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Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre, White Cliffs

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 9 July 2024, 4.06pm

Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 4.06pm.

Closed parks: Paroo-Darling National Park closed due to rain

Paroo-Darling National Park is closed due to rain.   Many unsealed roads in the Central Darling Shire are inaccessible. This closure will be be amended as road conditions change.   For further road information please contact the Central Darling Shire on 08 8083 8800 or call the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880 for more information.

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.11pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in Paroo-Darling National 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 11.56am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 9.53am

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park is closed

Kinchega National Park is closed.  The closure will be re-assessed on Wednesday 17 July 2024.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Park on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 10.41am

Closed parks: Mutawintji National Park is closed due to rain

Mutawintji National Park is closed due to rain.  The closure will be re-assessed on Tuesday 16 July, 2024.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2024, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 9.45am

Other planned events: Fort Grey campground maintenance underway

Fort Grey campground is undergoing some maintenance to upgrade the facilities.  The campground is still functional with access to current amenities.  Please be patient as we provide you with improved facilities. For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jul 2024, 8.44am to Mon 15 Jul 2024, 8.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Jul 2024, 9.32am

Closed areas: Koonaburra National Park closed due to wet weather and road access conditions.

As a result of a significant local rain event in the Cobar landscape, access roads to Koonaburra NP will be closed for safety reasons.

On Park, the area especially around Sammy's Bore gets very wet as this is a low point on the road to Whispering Oaks camping ground. .

Koonaburra NP has already experienced up to 20mm of rain, and the trails have not dried out yet.

Koonaburra NP may be closed until the roads become safe to drive on. (Review Monday 15 July 2024).

Please plan your trip carefully, drive to the conditions and check Livetraffic.com for any local road condition updates and closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Thu 4 Jul 2024, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 4.06pm

Closed parks: Paroo-Darling National Park closed due to rain

Paroo-Darling National Park is closed due to rain.   Many unsealed roads in the Central Darling Shire are inaccessible. This closure will be be amended as road conditions change.   For further road information please contact the Central Darling Shire on 08 8083 8800 or call the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jun 2024, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.21am

Closed parks: Park Closed due to heavy rainfall

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park 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

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jul 2024, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed indefinitely for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is a small road connecting Woolshed Drive to Tandou Road within Kinchega NP and it remains closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 11 Dec 2023, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jul 2024, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Darling River campground is closed from campsite 31 to 34.

Darling River campground, from campsites 31 to 34 on River Drive are closed for maintenance.  Please do not drive past the barriers. For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.11pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in Paroo-Darling National 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.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jul 2024, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet weather

The following areas are closed due to heavy rainfall & Transport NSW road closures.

  • Gorge Loop Road
  • Mt Wood, Olive Downs, and Fort Grey Campgrounds
  • Mt Wood Homestead & Shearer's Quarters
  • Middle Road
  • Jump Up Loop Road

Please note:

  • 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.

Dead Horse Gully Campground remains open.

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

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Applies from Thu 6 Jun 2024, 11.32am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.49am

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to water over road & slippery surfaces

Middle road is currently closed due to water over the road and slippery surfaces.

 

  • 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

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Applies from Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.49am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

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, 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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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/visitor-centres/paroo-darling-visitor-centre-white-cliffs/local-alerts

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