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Brisbane Water National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 12.57pm

Applies from Mon 28 May 2018, 8.00am to Fri 27 Jul 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 12.57pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a wild dog ground baiting program in Brisbane Water National Park.

The baiting is expected to occur from Monday 28 May to Friday 27 July 2018 using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) meat baits and/or meat bait product and/or 1080 CPE ejectors.

This program is run in conjunction with the Cumberland North Wild Dog Management Plan that includes Brisbane Water National Park.

All baiting will be undertaken in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Pet owners must keep the dogs out of the baited area. Domestic dogs are not permitted in the park. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that pets and working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or that dogs are muzzled if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

Please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200 or email the office if you'd like to discuss the program or wild dog management in your area.

Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Fri 12 Oct 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10.17am.

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

From Tuesday 10 April 2018, NSW Roads and Maritime Services will undertake essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway, for 6 months.

Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, refer to the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office by email or call (02) 4320 4200.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 12.23pm to Fri 13 Jul 2018, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 2.36pm

Closed areas: The Coast walking track - stair upgrades

Some areas of the Coast walking track, between the base of Cromarty Hill and Wyrrabalong lookout, will be closed from Tuesday 12 June until Friday 13 July 2018 for upgrades to the stairs and walking track surface. Due to demolition works and uneven track surfaces no access is permitted. For your safety please follow any signs and directions given to you by workers and contractors when you're near the construction area. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9.16am to Tue 3 Jul 2018, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 2.38pm

Closed areas: Topham trail closure

Topham trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is closed over the next 3 weeks on weekdays, 7am-4pm due to trail maintenance works. This closure is subject to weather conditions and will remain closed unless extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact (02) 9472 8949 or 1300 361 967 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.26pm to Fri 29 Jun 2018, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9.12am

Safety alerts: Berkeley Trail restoration works

Trail restoration works are being undertaken along sections of Berkeley trail from Friday 1 June 2018 until further notice. The sections between Ti Tree Crescent, Joalah Street and Berkeley Close will be affected.

Berowra partial track closures and temporary detours may be in place during this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.28pm

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park

Swimming is not advisable in Bewrowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.

Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jun 2018, 6.00am to Thu 26 Jul 2018, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 31 May 2018, 3.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog/fox baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is running a 1080 wild dog/fox baiting program in Bouddi National Park from Friday 1 June until Wednesday 25 July 2018. The following tracks and trails will be affected:

  • Bombi Moor trail
  • Mourawaring trail
  • Tallow Beach trail
  • MacMasters Ridge trail
  • North West Ridge trail
  • Daleys Point trail

This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to mitigate the impacts of foxes on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. All areas will have 1080 baiting signs up at access points to the baited areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 28 May 2018, 8.00am to Fri 27 Jul 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 12.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a wild dog ground baiting program in Brisbane Water National Park.

The baiting is expected to occur from Monday 28 May to Friday 27 July 2018 using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) meat baits and/or meat bait product and/or 1080 CPE ejectors.

This program is run in conjunction with the Cumberland North Wild Dog Management Plan that includes Brisbane Water National Park.

All baiting will be undertaken in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Pet owners must keep the dogs out of the baited area. Domestic dogs are not permitted in the park. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that pets and working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or that dogs are muzzled if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

Please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200 or email the office if you'd like to discuss the program or wild dog management in your area.

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Applies from Tue 15 May 2018, 11.01am to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox ground baiting program

M44 ejectors will be laid in Yengo National Park from Thursday 24 May to Tuesday 30 October 2018. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting a wild dog and fox control program using M44 ejectors.

Warning to visitors and neighbours:

  • Do not touch baits or ejector devices
  • 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats

Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted within national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dog(s) up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect that your domestic dog has been in the park and may have triggered a M44 ejector, get the animal to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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Applies from Wed 16 May 2018, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 9.15am

Closed areas: Crackneck safety fence upgrade

Crackneck lookout is closed until Friday 29 June 2018 due to infrastructure upgrades. Ancillary works around the recently installed safety barrier around the boundary of Crackneck lookout need to be completed to improve visitor safety. Visitors are requested to stay out of the work area and follow advice from staff working in the area.

