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Last reviewed: Thu 19 August 2021, 10.41am

Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 10.41am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

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

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled 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 Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 15 Aug 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 6.21pm

Closed areas: Closed due to stay at home restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find our more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Sun 15 Aug 2021, 3.49pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.41pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 10.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

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

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled 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 Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene Caves closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

Wyanbene Caves in Deua National Park are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

  • These caves are unique, enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. This makes the cleaning and sanitisation of infrastructure difficult.
  • The close physical interactions required for recreational caving in 'wild caves' mean that the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission can't be applied.
  • NPWS will reopen Wyanbene Caves when a risk assessment deems it safe. Options for allowing access to wild caves 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.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4476 0800 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Aug 2021, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road

The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major landslips on Araluen Road:

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

These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.

For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed

The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 2.39pm

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed to the end of December 2021. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.16pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout

These areas are closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Please keep out of the closure signs and 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 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.29pm

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 continuous and ongoing in the following parks:

  • 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, and 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock and native animal populations following the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

For further information please call the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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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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