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Lane Cove National Park bushcare

Lane Cove National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 6 April 2022, 2.37pm

Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Apr 2022, 2.37pm.

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on tracks and trails

Please be aware hazardous conditions may still exist following recent extreme weather. There is an extra risk of tree fall due to saturated ground. Please avoid waterways and note that tracks and trails may have unstable surfaces or have trees over them. Please proceed with with caution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.26am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Wednesday 1 February and Sunday 31 July 2022 in Lane Cove National Park. 

All baiting locations are identifiable by signs. Please do not enter the baiting locations or touch the bates.

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 more information, contact the Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 (during business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am.

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am.

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 24 May 2022, 2.30pm to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 May 2022, 2.44pm

Closed areas: Maintenance work on Berkeley trail

There will be maintenance works undertaken on the Berkley trail in Berowra Valley National Park starting Monday 30 May until Friday 3 June 2022. Please be mindful of machinery on the trail. Walkers may experience some delays. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.06am to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 10.23am

Closed areas: Brooklyn fire trail closed for heli operations

The Brooklyn fire trail will be closed to all traffic on Friday 3 June 2022 due to helicopter operations in the area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 20 May 2022, 12.25pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Bobbin Inn closure

The Bobbin Head Information Centre will temporarily close for painting and restoration from Saturday 21 May 2022, reopening on Wednesday 1 June 2022. Customers will still be able to contact the Centre by phone and email. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 11.33am to Tue 31 May 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Barnett's Lookout carpark closed for works

The carpark at Barnett's Lookout is closed on Tuesday 31 May 2022 for resurfacing works.

Access will be restricted to the reserve.

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 1.32pm

Closed areas: Long trail and Cowan trail closed for track upgrades

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 16 May to Friday 27 May 2022 while tracks are being upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Long trail
  • Cowan trail

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

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.59pm to Fri 10 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Maintenance works on Apple Tree Bay Road

From Monday 23 May 2022 for up to 3 weeks,  Apple Tree Bay Road will be reduced to one lane during the week as work is carried out to install a new guard rail. There will traffic controllers in place and motorists may experience short delays. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Gibberagong walking track closed

Gibberagong walking track is closed to all public entry until further notice. There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry out necessary remedial works.

Please note:

  • There is no access to Gibberagong track from Bobbin Head during this time
  • There is no access to Bobbin Head picnic areas for walkers who enter Gibberagong track from Murrua Road or Grosvenor Street.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office on 02 8448 0400 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Sat 17 Oct 2020, 10.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 11.04am

Closed areas: North Head partial closure

Some parts of North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to fire damage and geological instability. The closed areas include:

  • Bluefish Point
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant emergency access road
  • Fairfax lookouts

The following areas are closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head Scenic Drive is closed to vehicles from NPWS carpark 1 from Monday 25 October 2021 to July 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track is closed from Monday 18 October to September 2022.
  • NPWS carparks 1 and 2 are closed until July 2022
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

Open areas include:

  • Q Station
  • North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe (entry via North Fort)
  • Parking areas at North Fort
  • The track between Shelly Beach and Bluefish Drive
  • Bluefish Drive to the Avenue of Honour
  • Collins Flat Beach
  • Collins Beach Road

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 8.53am

Closed areas: North Head scenic area closures

The following areas in the North Head scenic area will be closed while upgrades are underway:

  • North Head scenic drive is closed to vehicles from NPWS carpark 1 from Monday 25 October 2021 to July 2022.
  • Fairfax walking track is closed from Monday 18 October to September 2022
  • NPWS carparks 1 and 2 are closed until July 2022
  • There is no bus or large vehicle access past Q station

These closures may be extended without notice.

Parking at North Fort is open. Q Station, North Head Sanctuary and Bella Vista Cafe are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Sydney North area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 11.31am

Other planned events: Notice of pest control operation

Night pest control operations will be conducted at North Head, including the Quarantine Station from 9pm on Tuesday 10 May or Wednesday 11 May weather permitting.  Please obey all signage and directions of NSW National Parks staff.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather

Some tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed from 9am Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to severe weather.

The following areas are closed:

  • Bairne to Bonnie Doon track (Coasters Retreat)
  • Berowra track to Apple Tree Bay
  • Gibberagong
  • Great North walk
  • Mackerel trail from The Basin trail to Sinclair Point
  • Mount Kuring-gai track to Berowra Station

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to severe weather

Some tracks and trails in Garigal National Park are closed from 9am Wednesday 6 April 2022 until further notice due to severe weather.

The following tracks are closed:

  • Heath trail
  • Bare Creek trail
  • Cascades trail

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Apr 2022, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 12.13pm

Other planned events: Cadmans Cottage public tours suspended

Cadmans Cottage public tours are suspended until further notice. 

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Applies from Tue 29 Mar 2022, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.55am

Closed areas: Two Creeks track closed for maintenance

Part of Two Creeks track is closed from Tuesday 29 March 2022 until further notice due to track maintenance.

The closed area is the section of Two Creeks track between the Eastern arterial track entrance and Gordon Creek track intersection.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Apr 2022, 2.11pm to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Quarry and Tunks Ridge trails - maintenance works

Maintenance works will be carried out on the Quarry and Tunks Ridge trails from Tuesday 26 April until Friday 3 June 2022.

Please proceed with caution while works are being carried out, as there will be heavy machinery in use on the trail. For more information contact the local area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 25 Jan 2022, 4.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Apr 2022, 11.37am

Closed areas: Berowra walking track closure

Berowra walking track, from Berowra to Apple Tree bay, including the Mount Ku-ring-gai access track, is closed until further notice.

There is a significant threat of rockfalls due to slope instability, caused by recent weather events. NPWS will further assess the track and carry out necessary repair works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 1.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Apr 2022, 2.37pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on tracks and trails

Please be aware hazardous conditions may still exist following recent extreme weather. There is an extra risk of tree fall due to saturated ground. Please avoid waterways and note that tracks and trails may have unstable surfaces or have trees over them. Please proceed with with caution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 8448 0400 or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Mar 2022, 12.40pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Doon track closed for maintenance

Bonnie Doon track is closed from Wednesday 30 March until further notice due to track maintenance.

The following tracks remain open:

  • Bairne trail
  • Bairne Lookout trail
  • Soldiers Point trail

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

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Applies from Thu 17 Feb 2022, 11.33am to Fri 29 Jul 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 10.04am

Closed areas: Bobbin Head toilet blocks closed for upgrades

The toilet blocks at Orchard Park and Gibberagong will be closed for upgrades from Monday 7 March until the end of July 2022. There will be temporary toilets in place while the works are being carried out.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Mar 2022, 8.21am

Closed areas: Kalkari Discovery Centre closed due to severe weather

Kalkari Discovery Centre is closed until further notice due to severe weather.

For more information contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on 02 9472 8949.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Mar 2022, 8.03am

Closed areas: Partial closure of Apple Tree Bay toilets

Apple Tree Bay toilets are partially closed from Monday 7 March 2022 for maintenance works. Unisex toilets will still be available.

For further information, please call the local Area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 1.11pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.40am

Other planned events: Temporary fencing at West Head lookout

West Head lookout is open to visitors, and temporary fencing has been installed at the lookout for public safety. Upgrades will take place from July to October 2022.

Please do not enter the fenced area. Nearby walking tracks remain open.

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Applies from Wed 10 Feb 2016, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.22am

Closed areas: Flat Rock track partial closure

The section of Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance, is permanently closed where the old track passes through private property near Killarney Point.

Please note:

  • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
  • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Thu 17 Feb 2022, 3.56pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 5.46pm

Closed areas: Shark Beach closed during construction of replacement seawall

Replacement of the Nielsen Park seawall commenced on Tuesday 1 March 2022. Shark Beach, the promenade and kiosk are closed, and event and accommodation bookings for Nielsen Park will be suspended during the construction period (approximately 9 months).

From Tuesday 1 March 2022, closed areas:

  • Shark Beach and promenade
  • Nielsen Park kiosk, restaurant, Surf Club and Halbert Pavilion 
  • Steel Point Cottage and Gardners Cottage 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the project web page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 27 Jan 2022, 1.23pm to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jan 2022, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Gardener's cottage closed due to construction

Gardeners Cottage is closed from March to December 2022 due to seawall construction at Shark Beach. 

