 1.45pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Nov 2023, 4.20pm

Safety alerts: Potential for Unexploded Ordinances in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 17 Nov 2023, 2.44pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Jan 2024, 9.32am

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, different rules apply. Contact the Tumut park office (02) 6947 7000 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 Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am

Fire bans: Solid fuel 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, 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 Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.29am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire solid fuel 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, 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 Central West Area office at Bathurst 02 6332 7640 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker, during a fire ban period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find 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 Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.19am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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/oolambeyan-homestead-picnic-area/local-alerts

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