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Back River Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 4 October 2019, 4.14pm

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 4.14pm.

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 Sat 7 Sep 2019, 7.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 2.45pm

Fires - Advice: Raspberry Rd, Jeogla

There is a fire in this park called Raspberry Rd, Jeogla. 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.

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Applies from Wed 16 Oct 2019, 9.41am to Thu 17 Oct 2019, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 9.52am

Closed areas: Dangars Falls main lookout closed

The main lookout at Dangars Falls will be closed from 10am, Wednesday 16 October until 4pm, Thursday 17 October 2019 for repairs to structural damage. The surrounding walk tracks and picnic area will remain open.

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Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 5.45pm to Thu 2 Jan 2020, 5.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 5.45pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Towarri National Park

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, you may only use the gas barbecues provided in Washpools Picnic Area or Washpools Camping Area.

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.

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Applies from Thu 26 Sep 2019, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 5.18pm

Closed areas: Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails closed

Tugalow and Thunderbolts trails are closed from Friday 27 September 2019 because of unsafe trail conditions. All visitor areas will remain open. Visitors can access Gummi Falls campground via Bullock Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the Scone NPWS office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Sun 15 Sep 2019, 8.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 8.43am

Closed areas: Jacky Barker campground closed

Jacky Barker campground and access trails are closed due to a bushfire until at least Friday 20 September 2019. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local NPWS office or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 11.52am

Closed areas: East Kunderang closed due to wildfire

East Kunderang is closed due to a wildfire. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Armidale office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700. For information around safety visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 4.14pm

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.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 4.06pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park from Saturday 11 May 2019 to Monday 11 November 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 4.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve from Saturday 11 May to Monday 11 November 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Mon 8 May 2017, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops

From Monday 18 March 2019, NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Barrington Tops National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. The program will continue for 6 months.

For further information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/back-river-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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

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