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Brisbane Water National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 23 April 2018, 10.17am

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 Thu 9 Aug 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 12.00pm

Fires - Advice: Mogo Creek

There is a fire in this park called Mogo Creek. 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 23 Jul 2018, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 11.59am

Fires - Advice: Upper Yango Creek, Laguna

There is a fire in this park called Upper Yango Creek, Laguna. 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 Sun 12 Aug 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11.08am

Hazard reduction burns: Pogson HR

There is a fire in this park called Pogson HR. 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 Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.08am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) area office on (02) 9451 3479.

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Applies from Wed 16 May 2018, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Crackneck safety fence upgrade

Crackneck lookout is closed until Friday 27 July 2018 due to infrastructure upgrades. Ancillary works around the recently installed safety barrier around the boundary of Crackneck lookout still 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
    • Gosford office
      02 4320 4200
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
    • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW 2250
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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