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Ballina Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 3 Feb 2020, 4.12pm to Tue 21 Jul 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek campground and trail closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 3 February 2020 while Sheepstation creek campground is upgraded. The closed areas are:

  • Sheepstation Creek campground
  • Brushbox Falls lookout
  • Palm forest walking track
  • Booyung walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 16 Mar 2020, 10.47am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 4.09pm

Closed areas: Cape Byron Information Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse closed

Cape Byron Information Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. All other areas in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area are open.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed due to construction works

Cutters Hut within Cutters Camp campground is closed due to construction works. NPWS is currently upgrading Cutters Hut to create a new camp kitchen for visitors as well as completing stage 2 of the campground upgrade. Construction works may cause some noise disturbance to visitors. 

For more information, call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.53pm to Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Woody Head campground and cabins

Woody Head campground and cabins is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.58pm

Closed parks: Closed park

This park is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all parks where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 9 Apr 2020, 12.00pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Closed areas - Bundjalung National Park

Some areas in Bundjalung National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking.

The closed areas include:

  • Jerusalem Creek walk
  • Jerusalem Creek paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek campground 
  • Forest House
  • Swamp House and,
  • Bunkhouse

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 12 May 2020, 2.03pm to Mon 15 Jun 2020, 2.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jun 2020, 9.30am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NSW National Parks is planning to run a 1080 wild dog control program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Cudgen Nature Reserve from Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday 9 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity.

For more information call the NPWS Murwillumbah office in on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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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/ballina-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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