Applies from Mon 13 Jan 2020, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jan 2020, 10.18am
Closed parks: Kosciuszko National Park
- All walking tracks and cycling trails (including Thredbo Valley track) in Kosciuszko National Park are closed.
- All backcountry areas in Kosciuszko National Park are closed.
Road closures and re-openings
- Visitors can now access Thredbo Village precinct via Alpine Way from Jindabyne. All visitors to Thredbo Village need to remain within the precinct boundaries.
- The Alpine Way is now open between Jindabyne and Thredbo Village. The Alpine way is closed between Thredbo Village and Khancoban.
- The Snowy Mountains Highway is now open between Tumut and Adaminaby.
- There is a road closure on Kosciuszko Road at Thredbo River picnic area (toward Perisher Valley).
- Visitors must remain within the road corridor of any open roads located within Kosciuszko National Park as there may be hazards like burnt trees and damaged buildings near roads.
Beware changing conditions
- All roads, resorts and other areas may close suddenly in response to changing bushfire risk.
- You should monitor advice from NSW Rural Fire Service and other emergency services frequently, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Kosciuszko National Park.
Authorised access only
- Access for employees and contractors of Perisher Blue and Charlotte Pass Snow Resort needs to be authorised by resort operators.
- Access for employees and contractors of lease holders at Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Charlotte Pass, Sawpit Creek, Diggers Creek and Wilsons Valley needs to be authorised by NPWS.
- For access, email firstname.lastname@example.org between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
- Anyone returning to these areas should be prepared to leave if conditions change.
Current fire situation
- Large fires have impacted the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park around Kiandra, Tantangara, Adaminaby and Eucumbene Cove in recent days.
- There are still uncontained fires in Kosciuszko National Park around Bogong Peaks Wilderness, Jagungal Wilderness, Cooleman, Geehi, Pilot Wilderness and the Lower Snowy River (near the Victorian Border).
- Other large, uncontained fires exist to the south and west of Kosciuszko National Park in Victoria.
- Lightning and ember attacks may result in additional fires.
- It is unlikely that these fires will be contained in the coming days.
Stay up-to-date with the current fire situation in your area by: visiting the Rural Fire Service website, listening to your local radio station, or calling NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
Affects 1 park nearby.