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Dharawal National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 5 December 2018, 8.49am

Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Dec 2018, 8.49am.

Fire bans: South Coast Branch Park Fire Ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 10 December, 2018 to Sunday 31 March, 2019, unless otherwise extended.  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're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's 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 Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am.

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 5.12pm to Wed 12 Dec 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Dec 2018, 10.57am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to helicopter operations

Helicopter operations are happening along The Coast track, between Eagle Rock and Thelma Head, on Wednesday 12 December 2018 from 8.30am to 5pm.

The affected areas include:

  • Curra Moors loop track
  • Garie Beach picnic area
  • North Era campground
  • Sections of The Coast track between Eagle Rock and Thelma Head

All areas will remain open, but if you're visiting these locations please expect short delays. You'll be guided through the affected areas of the track by NPWS staff. Please follow their instructions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 7 Dec 2018, 6.00am to Mon 7 Jan 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Dec 2018, 4.36pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program

A wild dog baiting program will occur along No.3 fire trail (Diamond Fields Road) in Upper Nepean State Conservation Area from Friday 7 December 2018 to Monday 7 January 2019. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in this program. Trackhead signage in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, that it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS in conjunction with the SE Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on production properties. This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

For more information on this program, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 12.00pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Dec 2018, 4.21pm

Other planned events: Herbicide application - aquatic weeds

A weed spraying operation will be undertaken on the Hacking River in Audley NSW upstream of Audley weir to Jesey Springs. The operation is targeting Senegal tea and Ludwigia weeds with herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate. Herbicide application for yellow water poppy will also be undertaken using flumioxazin. For further information on pesticide applications or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on 02 9542 0632.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Dec 2018, 8.49am

Fire bans: South Coast Branch Park Fire Ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 10 December, 2018 to Sunday 31 March, 2019, unless otherwise extended.  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're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's 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.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 3.29pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Gardens of Stone National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 to Tuesday 19 March 2019. This ban will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. 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're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's 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.

Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 3.28pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019, unless otherwise extended or removed.

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're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's 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.

Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.09pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 3.24pm

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.

Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.11pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 3.23pm

Fire bans: Fire ban - Parr State Conservation Area

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 Heartbreak Hill 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.

Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 11.07am to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Nov 2018, 9.30am

Closed areas: Mount Pleasant walking track

Mount Pleasant walking track at Mount Keira is closed to public access from Thursday 15 November to Friday 21 December 2018 due to construction work by Wollongong City Council. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Illawarra office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 8.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

The Bonnie Vale picnic area precinct  is OPEN.

The Bonnie Vale boat ramp is OPEN.

Bonnie Vale Campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Affects 1 park and 10 locations nearby. Show list

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/dharawal-national-park/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Pools of water on a rocky ledge. Photo: Lucas Boyd