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Badja Swamps Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 23 April 2019, 4.13pm

Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.39am to Wed 16 Oct 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 4.13pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will be occurring from Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 16 October 2019 on tracks and trails in the following areas:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 

For further information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 8 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 7.17am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Wadbilliga Gap HR - Wadbilliga National Park

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Wadbilliga Gap HR - Wadbilliga National Park. 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 17 Apr 2019, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 7.16am

Hazard reduction burns: CEN Illawambra SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called CEN Illawambra SFAZ. 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 8 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 7.14am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Dignams Creek HR - Kooraban National Park

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Dignams Creek HR - Kooraban National Park. 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 Thu 9 May 2019, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 7.07am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Wandella

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Wandella. 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 8 May 2019, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 May 2019, 6.58am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Wadbilliga West HR - Wadbilliga National Park

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Wadbilliga West HR - Wadbilliga National Park. 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 Thu 25 Apr 2019, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 12.38pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Dampier Mountain and Bendethera fire trails

NPWS staff and contractors will start essential trail maintenance work on Dampier Mountain and Bendethera fire trails on Monday 29 April 2019.

Works are expected to take between 2 and 3 weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.

Dampier Mountain fire trail will be closed until works have been completed. Access to and from Bendethera campground will be available from the east only, via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera fire trail.

We do not expect to close Bendethera fire trail at this point in time. However, please use extreme caution when driving on this trail. Be aware of heavy machinery operating in the area and drive to the conditions.

For more information, call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.39am to Wed 16 Oct 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will be occurring from Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 16 October 2019 on tracks and trails in the following areas:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 

For further information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 13 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 1.24pm

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 Thursday 14 February to Wednesday 13 August 2019. 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.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Scabby Range
  • Yaouk
  • Paupong
  • Kybeyan
  • Dangelong
  • Merriangaah
  • Quidong 
  • Kybeyan

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

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.

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. 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 NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

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 Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, 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 reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. 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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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/badja-swamps-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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