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 NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 May 2018, 12.22pm to Tue 30 Oct 2018, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Dharug National Park. The program will use M44 ejectors. 

M44 ejectors will be laid in Dharug National Park (including the Mill Creek area) from Monday 21 May to Tuesday 30 October 2018.

Warning:

  • Do not touch baits or ejector devices.
  • 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats.

Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted within national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dog(s) up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect that your domestic dog has been in the park and may have triggered a M44 ejector, get the animal to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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Applies from Thu 26 Apr 2018, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 8.55am

Closed areas: Pelican Beach Road lookout closed for reconstruction works

Pelican Beach Road lookout in Wyrrabalong National Park is closed to the public until 30 June 2018 while reconstruction works are undertaken. Visitors can access Pelican Beach via the beach access paths while these works are happening. Please stay out of the construction area and follow the directions of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service staff.  

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 Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Fri 12 Oct 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10.17am

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

From Tuesday 10 April 2018, NSW Roads and Maritime Services will undertake essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway, for 6 months.

Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, refer to the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office by email or call (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 23 Apr 2018, 8.00am to Mon 22 Oct 2018, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 31 May 2018, 3.38pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 wild dog baiting program over 6 months in Palm Grove Nature Reserve. The baiting will begin on Monday 23 April 2018 and finish by Monday 22 October 2018.

This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Greater Sydney Local Land Services on (02) 4355 8203.

Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Alternatively, muzzle dogs if they're required to work near the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

For further information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 May 2018, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Closure of unathorised track near Ryland trail

NPWS will be closing and rehabilitating a section of an unauthorised track near Par 3 golf course in Terrey Hills. The track runs through an important Saving Our Species site, adjacent to Ryland trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The unauthorised track runs through very important habitat for the critically endangered greville caylei and Duffys Forest Endangered Ecological Community. As such, NPWS will be working to protect these and other species and asks the public to please avoid using the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 3.10pm to Thu 28 Jun 2018, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Restricted access on Quarry trail and Benowie walking track

Please be aware that access restrictions and track closures are in place along trails that cross land managed by Hornsby Rifle Range as a Range Danger Area. The Hornsby Rifle Range Danger Area is closed to the public. Closures include:

  • An 800 metre section of the Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
  • An 800 metre section of Quarry fire trail, 300 metres in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds Waterholes (please use the Great North Walk detour through Hornsby Heights or access to Quarry Road, Dural is via Pogsons Link walking track)

For further information on closures please contact Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24 hour contact number 0417 201 606 or visit the Hornsby Rifle Range website for further information. 

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Applies from Wed 31 Jan 2018, 3.00pm to Tue 31 Jul 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2018, 9.44am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 fox baits (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in various locations across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park from Thursday 1 February 2018 to Tuesday 31 July 2018.  The baited areas will contain buried baits or ejector capsules. Do not touch the baits or ejector devices as they are poisonous. 1080 is highly lethal to domestic animals and pet owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Greater Sydney Branch Pest Officer on (02) 9542 0678.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Dec 2017, 8.04am

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and possible vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Mar 2018, 3.11pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road

Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Jun 2017, 8.49am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

The fire trail from the Null Road intersection downhill to the private property boundary is steep and eroded. There is no road access across the grazing paddocks to Ravensdale Road in the Ravensdale Valley. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area has been affected by recent vehicle and storm damage. It is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2016, 12.24pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road

Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 10.38am

Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail

There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate where public access is not permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/brisbane-water-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Two picnic areas within the park close of an evening:

    • Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day
    • Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times

    Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies at Girrakool and Somersby Falls picnic areas. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Other fees:

    You will need a permit to hold a wedding or undertake commercial photography within the park.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Central Coast
      (02) 4320 4200
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
    • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4320 4299
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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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Warrah lookout, Brisbane Water National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath