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Sandstone Caves walking track

Pilliga National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 January 2020, 10.23am

Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 10.23am.

Closed parks: Pilliga Forest closed due to severe fire danger warning

All walking tracks and campgrounds within the Pilliga Forest are closed on Monday 20 January 2020, due to severe fire danger weather conditions. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000, or, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 8.17am to Mon 20 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 8.18am.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 3.56pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 4.10pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park 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, 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 9 Jan 2020, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 2.23pm

Fires - Advice: Yearinan Station Rd, Bugaldie

There is a fire in this park called Yearinan Station Rd, Bugaldie. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 10.23am

Closed parks: Pilliga Forest closed due to severe fire danger warning

All walking tracks and campgrounds within the Pilliga Forest are closed on Monday 20 January 2020, due to severe fire danger weather conditions. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000, or, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 5 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 8.17am to Mon 20 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 8.18am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 9 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 3.56pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 4.10pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park 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, 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.

Affects 9 parks nearby. Show list

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/walking-tracks/sandstone-caves-walking-track/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Sandstone Caves, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary