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Banyabba State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Mon 18 July 2022, 5.06pm

Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 5.06pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:

  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 2 Aug 2022, 3.23pm to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Aug 2022, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Ferry Crossing picnic area closed for repair

The Ferry Crossing picnic area is closed for repair from Monday 5 September to Monday 19 September 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.25pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve from Monday 8 August 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened shorebird species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Wed 16 Mar 2022, 11.17am to Fri 23 Sep 2022, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk partial closure due to landslips

Yuraygir coastal walk is closed until 23 September 2022 in the following areas due to landslips and other damage caused by floods and heavy rainfall:

  • From Angourie to Lake Arragan
  • From Wooli to Red Rock

Assessment and repair works are underway but are weather dependent.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 19 Jul 2022, 10.00am to Sat 20 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Woody Head campground closed for maintenance

Woody Head campground and picnic area will be closed from 10am, Sunday 14 August to 2pm, Saturday 20 August 2022 for routine maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 5.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:

  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 4.52pm

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road.

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.37am

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Spirabo Forest Way is open from the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield), and is restricted to 4WD only. If entering the Four Bull Hut area with a horse float then entry and exit should be from this direction.

Access south of Four Bull Hut is unsuitable for horse floats, and requires 4WD with high ground clearance.

Access to Four Bull Hut via the following routes is also by 4WD only, in vehicles with high ground clearance:

  • Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia
  • Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, on Spirabo Forest Way through Capoompeta National Park

The above accesses roads remain unsuitable for towing of horse floats. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs or AWD vehicles.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 8.28am

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 12.58pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 4.19pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jul 2022, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Limited access to Mount Babyl trail

Access to Mount Babyl trail it limited due to landslips and storm damage. 

There is no access to Mount Babyl trail from the north via Peacock Creek Road/Sextonville Road due to a major landslip on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive.

Access from the south is limited to LV 4WD only due to a rockfall which has only been partly cleared on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. Extreme care should be taken when driving through the rock fall area and the road should not be used during wet weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.47pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 1 July until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 8.42am to Fri 19 Aug 2022, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 12.33pm

Safety alerts: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be doing a 1080 ground baiting program in this park from Monday 18 July to Friday 19 August 2022.

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Jul 2022, 9.33am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions due to flooding

The overnight wilderness walk and Bicentennial National trail require several river crossings. The catchment is currently full and experiencing intermittent flooding. River conditions can change rapidly without warning. Please avoid entering fast flowing rivers and streams.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 1.30pm

Safety alerts: Changed conditions in areas around Black Rocks campground

The following visitor facilities around Black Rocks campground are closed due to recent flooding and storm damage:

  • Emu walking track at Jerusalem Creek
  • Jerusalem Creek Pontoon

Due to changed beach conditions, access is limited to the path opposite campsites 21 and 23. All other beach accesses are strictly closed. Visitors should take care in beach and creek areas, as flood debris continues to wash up on northern NSW beaches.

Please be aware that there may be water covering sections of the Jerusalem Creek walk to remote campsites. All campsites are open and accessible to the public.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park

 

From 06/06/2022 to 06/12/2022 

 

Aerial Baiting is scheduled for 06/06/2022 to 10/06/2022

 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900 or the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 31 May 2022, 9.42am to Fri 23 Sep 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Shelley Head campground closed due to landslip

Shelley Head campground is closed until further notice due to landslips on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 8.37am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 10.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 1.25pm

Closed parks: Richmond Range National Park closed

Richmond Range National Park is closed until further notice due to damage sustained in recent floods. This closure will be reviewed on Monday 26 September 2022. 

For safety reasons, neighbour access to Western Boundary trail is limited to 4WD vehicles only. No trucks or heavy plant/machinery are permitted.

Access from Peacock Creek Road is strictly closed, with access only available from the south via the Bruxner Highway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 8.43am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 2.23pm

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until September 2022 due damaged sustained in recent floods.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 3.51pm

Safety alerts: Uneven surface proceed with care

Part of Wilsons Headland walking track is diverted due to surface scouring from recent severe weather events.

NPWS engaged geotechnical engineering advice and have diverted the walking track around the hazard.

 

For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS Office 02 6641 1500

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

Please note:

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 4.06pm

Other incidents: Road Closed Bosches Waterhole Road.

The Bosches Waterhole Road has been closed. Intense rainfall has caused a large area of soil to slump across the road. 

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed

The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

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Applies from Wed 23 Feb 2022, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Upper Ebor Falls - Toilets closed

The public toilets at Upper Ebor Falls carpark will be temporarily closed during park infrastructure upgrades. Please note that toilets are available, including disabled access, at the Lower Ebor Falls carpark area, by following the access road past the Upper Falls parking area.

Thank you for your patience during this time. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - No commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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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/banyabba-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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