Applies from Mon 19 Aug 2019, 1.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 3.58pm
Other planned events: Aerial Shooting - Byadbo Wilderness Area
NPWS will be conducting aerial feral animal control work in the Byadbo Wilderness Area, Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 19 to Friday 30 August inclusive. This program will be targeting feral deer, pigs and goats. Enquiries should be directed to the Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.
Applies from Sun 18 Aug 2019, 2.59pm to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 2.59pm
Other planned events: Aerial shooting operation within Jagungal Wilderness area, Snowy Plain & Eucumbene
An aerial shooting operation to target Pigs, Deer, Dogs, Foxes and Cats will occur in the Jagungal Wilderness area , adjacent Snowy Plain and areas east of Eucumbene Dam all within Kosciuszko National Park. No horses will be targeted and the operation could occur anytime between the 19th and 31st of August dependent on weather conditions. All access trails into the area will be sign posted with warning signs.
Applies from Mon 12 Aug 2019, 11.46am to Mon 19 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 3.23pm
Closed areas: Alpine Way closed
Alpine Way is closed due to a landslip on the Khancoban side. Roads and Maritime Services and Snowy Valley Council are working to reopen the road. The road is expected to have 1 lane open on Monday afternoon, 19 August 2019.
Applies from Wed 7 Aug 2019, 1.53pm to Thu 6 Feb 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 2.43pm
Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 7 August 2019 to Thursday 6 February 2020. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.
These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong, East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.
Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2019, 9.07am to Fri 30 Aug 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Jul 2019, 10.55am
Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
A fox control program will be underway in Kosciuszko National Park from Monday 1 July to Friday 23 August 2019. This program will involve the burial of 1080 baits. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact on native animals. These native animals include the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum. The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes trapping of pest cats and foxes.
Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm
Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program
A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.
For further information, please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.
Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2019, 8.53am
Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut
Until May 2019, take care and expect trucks and other vehicles on Summit Road and construction activity near Seamans Hut. Summit walk and Seamans Hut remain open.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is building a new toilet next to Seamans Hut. This will provide an important facility to visitors and reduce pollution at this popular location.
For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.
Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm
Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
Applies from Wed 19 Jun 2019, 2.35pm to Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2019, 4.02pm
Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter
Some walking tracks in this park are closed to walkers because they are covered in snow. There are no markers to follow on these tracks, except for Summit trail. The closed tracks include:
Summit trail/walk. Marker poles exist for much of the first 7.5km, though some may be buried. The last approx. 2km has no markers
Main Range walk
Snow Gums boardwalk
Dead Horse Gap track
Don't attempt to walk on these tracks.
These tracks remain accessible to people with snow shoes or cross country skis. Remember to bring a map, compass and mid-winter equipment.
These tracks will likely remain closed to walkers until conditions change in spring. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road
Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.
Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.
Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).
Perisher Valley office 02 6457 4444
Contact hours: Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.