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Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 14 Nov 2020, 1.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 6.58pm

Fires - Advice: Marom Creek Rd, Meerschaum Vale

There is a fire in this park called Marom Creek Rd, Meerschaum Vale. 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 Fri 27 Nov 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 5.11pm

Fires - Advice: Lions Rd, Cougal

There is a fire in this park called Lions Rd, Cougal. 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 Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.00am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.04pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Wed 11 Nov 2020, 12.06pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Nov 2020, 6.36pm

Fires - Advice: Brandy Arm Creek, Woodburn

There is a fire in this park called Brandy Arm Creek, Woodburn. 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 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Nov 2020, 10.24am

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. The closure will be reviewed in May 2021.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 27 Nov 2020, 10.00am to Thu 24 Dec 2020, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Nov 2020, 1.15pm

Safety alerts: Bridge temporarily closed on Garrong Road

The northern most bridge on Garrong Road in Goonengerry National Park is temporarily closed to vehicles. This is to allow repair works to be completed to make the bridge safe to carry vehicles. Signage is on the bridge to notify visitors of repair works.

This road is not open to public vehicles. Only NPWS and emergency services vehicles will be permitted. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 17 Nov 2020, 10.51am to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Nov 2020, 11.24am

Other planned events: Roadworks - Mebbin National Park

Expect short delays on Cadell Road from Monday 23 November to Friday 4 December 2020. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and NPWS staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 9.07am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for road works

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 6 October to Friday 4 December 2020. The following areas are closed for the duration of the works:

  • Minyon Falls, Minyon Grass and Rummery Park
  • Minyon walking track, Boggy Creek and Peates Mountain walking tracks

Signs will be in place and the road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.

Protester Falls walking track and Terania Creek picnic area remain open.

Visitors can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Mon 2 Nov 2020, 8.30am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Oct 2020, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Minyon Drive and Minyon Falls precinct closed

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December 2020, while sections of Minyon Falls precinct are being upgraded.

The closed areas are:

  • Minyon Drive
  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Falls lookout
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon Grass lookout
  • Minyon Loop walking track
  • Boggy Creek track
  • Rummery Park campground
  • Peates Mountain

There is still access to:

  • Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (the road is closed north of this area)
  • Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls walking track.
  • The western end of Historic Nightcap track. However, please note you will need to return to Mount Nardi to complete this walk.

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: South Ballina Break Wall Road closed

The South Ballina Break Wall Road entrance is closed at Mobbs Bay until Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to traffic safety risks. Public vehicle access to South Break Wall is now prohibited. Walkers and cyclists can still access the closed section of road to get to the beach and break wall. Vehicles can still drive to the Mobbs Bay area within Richmond River Nature Reserve.

Please follow the directions of all signage and do not park in front of the boom gate as the area needs to be accessible for emergency service vehicles. A review of the closure will be undertaken at 30 June 2021.

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

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1.25pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 10.00am

Other incidents: 1080 wild fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife will be laying 1080 ground baits in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) from Tuesday 28 July 2020 to Tuesday 22 December 2020 to control the introduced European red fox.

The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as beach stone curlew and the pied oystercatcher.

1080 warning signs will be placed at all authorised access points to the baiting location.

1080 is lethal to domestic dogs. Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning please seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic dogs are prohibited in all NSW National Parks, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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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/cape-byron-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct and Information Centre: $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    Coach entry: $26 per coach up to 30 seats; $50 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $83 per coach 44 seats and over.

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Emergency services

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

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