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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.04pm to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Beach campground closed

Beach campground in Clyde River National Park is closed for roadworks and campground upgrades from Friday 13 May to Friday 3 June 2022.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 11.55am to Thu 26 May 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.35pm

Closed parks: Park closed for 1080 aerial baiting program

This park is closed for an aerial 1080 baiting program from Monday 16 May to Thursday 19 May 2022.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Tallganda National Park & State Conservation Area and Gourock National Park. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Signs will be placed at the entries to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 11 Mar 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 3.59pm

Closed areas: Tracks and trails closed due to poor weather

Unsealed tracks and trails in the following parks are closed due to poor weather and dangerous conditions:

  • Morton National Park south and east of the Shoalhaven River
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve
  • Corramy Regional Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang Aboriginal Area
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bimbermala National Park
  • Clyde River National Park
  • Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 9.45am to Mon 30 May 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.33pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from from Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egans Peak Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park and
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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, please contact the NPWS Merimula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 7.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.33am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

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 the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 10.06am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 11.49am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras areas.

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 the NPWS Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.42pm

Safety alerts: Kimberly Park campground closed - weed works

Kimberley Park campground on Lake Yarrunga (Kangaroo River) will be closed to visitors to allow for weed removal works by contractors. For your safety, please do not access the site until further notice. 

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 8.23am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Griffins walking track closed

Griffins walking track is closed until further notice due to heavy rain causing dangerous conditions including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips. The track will be re-opened when safe.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

See list of affected locations on park alerts page.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 6.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.27pm

Safety alerts: Araluen Road closures affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Due to repeated and major landslides along Araluen Road caused by prolonged rainfall events, the following campgrounds are currently closed because they are inaccessible from both the western and eastern approaches: 

  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Deua River campground
  • Dry Creek campground

Eurobodalla Shire Council has a lengthy schedule of works relating to remediation works for Araluen Road. These are forecast to be ongoing until at least mid-June 2022. For more information and updates regarding the Araluen Road closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.32pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene and Berlang campgrounds closed due to ongoing wet weather conditions

Due to recent and repeated heavy rain events and subsequent areas of flooding, Berlang and Wyanbene campgrounds have been closed until further notice for the following reasons: 

  • Wyanbene campground is inaccessible due to high river levels
  • The grounds at Berlang campground are saturated, posing a significant risk of tree fall

The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. The campgrounds will be reopened once assessed to be safe. 

Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail 

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Apr 2022, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. These areas are open for day use only:

  • Pauls Point – day use only
  • Sundeck – day use only
  • Sawyers – day use only
  • Burrawang – day use only

Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campgrounds if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Apr 2022, 9.38am

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice for repairs.

Middle Mountain Road is the first section of the westerly approach into Bendethera Valley via Cooma Road.

Access to Bendethera campground is via Little Sugarloaf Rd and Bendethera fire trail (from the east).

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 4.16pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 11.52am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also closed due to recent rain event.

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Apr 2022, 11.23am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide

The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.

The area will open once repairs are complete.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed. Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis. Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 9.39am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Mar 2022, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 5.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Tuesday 20 September 2022 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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 Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. 

By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

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. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8.07pm

Closed areas: Cafe closed - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2.01pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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