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Goulburn River State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 28 June 2021, 1.55pm

Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 11.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.55pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 22 Jul 2021, 12.23pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road closure for works

The Glow Worm Tunnel Road will be closed from Monday July 26 to Friday July 30 2021 due to roadworks. This closure will affect access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Newnes Plateau. However, visitors can access the area from the Wolgan Road track head during this time.  

Penalties apply for non compliance. For further information, please contact the Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or npws.kanangra@environment.nsw.gov.au.

 

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Applies from Sun 11 Jul 2021, 8.00am to Fri 13 Aug 2021, 8.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10.07am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for maintenance

Some parts of this park are closed from Sunday 11 July to Friday 30 July 2021 for road maintenance, including:

  • Spring Gully road
  • Big River road
  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.37am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 4.36pm

Other planned events: Area Offices closed to the public due to COVID-19

The Central West Area offices in Dubbo and Bathurst are closed to the public while office staff are directed to work from home in line with the current NSW Health orders.

To contact the office, please call and leave a voice message on 02 6841 7100 or email us at npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au. The landline and email are being monitored by staff and we will respond as early as possible. Please check individual reserves for up to date information on any changes to park opening and closing times.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 5.24pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 4.30pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 6 Jun 2021, 9.03am to Wed 1 Sep 2021, 9.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 11.21am

Closed areas: The Forest Road closed for winter season

The Forest Road, east of Hildegarde Road in Coolah Tops National Park is closed for the winter season. This road will be closed to vehicles from Tuesday 1 June to Wednesday 1 September 2021. There is no access to the eastern side of the park during this closure. 

The below areas are inaccessible during this time:

  • Talbragar Falls lookout and picnic area
  • Pigeon Box trail
  • Cattle Creek Hut
  • Breeza lookout
  • Shepherds Peak walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Forest Discovery centre on 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Thu 10 Jun 2021, 12.12pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 10.53am

Closed parks: Park closed due to severe storm damage

Coolah Tops National Park is closed due to severe storm damage. The closure will be reviewed at 12pm Monday 30 August 2021.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Jun 2021, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.25am

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure

There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.

Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.39pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 12.22pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/or Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021 in Wollemi National Park. This program is to protect the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.

The following trails will be used as a part of this program:

  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 11.59am

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 9.34am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds remain closed due to fire and/or flood damage:

  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 11.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 1.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 6.23pm

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access

Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 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/goulburn-river-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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