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.27am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 February 2022 and 31 July 2022 in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North Headlands (North Head includes the adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station). Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

For more information, contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on 02 9960 6266, the North Head Sanctuary, Many (Harbour Trust Lands) on 02 8969 2128 (business hours). Alternatively, call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.26am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 February 2022 and 31 July 2022 in Garigal National Park. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. 

All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 (business hours). Alternatively, call NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.26am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 February 2022 and Sunday 31 July 2022 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are 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.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Forestville area office on 02 9451 3479 or the NPWS Lane Cove 02 8448 0400 (business hours). Alternatively call the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Tue 1 Feb 2022, 1.00am to Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.26am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits and fresh baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing between Wednesday 1 February and Sunday 31 July 2022 in Lane Cove National Park. 

All baiting locations are identifiable by signs. Please do not enter the baiting locations or touch the bates.

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 more information, contact the Lane Cove area office on 02 8448 0400 (during business hours) or the NPWS after-hours call centre on 1300 056 294 (after hours).

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison will be closed until late 2022.

Conservation and upgrade works are currently underway. Key elements include the construction of a new accessible wharf and maintenance and upgrade to buildings and services. Fort Denison will be closed to visitors until these works have been complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Standard work hours during the construction phase will be between:

  • 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am and 1pm on Saturday

Noise monitoring stations will be set up in Kirribilli and Cremorne to check any over-water noise so that it does not exceed legal levels. It is not expected to be high.

For more information, visit the project webpage or call the NPWS Sydney South area office on 02 9337 5511. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Orchard Park shelter restoration

The shelters in Orchard Park at Bobbin Head will be undergoing restoration works from Monday 26 April 2021. As the work is complex, it is unsure when the shelters will reopen. 

Signage and security fencing will be erected around closed shelters as they are progressively repaired. Not all shelters will be closed at once, so you can use the remaining shelters while construction works are completed. 

For more information about closures, call the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757, or the NPWS North Western Sydney area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Oct 2021, 8.51am

Closed areas: Toilet closures in Lane Cove National Park

Some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. The closed toilets are at:

  • Carters Creek (Area 9)
  • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
  • Haynes Flat (Area 32)

Please note: This does not apply to bookings. Where there are bookings, toilets will be opened.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sun 7 Nov 2021, 9.24am

Closed areas: Bluefish Point closed

The Bluefish Point bushland area is closed to public access for public safety and to protect important plant and animal communities. For your safety and to help conserve the landscape, please stay on sign-posted walking tracks when visiting Sydney Harbour National Park.

The Shelly Beach to Bluefish walking track is open.

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Applies from Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 10.05am

Other incidents: COVID-19 safety advice

Please plan ahead when visiting this park. Popular precincts may be closed at short notice to ensure visitation levels do not exceed COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

We encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside of the peak periods of 10am to 3pm.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Be prepared to move on if it's not possible to park your vehicle or to maintain a COVID-safe distance from other visitors.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 7.39am

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Berowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels and algal blooms. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek. Alternatively you can call the Hornsby Council 24 hour information line on 9847 6666 or the Algal information line on 1800 999 457.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 16 Nov 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10.08am

Safety alerts: Protect your picnic - native birds may steal your food

Birds at Nielsen Park are attempting to steal food from visitors' picnics and tables due to unauthorised feeding of local native birds. To try and reduce this unwanted behaviour, NPWS is asking visitors to not actively feed any wildlife and to please bring suitable methods to cover your food. These include storage containers with sealed lids or an umbrella to cover your picnic to reduce food visibility and access.

Please note, it is illegal to feed wildlife in a national park. NPWS officers are monitoring the area and fines apply if visitors are seen actively feeding birds and promoting this unwanted behaviour.

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Applies from Thu 9 Jul 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Aug 2020, 9.06am

Closed areas: Sugarloaf carpark closed

Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Chatswood Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/volunteer-activities/lane-cove-national-park-bushcare/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Lane Cove National Park Office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

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Emergency services

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