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Brisbane Water National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 5 February 2019, 2.50pm

Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Feb 2019, 2.50pm.

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

NSW Roads and Maritime Services are undertaking essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway. Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

The anticipated completion date is August 2019.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, visit the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 or by email.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.06pm

Fires - Advice: Three Poles

There is a fire in this park called Three Poles. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 9.55am to Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.43am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 10.22am

Safety alerts: Access restrictions on tracks in Berowra Valley National Park

Due to recent storm activity, some tracks and trails in Berowra Valley National Park are either closed or have restricted access:

  • The Berkley Trail, running from Berkley Close to Ti Tree Crescent in Berowa, is closed due to several large trees posing safety issues and blocking access.
  • A section of the Great North Walk (GNW), between Crosslands and Berowra Waters, has restricted access because large trees are lying over the track. These trees have been reported to the Department of Lands, who manage the GNW, for urgent removal.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 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 Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. No vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. 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 Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Sat 31 Aug 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Feb 2019, 2.50pm

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

NSW Roads and Maritime Services are undertaking essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway. Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

The anticipated completion date is August 2019.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, visit the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4320 4200 or by email.

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Applies from Fri 1 Feb 2019, 1.01am to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 8.28am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program will occur from Friday 1 February 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules which are laid on tracks and trails. Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on 02 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.06pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 7.32am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Dharug National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Mill Creek picnic area and campground and Ten Mile Hollow campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They are under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There is an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.09pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 7.32am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yengo National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Mogo campground, Big Yengo (Blue Gums and Mountain Arm campgrounds) and Finchley campground. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They are under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There is an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Apr 2019, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.55am

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

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. 

These closures include:

  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
  • An 800m section of Quarry fire trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds waterhole. 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 Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jul 2018, 8.54am

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 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 Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.21pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12.01pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road, Jilliby State Conservation Area section

Watagan Forest Road within Jilliby State Conservation Area is now not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and 4WD damage. Drivers of 2WD vehicles are advised not to drive south along Watagan Forest Road from the Martinsville Hill Road intersection.

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 1.09pm

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road - some sections 4WD only

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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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: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 3.33pm

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

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. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion. 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.
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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