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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 1.32pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.40pm

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 2020 and Wednesday 31 March 2021 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 Thu 4 Mar 2021, 11.59am to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Dawsons Spring campground and nature trail closed

Dawsons Spring campground, cabins and nature trail are closed for hazardous tree maintenance from Monday 8 March to Friday 12 March 2021. An alternative picnic area at Bark Hut campground remains open for visitor use. 

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.00am to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 2.20pm

Closed parks: Deriah Aboriginal Area closed

Deriah Aboriginal Area is closed due to roadworks on Carinya Road during business hours (8am - 5pm) from Monday 1 March to Friday 12 March 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Barwon area office 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Mon 31 Aug 2020, 1.27pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 11.35am

Other incidents: Drive with caution 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. Freemans and Frost trails are closed to vehicles due to wet conditions making the trails impassable.  

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 2.50pm to Sat 20 Mar 2021, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 3.47pm

Closed areas: 1080 wild dog management program

National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be 1080 baiting between the Monday 15 March and Friday 19 March 2021, inclusive, in Coolah Tops National Park for the control of wild dogs. 

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 park. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.  

The program aims to protect threatened species in Coolah Tops. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 1.40pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Feb 2021, 10.22am

Other incidents: Gas barbecues out of order - Bark Hut campground

The gas barbecues at Bark Hut campground are currently out of order. 

There is no park fire ban in place for Mount Kaputar National Park, so the woodfire barbecues can be used. Please bring your own firewood and matches. Alternatively, there are gas barbecues at Dawsons Spring campground.

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Applies from Sat 23 Jan 2021, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Drive with caution - No.1 Break Road

No.1 Break Road is rough in sections. Hazard signage indicates areas where extra caution should be taken. Take care and drive safely.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.07am

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 Fri 27 Nov 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 7.42am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban will be in place in this park from Friday 27 November 2020 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 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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