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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

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Applies from Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9.27am

Closed areas: Pilliga Forest No.1 Break Road closure

Due to storm damage there is no vehicle access to the No.1 Break Road, the road is closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office, Baradine on 02 6843 4000 or 02 6843 4011, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 12.01pm

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 Mon 30 Dec 2019, 11.48am to Thu 27 Feb 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8.40am

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

The majority of Mount Kaputar National Park is closed until Friday 28 February 2020 due to bushfire damage. Sawn Rocks is open. Do not enter the rest of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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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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Applies from Tue 17 Sep 2019, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 3.55pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban - all Central West national parks

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Friday 27 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.56am

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. Caution should be taken when driving in the area. Obey all closure notices.

Western Way is closed between Wangan Road and Coonamble-Pilliga Road due to dangerous road conditions. The closure will remain in place until further notice. Wangan Road remains open as a detour to Pilliga-Coonamble Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Wed 19 Feb 2020, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.46am

Closed areas: Dandry Gorge

Due to severe storm damage, Dandry Gorge/Sculptures in the Scrub visitor area, including the walking track, campground and picnic area, is closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office, Baradine on 02 6843 4000 or 02 6843 4011.

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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