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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 21 November 2020, 5.52pm

Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 5.52pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2021 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 Tue 24 Nov 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Nov 2020, 8.52pm

Fires - Advice: Telephone Line

There is a fire in this park called Telephone Line. 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 Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8.26pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 8.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Nov 2020, 12.18pm

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:

  • Barraba track is closed to vehicles. The track is open for walkers and cyclists.
  • Bundabulla circuit walking track
  • Eckford lookout walk
  • Mount Kaputar Summit walk. Summit Road and lookout are open.
  • West Kaputar lookout

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Barwon area office on 02 6792 7300, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 5.52pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2021 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 31 Aug 2020, 1.27pm to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Nov 2020, 3.56pm

Other incidents: Caution advised on fire trails

Fire trails within this reserve have been affected by long periods of wet weather. Please drive with caution, and be aware of uneven ground and fallen trees. 

For more information, call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Wed 28 Oct 2020, 8.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 1.43pm

Closed areas: No.1 Break Road open to light traffic

No.1 Break Road is open to light vehicle traffic with caution. Please drive vehicles to road conditions and comply with park notices. No.1 Break road is subject to flood damage and conditions may change as a result of heavy rainfall. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011. 

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Oct 2020, 10.40am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous 1080 baiting in Warrumbungle National Park for the control of foxes. Meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE's) containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison are laid in the 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, and 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.

This program protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, 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: Mon 9 Nov 2020, 8.46am

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 1 Oct 2020, 1.32pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 1.18pm

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 between Thursday 1 October and Wednesday 31 March 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 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 Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 11.04am

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 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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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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Emergency services

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