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Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 1.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 12.37pm

Safety alerts: Changed conditions in areas around Black Rocks campground

The following visitor facilities around Black Rocks campground are closed due to recent flooding and storm damage:

  • Emu walking track at Jerusalem Creek
  • Jerusalem Creek Pontoon

Due to changed beach conditions, access is limited to the path opposite campsites 21 and 23. All other beach accesses are strictly closed. Visitors should take care in beach and creek areas, as flood debris continues to wash up on northern NSW beaches.

Please be aware that there may be water covering sections of the Jerusalem Creek walk to remote campsites. All campsites are open and accessible to the public.

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 4.06pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood and storm damage - Coffs Coast area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until Friday 2 September 2022 due to widespread flooding. The closure is also to allow risk assessments and repairs to take place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Access to the following areas remains open:

  • Hard-roofed accommodation that is on-park
  • All campgrounds are opened.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Mon 8 Aug 2022, 9.17am to Sat 20 Aug 2022, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 9.18am

Closed areas: Toilet block closed at Frazers Reef picnic area

The toilet block at Frazers Reef picnic area will be closed from 7am, Monday 15 August 2022 to 7am, Saturday 20 August 2022 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Aug 2022, 3.23pm to Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Aug 2022, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Ferry Crossing picnic area closed for repair

The Ferry Crossing picnic area is closed for repair from Monday 5 September to Monday 19 September 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 8.48pm

Closed areas: Western Nymboi-Binderay National Park closed

The western side of Nymboi-Binderay National Park (west of Nymboida River) is closed until Monday 5 September 2022 due to severe wet weather and road damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Repairs will be carried out as conditions dry.

Moonpar Forest Drive is accessible to 4WD vehicles.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 9.08am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program in Bundjalung National Park and Richmond River Nature Reserve from Monday 8 August 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened shorebird species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Wed 16 Mar 2022, 11.17am to Fri 23 Sep 2022, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk partial closure due to landslips

Yuraygir coastal walk is closed until 23 September 2022 in the following areas due to landslips and other damage caused by floods and heavy rainfall:

  • From Angourie to Lake Arragan
  • From Wooli to Red Rock

Assessment and repair works are underway but are weather dependent.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.58am

Closed parks: Waihou Road closed

Waihou Road is closed to all vehicles. This closure is a result of significant damage sustained during recent flooding events, causing the road to collapse.

Please travel via an alternative route. The failure is located on the eastern end of Waihou Road at GR503055 6671267. 

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Applies from Wed 10 Nov 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 5.04pm

Safety alerts: Doon Goonge campground access

Access to Doon Goonge campground is best from the west via Chaelundi Road and then Quartz Road.

It is not possible to access from the east on Chandler Creek trail, due to a major washout on Chandler Creek.

For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 19 Jul 2022, 10.00am to Sat 20 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Woody Head campground closed for maintenance

Woody Head campground and picnic area will be closed from 10am, Sunday 14 August to 2pm, Saturday 20 August 2022 for routine maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS office 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.49pm to Mon 5 Dec 2022, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 5.06pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from Monday 11 July 2022 to Monday 05 December 2022, in the following areas:

  • Banyabba Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba State Conservation Area 
  • Fortis Creek National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jul 2022, 4.52pm

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campground access

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road and McPhillips Road.

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 8.28am

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 12.58pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended, pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.47pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground-based pest program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted from Friday 1 July until Thursday 30 June 2023.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 9.58am to Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in:

  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park

 

From 06/06/2022 to 06/12/2022 

 

Aerial Baiting is scheduled for 06/06/2022 to 10/06/2022

 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6645 1500, the Coffs Coast area office on 02 6650 0900 or the Hastings/Macleay area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 31 May 2022, 9.42am to Fri 23 Sep 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 May 2022, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Shelley Head campground closed due to landslip

Shelley Head campground is closed until further notice due to landslips on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.46am

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closed due to collapsed road

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and Falls walking track are closed until further notice due to road collapse and walking track damage as a result of flooding. 

Geotechnical assessment and design repairs have been completed for the NPWS road sections, and works are scheduled for August-September 2022 as conditions dry.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 3.51pm

Safety alerts: Uneven surface proceed with care

Part of Wilsons Headland walking track is diverted due to surface scouring from recent severe weather events.

NPWS engaged geotechnical engineering advice and have diverted the walking track around the hazard.

 

For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS Office 02 6641 1500

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 4.06pm

Other incidents: Road Closed Bosches Waterhole Road.

The Bosches Waterhole Road has been closed. Intense rainfall has caused a large area of soil to slump across the road. 

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed

The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - No commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/everlasting-swamp-national-park/local-alerts

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