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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 11.14am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest

Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 8.00am to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 5.13pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between Tuesday 16 June and Friday 31 July 2020 in Warrumbungle National Park, south of Timor Road/ John Renshaw Parkway. This is in addition to the ongoing 1080 baiting programs in Warrumbungle National Park, north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

 

For further information please call NPWS Coonabarabran Office on 6842 1311.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 4.59pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

NSW National Parks carries out continuous 1080 fox baiting in Warrumbungle National Park. Fox baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) are laid in the park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. We recommend that dogs in the area where baiting is underway be restrained or muzzled at all times. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

This program protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12.06pm

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8.26pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 8.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Most of Mount Kaputar National Park is now open. However, the following areas are closed due to bushfire damage and will remain closed until it is safe to open them:

  • Bundabulla circuit walking track
  • Eckford lookout walk
  • Mount Kaputar Summit walk. Summit Road and lookout are open.
  • West Kaputar lookout

Barraba track will reopen to vehicles when road conditions and weather allow. The track is open for walkers and cyclists. Do not enter closed areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Narrabri area office on 02 6792 7300, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 9.06am

Other incidents: Warrumbungle National Park remote campsites: booking required

If you plan to camp at remote campsites along the Grand High Tops walk after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Warrumbungle National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 2.35pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Coolah Tops road closure

The Forest Road, east of Hildergarde Road intersection will be closed to vehicles from 1 June 2020 to 31 August 2020. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office in Baradine on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Sun 17 May 2020, 12.36pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jun 2020, 5.05pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and take place between Sunday 17 May 2020 and Thursday 1 October 2020 in the following parks and conservation areas:

  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area 
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Wed 25 Sep 2019, 12.09pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 9.35am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Australian Wildlife Conservancy carries out continuous 1080 fox baiting in Pilliga State Conservation Area and the Gilgai section of Pilliga National Park. This applies from Monday 23 September 2019 to Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Fox baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) are laid across the entire state conservation area north of Railway Survey Road and west of Pickaxe Road.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. All neighbours and visitors to the park must be aware that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. We recommend that dogs in the area where baiting is underway be restrained or muzzled at all times. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 02 6792 3613 or the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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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/pilliga-forest-discovery-centre/local-alerts

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Piilga Forest Discovery Centre, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary