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Balowra State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.41pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 11.03am

Closed areas: All campgrounds closed, barbecues and picnic areas re-opening

All campgrounds in this park are closed from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020 until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. All camping and group gatherings are not permitted. Some park vehicle access gates may be closed.

Barbecues and picnic areas are generally open, or will be open by the end of May 2020. The park is open for exercise for people who live locally.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6966 8100 and check our COVID-19 update.

Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 9.20am to Fri 29 May 2020, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 11.10am

Closed parks: Park closures - ground pest control operation

Lachlan Valley National Park (Hunthawang) and Nombinnie Nature Reserve are closed from 8am, Monday 25 May to 4.30pm, Friday 29 May 2020 for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

Applies from Wed 6 May 2020, 12.43pm to Thu 6 Aug 2020, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 May 2020, 1.21pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest control operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing from Wednesday 6 May 2020 for a period of 3 months in Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

Applies from Fri 10 Apr 2020, 9.15am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 3.57pm

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed

Willandra National Park is 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.

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/balowra-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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

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